SmartWorks Senior Services

SmartWorks- get rewired, not retired

SmartWorks, the Capital Region's volunteer leadership project, is looking for retired professionals who want a rewarding, stimulating way to stay engaged and involved with their community, careers, and peers.

SmartWorks, a program of Senior Services of Albany run by returning-retiree Nikki Smith, pairs retired professionals with non-profits looking to accomplish specific projects within their agencies. It's a win-win situation, a retiree takes on a new challenge, and a non-profit benefits from the skill and experience of a seasoned professional.

To date, SmartWorks has placed 39 volunteers in projects at more than 20 nonprofits including The Law and Justice Center, The Albany Institute of History and Art, and Women's Employment and Resource Center.

SmartWorks positions are flexible, and each project has a specific start and end date. Projects are professional in nature and often require a high level of expertise. Past projects have included implementing a management plan, developing a marketing strategy, creating financial workshops, and coordinating a major fundraising event.

SmartWorks is now recruiting a new set of volunteers for projects around the Capital District.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, call Nikki at 472-2714.

Senior Services of Albany is a non-profit, public service organization (501-c-3) serving seniors and their caregivers in the Capital Region for over 55 years. Senior Services of Albany operates several Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels, and provides information and support services, caregiver services, transportation and Adult Day Care. Learn more at