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Local Community Advisory Council seeks empathetic volunteers

Eckerd Child and Family Support Services is accepting applications for the Community Advisory Council. The Council provides a critical link between the Eckerd program and the Rutland County community.  Comprised of diverse community members devoted to making a difference in the lives of children and families, this volunteer position requires a one year commitment, attendance at quarterly meetings, and assistance with community outreach and fundraising.

Eckerd is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance. Each year over 200 Rutland families receive services designed to strengthen family functioning and promote resiliency in children and youth allowing children to grow up in safe, healthy families and assisting youth to transition to adulthood.

Eckerd was founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd in 1968. Today Eckerd is one of the nation's leading providers of services for at-risk children and their families operating over 30 programs in six sates.

If you have the desire for making a difference in your community and a passion for helping children and families, please contact Eckerd Director, Diane Robie, at or 802-747-0490 to learn more about getting involved with our community advisory council.