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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 joining our Garden Buds and tending to our Herb Garden. And if you love to tell stories, we are working on revamping our docent program and are looking for folks interested in learning all about our site and its history.

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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.


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.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


25 Meeting House RdAlbany, NY 12065



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


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 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 we slowly reopen, volunteers will be asked to wear a mask inside at all 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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