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
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.
Habitat for Humanity brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing. Individuals between ages of 14 and 16 can do limited work on the sites. They can paint or landscape but should not be on site when construction is going on. Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 can do general … Read More
There are numerous volunteer opportunities at the center such as teaching computer classes, organizing the food pantry, delivering Meals on Wheels, answering the phone and assisting with the Senior Calendar and the quarterly “Connections” newsletter. Community services include: Nursery School, Summer Camp, Latchkey Program, Summer Pre-school Program, Head Start, Back to School Program, Teen View, Outreach Library, Specialty Dinners, Annual … Read More
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
Head Start helps low-income children up to age 5 in starting their education. Youth volunteers, 16 years old and up, provide help as aides in classroom, office assistants and assist at PACTS- Home-Based Get-Togethers. Fill out a volunteer form on saratogaeoc.org.