Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of the Shelters of Saratoga program. Without them, we couldn’t support people as well as we do. There are many different opportunities to help by giving of your time to help in one or more areas. We are grateful for all the ways volunteers give of their time, talents, and treasures to enrich our mission to support people who are homeless. 

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Volunteer Roles (Based on availability)

WALWORTH ST

FRONT DESK & GUEST SUPPORT 

Schedule varies based on availability.

Help answer phones, greet visitors, and help guests with mail, phone calls, and internet searches. Some light administrative tasks or housekeeping may be needed.

CODE BLUE

MEAL SERVICE

Nov.-April
5-7 pm, 7 days/week

Serve meals to guests and help clean up.

CODE BLUE

GUEST SUPPORT

Nov.-April
4-8 pm, 7 days/week

  • Conduct bag searches
  • Check guests in
  • Assist with job or apartment searches
  • Keep reception and eating areas clean
  • Support staff in connecting guests to resources and assisting with applications

 

 

What to expect

Apply

Your application to volunteer provides us with information about why you’d like to help and what roles you are interested in. 

State Mandated Screenings

New York State mandates that volunteers are screened through the SEL checklist for the protection of our clients.

Required Trainings

1) Online trainings:
You will complete two online trainings independently: NYS Sexual Harrassment and Bloodborne Pathogens.
*If you’ve completed Sexual Harrassment training from an employer or other agency after January 1, 2022, you may submit a certificate of completion in lieu of completing our training. 

2) Group trainings:
You will be invited to a group training

Sign Up for Shifts

Code Blue: You will receive a link to the volunteer calendar where you can sign up for shifts. 

Walworth Street & Outreach: Stephanie will coordinate the schedule based on availability.

Interested in volunteering?

June 2022: All volunteer roles are currently filled. Many positions will be available later this summer. Please click below to be added to the mailing list and we'll update you when positions are available.