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The Volunteer Scene

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”

-- Aesop

Maybe you have “scene” yourself in the role that many in our community hold dear: Volunteer. The North Country is connected by the generosity and selflessness of many people who serve others. We would like to feature three people/organizations that are committed to mobilizing volunteer service in the North Country. We know there are too many people and organizations to fit into one article; however, our hope is that you see yourself in these stories.

ASHLEY COUSENS, in collaboration with many community members, has led a large group of volunteers to help build a universally accessible tree house on the Saranac River Trail: The MAX MOORE MEMORIAL TREE HOUSE. There are many opportunities to support this worthwhile project. If you want to get involved, the Second Annual Tiki Torch Zumbathon at Plattsburgh City Beach is scheduled for June 15th. All proceeds benefit the Max Moore Memorial Tree House on the SRT. Zumba, s’mores, a bonfire, cocktails from the tiki bar, and much more! For information about volunteer opportunities or general inquiries about the tree house, contact Ms. Cousens at ashley.cousens@gmail.com.Top of Form

The North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCRVC) creates opportunities for people to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities. United Way of the Adirondack Region is one of the sponsors of NCRVC. You can visit the site to see a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities in the North Country. If you want to volunteer but are unsure of that ‘first step’, this is an excellent place to begin your search. NCRVC offers a list of opportunities as well as a calendar of upcoming community events. Find them at www.northcountryvolunteer.org/ 

Be in nature. The beauty of the North Country abounds, but needs care and attention to remain beautiful. There are many formal and informal opportunities to share and serve. Plant a garden and share with the Food Pantry in your community, or simply leave a basket on a neighbor’s porch. Join a ‘Friends” group that is dedicated to caring for a park or mountain trail.

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