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Otsego County Volunteer Center

Posted By: Erin M Mann (July 30, 2020)
The Otsego County Volunteer Center has been providing crucial volunteers to the Greater Gaylord Community during the pandemic. We have recruited 86 new volunteers since March and have put 525 hours of volunteer time back into the community. Nonprofit and other service organizations come to us requesting volunteers when they need aid. All our volunteers complete an application with a background check to ensure our partners have topnotch support. During the pandemic volunteers have done indirect services like making 600+ masks and writing 1000+ thank you cards to essential workers. As well as direct services like getting food to children and housebound seniors, calling isolated older persons, and transporting folks to important doctors’ appointments. One thousand dollars would help ensure the Volunteer Center can continue to serve as a conduit between service organizations and individuals for volunteer outreach, facilitation, and management. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.