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Find a Place to Volunteer

Whether you are searching for a place to volunteer on campus or in the community, we can help.  Browse the list of organizations below or use the search box to narrow the results.  Click each listing for more information.  Students are welcome to contact these organizations directly to inquire about volunteering.  Because some service agencies and organizations are small and have limited staff, we sometimes recommend that students also check with our office to inquire about the agency or department he/she is interested in.

FAQ Plus IconA Second Thought Resale Shop

Services:

This store is part of Heritage Christian Home. They sell used clothing, toys, home decorations, and formal wear. All profits from the store are used to support HCH's International Ministries Program. Currently they are sending groups to Guatemala to repair and distribute wheelchairs & to teach range of motion to improve health and quality of life for people with disibilities there. Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm & Thursday open until 7pm.

Volunteer Needs:

Help operate the store:accepting donations, doing laundry, inventory items, customer service, cashiering. Also need volunteers to gather DONATIONS of clothing, toys, and household items (can not accept large furniture, computers, cribs, car seats, or strollers)

http://www.heritagechristianservices.org/Default.aspx?RD=1994

FAQ Plus IconAction for a Better Community

Services:

As a "community action agency," ABC's programs touch upon the health, education, safety, employment, and housing of our region's families, individuals, teens, and toddlers. ABC has aided thousands of individuals/families to move from public assistance to a gainfully employed, tax-paying status.

Volunteer Needs:

HEAD START PROGRAMS: Volunteers assist in the classroom. EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS help individuals with their education /career training OFFICE WORKER / COMPUTER WORKER

http://www.abcinfo.org/

FAQ Plus IconAdopt-A-Stream

Services:

Delta Laboratories, Inc is a not for profit environmental organization that provides education, guidance and resources for communities and individuals in order to preserve and protect our natural resources and the environment.For 30 years, Delta Labs has tested the water quality of Upstate New York's rivers and streams. We have preserved bodies of water and fought hard to clean them up. We have taught children to value this precious resource.We invite you to join us in protecting the environment where you live.

http://www.adopt-a-stream.org/mission.php

FAQ Plus IconAdvocacy Center, The

Services:

Assists people with developmental disabilites and/or other disabilites and their families by providing information and referral case advocacy and advocacy skills training. (Brain injury information included). Newsletters in English and Spanish

Volunteer Needs:

Office work: answering the agency's telephone, typing, filing, data entry and other office projects. Afternoons are our greatest need for coverage.

http://www.advocacycenter.com/

FAQ Plus IconAdvocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims

Services:

ASADV is once again recruiting interested individuals to apply for a 50-hour advocate training which is scheduled for October through March.

Volunteer Needs:

People who are fluent in A S L * have knowledge of Deaf Culture * live in Monroe County * are interested in becoming an advocate

http://www.asadv.org/

FAQ Plus IconAIDS Care

Services:

AIDS Rochester, Inc. provides case management to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This includes housing assistance, nutrition programs, mental health services, and health and wellness programs. ARI is a leader within the 8 county area we cover, with several educational and prevention programs, including a needle exchange program, outreach and education to communities at risk, educational programming to schools, businesses, civic service organizations, etc...Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and we utilize over 800 volunteers each year. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer or internship programs, please call or email our volunteer department. Volunteers are always needed to assist with nutritional programs, needle exchange and street outreach, clerical and administrative needs, fundraisers and special events and many other tasks.

Volunteer Needs:

Volunteers make all the difference in the world! Hundreds of volunteers serve many functions and provide an array of services to improve the lives of people who are living with HIV/AIDS and support programs that prevent HIV. * Volunteers assist with our nutritional program, including preparing and serving meals and distributing food through our food cupboard. * Clerical and office support is needed to assemble educational and safer sex packets, making red ribbons, telephone support, etc. * Street and night time outreach events take volunteers into the city on our outreach van to distribute condoms and assist with HIV testing. * Planning and implementation of special events and fundraisers requires many hands.

http://www.acrochester.org/vols

FAQ Plus IconAl Sigl Center

Services:

