Current Volunteer Opportunities

Bring a Meal

two slices of sandwich on brown container

With the host site rotation on pause we are sheltering families in hotels. We need your help to provide meals to our guests! 

    • Food drop off is on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 9am-4pm
    • Drop off location is 215 S. 11th Street (United Presbyterian Church)
    • Please ring doorbell and remain outside the door. Someone will be there to collect your donation (it takes a few minutes for us to get downstairs).
    • Shelf stable meals are preferred but we can use the UPC fridge to store perishables.
    • Please portion meals. Our guests only have a microwave and hotel mini fridge for food prep and storage. PLEASE DON’T OVERSTOCK.
    • Our number of guests is changing very frequently these days. Please contact your coordinator for the most current numbers. (If you don’t have a coordinator please contact the Family Promise office). When in doubt plan on enough food for 6 people.

We are also introducing our Direct Client Contactless Meal Drop off!  If you want to make and drop off a hot home cooked meal to our clients at their hotel room, sign up below.

  • Food drop off will vary depending on clients availability and is currently any weekday at 4pm.
  • A member of the Family Promise team will contact you with the proper room information as well as information regarding confidentiality when you sign up.
  • When bringing meals please make sure they are proportioned and/or in disposable containers.
  • When at the hotel,  please place the packaged food on the floor next to the given hotel room door.
  • Once you knock, please step back six feet to allow room from social distancing.
  • As always, please wear your mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering food.

Need ideas for what meals to bring?  Read our Food Suggestions guide. 

Food Host Schedule

Feb. 28 – March 7 First Baptist
March 7 – March 14 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
March 14 – March 21 United Methodist Church
March 21 – March 28 United Presbyterian Church
March 28 – April 4 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
April 4 – April 11 St. Matthew’s Cathedral-Canterbury House
April 11 – April 18
April 18 – April 25
April 25– May 2 St. Paul Newman Center
May 2 – May 9
May 9 – May 16 Rock Laramie
May 16 – May 23 First Baptist
May 23 – May 30 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran

*Empty spaces indicate undesignated weeks. For the full schedule please see the list.

Diaper & Hygiene Pantry Assistant

In order for our Diaper & Hygiene pantry to be a sustainable program we need volunteers to help with distributions, stocking shelves, and logging items. 

    • Currently need help on THURSDAYS 9am-4pm (2 hour shifts)
    • The pantry is located at 215 S. 11th Street (United Presbyterian Church)
    • Involves going up and down stairs while carrying bags of hygiene items.
    • Due to social distancing, guests remain outside while attendant collects items. Volunteers must wear masks.
    • Will help log donated and distributed items.
    • While this is a low intensity volunteer activity, it is very valuable to the families we serve and our staff.

Full Volunteer Description

If you are interested in helping, please contact us at, attn: Pantry Manager

Volunteer Resources

Thank you for volunteering with Family Promise of Albany County! If you are a new volunteer and haven’t filled out the confidentiality agreement you can find the form below.