Chances are you’re on this page because you want to help make a difference in Washington County.

We have opportunities for groups and individuals, and are always looking for new ways to partner with our neighbors. Take a look at what we currently have available. If you don’t see something and have an idea, email Matthew David, Outreach & Development Coordinator, as [email protected]! Fill out the Volunteer Profile at the bottom of this page to start your LEAP journey!

Coat Closet

  • Help clean, hang, and organize before the event.
  • Be there on the day of the event to help with set up and shopping with the families who attend.

Food Pantry

  • Food Runs: Help staff pick up orders and deliver to the Food Pantry located in the WIC building! [FE Market 32 Monday & Wednesday] [Regional Food Bank monthly]
  • Sorting & Stocking [rotating as required]
  • Cleaning & Organizing
  • Double Bagging
  • Filling client orders as necessary

Community Garden

  • Mowing
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Harvesting

Season of Giving [A LEAP giving initiative to the seniors who utilize our Senior Transportation Program.]

  • Shop with staff, label, count, and prepare gift bags for senior citizens we transport.

Buildings & Grounds

  • Help with regular maintenance and building projects at LEAP centers
    [Specific need for our Cambridge, NY Center.]

Head Start / Early Head Start
We’ll provide necessary training. Long-term volunteers must undergo a background check.

  • Share your skills/expertise with our children and staff
    [yoga, meditation, cooking, music, etc.]        
  • Read to a classroom
  • Help in the kitchen
    [all food is prepared by LEAP cooks]
  • Help in the classroom for an afternoon
  • Help as a bus monitor


  • Hang posters in your community
  • LEAP Ambassadors [Coming Soon]
  • Social Media Support [Coming Soon]
  • Help at tabling events throughout the area
  • Help with fundraising efforts


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at LEAP is a volunteer body! We take pride in knowing that these smart, capable, compassionate individuals are so committed to improving the lives of Washington County residents. We may not always have a need for new board members, but are actively building a pipeline of community-oriented folks interested in this opportunity. Our board members do more than just attend monthly meetings. They are active in the Washington County and LEAP communities; the volunteer their time and wisdom; they help to guide the agency; they bring valuable contacts and relationships to the agency. If this sounds like an opportunity you’re looking for, please email Shelley Smith, Executive Director, at [email protected]


Get Started Today! Complete the Volunteer Profile/Intake below and someone reach out to soon.

LEAP Volunteer Interest Profile

Thanks for your interest in becoming a LEAP volunteer! You can fill this form out here, or print, complete, and return the attached form on the volunteer page.

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Are you an RSVP Senior Volunteer?
Age Group(Required)
Please note that we will need parental consent for minors to volunteer.
Is this court-mandated community service?(Required)
Select all areas of interest that apply.(Required)
Select all days of the week you are able to volunteer.
Which times of the day do you prefer?
County of Residence?
You do not have to be a Washington County resident to work or volunteer for LEAP. This is just for our own internal tracking purposes.
Activity Level
Have you been convicted of a crime?(Required)
At LEAP, we believe in second chances and giving the benefit of the doubt. Prior convictions DO NOT automatically prevent you from volunteering.
Photo/Video Release(Required)
I hereby grant Washington County EOC, Inc., dba LEAP, permission to use my likeness in a photograph or other digital reproduction for use in any and all of its promotional publications. I understand and agree that these materials will become the property of Washington County EOC, Inc. and will not be returned. I hereby irrevocably authorize them to copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute photos/videos for purposes of publicizing its programs or for any other lawful purpose. I further understand that no special compensation will be provided to me for use of my image and that I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of my image. I am 18 years of age and am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.
Name of Minor Volunteer
Name of Parent/Guardian
Confidentiality Agreement(Required)
This agreement applies to all volunteers associated with and/or involved in the activities or affairs of Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., dba LEAP. This includes all activity at its main office and all outreach sites locations. All data, materials, knowledge and information generated through, originating from, or having to do with my volunteer activity. Information will not be disclosed to any third party. All pages, forms, information, designs, documents, printed matter, policies and procedures, conversations, messages (received or transmitted), resources, contacts, e-mail lists, e-mail messages, client, staff or public information is confidential. This also includes, but is not limited to, any information of, or relating to our staff, clients, operations and activities. This privilege extends to all forms and formats in which the information is maintained and stored, including, but not limited to hardcopy, photocopy, microform, automated and/or electronic form. Customer and donor information, including all file information, is not to be disclosed to any third party, under any circumstances, without the consent of LEAP Administrative Staff. Any disclosure, misuse, copying or transmittal of any material, data or information, whether will subject you to disciplinary action, according to the procedures set by Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. and any applicable laws. By checking the box below, I agree to these confidentiality terms.