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Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have few hours to spare once a month or even once a year? Do you want to volunteer but can't find opportunities that fit your schedule? Are you interested in volunteering but can't commit to 20 hours a week for a year for the same organization?

Capital District Volunteers Meetup group is for individuals with a passion for helping others and helping non-profit organizations but who can't or don't want to commit to long-term volunteering. This group will provide a variety of volunteering opportunities to assist different non-profit organizations. Come join us and find a match for your volunteering interests. We will volunteer with local parks, animal shelters, food banks, and other groups.

According to an article in Whole Living magazine, "studies show that those who volunteer report better mental health than those won't don't." (Nov. 2010)

"Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them" --Harriet Naylor

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Dishwasher at Soup Kitchen

Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen

Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen needs help with a dishwasher on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30am-1:30pm. We are happy to have folks come in shifts or stay for the whole 5 hours. We start making dishes as we prep the food, so having volunteers there the whole time help us keep on top of it. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gayle, the Program Coordinator directly at [masked] or via phone[masked]. --------------------------------------------- Catholic Charities Tri-County Services coordinates an array of essential basic needs and youth services in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Albany, is committed to active witness on behalf of the Scriptural values of mercy and justice. Catholic Charities, recognizing human need at all stages of life, responds to all persons regardless of race, creed, or lifestyle, with special emphasis on the economically poor and the vulnerable. Catholic Charities serves and empowers persons in need, advocates for a just society, calls forth and collaborates with women and men of good will in fulfillment of its mission.

Stars for our Troops Star Party in Ballston Spa

american legion

Join us as we cut and pouch embroidered Stars from retired American Flags to let our current service members, veterans, and first responders know that they are not forgotten. This is a great community service project and can be done by all ages and abilities. You do not need to bring any supplies with you to join us. It is fun to bring a friend or two and join us for a great time working together for a good cause. We recommend bringing your own drink, pizza is available for those that are signed up. If you have any 3'x5' American flags with embroidered Stars that are ready for retirement, we can always use them. Information on Stars for our Troops can be found on the website at www.StarsForOurTroops.org or https://www.facebook.com/StarsforourTroops/.

Stars for our Troops Star Party in Cohoes, NY

Cohoes Waterford Elks

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the USA. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.” StarsForOurTroops.org Join us as we cut and pouch embroidered Stars from retired American Flags to let our current service members, veterans, and first responders know that they are not forgotten. This is a great community service project and can be done by all ages and abilities. You do not need to bring any supplies with you to join us. It is fun to bring a friend or two and join us for a great time working together for a good cause. We have been having hot dogs and soda. Other snack contributions are welcomed to share. If you have any 3'x5' American flags with embroidered Stars that are ready for retirement, we can always use them. Information on Stars for our Troops can be found on the website at www.StarsForOurTroops.org or https://www.facebook.com/StarsforourTroops/.

Dishwasher at Soup Kitchen

Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen

Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen needs help with a dishwasher on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30am-1:30pm. We are happy to have folks come in shifts or stay for the whole 5 hours. We start making dishes as we prep the food, so having volunteers there the whole time help us keep on top of it. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gayle, the Program Coordinator directly at [masked] or via phone[masked]. --------------------------------------------- Catholic Charities Tri-County Services coordinates an array of essential basic needs and youth services in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Albany, is committed to active witness on behalf of the Scriptural values of mercy and justice. Catholic Charities, recognizing human need at all stages of life, responds to all persons regardless of race, creed, or lifestyle, with special emphasis on the economically poor and the vulnerable. Catholic Charities serves and empowers persons in need, advocates for a just society, calls forth and collaborates with women and men of good will in fulfillment of its mission.

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