Volunteers are crucial to our success and there are a variety of opportunities available! Our goal is have volunteers who are interested in giving back to their community in meaningful ways. Our generous volunteers work daily to staff our Food Pantry and the Free Store during its hours open to the community. Without them, we would not be able to offer these services. Our Project Lift after-school program relies on the generosity of many volunteers, including Saratoga Springs High School students, to aid with creating food bags, organizing school supply giveaways, and the holiday assistance program. For the students, it’s a great way for them learn the value of community service and to give back. We strive to provide a variety of volunteer options to match the interests of individuals.
We also welcome volunteer groups from religious communities, businesses, schools and organizations to assist with on-going projects that require many hands, such as painting, restocking shelves, gardening and general exterior cleanup.
Garden Volunteer Group
Every spring, our Food Pantry’s back yard is transformed into a lush, green oasis of plants, herbs and flowers. We would love to have you join our Garden Volunteer Group and help us to grow food that helps to feed the hungry. Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of the garden work including prepping soil, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting vegetables under the supervision of our staff. Please submit your volunteer application noting that you would like to be a part of our Garden Volunteer Group. See below for application. A special thank you to volunteer leader Sarah Morley for overseeing the annual planning and planting and to the following businesses for their support: Jennifer & Chris Koval, Booth’s Blend Compost for their wonderful donation of compost for our garden beds and CaroVail Inc. for their donation of white clover seed.
Corporate Volunteering & Nonprofit Partners
We’d love to have your business be a nonprofit partner and volunteer with Franklin Community Center! We try to provide our volunteer groups a unique, high impact experience that aligns with your company’s goals but is enjoyable for everyone. We’re here to help our local businesses, companies and organizations meet their volunteer goals and have an engaged workforce. If you’re looking for an impactful experience and are excited to give back to the community, please contact Mary Beth McGarrahan at 518.587.9826 x227 or by email.
Interested in volunteering or signing up a group? Please complete our volunteer application below or contact our Development Director Mary Beth McGarrahan at 518.587.9826 x227.
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