There are MANY ways you can be part of making Varna a great community!
Contact us with your ideas, or try one of these suggestions -
Pancake Breakfasts are a perennial favorite in Varna. We can start serving breakfast again if we have volunteers. As a volunteer you could spend an hour ordering supplies, work with others to set tables, join the kitchen crew for a couple of hours, or (everyone's favorite!) help with clean up. Volunteers get free breakfast. Add your name to the list by calling Simon: 607- 227-0858
Being a member of a VCA committee is a great way to take a deeper dive into what goes on in Varna.
Property Management: Whether it's helping with repairs or setting up maintenance appointments, as part of this hands-on group, you'll learn about the VCA's property inside and out. This committee keeps our the Community Center safe and attractive for all activities that happen here.
Program: Help plan educational and fun activities for the community. The Varna After School Program is our biggest and best known program, but as the pandemic lifts, options for creative new programming are wide open. This group will make it happen.
Fundraising: This committee brings in support for everything the VCA does. Do you like to write? Grant applications are basically well-told stories! Can you write a thank you note? A thoughtful note encourages people to give again. We'll show you how!
Don't wait ... join a committee now. Email us at VarnaCommunityAssociation.com or leave a message at: 607-272-4658
The Varna News is mailed to over 500 residences and businesses in Varna. Four times a year, the newsletter brings the community up to date on local projects and announces upcoming events. Prepping for bulk mailing can be done in a group or at home, sitting, standing or even lying in bed! Sounds like something you can do? Call: 607-272-2658 and leave a message.
Ithaca College students helped out with an issue of the the Varna News.
Money is always a BIG help! We have insurance bills;
contracts for pest control, refrigeration maintenance, snow plowing, trash collection; utility bills, and more. Thanks for any amount you can give!
Our child care programs are
always looking for adult
helpers to assist with games,
food prep, music, science, whatever.
Contact Director Jacqueline Bouchard:
Attend events and meetings at the Community Center.
Meet friends at the playground and enjoy a picnic together.
Vote in school and general elections at the Community Center.
Don't want to donate online? No worries.
You can make a tax-deductible donation by check made out to 'Varna Community Association' and sent to VCA, 943 Dryden Rd. Ithaca NY 14850
Add food items to the free food cupboard or cooler at the front door.
Donate refund bottles, cans , and used ink cartridges
Drop off a book at the book cupboard by the front door.