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Volunteer center has been established by the United Way

— A volunteer center has been established by the United Way.

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. announces the establishment of the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCRVC). Funds for the volunteer center come from a grant established by the NYS Commission on National and Community Service.

There are a total of ten regional volunteer centers through out New York State. The North Country Regional Volunteer Center encompasses 7 counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence.

The primary focus of the New York State Office of National and Community service is to engage volunteers to solve community issues.

While the office works directly with national service programs, their goal is to include all service organizations in their activities as well as provide support to community organizations through out the region and state.

The North Country Regional Volunteer Center fortifies the system for area-wide data collection that invigorates advocacy efforts, case statements for founders, and recruitment of volunteers. The web-based volunteer center will match registered volunteers with not-for-profit agencies that have volunteer opportunities. Volunteers and agencies can register at www.northcountryvolunteer.org.

There will be training for agencies that wish to use the free volunteer center and its website to input volunteer opportunities held on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way office located at 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.

To RSVP the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. call 563-0028.

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