Sixth Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit:
Engaging a New Generation of Volunteers
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 8:30am-noon
MPR, Student Union Building, SUNY New Paltz
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research, Regional
Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz,
Assemblymember Kevin Cahill and
The Thomas and Corinne Nyquist Foundation
Moderated by Susan Barnett
UlsterCorps’ Sixth Annual Service Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 from 8:30am-12pm at the MPR, Student Union Building, SUNY New Paltz. The Service Summit will bring together college and high school students and community leaders from the nonprofit, business, higher education and governmental sectors to address the work and value of youth volunteerism in Ulster County.
The program will include presentations by high school and college-age youth, service learning coordinators, and agency representatives who have effectively engaged young people in volunteering. The Summit is being designed to provide a platform for youth to express their interests in volunteering, to report out on their fields of volunteer service, and to present the challenges they face in seeking and obtaining volunteer opportunities. As always it will feature roundtable discussions giving all attendees an opportunity to participate and network.
The Summit, which is free to participants, is part of the on-going work of UlsterCorps to deepen the knowledge about volunteerism and to find ways to strengthen a culture of service and collaboration in Ulster County. A locally-sourced, healthy breakfast will be available to participants.
…Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fifth Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit! Our speakers: Art Snyder, Michael Raphael, Dr. Karla Vermeulen, Skip Zimmerman, Susan Hoger, David M. Chico, Laurel Sweeney, Matt Burns; Moderator Susan Barnett, and our co-sponsors Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), IDMH, the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz, the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and Central Hudson.
The Summit featured an overview of current Emergency Response and Recovery Volunteer Workforce capacity and needs by Art Snyder, Ulster County Office of Emergency Management, and Michael Raphael, American Red Cross of Northeastern New York. It was followed by a panel and roundtable discussions on six topics which had been identified as priorities by a survey and poll we conducted earlier this year: Disaster Mental Health, Volunteer Reception Center & Virtual VRC, Access to Emergency Services, Community Animal Response Team, Community Communications Networks, Civilian Emergency Response Corps.
Working groups are developing around each of these topics.
If you would like to be involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845.481.0331.
2013 SERVICE SUMMIT Info + Materials:
Service Summit 2013 Agenda
Service Summit 2013 Speaker Bios
Service Summit 2013 Participants List
Photos from the 2013 Service Summit
Video from the 2013 Service Summit – Part 1 | Part 2
Thanks to photgrapher/videographers Ilene Cutler and Pam Kray!
2012 SERVICE SUMMIT Info + Materials:
Service Summit 2012 Agenda
Service Summit 2012 Speaker Bios
Service Summit 2012 Participants List
Service Summit 2012 Roundtable Discussion Summary
Service Summit 2012 Evaluation Forms
Hunger Project Mind Map
Hunger Project Map of Food Pantries – Poster for UCAT Buses
Generously funded by Lifebridge Foundation and PDQ Printing
New Visions Hunger Project Research Documents Presented at the 2011 Summit:
Research Document 1 – Ulster County Soup Kitchens + Food Pantries
Research Document 2 – NV Hunger Project Logic Model
Research Document 3 – Interactive Map of Food Pantries, Supermarkets & UCAT Bus Routes
created by Ulster County BOCES New Visions Health Career Explorations students, 2011
2010 SERVICE SUMMIT Info + Materials:
Listen to Greg Fry’s report on the 2010 Summit on WAMC
2010 Summit Agenda
2010 Summit Participants List
2010 Summit Evaluation Responses
2010 Agency Survey Report
2010 Volunteer Survey Report
Thank you to our
2015 Summit Sponsors: