Hospice and Palliative Care: Hospice enables people to live their last few weeks and months as fully as possible. The kinds of activities a volunteer might do include: visiting with patients, light housekeeping, running errands, or letter writing. Other volunteer opportunities include things like: clerical tasks, helping with computer projects or delivering medications. Volunteer training provided. Contact Linda Caamaño at 315-265-3105 or email@example.com.
ICE Mentor: As an Integrated Clarkson Experience (ICE) mentor in the NYS grant funded IMPETUS program, you can mentor local 10th - 12th grade students from local area schools throughout the county in a couple of ways. First, you could be individually matched with a 10th - 12th grade student at one of the area schools. Second, you could be involved in the monthly campus visits as a volunteer in a group setting. Third, you could help with building interactions on social media. Please contact Dr. Jen Knack at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to request an application.
K-Kids: K-Kids (part of the Kiwanis family) is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership skills. A volunteer can help support K-Kids meetings at the Lawrence Avenue Elementary school with team building exercises and community service event planning on Wednesdays weekly from 3:15-4:30. Volunteers can also support local service projects when available. To volunteer email email@example.com or call Marc at 315-265-2000 x259 or Nicole at 914-500-3637.
Lawrence Avenue Elementary: Lawrence Avenue is Potsdam’s elementary school, housing grades Pre-Kindergarten – 4th grade. Volunteers are needed for after school small group mentoring sessions from 3 until 4:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Contact Marc Porcaro at 315-265-2000 x144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Country Children's Museum: The North Country Children's Museum promotes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education for children 12 and under and their families. Volunteers can support the museum through teaching and/or developing interactive programs including family science, after school classes, and vacation camps. Volunteers can also help the museum with social media, marketing, and fundraising efforts. The museum is located at 10 Raymond Street in downtown Potsdam and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. To volunteer email email@example.com.
Potsdam Humane Society: The compassionate, humane care you help provide also makes our community better, as the kindness we extend to animals reflects back into our own lives. The shelter is open Mon. – Fri., 1 – 5 p.m. and Sat., 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to visit and walk pets, conduct fund raising and assist with cleaning and building maintenance. All volunteers must attend training before volunteering. For more information please visit http://www.potsdamhumanesociety.org, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (315) 265-3199.
Potsdam Neighborhood Center: The mission of the Neighborhood Center is to help the poor and at-risk population in our area, to help them maintain a decent standard of living, and to help them set goals and priorities for an improved living standard. Volunteers are needed for filing,organization, program development, fundraising, client outreach, and basic center operation. Email email@example.com to volunteer.
Potsdam Public Library: Volunteers are needed to help with book sales, organize shelves, assist with programming and to give tech help to seniors. Minimal training involved. Contact Sarah Sachs, Public Service Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested. For a list of ongoing activities check our calendar at potsdamlibrary.org.
Potsdam Snack Pack Program (PSPP): PSPP's goal is to provide healthy snacks to eligible school children on weekends and holidays. Food insecurity is a major problem in St. Lawrence County, and in Potsdam, 47% of the elementary school students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. This program relies on volunteers to prepare snack packs for more than 300 students each week. The program is also dependent on the generosity and involvement of community members and organizations to donate funds and food items for the snack packs. Volunteers normally meet on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. to prepare the bags with at least eight food items, but opportunities also exist for small groups of 5-6 people to schedule a ‘packing party’ at an agreed upon time. Volunteers can also sponsor a food drive, create flyers for special events, and help promote the organization on social media. Email email@example.com to volunteer.