Three Ways to Support Your Local Community
If you’re looking to get more involved in your community, just look to the surrounding areas! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in the Capital Region that give participants the ability to gain new skills, while supporting the community. Some of our favorites are:
- AnimaLovers: What’s better than witnessing happy adoptions and finding cats and kittens their forever homes?! AnimaLovers is a no-kill shelter that hosts adoptions out of the PetSmart just down the road! Volunteers can opt to help out at adoption clinics on nights and weekends or stop in at their leisure to check on the cats waiting at the clinic during off-hours. You may even find your new furry friend!
- St. Paul’s Center: No matter what kind of work you would like to do as a volunteer, St. Paul’s Center likely has a place for you. Some of their main volunteer opportunities involve reading to children in the shelter at night, moving donated items into a resident’s new home, cleaning, and driving residents in need to appointments. This volunteer opportunity only 3.3 miles away from Partridge Hill!
- American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is always looking for volunteers to join their Disaster Action Team. If a tragedy strikes the region, this team is ready to spring into action and help those in need with shelter, donations, or whatever the affected parties may need. The need for volunteers is constant and always changing with the crisis. Stay up to date with all their volunteer opportunities.
- Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: If you like working outdoors or gardening you might consider volunteering at the Patroon Land Farm. They grow vegetables for local food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens. The best part is you get to work outdoors and it’s fun for every age!