The Daily Star periodically publishes a list of area institutions and agencies that need volunteers. This column is kept up to date by The Daily Star and the State University College at Oneonta's Center for Social Responsibility and Community. For information, contact CSRC at 436-2633 or, or Emily F. Popek at The Daily Star at 432-1000, ext. 255, or

{"Body Text Edit"/}Arts organizations

Catskill Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 14, Oneonta, NY 13820. Deborah Wolfanger, symphony manager, 436-2670.

Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Janet Garber, director, 547-9777.

Cooperstown Concert Series, P.O. Box 624, Cooperstown, NY 13326, 293-6124.

Foothills Performing Arts Center, P.O. Box 977, Oneonta, NY 13820, 431-6044.

Friends of Hyde Hall, P.O. Box 721, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 547-5098.

Glimmerglass Opera Guild, P.O. Box 191, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 547-5704.

MURAL (Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League), Box 192, Stamford, NY 12167. Judy Thass, president, 538-1393.

Oneonta Concert Association, P.O. Box 244, Oneonta, NY 13820. Thomas Austin, president, 432-0147.

Oneonta Community Concert Band Association, 8291 state Highway 23, Oneonta, 13820. M. Roper, 432-7797, or L. Hurley, 432-2291.

Orpheus Theatre, P.O. Box 1014, Oneonta, NY 13820. Michelle Gardner, office manager, 432-1800.

Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820, 432-2070. Volunteers are needed to help in the gallery with publicity, opening receptions and during shows.

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY 13757. Martha Van Burek, director, 278-5454.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Child care

SUCO Children's Center, Bugbee Hall 1 State St., Oneonta, NY 13820. 436-2484. Marie Petta, director.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Educational

Catskill Regional Teacher Center, Bugbee Hall, 1 State St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Mary Ann Luciano, director, 436-3920.

Literacy Volunteers Chenango County, 44 W. Main St., Norwich, NY 13815. Terri Bickford, director of literacy volunteers, 334-7114.

Literacy Volunteers of Otsego and Delaware Counties, Oneonta Adult Education, 189 Main St., fifth floor, Oneonta, NY 13820. Call 433-3645 or (800) 782-3858. Program trains and coordinates community volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading and writing.

Oneonta Job Corps STARS Mentoring Program, Oneonta Job Corps Academy, 21 Homer Folks Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820. Keith Meier, STARS coordinator, 431-1403. Tutors and mentors sought.

Pathfinder Village School, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY, 13335. Residential community for children and adults with Down syndrome. Volunteers needed for education, special events, direct care and Special Olympics. Paula Schaeffer, 965-6356, ext. 126.

Rogers Environmental Education Center, state Route 80 West, Sherburne, 13460. Marsha Guzewich, director, 674-4017.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Health-related facilities and groups

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County, 72 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753. David Ramsey, executive director, 746-8300.

American Cancer Society, 5 Oak Ave., Sidney, NY 13838; main office, (800) 835-1747, or local office, 563-8462. Peg Blackman, community executive, Otsego, Delaware and Chenango units. Volunteers needed for cancer patients, education and office work.

American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502; Otsego County Chapter, Tabitha Poplaski, (315) 797-8906.

American Red Cross in Delaware County, 95 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753. 746-8200. Fax: 746-7739.

American Red Cross, Otsego County, 396 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820, 432-5353.

At Home Care, 297 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Laurie Neander, executive director, 432-7924.

Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820; 20 Elm St., Delhi, NY 13753 and 151 E. Main St., Cobleskill, NY 12043. Training required for all volunteer work. Nancy Vosbrink, 432-6773,

Catskill Rural AIDS Services, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Executive Director Patty Timoney, 436-9554.

Grand Gorge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 301, Grand Gorge, NY 12434. Karen Hinkley, co-captain, 588-6281, Dottie Carroll, co-captain, 588-6962. EMT/CFR training available.

LEAF Council on Alcoholism/Addictions, 80 Water St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Julia Dostal, executive director, 432-0090 or (800) 339-1894.

Southern Tier AIDS Program, 122 Baldwin St., Johnson City, NY 13790. Bonnie Wilson, director of volunteer services, (800) 333-0892.

Springbrook, various locations in Otsego and Chenango counties. Kathy, 286-7171, ext. 318. Volunteers needed to work on fund-raising projects, spend time with students, greet visitors and more.

Walton's Community Against Substance Abuse (CASA), c/o Joyce Fisk, 64 Stockton Ave., Walton, NY 13856. 865-7259.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Hospitals

A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, 1 Norton Ave., Oneonta 13820. Joanne Burdick, director of volunteer services, 431-5042 or 432-2000; or Robin Voorhis, Fox Nursing Home activities director, 431-5512.

