The Parkway Center of Utica is actively seeking Volunteers for the following opportunities

PC Volunteers !

“PC Volunteers !” is a new program under the Department of Volunteer Services.
This is the place where we will post volunteer opportunities just for The Parkway Center.

Volunteer Front Desk Receptionist – Are you friendly and outgoing ?
Do you like to meet and greet people? Then you can help out The Parkway Center by filling in at the front desk. Morning or afternoon shift (the morning shift has the most need). Full training is provided.

PC Volunteer Drivers – Drivers are needed to pick up and take home members to the Center on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Volunteer Clerk at Second Chance Tool Store – Receive donations of used tools, cash out customers.
Shifts available Wednesday – Friday  9am to 4pm. If you are into tools this is the place for you.


RSVP Opportunities

Oneida County Historical Society

Facilities Assistant – the Facilities Assistant would be responsible for assisting the Executive Director with general building maintenance, grounds keeping, and custodial responsibilities. The ideal candidate must possess a positive attitude and the ability to work in a variety of conditions.

Research Assistant – the research assistant will complete research requests using the society’s collections and resources as well as other basic office duties. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with the ability to multi-task. The volunteer must also be comfortable using basic computer programs.

Rescue Mission of Utica

The Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers in the following areas: clerical assistance, office assistance, food service center, and the computer and education learning center.

Utica Public Library

General Library Work – the library needs volunteers to help with daily library activities such as: shelving books, straightening stacks, data entry, book labeling, etc. Volunteers should have good organizational skills, and computer/typing experience.

Genealogy and Local History – volunteers would help visitors to the genealogy room locate materials in the collection and conducting family history research. Volunteers should have an interest in local history, experience with family history research, and good computer skills.

Library Cafe – volunteers are needed in the cafe preparing hot and cold beverages and selling other light refreshments. Volunteers should have customer service skills, experience in food service is helpful.

Salvation Army

Front Desk Volunteers – greet clients, answer phones, provide general information, arrange food pantry, schedule appointments.

Soup Kitchen – assist in preparation, service, and clean-up.

Youth Drop-in Program – greet clients, assist program leaders with activities, serve snacks/dinner.

Food Pantry – stock shelves, and greet clients.

Music Academy – help teach children how to play musical instruments.

Troop Leaders and Assistants – assist and lead the Salvation Army Troop programs

Fall and Spring Clean-up – assisting seniors with fall and spring yard clean-up.

Legacy of Mercy – visit and deliver gifts to local seniors and disabled individuals who are in local rehab programs or nursing facilities.

Way2Go Opportunities

TITLE: Volunteer Medical Transportation Driver

DUTIES: Transport Oneida County Seniors to and from non-emergency medical appointments


  • Must be 55 years or older
  • Must have valid New York State driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Access to a reliable vehicle with a current vehicle registration and vehicle insurance card
  • No criminal record
  • Genuine concern for others
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Access to telephone;  able to use and follow a schedule
  • Ability to keep accurate mileage records in accordance with given procedures

BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEERS: IRS Tax-Free Reimbursement of mileage at the current rate of $.505 /mile, tolls and parking with printed receipts, and excess liability insurance.  The reimbursement you earn will not affect Social Security Disability, Food Stamps, or SSI status.  The rate is tied to the Federal government’s allowance which means that any reimbursement at $.505 /mile and below is not considered income.


The Parkway Center is actively seeking Volunteer Bus Drivers to assist us in transporting volunteers that work with the Foster Grandparents Organization, a group of seniors that work with children.  The volunteers for this organization need transportation from their homes to the sites where they volunteer.  We will be using our 10 passenger bus to transport them to the sites which include Calvary Church, Municipal Housing, and more.

TITLE: Volunteer Bus Driver

DUTIES: Transport Oneida County Seniors to and from their residence to volunteer sites in the community.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have valid New York State driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Genuine concern for others
  • Reliable and punctual


TITLE: Way2Go Transportation Ambassadors

DUTIES: Provide peer to peer support to individuals that would like to familiarize themselves or learn how to ride CENTRO system. Ambassadors cover the advantages of using the bus, how seniors can register for ½ price bus fare, popular destinations you can reach by bus, how to plan a bus trip and how to transfer buses. Participants are given the opportunity to take a group CENTRO trip at a later date after the workshop.


  • Must be 50 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people
  • Genuine concern for others
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good communication skills
  • Have a good understanding of how to use CENTRO bus system
  • Able to maintain documentation


TITLE: Way2Go Transportation Ambassador

DUTIES: Present workshops in the community on Retired From Driving this is an hour and half workshop designed for the needs of older adults; it educates participants about CENTRO bus services, Rideshare, Call-A-Bus, transportation to medical appointments, and more. Participants leave with information about local transportation resources.


  • Must be 50 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people
  • Genuine concern for others
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to present in front of a group