Volunteer Services Alliance Holds First Networking Meeting

VSA Committee reviews feedback on workshop and prepares for April 25 Concert to Celebrate Volunteerism.

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) The Volunteer Services Alliance (VSA) held its first networking meeting in February. The effort is a collaboration of area non-profit agencies who want to work together on issues related to volunteer management. The meeting […]

Volunteer Services Alliance of Madison County: Spotlight on Fran Panek

Fran Panek of Canastota has been volunteering for RSVP and the American Red Cross for the past year.

By Mary Bartlett

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) This is one of a series of profiles on volunteerism in Madison County. Volunteers are a valuable asset to the community. The volunteer profiles highlight people in Madison County […]

Volunteer Services Alliance Launched

Volunteer Services Alliance launch was well attended. Pictured in left row from left are Mark Christensen; Denise Adams, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association; Tara Truett, Madison County Reads Ahead; and Jo Perkins Madison County Health Department. Right row from left includes Steve Eddy; Hank Leo, Tri Valley YMCA; and Barb Church, Community Action Partnership.

(Madison County, […]

Alliance Bank Donates to TCE Program

Cindy Lindauer, Alliance Bank Branch Manager, left, presents a donation to Mary Bartlett, Director RSVP of Madison County.

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Once again, Alliance Bank contributed to help support RSVP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The TCE program uses volunteer tax preparers to help citizens over age 60 file tax returns. […]

Seventh Safe Pill Collection Held

The recent Safe Pill Collection held at the Buyea Road Landfill in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 107.50 pounds of pills. RSVP Volunteers have assisted with the Safe Pill Collection for the past seven years. Helping out last Saturday were from left were: RSVP Director Mary Bartlett, […]

RSVP Thanks United Way Supporters

To the Editor:

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2012) On behalf of the RSVP Advisory Council, volunteers and staff, I would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who has generously donated to the United Way of Greater Oneida. Your United Way contribution supports so many worthwhile organizations that have a positive impact on our […]

RSVP Receives Grant for Volunteer Services Study

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2012) RSVP has received a grant from The Gifford Foundation to conduct a county-wide assessment of volunteer needs in the community.

It is well-known that volunteers provide invaluable service to Madison County non-profits. Indeed, many of our critical community needs are serviced by dedicated volunteers. Non-profits are being asked to […]

RSVP Thanks Community Chest Contributors

To the Editor:

(Canastota, NY) On behalf of the staff, Advisory Council and volunteers of RSVP Volunteers for Madison County, I wish to thank all contributors to the Canastota Community Chest for your financial support. Your generosity helps volunteers respond to critical community needs.

Your contributions help support the efforts of over 650 RSVP volunteers […]

TCE Program Receives Oneida Bank Contribution

 

(Canastota, NY – Sept. 2011) Once again, the Oneida Savings Bank Canastota branch contributed to help support RSVP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The TCE program uses volunteer tax preparers to help citizens over age 60 file tax returns.

Volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS and prepare taxes for senior […]

Alliance Bank makes donation to TCE program

 

Ann Hopkins, right, branch manager of Alliance Bank in Canastota, presents a $500 check to Candyce Robb, RSVP volunteer and Mary Bartlett, Director of RSVP.

RSVP News

(Canastota, NY – Sept. 2011) Once again, Alliance Bank contributed to help support RSVP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The TCE program uses volunteer tax […]

RSVP Teams up with Colgate’s COVE Students

 

On Sept. 11, RSVP partnered with Colgate University’s COVE for a joint day of service, dinner and community conversation. The students wrote personal letters to RSVP’s adopted platoon.

(Sept. 11, 2011) Twenty five Colgate students stopped by the COVE (Center for Outreach, Volunteering and Education) on Sept. 11 to visit with RSVP Volunteers and […]

Free Document Shredding and Safe Pill Collection this Saturday

(Town of Lincoln, NY – April 30, 2011) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation is hosting two major events on Saturday April 30: A Safe Pill Collection and FREE Shredding of confidential documents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main Landfill site on Buyea Road in the Town of Lincoln […]