There are lots of ways to get involved with 15-LOVE! If you don’t see an opportunity below that fits your interests or schedule, please reach out and talk to us about what might work for you. Besides what is below, we can always use help with small projects in our office, with creating unique experiences for our kids, or other things we haven’t even thought of yet.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out on the tennis courts where we offer tennis lessons and life skills sessions for children ages 4-18, with adult classes offered over the summer. Lessons are offered indoors over the winter (October – April) and outdoors over the summer (June – August) at numerous locations throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Rensselaer.
Calling all STEM lovers to host a learning demonstration that fosters passion and curiosity for STEM fields within our participants. Our kids always love guest presenters and we are always looking for new activities to keep them interested. We are definitely open to Arts activities as well!
Healthy Living & Garden Program
15-LOVE’s Healthy Living & Gardening program teaches our kids and families about the importance of diet and exercise to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our programs are designed to teach families inexpensive ways to make healthier choices at home. The office has 11 garden beds where participants can learn to grow vegetables and herbs to incorporate in their everyday diet. Some volunteer efforts to support this wonderful program include: garden prep and clean up; unique plants / planting experiences; weeding; yoga, meditation or similar activities; and leading a cooking demonstration.
Literacy Programs & Book Distribution
We are constantly in need of volunteers to help with our literacy outreach efforts including volunteering at our Book Power Club (weekly on Wednesdays), special events (free Book Giveaway Days) and book distribution program. During the summer and throughout the school year, 15-LOVE distributes free, new and used children’s books to our participants and the community. Books are collected throughout the year and donations are always welcome. The 15-LOVE office is filled with an assortment of books that we encourage kids to take home and keep. We are always looking for volunteers to help sort & organize donated books (on your own schedule) and to run book collection efforts in your community.
College Prep Program
High School students in the 15-LOVE program are eligible to participate in the College Prep Program, which has group meetings and one-on-one sessions. The students in the College Prep Program work through a four-year curriculum. If you enjoy being a mentor for young adults to help them prepare for a college-bound experience, have expertise in a specific area that would help prepare our kids for college (tips on saving money, time management, public speaking, etc…) we would love to have you.
CORPORATE /GROUP VOLUNTEER DAYS
Interested in partnering with a local non-profit for a one-day or ongoing opportunity? 15-LOVE is always excited to partner with local businesses to continue to grow our programming and provide our community with the best resources and education. Please see the contact details below if your school, community organization or business is interested in volunteering with 15-LOVE.
Recent Volunteer Days
Here are a few local companies and institutions that we have worked with, who have made our program stronger and more vibrant for our families. We are so grateful for all of their support.
Want to learn more?
If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering for the 15-LOVE educational programs, please email [email protected] or fill out this form.
If you would like to volunteer for our year-round tennis program, please contact our Program Director at [email protected] or fill out this form.