This season, with shortages in funding and seasonal labor caused by COVID-19, volunteers are more important now than ever.
In response to this shortage of seasonal labor, the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board organized the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps. The Chautauqua season is more than halfway in, and over 200 Lakesiders of all ages are taking part in the Volunteer Corps by volunteering across the grounds.
We are so grateful to these volunteers for taking the time to help our community succeed despite this year’s challenges. You may have seen Volunteer Corps members cleaning the parks and lakefront, painting the Hotel Lakeside, encouraging social distancing at the Farmers’ Market, working in the gardens, serving as ushers at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and so much more.
“My favorite part about volunteering is feeling like you’ve made a difference in the community and sharing the joys of Lakeside with others,” says Lucia Faust, a member of the Volunteer Corps. “Volunteering is what drives our community forward and keeps us united and engaged with one another.”