If you’re new to the area, or just looking for new opportunities to get out and meet new people, volunteering is a great option! There are many different ways to support the community surrounding The Woodlands, including:
- The Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York : You’ve probably heard it before, and it’s true – the children are our future. Junior Achievement gives volunteers the opportunity to work with students all the way from elementary to high school in whichever way they choose. So whether you prefer to read to kindergarteners, or help high school juniors and seniors better understand how to create a future for themselves, you’ll have an opportunity to do so with JA!
- Mohawk Hudson Humane Society: If working with animals is more your thing, there are several adoption clinics in the area that could use you, including Mohawk Hudson Humane Society! Volunteers here have several options, from caring for cats or dogs, working off-site adoptions, doing clerical work, or helping with outreach and fundraising.
- Joseph’s House & Shelter: Joseph’s House & Shelter offers homeless members of the Troy area a safe and warm place to go. Volunteer opportunities range from donation drives, to fundraisers through the Winter Walk for the Homeless, and even providing meals for the homeless on the weekends.
No matter how you choose to get involved, you can always know that you’re appreciated when participating in any of these, or other, volunteer activities within the Capital District.