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New web site aims to increase volunteerism

Larry Pickreign II and Kathy Snow, both of the United Way, are excited about the new North Country Regional Volunteer Center.

Larry Pickreign II and Kathy Snow, both of the United Way, are excited about the new North Country Regional Volunteer Center.

— “This is a free list of agencies,” Pickreign said.

Not only will the center connect volunteers with opportunities, there will also be training for use of the web site.

“We are still working out a few glitches,” said Kathy Snow, Director of Development for the United Way of the Adirondack Region.

The site will also generate a report detailing volunteer hours and number of volunteers, something that will be useful when writing grants.

“The agencies just write down their needs and the volunteers match those needs,” Snow said. “Volunteers feel part of the community when they do the work.”

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.- 1 p.m. at the United Way office located at 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh. RSVP the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. at 563-0028.

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