The Children’s Committee is a non-profit organization that helps meet emergency and basic needs of underprivileged kids in Saratoga County. The largest undertaking is the Empty Stocking Project. This project provides holiday gifts and necessities to about 1,000 children each year. Volunteers can help by sponsoring a child and by granting their holiday wishes.
The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (E.O.C.) is the federally designated Community Action Agency for Saratoga County whose mission is to provide low-income people with opportunities to help themselves become economically self-sufficient. Community Services include the Food Pantry, Community Lunch, summer youth Feeding, Extra Helpings, Family Development, Crisis Intervention, FDC Training Project, Wheels to Work and Weatherization Assistance. WIC (Women, … 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.
A nationwide volunteer program that links the interests of persons 55 and older to volunteer opportunities within their communities. At some of the sites in the county, youth volunteers are welcome. Call to find out more. Delivered Meal Program: Contact: Billie Jo McConkey 518-884-4100 Volunteers to deliver meals to homebound citizens in Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Round lake, Halfmoon … Read More
The Saratoga Film Forum shows independent movies, foreign films and documentaries. We regularly pair films with speakers and other content such as suggested reading. We screen primarily in the evening. Volunteers, 10-12th graders, can assist at events by selling tickets and concessions, and setting up and putting away chairs. There are also occasional administrative tasks. We also need assistance with distributing movie posters … Read More
A Program of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Saratoga Mentoring Program offers a one-to-one relationship between youth and an adult mentor. Saratoga Mentoring Program uses volunteers in a variety of ways: as mentors, to help with office tasks, art projects, group activities. Please call for more ideas.
Volunteer opportunities for 16-18 year olds, throughout visitor season, late spring to early fall. Prefer ongoing commitment of volunteers, at least 4 hours per week. Responsibilities include: Greeting at visitor center, historical/costume interpretation, living history, tour guide at historical home or building (Schuyler House), telling story of Revolutionary War- Battle of Saratoga, and demonstrating crafts/skills of the times.
Saratoga Plan works to preserve open spaces and special places in our area for present and future generations. Trail maintenance, construction work, flyer distribution and beautification projects are available for volunteers of all ages.
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.
Teen Leaders Club: A variety of opportunities for youth ages 14 and older to assist with after school tutoring and recreation programs. Special events opportunities- Healthy Kids Day, Annual Support Campaign and general fundraisers for youth 15 years old and older.
Ushers needed for 12+ shows during the summer season and help is needed to load set in and out of Congress Park. Volunteers needed for publicity/outreach.
Volunteers are needed to clean trails, build trails, enhance endangered species habitat, trim and plant. Ages 14 years and older are welcome.
Volunteers of all ages needed for Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Make A Difference Day, community, individual, business and international projects.
The Preservation Foundation provides the preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural and landscape heritage of Saratoga Springs. Mature volunteers needed, 18 years old and older for mailings, community preservation projects and special events. Internships are offered each semester.
The library helps people of all ages find books and audio materials and provides programs for educational and personal purpose. Teen volunteers, 6th grade and older can participate in Book Buddies, helping younger children with summer reading; special events; Teen Volunteer Job Fair, for young adults, grades 6-12 and their parents, 7-8 pm in the Community Room on the first … Read More
The City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Program offers volunteer opportunities for interested citizens in coaching soccer and basketball, as well as volunteering for positions as timekeepers and referees. Other potential opportunities are clean up projects, working with youth at the Rec Center and clerical work.
Volunteers, 18 and up, needed to serve as “desk ambassadors” and work with the public, greeting people and finding out their interests, fielding questions and giving directions and planning visits; computer knowledgeable volunteers who would be able to compile and maintain an events calendar. All volunteers will be interviewed for appropriate placements.
Exploring the “act” in “Activism”, SHYFT is a teen Social Justice performance troupe that uses their developing multi-talents and collective voice as a vehicle for Social Change in our community, both local and global We welcome teens to contribute in multiple ways: get involved as a performer; contribute writings and/or performance ideas; suggest social issue themes that need to be … Read More
Volunteer opportunities for 16 year olds and older. Help is needed for: Receptionist- Greet customers, answer phones, direct call and take messages; Clerical/filing- file forms, assist with mailings, data entry, copying or sorting mail; Food Pantry Assistant- stock shelves, clean pantry, inventory food items; Driver- pick up and deliver food items from local businesses and the Food Bank to the … Read More
A wide range of volunteer opportunities working with children of all ages in groups and different activities. Ages of volunteers vary depending on the position.