Bassett Healthcare: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County, Grandview Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Victoria Gates, director of volunteer services, 547-3190.

Chenango Memorial Hospital, 179 N. Broad St., Norwich 13815. 337-4151 or 337-4111.

Delaware Valley Hospital, 1 Titus Place, Walton 13856. Dottie Kruppo, volunteer coordinator. 865-2409.

O'Connor Hospital, 460 Andes Road, Delhi, NY 13753. Barbara Green, Human Resources, volunteer coordinator, 746-0030.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Human service agencies/programs

Alternatives to Violence, 3849 Elk Creek Road, Delhi, NY 13753. Rose-Marie Sheehan, volunteer coordinator, 746-6122.

Caring Neighbors Program, a program of Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties, 176 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Volunteers needed to provide various services for the elderly, chronically ill and disabled. Anne Muller, 432-0061.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 176 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820; a program of Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties; volunteers are needed to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children. Rita Maxwell, 336-1981.

Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 25, Delhi, NY 13753.

Delaware Opportunities Inc., 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13753. Big Buddy Program, Senior Meals, Safe Against Violence and more. John M. Eberhard, executive director, 746-1600.

Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties; 176 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820; 26 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY 13815; Jennifer Morris, director: 336-1982 or 432-0061. Volunteers needed for mediation services. DRC is a program of Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties.

Family Resource Network Inc., 46 Oneida St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Volunteers needed to help with mailings and special projects for this resource center, which serves families and individuals with special needs. Pam Larsen, executive director, (800) 305-8814.

Family Service Association, 277 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Mary O'Connor, executive director, 432-2870.

Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County, 50 Dietz St., Suite M, Oneonta, NY 13820. Partnerships with families to help build decent, affordable housing. For eligibility and volunteer information, call 432-7874. E-mail address:

Opportunities For Otsego Inc., 3 W. Broadway, Oneonta, NY 13820. Dan Maskin, executive director, 433-8000. Volunteer work needed in several areas: Head Start, Violence Intervention Program (free counseling for rape and domestic violence victims) Homeless Assistant Program, and Community Food Bank.

The Salvation Army, 25 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820. 432-5960.

The Violence Intervention Program, 3 West Broadway, Oneonta, NY 433-8038. Volunteers are needed to staff the crisis hotline and safe shelter; training needed. Tara Brady, 433-8038.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Miscellaneous

AMIGO Search and Rescue, Jenke Road, Delhi, NY 13753. Ed Rivera, 746-DOGS.

Cooperstown Food Bank, 25 Church St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Ellen St. John, 547-9653, or Audrey Murray, 547-8089, directors.

CORE VALUES Thrift Shop, 112 Main St., Stamford, NY 12167. Rose Churchill, coordinator, 652-4772.

Executive Service Corps of Otsego-Delaware Inc., 12 Dietz Street, Suite 102, Oneonta, NY 13820. Volunteer consultants sought to assist nonprofit organizations, small business and government organizations with a variety of needs, including board development, business planning, production, marketing and financial planning.

Greater Oneonta Fund for Animal Responsibility, 223 Secor Road, Otego, NY 13825. Carol Beckman, 988-7885. Volunteers needed to assist in clinic.

The Lord's Table, 18 Elm St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Megan Stanley, 433-8373. Volunteers need to help with a feeding program serving a full dinner Monday through Friday evenings.

The Magic Closet, Episcopal Parish Hall, 162 Main St., Morris, NY, 13808. 263-2129 or 783-2715.

Major's Inn Foundation, P.O. Box 242, Gilbertsville, NY, 13776. CeCe Rowe, 783-2967. Volunteers sought for restoration work.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS), 44 West St., Suite 1, Walton, NY 13856. Mike Clifford, district conservationst, 865-7161. Volunteers needed who are interested in protecting and conserving natural resources.

Natural Resources Conservation Service, 967 county Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Tony Caprano, district conservationist, 547-8337, ext. 4. Volunteers interested in wildlife and wetland preservation and agriculture.

Office of Emergency Services, 197 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. 547-4328. Volunteers needed for firefighter and emergency medical services; and Citizen Corps, volunteers needed to develop education programs in community and county levels on disaster preparedness.

Otsego County Conservation Association, Pioneer Alley, P.O. Box 931, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Teresa Winchester, director: 547-4488. List of volunteer activities available upon request.

Pindars Corners Volunteer Fire Department, 432-3344.

Saturday's Bread soup kitchen, First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Cooks, supervisors, prep crews and general help needed. Catherine Andrews, 432-1826.