Service areas include: The ARC; Mary Cariola Children's Center; Medical Motor Service of Rochester & Monroe Co.; Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis Inc; Rochester Hearing and Speech Center; Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.; United Cerebral Palsy Association. There are numerous volunteer opportunites at each of these locations. ON BUS LINE

http://www.alsigl.org/

FAQ Plus IconAlternatives for Battered Women

Services:

Volunteers at Alternatives for Battered Women give a lot and get a lot too! They meet great people, develop new skills, and know they are making a huge difference in the lives of women and children who are escaping a climate of violence and abuse. Consider being one of our wonderful volunteers. There are lots of things you can do to help: Make presentations to school groups, Pick up groceries, Facilitate discussions among a group of women moving out on their own, Scrub a wall, Build a bulletin board, Type, copy, file, Staff the clothing room, sort donations, Play with some kids who long for a safe nurturing place to be, Answer phones, Paint a room Staff the 24 hour crisis hotline, be a translator for women (ASL or another language) and more - be a support for a person in crisis

http://www.abwrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconAlzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter

Services:

Assisting the family caregiver to maintain a normal, productive lifestyle. They provide support, information and education to family and professional caregivers of those individuals affected by dementia. supports local and national research.

Volunteer Needs:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Seeking a volunteer to take pictures of their events. The volunteer would need a 35mm camera and some experience taking pictures.

PUBLIC RELATIONS HELPER: Seeking a volunteer to assist with news releases and media relations. This volunteer should have expereience interacting with the local media and strong writing skills.

SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATORS: Talented eager volunteers needed to substitute for group leaders. To form a pool of group facilitators. Training and on-going support provided.

CARELINE VOLUNTEERS: Provide emotional support to caregivers through a telephone support network.

http://www.alz.org/RochesterNY/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Cancer Society

Services:

Volunteers are needed for patient services, information distribution, Cancer Control Network, health fairs, Hope Lodge maintenance and grounds keeping, special events throughout the year and clerical assistance.

Special Event:

DAFFODIL DAYS Freshly picked daffodils will arrive from the flower fields of Washington state. The flowers will be delivered to the student volunteer center prepared in beautiful vases along with a personal note from parents or loved ones. They are looking for assistance in delivering the flowers to students on campus during the week.

ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.cancer.org/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Diabetes Association-Rochester Chapter

Services:

Services include support groups; information and referral; patient, public and professional education programs; chilren's summer camp program; speakers bureau and materials/resources for people with or at risk for diabetes.

Volunteer Needs:

WALK FOR DIABETES Help raise money and awareness for diabetes by participating in this fun walk in September.

HEALTH FAIR HELPERS: Volunteers are needed to disseminate information to attendees, provide forms for mailing lists and petitions. You must have your own transportation. Earn gift certificates redeemable at Wegman's and mileage money.

http://www.diabetes.org/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Heart Association

Services: Dedicated to the reduction of disability and death from heart disease and stroke. Provides education programs and funds life saving research.

Volunteer Needs:

Heart Walk - a 5k walk to fundraise for education and research. This Walk is held in March & RIT always has a team, so call for more details. Volunteers are also needed to help out during the year with office work, mailings, and fundraisers.

http://www.americanheart.org/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Lung Association

Services: Prevention, education, advocacy, and research in the areas of asthma, lung cancer, COPD, emphysema, influenza, tobacco control, environmental health and other related lung issues.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OFFICE WORK, SPECIAL EVENT PLANNER, COUNSELOR: HELP SMOKERS BREAK THE ADDICTION, COMMUNITY EDUCATOR, SPEAKER

http://www.lung.org/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Red Cross

Services:

Services include disaster relief; health and safety courses (CPR, First Aid, water safety, back injury prevention, HIV/AIDS education); community heating funds; job readiness training; community food and nutrition services; school programs.

Volunteer Needs:

EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES - Did you know that American Red Cross disaster volunteers respond to emergencies whenever and wherever they strike, 365 days a year? Volunteers work to ensure that emergency or disaster-related needs of the community are being met. The following services and teams are how.The Disaster Action Team, they set up shelters, conduct damage assessments and meet the immediate needs of disaster victims.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICES - Blood Unit Volunteers at a blood drive ensure that every valuable pint gets to those whose lives depend on it. BUV’s coordinate the registration of donors, serve refreshments and observe people for signs of reaction after their donation.

