The Broome County Council of Churches’ Volunteer Management Program serves to strengthen the community in which we live. Our volunteers work to serve and educate those in need and advocate for the common good. Through our Volunteer Program you can help the Broome County Council of Churches provide services for the sick and injured, the elderly, the young, prisoners, the poor, the hungry and the homeless.
Six steps to becoming a volunteer
- Fill out our Volunteer Application Form to volunteer or call the Council at 607-724-9130, Ext. 312, to register.
- Fill out our Volunteer Liability Release Form. This form can be printed from our website and mailed in or you may come in to the Council to fill it out. This form is mandatory in order to become a volunteer.
- You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator from The Council letting you know we have your information. They will talk with you about your skills, times available and your interests, some of which has been covered from your registration form. If you do not hear from anyone, please call us at 607-724-9130, Ext. 312.
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation if required for your Volunteer Position.
- Start Volunteering! And please remember to record your time to the Council on the Volunteer Monthly Time Form (see below).
- Communicate with the Council on how your volunteer work is progressing. We would like to hear from you! You can fill out our Volunteer Feedback Form at any time to let us know how you are doing.
Volunteer Monthly Time Form
Thank you for keeping track of your volunteer hours. By tracking your hours for us, you are benefiting the Council as a whole. We can use your statistics, including your hours, in grants that we apply for through our many programs.
Fill out our Monthly Volunteer Time Form here
What We Offer Our Volunteers
Our Volunteer Program benefits our volunteers by creating partnerships, relationships and a sense of purpose. Volunteers want to serve their community for many reasons:
- To make a positive impact for others
- To gain leadership skills
- To work with a particular population
- To receive recognition
- To contribute to a certain cause
- To have fun
- To gain self-esteem
- To fulfill school requirements
- To fulfill service requirements
- To change your routine
- To make community connection
- To make social connections
Take a look at our programs and see if we can help to fulfill your volunteer goals.