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Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE), a volunteer program at Ithaca College, is seeking local retirees for this comprehensive training program, April 5-May 17. Trainings will be held Friday mornings at Longview, just up the road from the college.

The Spring 2013 RISE program is a joint project of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, the Ithaca College Natural Lands, the Dept. of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and Longview, a residential community for older adults.

The program launches with an initial orientation session (April 5), followed by six two-hour workshops with expert presentations, field trips, and experiential exercises to develop leadership skills. RISE will culminate in group participants choosing a local environmental volunteer role including, but not limited to, work on Ithaca College Natural Lands, with assistance by student interns. Participants must take part in two 20-minute telephone interviews, one at the beginning and another at the program’s end.

For more information or to sign up, contact Madison Vander Hill, the RISE Student Intern, at

RISE is a comprehensive training program for retirees who wish to become involved in environmental volunteerism. A collaboration between Ithaca College and Cornell University, the program provides information about pressing environmental issues and training in leadership skills that will help volunteers work successfully in stewardship roles.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Madison Vander Hill at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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