Volunteerism at a Glance

Donation Drives & Collections

City Mission always welcomes donations from the community. Rest assured that your donations go to those who require them most and may ultimately keep children warm, diapers on babies, and people fed.

What You Can Donate
  • Personal care items for men, women and children
  • Diapers and wipes for babies staying at the Family Life Center
  • Clothing
  • Food items and small household appliances

Mission-Driven Volunteers

Mission-driven volunteers provide a unique opportunity for individuals to provide ongoing service to our residents. The service is not only critical to achieving our mission, but also integral in our residents’ lives.

Some Mission-Driven Ideas
  • Driving for pick-ups or appointments
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Clothing room assistance

Service Projects

City Mission provides volunteer projects for students to complete volunteer hours for school classes and honor societies. Students can choose individual or group projects, or offer project ideas.

Some Service Projects Ideas
  • Making food bags for our community
  • Cleaning the dining center
  • Outdoor projects
  • Weekend Backpack Program

Please Fill Out This Form to Volunteer!

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I’m thankful people donate. I don’t know where I would be without them. If I had not come to City Mission, I don’t think I would still be alive.

— David, City Mission Graduate —

Milestones Shortcode

Coats Given Away Each Year
Children who receive gifts at the City Mission's annual Christmas Toy Store
Men, women & children at our shelter each night

Contact Us to Learn How You Can Help



PO Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301

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