What is CVAC?
The Chemung Volunteer Action Corps, formerly known as RSVP of Chemung County, strives to
match volunteer skills and interests with volunteer opportunities throughout
the County. In partnering with private non-profit, public, and proprietary
health organizations, we can offer a wide array of options to those
willing to share their time and talents.
CVAC Volunteers make a positive impact!
Because of CVAC volunteers:
... and the list goes on and on.
- seniors have greater independence, and can safely remain in their
homes to access needed services
- people of all ages have better nutrition
- people are healthier since they can access programs to delay the
onset of osteoporosis or to prevent colorectal cancer
- children improve their reading skills
- adults overcome literacy obstacles
- we have a more informed, active community
In our last year as RSVP (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013), 848 volunteers contributed 125,190 hours affiliated with 96 community agencies in Chemung County.
CVAC Advisory Committee
The CVAC Advisory Committee members are program advocates.
Membership includes CVAC volunteers, community and business leaders,
representatives from public and private human services agencies, and
specialists in volunteerism and aging. Officers and Members for 2013
Jeff Barlow, Family Services
Pam Brown, Chemung County Dept. of Aging and Long Term Care
Caryl Cavalier, CVAC Volunteer
Rev. David Daniels, CVAC Volunteer
Chair - Mark Edgerly, Elmira Psychiatric Center
Andy Fagan, Cornell Cooperative Extension Director
Secretary/Treasurer - Kathy Gray, CVAC Volunteer
James Hackett, CVAC Volunteer
Richard Kuhn, AARP
Ralph Marino, Horseheads School District
Betsy Morrisey, American Red Cross
Millie Swan, CVAC Volunteer
Livia Trexler, CVAC Volunteer
Vice Chair - Evelyn Williams, CVAC Volunteer (EOP)
Carol Houssock, Director, email@example.com
Connie T. Shelford, Special Programs Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary-Lynn Rourke, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com
April Semel, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
CVAC is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Chemung County.
Other CVAC Affiliations
211 Helpline: www.ihsnet.org/helpline
United Way of the Southern Tier: www.uwst.org
Chemung Valley Rural Health Network: www.cvhn.org
Chemung County Department of Aging and Long-Term Care:
Meals On Wheels of Chemung County: www.mealsonwheelschemung.org