Why become a CAP volunteer?

To make a difference!
CAP helps people in amazing ways

Get Involved

There’s more than one way to help

The mission of Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca (CAP) is to cultivate a community where all people are respectfully supported and empowered to embrace opportunities for learning, growth and economic security.

CAP has rewarding opportunities available in over a dozen programs to match your skills and abilities. We strive to provide every volunteer with meaningful activities that fit your schedule.

  • Stocking pantry shelves with incoming food
  • Unloading food items from truck or boxes
  • Creating and packing food baskets for the mobile food pantry and Head Start Backpack Program
  • Assisting with mobile food pantry deliveries
  • Coordination of mobile food pantry including home deliveries
Food Recovery Assistant
  • Assisting Food Security Coordinator with deliveries to local food pantries in Cayuga and Seneca Counties
  • Loading, stacking and unloading cases of food in our warehouse
  • Repacking donated loads of food for delivery
  • General support to Food Security Coordinator
CAP Closet Free Clothing
  • Receiving and processing donations
  • Washing and hanging clothes
  • Setting up clothes and household goods displays
  • Assisting customers with clothing and household needs
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Volunteer Transportation 
  • Volunteer drivers provide safe, reliable transportation to eligible individuals to well-visits, non-emergency, medical care, employment, training and workforce development meetings
  • Drivers will be reimbursed the current federal mileage reimbursement at $.62.5.

Click here to submit your application today.

Other Opportunities
  • Data entry, answering phones
  • Research, filing, photocopying
  • Fundraising, event planning, support
  • Community outreach and more!
General Volunteer Requirements
  • Must work well with others
  • Must be able to treat clients with compassion, dignity and sensitivity
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds; recommended, not required and may vary by task

Change Lives.
Make a Difference.
Build Community.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or would like more information, please contact us today.

315-255-1703 or Click Here To Email Us

Opportunities for Students:

Looking for internships or service-learning hours at school? Have specific program requirements to meet? Call our Human Resources Department today to see if CAP can meet your needs, 315-255-1703 x 129.

Funding provided by:

Commission on National and Community Services New York State Volunteer Generation Program (VGP), New York State Department of Health Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) and New York State Department of State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)