Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is organizing a Day of Service for the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus to take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Volunteers from across the four towns will gather at the South Seneca Middle/High School in Ovid beginning at 8:30 am for check-in and assignments. They will then be transported to sites across the southern end of Seneca County for approximately three hours of service, returning to the school for a Celebration of Service with food and music. The Saturday occurs at the end of National Volunteer Week.
STEPS is currently looking for organizations/sites in the four towns that are interested in hosting a team of volunteers on that day. Host sites should be prepared with enough work to keep volunteers busy for the three hours, have the necessary materials/equipment to do the jobs, and have at least one person on site to orientate the volunteers and oversee the projects. Hosts will be asked to provide STEPS with a list of their projects and the approximate number of volunteers they think they will need by April 14th.
Volunteers are also being sought. Residents may sign up as individuals or groups. They will then be matched with a site and transported to that site and back on the 29th. Everyone who signs up by April 19 th will receive a Day of Service T-Shirt.
“We felt this is a wonderful way to celebrate our community in the south end of Seneca County.” said the event’s co-Chair Meg Jastran. “STEPS has been doing great work to make the four towns a neighborhood. This Day of Service will give everyone a chance to be part of something bigger and give back to improve the health of our community. We think it will be a fun day for all.”
For more information or to register as a volunteer or site, please contact the STEPS office at (607) 403-0069, #0563c1" style="color: #0563c1;">firstname.lastname@example.org, or #0563c1" style="color: #0563c1;">http://www.senecasteps.org.
STEPS is a resident-driven Neighborhood Health Status Improvement Initiative sponsored by S2AY Rural Health Network and made possible by a grant from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The STEPS community is comprised of residents and community partners that live, work, learn or play in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid and Romulus. Anyone with questions about the project or how to get involved in community activities should contact the STEPS office.