Community Service Program

We care deeply about the work we do and the communities we serve. We encourage our family of employees to devote time and assistance to community projects, because we want to be a part of building better communities. 

Our Community Service Program enables all employees to volunteer during business hours, while being paid, at nonprofit organizations that serve the same population as our offices do.

We have been honored to partner with various organizations, including: 

 

Volunteer Highlights

We regularly highlight our standout volunteers and the organization(s) they dedicate time to. Check out some of our recent volunteer highlights below!

 

Volunteer Highlight: Colleen Corizzo

Community Organizations:

St. Francis Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry and Middle Hope Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary

As a volunteer what do you like best about what you do?

I volunteer every Saturday morning at my church’s food pantry, which is called the St. Francis Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry & have also volunteered there on Friday mornings and now on Wednesday afternoons for our backpack program for hungry children. I am also a member of the Middle Hope Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary. I have been a member for 31 years & held the position of Treasurer for the past 30 years. We have annual fundraisers and we donated our profits to not for profit charities.  Our most recent donations have been to 4 locate food pantries in December, the National Purple Heart, Hall of Honor in New Windsor & the Hudson Valley Honor Flight in Newburgh. I love and enjoy to volunteer my time for any good cause and especially for our Veterans.

 


Volunteer Highlight: Brittney Simon

Community Organization:

Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

 As a volunteer what do you like best about what you do?

Literacy Connection’s “Book Buddies” program matches elementary school students with a volunteer (or “Book Buddy”) for the school year. I became a Book Buddy in 2015 and have since had the privilege of working with five students at Vail’s Gate Elementary School. It is unbelievably rewarding to see the students evolve throughout the year as they become stronger readers and gain confidence. I’m really grateful to be part of a program that provides kids who may be struggling with the support and encouragement they deserve.

 


Volunteer Highlight: Alison Durr

Community Organization:

Animal Rescue Foundation Beacon

As a volunteer what do you like best about what you do?

I am a dog Volunteer at ARF Beacon. This is a no-kill shelter. They take in surrenders in the Hudson Valley area as well as dogs from shelters in the south. I volunteer every other Friday from 3-5P and find it very a very rewarding job. I get to meet/socialize new dogs every time I volunteer and am always updated when the dogs find a forever home. I love socializing and walking the dogs, even though it is tough in the winter. It isn’t all fun though, when I need to clean up after the dogs and change their cages, but they are so appreciative. I would definitely recommend others to volunteer at ARF, they also need cat volunteers. ARF volunteers perform the following needed tasks:  walking all dogs, feeding dogs, playing/socializing the dogs, some sit training, cleaning up cages, laundry (blankets/towels), and stocking the food.