It’s the season of giving and many people are wondering just what they might be able to give to their community. We here at the DePaulo Agency value the village of Scotia as well as the wider Schenectady County area so we’ve put together a list of our favorite local volunteer options.
1. Volunteer to Help Animals
We are lucky to have a great privately funded shelter here in Scotia, NY and they are always looking for volunteers to help keep these pets in transition happy. People of any age can volunteer, including kids! In fact, having children volunteer to help animals can teach them a great deal about responsibility. This is also a great volunteer opportunity because there are a number of ways anyone can help ranging from being a foster home to helping with special events.
2. Help Enrich the Sciences
The Dudley Observatory is just outside of Scotia and remains the capital regions official observatory. With STEM field jobs on the rise, it’s important for children to take an interest in science. The observatory is doing just that and can always use more help with running their film series, coordinating special events, and raising funds.
3. Explore the Arts
The Schenectady Theatre For Children is aimed at bringing theater arts to school aged children. Not only do their programs bring joy to children, but exposes them to classic performances they might not otherwise see. The performance group has been around for 40 years and continues to run on donated time and money from their fantastic volunteers.
4. Feed the Hungry
Concerned for the Hungry is an established food redistribution group that feeds countless low income families locally. They always need help gathering inventory, sorting donations, and redistributing the food to the needy. They have jobs that people of any age can do, all they need is a bit of your time.
5. Create Homes for Neighbors
Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County helps put up numerous homes every year and they couldn’t do it without the help of volunteers. You can donate time, supplies, or both to help!
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