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Volunteer Opportunities

Federation has many opportunities for you to make a difference in our community. One of the best ways to give back to your community is to volunteer.

Find a cause that matters to you and give your time to your community.

For more information, please contact us at (518) 783-7800.
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What do Chaplaincy Volunteers do?

Chaplaincy volunteers visit nursing homes and assisted living residences around the Capital District. Some are monthly visitors; others come for special holiday events. Here are some of their activities:

  • Leading Shabbat programs (Lighting electric candles, saying Kiddush and motzi, and singing songs) on a monthly basis
  • Engaging in one on one visits (suggestions and guidelines provided) on a monthly basis
  • Leading residents in Hanukkah candle-lighting, with songs and stories provided
  • Leading model Seders before Passover and during the Intermediate Days.
  • Delivering boxes of matzah to facilities
  • Leading abbreviated High Holy Day services before Rosh HaShanah and between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
  • Assisting Rabbi Bev Magidson or Janie Garnett in their programs.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Rabbi Bev Magidson, 783-7800, ext. 228 or


Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV)

TOV are women from our community who are showing the true meaning of tikkun olam by repairing the world, one project at a time.  Click her to learn more and to register for TOV events.



Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL)  – This program provides over 200 volunteer reading coaches from ages 12 to 94 to read each week one-on-one with students in grades K-3 in 20 schools in the Albany, Schenectady, and Troy city school districts.

Participants are treated to annual Kick-Off and Thank You Events. 

If you are interested in learning more about the JCL program, please contact Robyn Easton, 783-7800, ext. 231.


Super Sunday

Super Sunday volunteers play an integral role at this annual phonathon event. With your help, you make Super Sunday a success year after year. We ask volunteers to commit to one three and a half hour shift.

Super Sunday has been annually sponsored and hosted by Merrill Lynch, 30 S. Pearl Street, Albany, NY.  Each volunteer receives thorough training with kosher meals provided at each shift.

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