Community Impact: That’s the goal of Volunteer Pulaski!

Volunteer Pulaski! is currently recruiting new volunteers for community projects in the Pulaski area. Prospective volunteers may reside outside of the County or Town of Pulaski, but placement assignments are directed to Pulaski area activities. Positions offer a flexible schedule and can be short term, one- time special events, or weekly volunteer assignments.  Volunteers can get involved by assisting with mailings, delivering supplies, making phone calls, driving someone to an appointment, light home repair, grocery shopping, running short errands, heavy lifting, light yard work/mowing, paper shredding, and data entry.  Volunteers also are able to work with many populations in the greater Pulaski community, including youth and seniors.

Shannon Cook, Program Director, remarked, “We have had many requests this year for volunteer help in moving and transporting heavy items, but we have been unable to fulfill many those requests due to the lack of an available volunteer with an appropriate vehicle.” Shannon added that the program could benefit and meet many of these requests by having volunteers that can lift over fifty pounds and who own a truck. Shannon continued, “We had a senior lady that had to vacate her home due to mold issues this week. A nonprofit in town worked with an area thrift store to coordinate the donation of gently used furniture to refurnish this senior’s household, but without a volunteer able to load a bed frame and mattress, it puts us in a difficult position trying to assist.”

If you want to volunteer some of your time to impact your local community, Volunteer Pulaski! would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.  The program has set a recruitment goal of adding fifteen new volunteers this year.

Volunteer Pulaski! is funded by the County of Pulaski and the Town of Pulaski and is housed at the New River Valley Agency on Aging.  To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please call or email Shannon Cook, Program Director, at 540.980.7720 or volunteerpulaski@nrvaoa.org.

 

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