Adirondack Save A Stray

A no-kill animal shelter dedicated to finding homes for abandoned pets. Volunteer to care for and/or play with the animals.

American Cancer Society

“Relay for Life” is a community-run team event to fight cancer. Relays are held in Saratoga Springs and in Southern Saratoga County. Youth are welcome to set up teams of people (generally 8 to 15 per team) and fund-raise/participate in the Relays in June. Youth teams (those under the age of 18) do require a chaperone (must be 25 or … Read More

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We have put together a list of ways young people can volunteer with the Red Cross through www.redcrossyouth.org. Check out the menu of youth volunteer opportunities and see what sounds fun and exciting to you. … Read More

AREA MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

SCHOOL YEAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEER OR SOCIAL ACTION PROJECTS: ADIRONDACK SCHOOL OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK: 695-5294 Double H Hole in the Woods Camp Trick or Treating UNICEF Adopt a Soldier Program Adopt a Highway Clean Up for Earth Day Celebration Community Service Week- Nursing Homes, Child Centers, Adirondack Developmental Center- Corinth BALLSTON SPA MIDDLE SCHOOL: 884-7200 Junior National Honor Society … Read More

Ballston Area Community Center (BACC)

BACC provides essential community services, support and projects that enhance the social, emotional and recreational development of youth/families in the Ballston Spa area. Volunteer at after school and teen night events, help out with Board of Directors or volunteer at the “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” program and learn important skills.

Ballston Area Recreation Commission (BARC)

Low cost recreational programs offered to deserving youth. There are many possible volunteer opportunities for youth ages 8-18- helping clean soccer and baseball fields and serving as assistants in the summer enrichment classes. Older teens can help coach various sports programs. Web site: www.Ballstonarearec.org

Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community

Assisted living community for adults with memory impairment. Seeking compassionate teen volunteers to help create “moments of joy” for residents. One on one activities are especially needed. Volunteers receive training on how to work with this specific population. Activities may include singing and music, reminiscing, arts and crafts, trivia games and card games. Volunteers are encouraged to bring fresh ideas.

Brookside Museum

The Brookside Museum inspires community memory and tells the story of Saratoga County. Volunteers can help with property clean up and clerical tasks during Tuesday-Friday 10-4 pm., Saturday 10-2 pm.

Caffe Lena

Caffe Lena, the country’s longer running folk music club, has opened its doors to the young people of Saratoga since 1960. People age 13 and up help with all aspects of running shows from serving food to washing dishes and helping in the kitchen. Caffe Lena is looking for creative, responsible individuals to help out from about 6-11 pm. every … Read More

Caffe Lena, Friends of

Friends of Caffe Lena- volunteers needed to assist with newsletter, scan photos, stuff envelopes, clean up projects and fundraising events.

Captain Youth And Family Services

Captain Youth and Family Services supports and empowers youth and families in their journey toward personal growth and self-sufficiency. Teen Talk Hotline – Teen Talk is a confidential helpline staffed by teens trained to listen and respond to calls from other teens seeking to talk about youth-related topics and issues. When you need to privately talk about family, relationships, stress, bullying, … Read More

Caritas

Volunteers to provide respite for caregivers and emotional support, companionship and diversion for children with an ill parent living in Washington, Warren and northern Saratoga counties. Requires a few hours each month. Older adolescents must be accompanied by an adult. Training is provided.

Catholic Charities

Volunteers needed to help with mentoring youth and with a friendly visiting program for the elderly. Call the main number to find out more information on specific programs offered.

Children’s Museum At Saratoga

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga provides a safe and enriching place for all kids to learn and have fun. The Children’s Museum is always looking for volunteers to assist in daily tasks, office work, program assistants and much more. Open the door to rewarding experiences, unique opportunities and new friends. Discover hands-on volunteering fun and the satisfaction of knowing you … Read More

Christ’s Church Food Pantry

Contact Person: Justina Danison, 885-9455 15 West High Street Ballston Spa, New York 12020 Hours: Monday, Friday 10-12 noon.  

Code Blue Saratoga

People who volunteer at night must be 18 or over. Various other projects that people can help out with: collecting food, fundraising, etc. Go on website to sign up to volunteer.

Community Hospice Of Saratoga

To promote emotional support to patient families in home, community, inpatient and nursing home settings.  Volunteer opportunities for 18 year olds or older. Requirements: 25 hour training offered two times per year provided by Hospice Staff. One-year commitment requested. Physical exam and TB test required. Volunteers are requested to wait one year to volunteer after personal loss.

Community Human Services

CHS provides/facilitates services for families and individuals including education, counseling, referral by bringing together professional staff and community support. Volunteer at fundraising events such as the CHS Route 50 Run, The Care Links Luncheon and monthly luncheons. Volunteer as a counselor at the CHS Youth Services Program. Job Match Program- volunteers assist with Job Fair to help teens find paid … Read More

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County

Cornell Cooperative Extension builds partnerships and coalitions with individuals, communities, organizations, and government agencies around issues of mutual concern. Youth can volunteer to do things from teaching others to prune trees to mentoring individuals as they learn new skills. Youth can apply to serve as a Board Member on committees that organize the work of the organization. Volunteers needed to … Read More