KIDS PROJECT: is a puppet show that allows children to have fun while learning about disabilities.

RED CROSS CRAFT PROGRAM: At Monroe Community Hospital.

FAMILY VOLUNTEER SUPPORT PROGRAM: Red Cross has a program called the Family Volunteer Support Program that matches adult volunteers with single parent families that are at risk of child abuse and neglect. We work through pediatrician, medical and social service agency offices to help us identify families and then the families decide if they would like to be matched with a volunteer friend. We would be looking for volunteers that have had experience raising children and would be willing to be good listners and share parenting ideas and suggestions.

http://www.redcross.org/

FAQ Plus IconAmerican Red Cross-Henrietta

Services:

donate blood or volunteer with blood drives. 

http://www.redcross.org/ny/rochester

FAQ Plus IconAmericorps

Services:

Americorps volunteers work full time or part time at various sites in Rochester. The program is similar to the Peace Corps but volunteers remain in the US.

http://www.citizenschools.org/careers/teaching-fellowship/

FAQ Plus IconArc of Monroe County

Services:

Provides high-quality programs for individuals with developmental disabilites and or mental retardation. Program services offered include: residential, clinical, vocational, day treatment, family support service coordination and transportation services.

Volunteer Needs:

SPECIAL SITTERS:Volunteer to be a sitter/companion for adults or children who have developmental disabilities

SPECIAL EVENT HELP,OFFICE WORK,COMPUTER ASSISTANT,TEACH SPECIAL SKILLS,ASSIST WITH DAILY LIVING SKILLS

http://www.arcmonroe.org/

FAQ Plus IconArts and Cultural Council

Services:

ACC develops, promotes and strengthens the cultural industry for the benefit of the people in Rochester; Volunteers needed in several areas: Database Manager, Accounting Assistant, Development Assistant, Clerical Assistant, web site maintenance & technical support

ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY; ON BUSLINE; FREE PARKING

http://www.artsrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconArtwalk

Services:

Conceived by local Rochester New York residents, ARTWalk is a permanent urban art trail, connecting the arts centers and public spaces within the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). ARTWalk is an interactive outdoor museum, located on University Avenue between the Memorial Art Gallery and the George Eastman House. OPEN CALL for 2003 ARTISTIC BUS SHELTER - dealine for submissions is May 2, 2003 September 14, 2003 (Sunday) is Signature Event - want to participate? Email ARTWalk for info!

Volunteer Needs:

committees, events, submit work for open calls, professional services, and others!!!

http://www.rochesterartwalk.org/

FAQ Plus IconAssociation for the Blind & Visually Impaired: ABVI Goodwill

Services:

The mission of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester is to "assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their highest level of independence in their social and vocational lives."

Each year, the staff at ABVI-Goodwill touches the lives of more than 3,000 individuals, newborn to older adults, who are blind or visually impaired. In any year, more then 1,000 individuals will receive low vision screenings and examinations in Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region.

Other services include employment training, daily living skills, orientation and mobility training, counseling, computer training, social opportunities, children's programs, evaluations, and prescriptions for visual aids.

Volunteer Needs:

Volunteers are needed to help individuals who are blind and visually impaired in the following areas:

READING MAIL AND LITERATURE, SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES, VISITING, TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS, THE CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Other opportunities include:

THE GOODWILL FASHION'S, ETC STORES, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS, OFFICE WORK, DATA ENTRY, FUNDRAISING

http://www.abvi-goodwill.org/

FAQ Plus IconBaden Street Settlement

Services:

Provides counseling, recreational, social, educational, emergency, and vocational, neighborhood development, drug counseling, and AIDS education and support services to the community Volunteer Opportunities are available in the following areas: Counseling & Support Center Developmental Disability Services Vocational Education Program, tutoring Jobs for Youth Program, mentoring Child Development Center HIPPY Program, Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters ages 3-5 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Senior Center, activities director & arts & crafts program Teen Center, programs & support for youth ages 9-21