Soil Conservation Service, 129 North St., Walton, NY 13856. Garry Nightingale, district conservationist, 865-7161.

Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820. Lynn Bailey, volunteer coordinator, 432-0010, ext. 203, or

Look for more volunteer listings in Tuesday's Daily Star.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Museums, tourist attractions

The Andes Society for History and Culture, The Hunting Tavern Museum, Main Street, Andes, NY 13731. Tour guides and museum shop volunteers needed. (845) 676-3775.

Delaware County Historical Association, RD2 Box 201C Delhi, NY 13753. 746-3849.

Delaware and Ulster Rail Ride, state Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406. Vic Stevens, chief mechanical officer, (845) 586-3232.

Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers' Museum/The New York State Historical Association Research Library, P.O. Box 800, Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Nancy Karaman, director of volunteer services, 547-1533.

Hanford Mills Museum, P.O. Box 99, East Meredith, NY 13757. Caroline de Marrais, assistant director, 278-5744. Volunteers needed for special events, working with museum collections, cataloguing and more.

Iroquois Indian Museum, Caverns Road, P.O. Box 7, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Erynne Ansel, director, (518) 296-8949.

Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society, P.O. Box 681, Oneonta, NY 13808. Bruce Hodges, president, 432-2429.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., 25 Main St., Cooperstown, 13326. Human Resource Department, 547-7200.

National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, 18 Stadium Circle, Oneonta, NY 13820. 432-3351, ext. 203.

Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820. Volunteers needed for educational programs, special Summer Sunday series, tour guides, and cataloguing collections. Helen Rees, president of the Friends of Swart-Wilcox House, 433-2795.

The Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Donna Anderson, director, 431-4480 or

{"Body Text Edit"/}Nursing homes

Chase Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411. Judy McCall, 847-7031.

Countryside Care Center, 41861 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY 13753. Susan D. Woodworth, activities director, 746-2331.

New York State Veterans Home at Oxford, 4211 state Highway 220, Oxford, NY 13830-4305. Allan Hopson, 843-3128.

Oneonta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. John Santello, activities director, 432-8500.

Otsego Manor, 128 Phoenix Mills Crossroads, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Charlene Higgins, activities director, 544-2600.

Robinson Terrace, 28652 State Highway 23, Stamford, NY 12167. Doris Clark, 652-7521.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Senior citizens

AARP Otsego County Chapter 3099, Elm Park United Methodist Church, 403 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. John Ruland, president, 433-1833.

Alzheimer's Association, The Meadows, Suite 2, 140 county Route 33 West, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Ann Marie Thayer, community educator, 547-1650.

Delaware County Office for the Aging, 6 Court St., Delhi, NY 13753. Thomas Briggs, director, 746-6333.

Hampshire House Adult Home, 1846 county Highway 48, Oneonta, NY 13820. Bette Alkins, activities coordinator, 432-6171, ext. 106.

Legacy Corps, care of the Office For the Aging, 6 Court St., Delhi, NY 13753. Laura Stewart, Legacy Corps coordinator, 746-6433. Volunteers sought for friendly visiting, transportation, help with errands and related duties.

Otsego County Office for the Aging, Meadows Office Complex, Suite 5, 140 County Highway 33 West., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Frances A. Wright, director, 547-4232 or 432-9041. HIICAP insurance counseling, caregiver support and other program assistance needed.

Robynwood Home for Adults, 43 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Helen Forest, 432-6387.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Services for people with disabilities

The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Lynne Sessions, 432-8595,,

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, the State University College at Oneonta, 1 Alumni Hall, Oneonta, NY 13820. Craig Levins, 436-2137.

{"Body Text Edit"/}Youth services

Boy Scouts of America, Otschodela Council, 6134 State Highway 23, Oneonta 13820. Thomas L. Wright, director, 432-6491.

Chenango County Big Brother/Big Sister Program, P.O. Box 971/20 East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815. Lex Supensky, executive director, 334-3878, BBBS@theplace/

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326, 547-2536, ext. 233, and 31 Maple St., Oneonta, 433-2521. Dinnie Sloman, executive director.

Girl Scouts-Indian Hills Council, Girl Scout Service Center, 3200 Chestnut St., Suite 109, Oneonta 13820, 432-2910. Volunteers needed to lead and co-lead troops, coordinate product sales, delegates, program coordinators and meeting coordinators.

Girls on the Run, P.O. Box 118, Fly Creek, NY 13337. Paula Huntsman, event director, 435-5298.

Otsego and Delaware County Big Buddies Program, 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782. Laura Balcom, 746-1746 or 433-8000. Adult volunteers needed to serve as mentors to youth ages 5 to 16; help needed with fundraising and organizing youth activities.

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