125 North Fulton St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-4611
Toll Free: (877) 273-AFCU Contact
Would you like to assist us in helping people attain financial self-sufficiency? Meeting people's needs is what we do and we do it best when our members lend a hand. If you are interested, consider volunteering. The following opportunities are available:
Join a Board Committee
Our Board Committees are a great way to learn about what it takes to make the Credit Union run. You don't need to be a member of the board to join. Find out more about our various committees and see which one is right for you. If interested, please contact the Staff Liaison listed on the board committee page.
Student Credit Union
The Student Credit Union is a program designed to help young people learn financial education through credit union services. Student volunteers are trained as tellers and help their peers open new accounts, make savings deposits or withdrawals, cash checks, learn about financial tools and develop a saving habit. This is an excellent opportunity to assist in developing a financial educational model for public schools. To volunteer, Email Joe.
Your gift to Alternatives Impact helps our community!
In the spring of 2014, we learned that our minivan needed repairs in excess of it's value. We'd already been cutting back on our auto use, and were trying to walk and bike more. We'd been talking with friends and reading about cargo bikes as a car alternative. Around the same time, a new business, "Boxy Bikes" opened in Ithaca, which specializes in electric and cargo bikes. We found a model we were interested in, and approached alternatives seeking financing. Alternatives set us up with a signature loan, and a "green loan" discount on our rate. Thanks to Alternatives, we are now the happy owners of a "Yuba Mundo" Electric Cargo bike. We can get anywhere we need to go, using no gas, and creating no emissions. I can carry two passengers, or a weeks worth of groceries. The loan will be paid off in two years, and the bike could last for many more, at a fraction of the cost of an automobile.
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