 

http://www.badenstreet.org/

FAQ Plus IconBay Trail Middle School

Services:

MENTORING PROGRAM: provide friendship and spend quality time with kids in Penfield Middle School. 1 hour, once a week, is required. Volunteers and kids can meet weekdays at the school anytime between 7:15am - 4pm.

http://www.penfield.edu/baytrail.cfm

FAQ Plus IconBethany House

Services:

Depends on the generosity of many in the Rochester area to help meet the needs of homeles women and their children. Any time or talents you could offer would be greatly appreciated. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.bethany.org/rochester

FAQ Plus IconBig Brothers/Big Sisters/Community Partners for Youth

Services:

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS A Big Brother Big Sister is a mentor, friend, and a true role model who helps a child develop the self esteem and life skills necessary to become a healthy, productive adult. The service to youth is based on the concept of one-on-one relationship between an adult volunteer and a child.Trained and screened adult big brothers and big sisters provide children with adult guidance and companionship on a one-to-one basis. Time requirements and screening process required.

http://www.bbbsr.org/

FAQ Plus IconBig Buddy Program

Services:

A Genesee County program, which matches at-risk-youth, ages 5-16 with adult volunteers as positive role models/mentors. Time requirements and screening process required

Contact Information:

Big Buddy Program Genesee County Inc,

3837 W Main Street Road
BataviaNY 14020

FAQ Plus IconBirthright of Rochester, Inc.

Services:

Free and confidential services include pregnancy testing; non-judgemental counseling; follow-up support; childbirth and infant care classes; material assistance; referrals for medical, adoption, legal, schooling and housing needs.

Volunteer Needs:

OFFICE WORK,ANSWER PHONE CALLS,WELCOME AND ASSIST WOMEN,LIGHT CLEANING, CLERICAL WORK,SORTING AND DISTRIBUTING maternity & baby clothes

http://www.birthright.org/

FAQ Plus IconBishop Sheens Ecumenical Housing

Services:

Needs volunteers to help with computers, video production, web sites, clerical assistance and fundraising. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://sheenhousing.org/

FAQ Plus IconBlessed Sacrament Supper Program
FAQ Plus IconBoys and Girls Club of Rochester, Inc.

Services: A youth development organization providing quality programs and services to youth up to age 18 which assist them to recognize and achieve their potential for healthy and productive lives

http://www.bgcrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconBreast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Services:

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's mission is to make eradication of breast cancer a priority through education and advocacy, to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer, and to promote and focus research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.breastcancercoalition.org/

FAQ Plus IconCalvary St. Andrews Preschool & Family Center

Services:

Help make the Center a warm and welcoming place, greeting visitors and those who call, providing hospitality.

As a trainee, assisting in the daily activities of the Preschool program and the child care provided during the parent education programs.

Reading to a child, or children, on a weekly basis and signing books out to them. Providing the child with some one-on– one interaction and teaching them the responsibilities that come with books and libraries.

Helping to keep the Center a safe and pleasant space, through minor repairs, cleaning, and improvement projects.

Helping staff to organize materials for the Center’s library and information on what’s going on in the community.

Assisting in the communication work of the office (typing can be done at home). .

Working with the Program Coordinator in preparing for projects, events, kits for child care and home visiting.

Assisting staff in the mailings and preparation of materials for fundraising projects.

CHILDCARE, READING PARTNER,CENTER MAINTENANCE, PUBLICITY, LIBRARY SERVICES, OFFICE WORK, PROJECTS, FUNDRAISING. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

http://www.calvarystandrews.org/

FAQ Plus IconCameron Community Ministries

Services: An urban Christian outreach ministry based in northwest Rochester. They help to meet the needs of a generaly poor neighborhood community. Services include: Kids Cafe, Hot Lunch Program, Four Youth Groups, Reading Partners After School Program, Clothing House, Hispanic Outreach Program, computer training, adult support groups, crisis intervention, and summer recreation, Volunteer positions available in all areas. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.cameronministries.org/home0.aspx

FAQ Plus IconCamp DayDreams

Services:

Camp DayDreams is a youth development program that assists children as they grow both as individuals and as members of a community through participation in an education-based residential summer camp experience and year-round support programs.

http://www.campdaydreams.org/

FAQ Plus IconCamp Good Days and Special Times, Inc.

