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, […]

Ombudsmen Certified; New Advocates for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

Pictured from left are Audrey Howard, Roxanne Winchell and Marie Knapp volunteers obtaining NY State Certification for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Three Madison County residents successfully completed New York State’s 36 hour Certification training course to become Long Term Care Ombudsmen. The recently certified Ombudsmen are: Audrey […]

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 […]

Senior Citizens in Madison County Refunded More than $300,000 Last Year

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2012) RSVP has teamed up with the Internal Revenue Service for more than 20 years to offer free tax preparation service. Last year, this service returned more than $300,000 in federal and state refunds to senior citizens in Madison County at no cost to them.

RSVP of Madison County will […]

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 all Bone Builder Volunteers

(Morrisville, NY) Recently, 29 active Bone Builder exercise group leaders gathered for a workshop at the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) office at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Morrisville. They reviewed the basic Bone Builders Program information and updates so they could help their weekly exercise group participants stay strong and vibrant.

The room was […]

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 […]

Opportunity Shop Needs Volunteers

 

Pictured are Barb Ortman (left) and Joan Vanderhoff, RSVP volunteers at the Opportunity Shop in Canastota.

RSVP News

(Canastota, NY – Oct. 2011) The purpose of the Opportunity Shop located at 128 E. Center St., Canastota, is to provide low-income families with good, serviceable clothing at a minimum cost. Household goods and furniture […]

Agency Thanks all Bone Builders Volunteers

 

RSVP News

(Madison County, NY) On Friday, Sept. 30, 29 active Bone Builder exercise group leaders gathered for a workshop at the RSVP office at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Morrisville. They reviewed the basic Bone Builders Program information and updates so they could help their weekly exercise group participants stay strong and vibrant.

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Volunteers Make a Difference

 

Volunteers Doug Taberg, Phil Robb, Candyce Robb, Stephen Goodfriend and Judi Goodfriend get ready to replace a railing at a house in Erieville.

RSVP partners with Habitat for Humanity for ‘Brush With Kindness’

(Madison County, NY – Oct. 2011) Oct. 22 was national ‘Make A Difference” day and RSVP partnered with Habitat for Humanity […]

Nelson Supervisor Sharpens Budget Pencil

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Oct. 13) Nelson Supervisor Roger Bradstreet is looking for ways to cut around $9,000 from the budget. With workmen’s compensation rising 9.5 percent and health insurance climbing another $10,000, Bradstreet plans to seek an alternative for employees’ health insurance.

The Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield plan town employees currently […]

Safe Pill Collection Huge Success

 

Sarah Howell, Madison County’s Promise Coordinator, is pictured with Kathy Felton and Judy Goodfriend, RSVP volunteers during the Sept. 24 Safe Pill Collection at the Madison County Landfill site on Buyea Road.

Madison County news

(Wampsville, Lincoln, NY – Sept. 2011) On Sept. 24, 14 RSVP volunteers helped collect 305.22 pounds of waste […]