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Saturday, April 13, 2024

What You Need to Understand About Volunteering in Schenectady County


⁣ Volunteering is⁤ an ⁤incredible way to give back to your community and make a positive impact⁤ on the lives of ⁢others. Whether you have a few ⁢hours to spare ‌each ⁢week or are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity, your‍ contribution ​can truly make a difference.

‍ ⁢ Here are some amazing organizations in Schenectady⁢ County that ⁤are actively seeking volunteers⁤ to ⁣help support their important missions.

City Mission of ⁣Schenectady

​ Established in 1906, the City Mission ⁤of‍ Schenectady⁤ is dedicated to serving the needs of the underprivileged‌ in ‌the community. They offer a ⁣wide range of programs aimed at uplifting individuals and families, addressing ‌physical, social, ‌and ⁢spiritual needs.
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⁢There⁢ are various volunteer opportunities available at City Mission,⁣ including short-term, long-term, and group options. Children ⁢as‌ young​ as 10 years old can also get involved. To learn more and sign up, visit City Mission’s⁣ website.

Museum of Innovation & ‍Science (miSci)

⁤ With a history ‌dating back‌ to 1934, miSci is a fascinating museum ‍that showcases over 15,000⁢ science artifacts. They are​ always in need of passionate ⁤volunteers to⁣ assist with events and programs throughout the year. Whether you’re​ a ‍former engineer, science teacher, or simply love ‌education, there’s a place for you at miSci.

Schenectady Greenmarket

‌ ⁤ For ‌over a decade, Schenectady Greenmarket has been ⁢a vibrant hub for fresh local produce and artisanal goods. They⁤ offer volunteer ‌opportunities such​ as⁤ Assistant ‍Cashier, Food Box Assistants, and Market ‍Assistant. By volunteering, you can help support local vendors and contribute to a sustainable food⁢ system.

Schenectady Community Ministries

SiCM is dedicated to addressing food insecurity,‌ diversity, justice, and community well-being. They run ⁢various ⁢programs,⁢ including the ⁣region’s largest food pantry and a summer meals initiative for youth. If you’re interested in helping out, reach out to volunteer@sicm.us for more information.
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Habitat ‌for Humanity of ​Schenectady County

​ ‌ Habitat for Humanity partners with families to build new homes, and they ⁢rely on volunteers to make it happen.⁣ Whether you’re​ interested in‍ construction, serving on a committee, or working in their ‍furniture restoration shops, there’s a place for you at ⁢HoH.

Bethesda House

Bethesda House serves the homeless, disabled,‍ and economically ⁣disadvantaged ⁣in Schenectady⁣ County. ‍They offer various‌ volunteer⁤ opportunities, ​and⁣ by getting involved, you can help create a welcoming and inclusive ⁣community for⁢ those in need.
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Schenectady ​County Public Library/Friends of the Schenectady ⁢County Public Library

⁢ The Schenectady County Public​ Library system is committed to meeting the​ educational,​ informational, cultural, and recreational needs ⁢of the community. If ‌you’re passionate about literacy⁢ and education, consider reaching out to volunteer at the library.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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