Services:

Provides informal educational, recreational and school-age child care programs that promote self-reliance and responsible citizenship.

Volunteer Needs:

MAILINGS, EVENTS, PROJECTS, PROGRAMS / FUNDRAISERS, TEDDI "T" SPORTS FESTIVAL (JULY), ONCAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.campgooddays.org/

FAQ Plus IconCancer Action, Inc.

Services:

Provides cancer patients, their family and friends with suport, education and advocacy; offers health education, smoking withdrawal, professional education and minoriy outreachprograms; runs a day-camp for children with cancer and their siblings, men and women.

Volunteer Needs:

HEALTH FAIRS & OUTSIDE PROMOTIONS Help hand out information and packets about cancer programs, and support as well as medical facts at area malls, churches and schools. (Need 2-3 people to work) RECEPTIONIST COMPUTER/PC LIGHT BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIBRARY WORK (organize, stock & catalogue) GENERAL OFFICE WORK

http://www.gildasclubrochester.org/cancer-action.cfm

FAQ Plus IconCatholic Charities of Livingston County

Services:

Catholic Charities is an outreach, outwardly-focused organization where they are dedicated to helping others in need with the goal of alleviating poverty.

http://www.aboutcclc.org/

FAQ Plus IconCatholic Family Center

Services:

Provides individual, family and group counseling; emergency assistance, outpatient and residential drug treatment; home-based preventive services to children and families, adoption and foster care placement; youth services; homeless and housing assistance; services to elderly; advocacy; employee assistance program; single parent services. Services available in surrounding counties.

Volunteer Needs:

BABYSITTING / CHILD CARE, YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM, STORY TELLER, COMPUTER TUTOR, REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMS, JOB SKILL PROGRAM / LIFE SKILL PROGRAM, RECREATION PROGRAM, CLERICAL WORK, SENIOR PROGRAMS, COLLECTIONS, ODD JOBS / MAINTENANCE / YARD WORK, SEASONAL EVENTS / PARTIES, INTERPRETERS (ASL INCLUDED)

http://www.cfcrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconCenter for Missing and Exploited Children

Services:

Provides technical assistance to citizens and law enforcement agencies; Photograph & Poster Distribution nationwide; coordinates child protection efforts; 24 hour toll free hotline; Case Assistance; Cyber Typeline.

Volunteer Needs:

Assist with office duties, fundraisers, or educational programs; donations (for anual auction, library help, computer work.

http://www.ncmec.org/

FAQ Plus IconCharles Settlement House, Inc.

Services:

Neighborhood center serving northwest Rochester residents of all ages since 1917. Current programs include preschool development, youth programs, family services, community organization and senior adult services.

PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT Ready, Set, Grow Program- Assist 3 year old program by reading to small children, play with building blocks, and assist children with easel. Tues. and Thurs.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION Agency Newsletter- Assist with collating of Agency newsletter, work with neighborhood association and members, and deliver it to area homes and businesses.

SENIOR SERVICES Charles House Seniors Club- Assist with SenioClub meetings ( socialize with seniors, assist with refreshments and call BINGO) Northwest Rochester Senior Center- Share talents and skills with seniors (60+) by leading a craft group, discussion group or special interest group, and socializing with seniors.

