Many colleges throughout the United States are including volunteerism in their curricula.
One such opportunity available through The Office of Career and Internship Services is
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. This experience involves a five day period rehabilitating or building a new part of America's best known long distance trail. As part
of a work team you will meet volunteers from many parts of the United States.
There is no cut-off time for applying. You can apply on-line through www.appalachiantrail.org.† This committment can provide a truly unique and rewarding experience.
A valuable site is VolunteerMatch.org.† You insert your zip code and the site brings up
a list of local organizations seeking volunteers.
Another organization seeking volunteers is the Medicare Rights Center, 520 Eighth Avenue, Northwest Wing, 3rd Floor, New York City, NY 10018. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for college students: flexible hours, work from home/dorm, build your resume while helping people with Medicare! If you are concerned about services for older adults and people with disabilities, or health care policy, this organization would love to have you as a part of the team. You don't need to have prior knowledge of Medicare; they provide introductory and ongoing training for their volunteers. Some experience with computers is a plus.
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) was established in 1989 to help older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care. Through its free counseling services, MRC has helped more than one million people with medicare-related issues.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete an application at www.medicarerights.org/volunteers/.† For more information, call 1-800-333-4114.
RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program), an Orange County-based organization, offers "one stop shopping" for people 55 and over who are looking for challenging, rewarding and significant volunteer service opportunities. RSVP can help you find a volunteer position that suits your interests, uses your skills, and fits your schedule. Some of the ways RSVP volunteers serve are as exercise instructors, adult literacy tutors, museum guides, thrift shop staff, income tax assistance, and more. Call for more information: (845) 615-3728.
For additional information on volunteering, call the Office of Career and Internship Services at (845) 341-4444.
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