As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact all aspects of life in our City, many are asking "how can I support my neighbors?"
Whether it's delivering meals to those in need, donating blood with the Red Cross, or sewing face masks for patients, there are plenty of ways to give back during this challenging time.
New York State is also collecting offers for goods, services, or space for use in their response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. For more information, visit the NYS Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program webpage.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
Rensselaer County Office of the Aging is seeking volunteers for their Meals on Wheels program. For more information, call 518-270-2730.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area needs volunteers to help distribute "grab and go" breakfast and lunches at seven Troy locations for youths 18 and under. If you're available to help serve at mobile pick-up sites between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm please email Claire Livezey BGCCA's Program and Volunteer Coordinator.
Troy Area United Ministries needs volunteers to package served meals for take-out only for local families and individuals in need. Email Donna Elia for more information.
Joseph's House and Shelter needs sandwich supplies for distribution to homeless in the Albany-area. If you can assist, please email Andrew Barnes, Development Program Assistant.
Have a volunteer opportunity that should be listed? Send an email to Mayor's Office using the subject line "Volunteer in Troy" with details and contact information.
Wall of Fame
Thank you to the countless Troy businesses, restaurants, and organizations who are lending a hand to those in need. Have a photo or video you'd like to share? Send an email to Mayor's Office using the subject line "Photo - Giving Back" with an Instagram link.