Volunteering

UlsterCorps

UlsterCorps has connected thousands of people with dozens of Ulster County agencies that provide foodclothingshelteremergency servicesliteracy trainingchild and elder careanimal welfare, and more to the area’s most vulnerable residents. Through its comprehensive website www.UlsterCorps.org, volunteers can choose from a wide range of opportunities to serve the needs of others, from one-time events to ongoing commitments that meet their abilities, interests and time availability. Volunteers can also register online for e-newsletters and Action Alerts that notify them of timely events in need of community support. Nonprofit agencies and other engaged groups can find information about collaborative initiatives on our website.

Find volunteering opportunities in Ulster County at UlsterCorps.org

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Ulster Literacy Association

Make a difference in the life of someone seeking literacy assistance: You can become a volunteer tutor by taking the nationally accredited 18-hour-long literacy tutor training. Trained tutors are matched with a student and together they meet in a public place once or twice a week for at least an hour.Prospective tutors hold a high school degree or GED and are 18 years of age or older. Access a tutor application form by clicking HERE. Training topics include methods and materials, cultrual considerations, and discussions concerning the typical needs of persons seeking literacy assistance. A $30 fee covers the cost of materials and handouts and trainings are typically held in January, April, May, July, September, and October at the Ulster Literacy Office.

Ulster Literacy Associaiton, Inc.
480 Aaron Court, Kingston NY 12401
info@ulsterliteracy.org
(845) 331-6837

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Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program

Become a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor Volunteer and help support innocent victims of violence within our community. Volunteers offer telephone support or go with other volunteers to local hospitals or police facilities to provide information and support to victims and family members. A 40-hour training to become a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor is held twice a year. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, possess a clean driving record and a reliable car, and be able to commit to at least one year of services after training is completed. Access a volunteer application form by clicking HERE.

Ulster County Crime Victim Assistance Program
5 Pearl Street, Kingston NY 12401
ldia@co.ulster.ny.us 
(845) 340-3443

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RSVP Volunteer Program

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations, including mobilizing other volunteers, mentoring or tutoring children, sharing legal or financial expertise, assisting victims of natural disasters, cleaning up the environment, leading fundraising efforts and more. You choose how you want to serve, the amount of time you want to give, and whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones.

SUNY Ulster RSVP Volunteer Program
canzianc@sunyulster.edu
(845) 339-2181

 

Employment Services

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL)

The RCAL Supported Employment program provides assistance with internship placement, job training, transportation, assistive technology and individually tailored supervision. Individuals who wish to work can contact the Supported Employment and Vocational Coordination team.

The Enhanced Supported Employment Project (ESEMP) is designed to serve individuals with disabilities who are committed to becoming employed but require a higher level of support than traditional Supported Employment services afford. It provides assistance with job development, job retention, transportation, assistive technology, specialized job training and individually tailored supervision.

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
http://www.rcal.org 
(845) 331-0541 ext. 35

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The Arc of Ulster-Greene School to Work Program

Ulster-Greene offers many opportunities for vocational training and employment. School to Work (STW) provides vocational and social skills assessments career exploration and job training, and acquisition of daily living skills – including socialization, personal and community responsibility, and how to appropriately handle the tough problems that arise in life and work. Work skills may include anything from running a cash register to car detailing. Living skills may include cooking, banking, and use of public transportation. Students are trained in interviewing skills and resume writing and rotate through a variety of work environments to gain “real-life” preparation for the major transition from a sheltered special education high school environment to adulthood and its responsibilities.

The Arc Ulster-Greene
471 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
http://www.ugarc.org
(800) 324-8272 

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Family of Woodstock Youth Employment Program (YEP)

This program assists participants in developing work readiness skills, advancing their education, and/or to attain training to further their employment opportunities and begin to plan for a career. In addition, youth will be assisted with acquiring and retaining employment. The Youth Employment Program can help you obtain: BOCES Certifications, High School Equivalency, Paid Work Experience, Monetary Incentives, Mentoring, and so much more!

Family of Woodstock Youth Employment Program (YEP)
Email: ycms@familyofwoodstockinc.org
For further program details please visit Youth Employment Program Web page
(845) 331-7080 Ext. 155

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Ulster Works

The Ulster Works OneStop can be your first move when looking for work. Whether you are unemployed or underemployed and looking for a better job, once you register at the OneStop you will meet with an employment specialist for an initial assessment to discuss your goals and needs. You will then be referred to additional services within the OneStop or to outside agencies as needed.  You will be asked to fill out our registration form, which you may complete at Ulster Works, or you may download and print it here ES100 , and bring the completed form with you.

Services available at the Ulster Works Center include:
-Resource Room
-Employment Counselors
-Workshops
-Disability Resource Coordinator
-Funding for Training
-Job Listings

Ulster Works
651 Development Ct
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 340-3170
www.ulsterworks.com
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