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Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Anchor Food Pantry
35 Boltwood Ave.
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033
Description

1 volunteer

Thursdays 9:30am-1:30pm 

Short-term

  • Packing food
  • Taking calls
  • Stocking shelves
  • Emptying boxes and putting stuff away 
  • Sorting produce

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Arbor Hill Community Center
47 N. Lark St.
Albany, NY 12210
Description

2 volunteers

Monday-Wednesday 10am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

Assist in stocking the pantry, packing bags, interfacing with consumers, calling and scheduling deliveries, and service coordination 


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Bethesda House
834 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Description

At main site (834 State St.): 

  • Mondays: Pack food bags from 10 am – 1 pm 
  • Tuesday: Pack food bags from 9 am – 11 am & 1 pm – 2 pm
  • 1 - 2 volunteers needed for each shift 

 

Dining Area at main site:
Monday - Friday
9 am – 4 pm

  • Assist in the kitchen with meal prep and serving 
  • Clean tables and wipe down chairs after guests have eaten 
  • Direct guests in proper movement to ensure social distancing is followed 
  • ​​​​​​​Shifts can be discussed; flexible  
    • ​​​​​​​Shifts
    • ​​​​​​​9 am -11am
    • 1pm – 3:30 pm
    • ​​​​​​​2 pm – 4 pm 
  • ​​​​​​​3 – 4 volunteers needed 

 

Hospitality Center:
Monday - Friday
9 am – 11:30 pm & 1pm – 4:30 pm

  • Work with staff to monitor guests in hospitality center and assist with providing services offered – faxes, phones, laundry, lockers for shelter guests 
  • Help guests follow procedures for safety guidelines  
  • ​​​​​​​1 – 2 volunteers needed  

 


Category
Community Outreach Programs
Description
Canister volunteers solicit and service our grassroots fundraising in local businesses.

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Greater Galway Community Center
2167 Galway Road
Galway, NY 12074
Description
  • Thursdays 12 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Assist with packing bags for clients and help with distribution to clients

Weekly Commitment


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Mechanicville Area Community Service Center
6 S Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Description
  • Thursday afternoons 1 to 2 hours flexible 

  • Pantry needs assistance delivering packed pantry bags to clients 
  • Volunteers will pick up bags at pantry and deliver no direct contact with clients 

2 volunteers needed


Category
Office Projects
Location
Mt. Ida Community Food Pantry
548 Congress St.
Troy, NY 122180
Description

Filling online orders

Friday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Mt. Ida Community Food Pantry
548 Congress St.
Troy, NY 122180
Description

Unloading the truck when delivery comes

at 9:00am first Thursday of every month


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Oakwood Food Pantry
313 Tenth Street
Troy, NY 12180
Description
  • Wednesdays  
  • 9 am – 11 am 
  • Assist unloading the delivery truck and help in the pantry (clean out pantry beforehand and put everything away after)  

Weekly commitment 


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Salvation Army Albany - Food Pantry Assistant
20 S. Ferry St.
Albany, NY 12202
Description

Food Pantry Assistant

A food pantry assistant is an individual that helps move things along in a food pantry. He or she aids managers and coordinators so that they can ensure smooth operations of the pantry. Some of the responsibilities include: 

  • Help organize, stock the shelves, and pack food boxes for those in need of assistance
  • Make sure that received food is sorted, stocked, and stored in an appropriate manner
  • Ensure proper refrigeration of frozen items and perform rotation duties as necessary
  • Must be able to speak casually and comfortably with clients when they arrive
  • Office/computer work

Our food pantry is open Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. We are looking for 4 long term volunteers, 3 hours each day for either the morning shift from 10:00am - 1:00pm or the afternoon shift from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Salvation Army Troy
410 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Description

2-3 volunteers 

Weekly commitment preferred 

Tuesday & Thursday mornings (delivery times vary) 

  • Assist with unloading food off the truck 


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Koinonia Primary Care
553 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Description

Drivers would pick up from the Food Farmacy at the Koinonia Primary Care location. The driver will call each client when he/she/they arrive, so the client knows to come out and get their package.

  • Volunteer must use own vehicle.
  • Tuesdays– For 1 hour between 1 pm and 4 pm (you can choose which hour in that time slot)
    • There are 6 homes off Livingston Ave (Arbor Hill/West Hills areas) to be delivered to. More homes may be added
  • 1 volunteer needed

Date
10/12/2021 -
Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Salvation Army Albany
20 South Ferry St.
Albany, NY 12202
Description

Salvation Army Albany - Lunch Preparer and Packer

Category

Pantry Volunteer

Location

20 South Ferry St., Albany, 12202

Description

Help make sandwiches or other lunch items, help pack the lunch bags, help load the boxes of lunch bags (not very heavy) onto truck.

  • Thursdays – For 2 hours from 10:45am-12:30pm
  • 3 volunteers 
  • Long term 

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Salvation Army Albany
20 South Ferry Street
Albany, NY 12202
Description

Truck Delivery Assistant

The Salvation Army in Albany, NY strives to serve to meet the need of our community with love, compassion, and without discrimination. Every first and third Friday of the month we have large food deliveries to our door, and we need the assistance of 3-5 people to help us do the following:

  • Assist with unloading the food off the truck
  • Inventory the items using the order form
  • Organize and stock the items in the different food pantry rooms

First and Third Friday of every month (unless otherwise notified) from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Must be able to lift 5-10 pounds, must be able to stand on feet, teamwork


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
State Street Food Pantry
5 Catherine St.
Schenectady, NY 12307
Description

1 delivery driver 

Tuesdays starting at 10:30am (deliveries could take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on how many there are)

8-15 contactless home deliveries

Volunteer must have their own vehicle 

 


Category
Office Projects
Location
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
32 Essex Street
Albany, NY 12206
Description

Our delivery drivers could use a hand! 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 AM to 12:30 or 2 PM 
  • Volunteer will assist with deliveries and paperwork with one of The Food Pantries’ drivers 
  • ​​​​​​​Weekly volunteer commitment 
Volunteer must be physically fit, practice safe bending and lifting techniques, and take direction from driver

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Trinity Alliance Pantry
15 Trinity Pl.
Albany, NY 12202
Description

2 volunteers 

Wednesday-Thursday 10am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

Assist in stocking the pantry, packing bags, interfacing with consumers, calling and scheduling deliveries, and service coordination


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM)
839 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Description
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 10am-2pm with flexibility
  • Volunteers will make contactless deliveries to clients
  • Volunteers will drop food off at the client’s front porch and then call them to let them know the delivery has been made
  • 2 - 3 delivery drivers per day
  • Mobile Pantry Opportunities will also be available throughout the week from 1pm-3pm
  • Must have a clean valid Driver’s License
  • Weekly commitment preferred, 1 day a week (coordinator can be flexible with scheduling)


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Yate Village
C38 Wood Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308
Description

Yates Village Pantry 
Yates Village Community Center, C38 Wood Ave, Schenectady, NY

  • 3 – 4 volunteers needed; lead volunteer needed
  • Thursdays 9 AM – 11 AM packing food bag  
  • Lead volunteer @ Main Site & Yates Village
    • Coordinate all pantry volunteers at both the main site and Yates Village