Mentor a Student

A mentor is a supportive college-educated adult who serves as a role model, advocate and cheerleader to one college-bound high school student. A mentor opens doors to new social, cultural and educational experiences and provides professional networks for a student. Mentors are an integral part of our students’ college access and success.

A minimum four-year commitment, usually beginning in a mentee’s sophomore year of high school and extending through the transition year to college, with monthly face-to-face interaction and text or phone communication in between.

To volunteer contact: Liz Venatta
(518) 935-1046

Capital Roots

Assist with deliveries for the Capital Roots Healthy Stores program on Tuesday mornings.

Assist with cutting and packaging produce for the Capital Roots Veggie Mobile and Healthy Stores.

Volunteers needed:
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Fridays 9 AM - 11 AM

Accompany a Capital Roots staff member on the Veggie Mobile, assisting customers shopping in the mobile market at multiple stops.

Open volunteer shifts:
  • Tuesday 10:45 AM - 1:20 PM
  • Wednesday 10:45 AM - 1:20 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday 2:15 PM 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:25 PM
  • Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Volunteer at the Produce Project urban farm on Thursday and Saturday mornings, 9 - 12.

Tasks may include weeding, mulching, planting, digging, mowing, tilling, and harvesting.

To volunteer contact:
Matt Bruce, Volunteer Coordinator
518-274-8685 x214

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

There a lots of great ways to serve this summer: Working in our Shop-with-dignity Store located in our Drop-In Center from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am- 12:00 pm, and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Choose a shift that works best for you!

Help organizes and play games with the children of Sheridan Hallow during our Summer Youth Program from June 26- Sept 1. Program runs from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Our Kitchen puts out meals everyday for our Guests. Consider providing a home cooked meal by buying, prepping, cooking and serving it to our guests. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner or available for sign up- first come, first serve.

To sign up contact:
Clarice Nichols
434-8021 X108

VA Hospital - Can you drive?

Volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans Program at the Albany VAMC. Drivers commit to one day per week to provide transportation to Veterans for medical appointments. Vehicle and fuel are provided by the VA.

To sign up contact:
Noney Grier

Love Albany Events

This summer is Love Albany is partnering with over 30 community events like Movie Nights, Street Fairs, and City Festivals. You can volunteer to help run the bounce house, make snow cones, or help setup.

Sign Up to help at

South End Children’s Cafe

Cook in the kitchen for children at the South End Children's Cafe. Come on your own and meet new friends or come with a team of four friends. You will be cooking dinner for about 50 children, under the direction of a volunteer kitchen manager. You will make a salad, dinner and dessert, and serve the food. All of the food is provide, all you need to bring is a kind heart, sense of humor and a desire to cook for kids. You will also help serve the dinner and do light clean up and wash dishes. No experience necessary. Kitchen volunteers are needed during the week, from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.

To sign up contact:
Tracie Killar

Volunteer at Park Playhouse

Park Playhouse welcomes volunteers from the community during our summer season, as well as in our office during the off-season. For more information about volunteering or interning for Park Playhouse, email Chuck Kraus, Community Relations & Company Manager at

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