YOUTH SERVICES Pillow Room: Read to children, listen to a child read, read as a group, quiet time (all read silently) and talk about the love for books. Arts and Crafts Room: Assist and supervise children with arts and crafts projects. Computer Room: Assist children with operation of computers and teach basic computer skills. Work with either a group or one-on-one. Game Room: Assist with supervising a group of children in a game room, participate in games, and help children learn to get along peacefully and resolve conflicts positively.

http://www.charlessettlementhouse.org/

FAQ Plus IconChildren Awaiting Parents

Services:

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (CAP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Rochester, New York. For more than 37 years, CAP has been dedicated to finding permanent adoptive homes for America?s waiting children. CAP has brought together more than 6,000 children and families. Volunteer Opportunities:Children Awaiting Parents hosts two fundraising events annually, a Family Walk and a wine tasting event. Volunteers are needed for both events. Volunteers are also welcome to assist with marketing and administrative tasks in the office, as well as to serve as mentors for foster children waiting for a permanent home. More information can be found by calling (585) 232-5110.

http://www.childrenawaitingparents.org/

FAQ Plus IconChildren's Institute

Services:

Developing and disseminating preventive programs for the social and emotional well being of children. DONATIONS: children's books playroom items: puppets, toys, art supplies. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

https://www.childrensinstitute.net/

FAQ Plus IconClara Barton School #2 / Wellness Center

Services:

Clara Barton is an inner-city elementary school in need of volunteers for various programs both in the classrooms and in the adjoining Wellness Center.

Volunteer Needs: WORK IN CLASSES ALONGSIDE TEACHERS, WORK WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS, TUTOR IN READING, WRITING, AND MATH, MENTOR & WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS OR SMALL GROUPS. HELP WITH 4TH GRADE TEST PREPARATION - WINTER, PEACE WEEK STORY READERS, Volunteers can work with children in K-5th grade between 9:00-3:20 or after school from 3:20-6:00. 

http://www.rcsdk12.org/Domain/248

FAQ Plus IconCommunity Place of Greater Rochester

Services:

A community-based human services agency providing services to youth, families, adults, and develpmentally disabled individuals. Our activities range from providing education enhancement for kindergartners to food and clothing for families, and some family activities. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.communityplace.org/

FAQ Plus IconCompeer

Services:

The Compeer Program matches community volunteers in friendship relationships with children and adults who are receiving mental health treatment. Consumers are are referred to the program by mental health professionals. Community volunteers, who are trained and screened, visit their friend for a minimum of one hour per week for a year and provide rehabilitative social support, advocacy, educational and vocational mentoring, and access to community resources. On-going training, supervision and support are also provided.

SKILL BUILDING PROGRAM: This generally requires a 6-8 week commitment of 1 hour per week. Volunteers work with a counselor to develop a plan for the skill to be taught. Some possible skills to teach include: cooking, household chores, using public transportation, shopping,

FRIENDS FOR A DAY: Volunteer Groups can sponsor an event for a group of compeer clients , there must be a one to one ratio of volunteers to clients (children require parental supervision as well) Some ideas are BINGO, a day at the Zoo, ice skating.Can arrange any time during the year.

COMPEER DEAF PROGRAM: matches deaf volunteers with deaf clients in mentor relationships, skill building programs, and friends for a day programs.

ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://compeer.org/

FAQ Plus IconContinuing Developmental Services

Services:

Volunteer in a residential site, recreation programs, evening continuing education program, craft projects, job coach, special events, special olympics, be a companion, lunch aid, sign language interpreter or provide household services such as cooking, sewing, gardening.

http://www.cdsunistel.org/

FAQ Plus IconCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Services:

Volunteers are needed to help abused children involved in family court proceedings. Must have a love for children, good communication skills, willingness to work with others and patience to see a long case through to the end. Other volunteer needs include donations, item donation (highchair, strolles, and furniture) special skills and services. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.nationalcasa.org/

FAQ Plus IconCrestwood Children's Center

Services:

Provides mental health outpatient, educational/day reatment and residential services to emotionally disturbed children, ages birth through adolsescence, and their families.

Volunteers Needed:

NON-INTERACTIVE Volunteers are needed for ; clerical work, gardening, maintenance, cleaning, library cataloging, “walk away “crafts projects (off grounds), & fundraiser mailings. Needs vary throughout the year

LONG TERM INTERACTIVE Volunteers lend support as companions & friends to a troubled child as; Cottage tutors or as a one to one match with kids in residential, day treatment, etc. Volunteers who are matched are screened, interviewed, and accepted only if they can commit to a long term relationship (1 year). Minority Volunteers are desperately needed- Hispanic and African American Males for the one to one and tutor programs will be placed with minority children who have been waiting a long time for a friend. 

http://www.hillside.com/CCF.aspx

FAQ Plus IconCURE (Childhood Cancer Assoc.)

