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Volunteering at PAL

PAL offers numerous volunteer and internship opportunities working with Albany youth. Volunteers are required to fill out an application and visit the PAL office for an interview and orientation. To apply to volunteer with the Albany PAL, download and complete this form. Scan and email this form to [email protected] or bring a hard copy of the form to our office at 844 Madison Avenue. Volunteers need to have a Government issued Photo ID and Social Security Card; they are also required to undergo a background check.  The programs of PAL would not be possible without the help of our fantastic volunteers. Become a part of this wonderful organization and choose to volunteer today and make a difference in community and in the lives of children. 

After School Program
Volunteer Description:

We believe that every child should have a safe place to go after school. We are looking for motivated volunteers who are positive, energetic, compassionate and have the ability to work with diverse populations. After School Program takes place 2:30-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday when school is in session. Volunteers will assist staff with supervision of students K-5, help with homework, provide snacks, track attendance, and interact with students in a variety of engaging activities. Volunteers have the opportunity to plan and implement activities aligning with their skills and interests such as sports, arts and crafts, dance etc. or actively participate in activities planned by PAL staff.

Mentoring Year Round 
Volunteer Description:

PAL is accepting new applications for those interested in becoming a Mentor. The Mentoring Program is being offered on Mondays 5:30pm-7:00pm and Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm. Mentoring sessions include activities such as: character education, arts & crafts, homework help, group games, athletics, and even some field trips. All mentoring takes place in a group setting and there is no obligation for a mentor to contribute their own funds or time outside of mentoring sessions. All sessions take place at the PAL Center.

American Little League Baseball Coach
Volunteer Description:

PAL is accepting new applications for those interested in becoming an American Little League Baseball Coach. The American Little League Baseball Program is being offered April-June each year. Coaches will lead practices and games and communicate with families on a daily/weekly basis. All practices and home games take place at the PAL American Little League Facility (95 Krank St.) Dependent on the level being coaching, games could be away. 
Games can occur any day Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays. Practices are scheduled by the coaches. 

Basketball Coach

Volunteer Description:

PAL is accepting new applications for those interested in becoming a coach for our 8U or 14U Basketball programs. Basketball runs January through March. Coaches will lead practices and games and communicate with families on a daily/weekly basis. All practices and home games take place at the PAL Center Facility (844 Madison Ave). 
8U Games take place on Saturdays. 
14U Games take place Tuesday-Thursday. Practice is organized by the coach in collaboration with PAL. 


Albany Police Athletic League, Inc.

844 Madison Avenue 
Albany, New York 12208

Phone: 518-435-0392
Email: [email protected]

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