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 

Holiday meal service volunteers must follow the same screening and training process as regular volunteers.

CODE BLUE FRONT DESK

Nov.-April
7 days/week – flexible evening hours

  • 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

Shelter location:
4 Adelphi Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

 

CODE BLUE GUEST ASSIST

Nov.-April
Mon-Fri- flexible evening hours

  • This role supports shelter guests alongside the case manager assisting with employment searches, benefit applications, and more. 

Shelter location:
4 Adelphi Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

 

CODE BLUE

MEAL SERVICE

Nov.-April
8-10 am, 5-7 pm, 7 days/week

Serve meals to guests and help clean up.

 

Shelter location:
4 Adelphi Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

BRAND AMBASSADOR

*training protocols not required

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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.
Click “APPLY NOW” link at the bottom of the page. 
*Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older

State Mandated Screenings

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

Required Trainings - Prior to first volunteer shift

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) Orientation: 
You will be invited to an orientation once you’ve completed your application.

Upcoming Orientation:

Zoom  
December 8, 7-8 pm

In-Person (Space is limited to 10-15 people)
November 28, 4:30-5:30 pm

Sign Up for Shifts

Once you’ve completed the required online trainings and orientation, you will receive a link to the volunteer calendar where you can sign up for shifts. 

 

Interested in volunteering?