Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC)  -
Suggested Volunteer Opportunities at MACSC:
 
Ongoing opportunities: volunteer application
  • Food Pantry (Tuesdays 11-1, Thursdays 5:30-7:30) or on call or available to pick up donations / food orders at Regional Food Bank
  • Organization of some office resource files / filing
  • Teach a class (computers, workshop on whatever their expertise, arts and crafts etc) could be with our kids after school or evening for family dinner night or at babies and bonding or differently scheduled program….
  • Homework help / mentors with our kids afterschool – help 3-5 graders with homework at your convenience – 4-5:00 Mon-Friday once a week or everyday…)
  • Prepare and serve a meal at one of our family dinner nights (monthly – first Tuesday  of the month – ideal for a small group)
  • Chaperone a dance or kids night out (each event is once a month on a Friday evening)
  • Join our Board of Directors and/or a committee such as expansion or fundraising etc (board meetings are first Tuesday of every month in the evening – done by 7:30! Committees include: finance, board development, building expansion, fundraising……
  • Physical service projects: we can use anything from painting to cleaning, building of shelves to building a playground for our new preschool
 
 
Ongoing offsite opportunities:
  • Organize and collect for a food or personal care drive (different drive ideas may include collecting personal care items, birthday bags, gift cards, etc)
  • Upcoming holidays: toy drives, adopt a family, Thanksgiving drives, School Supply Drive in July
  • Help with collections of cell phones for domestic violence (planning of sites or just collection of phones from site boxes as already established or starting a drive at work…….)
  • Donation of raffle items for community events
 
 
Upcoming opportunities:
  •  Community Tree Lighting: 1 Friday, in December 
  •  Firecracker Run –July
  •  Independence Day Journal – soliciting or buying of advertisements
  •  Corporate Sponsor recruitment – help us set up a meeting with    
     potential corporate partners
  •  VITA tax preparation:  get trained as a tax preparer with  volunteer
     hours based on your availability, help as a greeter during
     tax preparation
 
 
Specific Expertise opportunities:
  • Development of an agency wide database 
  • Help with fundraising/development plan
  • Development of agency brochures, flyers etc
  • Website development
  • Teach a class ongoing or one time workshop (computers, workshop on whatever their expertise, arts and crafts, financial literacy etc) could be with our kids after school or evening for family dinner night or at babies and bonding or differently scheduled program.
  • Staff trainings – time management, stress management,   prioritization, management skills etc.
  • Job Readiness / financial literacy trainings for middle – high school students
 
Phone:  518-664-8322
 
 
Location:
PO Box 30 - 6 South Main St
Mechanicville, NY 12118
 
Hours: Office
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
 
 
 
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