Volunteer Opportunities

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Volunteer service to our congregation and our community is part of our Unitarian Universalist ethic. UUs live their faith by doing. 

Growth Through Service is about tapping into what connects you to Albany UU. We want to learn about you so that we can help you connect and collaborate in ways that mean the most to you. And we want to celebrate all that you bring to Albany UU.  Sign up for a conversation with a Growth Through Service volunteer.

Whether you have unlimited time to share or can only help an hour or so every month or two, there are many ways to serve Albany UU and our larger community.

Volunteering to assist with Sunday Hospitality is a wonderful way to meet people:

  • Greeters welcome visitors and members to church.
  • Welcome Table volunteers assist visitors.
  • Ushers assist before and during the worship service.
  • Coffee hour hosts facilitate our gathering after the service in Channing Hall.

Sign up online to volunteer for Sunday Hospitality!

Interested in joining a teaching team in our religious education program for children? Contact the Director of Religious Education.

Sign up with the Gardening Team to help maintain our attractive gardens from May through September! Call the church office to find out more. (518.463.7135)

Our community service activities include preparing meals for the homeless, raising funds to end hunger through a charity walk, volunteering at Sheridan Preparatory Academy (our neighborhood’s public elementary school).  Watch for these and other direct service opportunities in Sunday announcements and in Windows Weekly!

Our Social Responsibilities Council is an umbrella organization for a number of active teams that are working on social justice issues and welcome volunteers. Watch for their meeting dates and times in Sunday announcements and in Windows Weekly!