The beneficial effects of volunteering on health outcomes are well-documented. Research has found that people who volunteer on behalf of others show significantly better mental and physical health over time. If you’re interested in getting more involved in the community this year, The Chamber Foundation relies on volunteers for many of its upcoming programs and events. Read below for ways you can volunteer at The Chamber Foundation in 2022:
Mentors are needed for the upcoming Youth Leadership 2022-2023 program. Youth Leadership is an innovative leadership development program designed to develop the academic, social, and life skills of local students entering grades 10 and 11. Students emerge from this dynamic program more confident and well-rounded, with improved leadership skills and a better understanding of themselves and their community. By the end of the program, students achieve more self-confidence and develop the skills and attitudes needed for success in college and career.
Each year, the mentors play an integral role in students’ program success: they provide positive role-modeling, guide the students’ work in the program, promote positive life experiences, and ensure meaningful student leadership opportunities. The average time commitment for a Youth Leadership mentor is 5 to 6 hours per month. If you have any questions about Youth Leadership or wish to volunteer as a mentor, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pigskins & Pints
Pigskins and Pints involves an afternoon of football, food, beer, and fun to raise money for the Foundation’s general scholarship fund. It’s also a Leadership Dutchess reunion event celebrating both past and present classes. Volunteers are needed for everything from acquiring in-kind donations to day-of setup. This year’s Pigskins and Pints will take place in November, at a TBA time and location. To volunteer for the 2022 Pigskins & Pints Fundraiser, please contact Chelsea Schwarze at Chelsea@dcrcoc.org.
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
The 31st Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is scheduled for September 2-4, 2022 at Tymor Park in Union Vale. We will welcome hot-air balloonists from all over the country at this festival, and we have scheduled 75 hot-air balloon ascensions throughout the weekend. The festival's history has evolved into a Hudson Valley tradition and has grown into a full weekend of activities, drawing thousands of visitors from all over the world. To support an event of this magnitude, volunteers are needed to help with everything from event setup and breakdown to parking. To volunteer for the 2022 Balloon Festival, please contact Chelsea Schwarze at Chelsea@dcrcoc.org.