OCES is delighted to announce the opening of our new “OCES Volunteer Center” in our 204 South Meadow Road office in Plymouth. We are having a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, November 8th at 1 pm, and you are invited to come and join us.
“Through the OCES Volunteer Center, we are continuing our efforts to empower people to build stronger communities through volunteerism,” said Brenda Carrens, OCES’ Volunteer Programs Manager.
OCES recruits volunteers of all ages for all volunteer programs at OCES as well as for other volunteer positions at nonprofits, government agencies, schools and other agencies in Plymouth County. Included in OCES volunteer programs is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Plymouth County, part of the Senior Corps network of programs. Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service and civic engagement.
The OCES Volunteer Center is a designated space for volunteers to work together on specific projects, such as Letter Writing to Troops for National Days of Service and Remembrance. It is also a place for prospective volunteers to talk one-on-one with Volunteer Program staff who can assist them in their search for volunteering opportunities that fit their skills and interests. The Center has full service capabilities for researching volunteer opportunities including computers, phones, brochures and other literature from organizations seeking volunteers.
Right now, the OCES Volunteer Center is open Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. We are looking forward to expanded days and hours in the future. Volunteers are always encouraged to make an appointment at a time that is convenient to them to meet with OCES staff.