Note: While UCAT does have designated stops along their routes, the majority of the drivers are seasoned professionals. Do not hesitate to tell the bus driver your final location. It is possible for them to stop closer to your destination than noted on the map. After talking to the bus driver, sit close to the front of the bus to serve as a reminder. They are more than willing to help!
1. What exactly is the point of this website?
This site was created to help SUNY New Paltz students that are looking to volunteer in the Ulster County area to get from point A to point B. We wanted to make sure that students had reliable transportation to get organizations that they are interested in volunteering for.
2. I’ve never used public transportation before and I’m afraid that I’ll end up getting on the wrong bus or getting off at the wrong stop. How do I make sure this doesn’t happen?
We have outlined the routes that you need for the specific organization you have chosen to volunteer for. All you have to do is pick out the volunteer site that you want from our list of organizations and it will show you what bus(es) you will be taking and where you will get off. And if you are really unsure about where to go, don’t be afraid to talk to the bus driver!
3. How do I know that these are the right bus routes?
These are based off of the bus routes that are on the UCAT wesbite.
4. Are these all the places I could volunteer in the Ulster County area?
Not at all! There are plenty of other volunteer opportunities for you! If you aren’t interested in any of the organizations listed, don’t be afraid to go off and find something that fits your interests!
5. How do I become a volunteer for any of these organizations?
If you want to volunteer for a specific organization, it’s best to go their website or call them to find out how to volunteer. Every organization is different based on how they accept volunteers.
6. How much will it cost me to take the bus?
The R Bus is $1.50 (with exact change) and the Ulster-Poughkeepsie Link is free with student ID.
7. What is UlsterCorps?
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities throughout Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
8. Where can I find out more information about UlsterCorps?
You can check out our website, ulstercorps.org, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Who can I contact if I have any more questions?
You can contact UlsterCorps (see question above) or you can contact someone in the Career Resource Center by dropping by Humanities 105, emailing them at email@example.com, or calling them at 845-257-3265.