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ORGANIZATION: SHAKER HERITAGE SOCIETY

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteers at the Shaker Heritage Society have a variety of roles and work all sorts of hours. Throughout the year, we're in need of assistance in our Education department, with research and organizational roles. In spring, summer, and fall, we need volunteers to work in our Museum Shop behind the register, as well as assist with special events like our Summer and Fall Craft Fairs, as well as our popular Holiday Market in the winter. If you love the outdoors, you may enjoy learning how to properly clean historic headstones or attending our Hands to Work Days, where we beautify our site inside and out. And if you love to tell stories, we are revamping our docent program and are looking for folks interested in learning all about our site and its history.

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About SHAKER HERITAGE SOCIETY

Location:

25 MEETING HOUSE RD, ALBANY, NY 12211, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shaker Heritage Society is to strengthen our community through educational programs and historic preservation focused on the Shaker ideals of sustainability, equality, compassion, cooperation, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.

Description

Shaker Heritage Society offers a wide variety of educational programs including school programs that meet numerous New York State Learning Standards, programs for senior citizens, outreach programs, lectures, craft workshops, and guided tours. All of our programs can be modified to meet the needs and interests of diverse audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The Society’s annual craft fairs in July, September, and Christmas have become a community tradition that supports local craft artisans while also providing opportunities to learn more about Shaker history and the Watervliet site. In addition to craft fairs and fun educational activities for kids, Shaker Heritage Society offers one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in Albany. With corporate retreat facilities, handmade gift shops and plenty of social activities for seniors, there’s something for everyone.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

25 Meeting House RdAlbany, NY 12065

(42.8502,-73.7856)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • History
  • Research
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Every volunteer has a different schedule. Some help out every week, others only help at special events. We're happy to work with your schedule!
  • As covid restrictions update, volunteers will be encouraged to wear a mask inside at all times and to help with disinfecting and cleaning as needed. Of course, if you're feeling any symptoms whatsoever, we ask that you stay home.

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