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

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.

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.

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.

Homes For Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.)

H.O.P.E. is a completely volunteer organization. We rescue dogs and cats and keep them in foster care until we can find them permanent homes. We also have a low cost spay/neuter program. Teens can volunteer for our organization by transporting pets to adoption clinics, by fostering a pet (with parental approval), by helping at our fundraisers and with daily operations. … Read More

Mary’s Haven

Volunteers to assist in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at this community home for the dying in Saratoga Springs.  Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers interested in flowers and gardening are needed in the on-site garden.

Office Of Emergency Services

Opportunities for 14-21 year olds in the Firefighter Explorer program through the Boy Scouts of America in Jonesville and other locations, 877-8100. Opportunities for 16-18 year olds as Junior Firefighters or Ambulance Corps Junior Members.

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson: Teen View

Teen volunteers provide information and health outreach education to peers. Teen volunteers help to raise awareness during events- AIDS Walk, Pride Parade, Day of Silence.

Reality Check – Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties

Reality Check is a youth activism group that works to create social norm change by eliminating tobacco marketing in communities, state and the nation. Schedule a presenter to come into your classroom to educate your students about the tobacco industry. Your students will learn the following- harmful effects of smoking tobacco, how the tobacco industry markets their products to entice … Read More

Saratoga Partnership for Prevention

The Saratoga Partnership for Prevention is a coalition of community leaders, organizations, and citizens interested in decreasing youthful substance use, supporting families through the teen years, developing better relationships between youth and adults, and building family and community norms against drug use in the upstate New York community of Saratoga Springs. Community members are welcomed and encouraged to join.

SSOAR: Students Sharing Opportunities: Saratoga Hospital And Nursing Home Junior Volunteer Program

Wide range of volunteer opportunities to gain patient and health care experience. Youth Involvement: ages 15-18, students volunteer for at least 48 hours in the summer, assist in the emergency center, regional therapy center, urgent care, women’s health services, nutritional services, the orthopedic center, and more. Intergenerational opportunity at the nursing home. Student volunteer duties include responsibility to assist in … Read More