Services:

Helps children and families dealing with cancer or coping with loss.

Many volunteer opportunites:

POT LUCK DINNER FOR FAMILIES Groups can help out with the entertainment for these events. Such ideas include; magicians & music; or if your group has an idea for another type of family entertainment. Occasionally, CURE may need a group or individual to provide a location for the dinner.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT One or several Volunteers are needed to help CURE with computer programming, database set up, and teaching employees how to use ACCESS program. Urgent need. Hours are flexible, CURE will work around volunteers availability!

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Volunteers are needed to come in as needed and design graphics, layout publications, etc. for fliers, invitations & brochures.

FUNDRAISING Groups are welcome to coordinate fundraising events on behalf of CURE and donations are much needed and appreciated.

PUBLISHER OF YOUTH NEWSLETTER One volunteer is needed to commit to a year of working on the youth newsletter for children with cancer. Jobs include; clipping articles, layout, working with children with cancer on articles they submit. This is a challenging job but one which the rewards far outweigh the work involved!

TOPS RECEIPT COLLECTION Volunteers are needed to organize the distribution of CURE “Tops Tapes” for collecting grocery receipts, publicize this fundraising endeavor & collect/return the tapes at regular intervals. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://curekidscancer.com/

FAQ Plus IconCystic Fibrosis

Services:

Help in the fight against CF. There are several special events throughout the year.

Volunteer Needs:

Volunteers are needed to serve on special event committees, volunteer at events, participate in events, & fundraise. JULY – Anniversary Golf Classic, AUGUST – Celebrity Golf Tournament, SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER – Great Strides Walks, OCTOBER – Run Like Hell, NOVEMBER – Skyway of Hope Gala

http://www.cff.org/

FAQ Plus IconDePaul Community Services

Services:

Adult young adult and adolescent residential services; continuing day treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation, transportation, supported and suuportive.

http://www.depaul.org/

FAQ Plus IconDimitri House

Services:

Services include: food cupboard, emergency shelter, drop-in-center, health advocate and recovery house. Volunteers are needed for each of these programs.

http://www.dimitrihouse.org/

FAQ Plus IconEast House

Services: 

A rehabilitation agency that provides a broad range of programs for adults recovering from mental illness and chemical dependency.

Volunteer Needs:

RESIDENTIAL COMPANION Similar to the Compeer Program. Volunteers are friends to individuals in a group home. They visit usually once a week and do activities such as rent & watch videos or take the residents for a walk Requires screening & training – done by Compeer Long term commitment (1 year)

VOCATIONAL SERVICES Teach/tutor residents for GED test or do basic computer training Requires screening Long term commitment (1 year)

SKILL BUILDING PROGRAM Volunteers teach independent living skills like cooking, banking, transportation etc. This project ranges in its time commitment

ANYTIME EVENT Volunteer groups can sponsor an event on RIT’s campus for East House Residents. In the Past there have been dances and ice skating here. These events give the Independent Living Residents possibly their first and only opportunity to visit and interact with college students on a campus. Professor Jamie Campbell has helped with these projects in the past

CRAFT ASSISTANT The volunteer works with the recreation coordinator at the different group homes helping residents with crafts and hands on projects. This form of therapy helps the residents feel good about accomplishing something and is intended to raise self esteem which is often very low in these clients Shorter more flexible opportunity

CLERICAL WORK There are various office work needs that occur throughout the year.

EAST HOUSE ANGELS Many East House clients cannot afford, or are unable due to illness, to purchase a Holiday gift for their child/grandchild. Our staff and clients would appreciate your kindness in consideration of participation in the East House Angel Project You/or your group can help East House with a need that otherwise may not be filled. Last year, over 260 holiday gifts were donated to us for our clients to in turn give to their children or grandchildren. Many of these people had not been able to give a gift in a long time and they were most grateful for this opportunity. A dollar limit of $10-15 is appreciated and a personalized wish for each child will be suggested. We hope you will help us fill the need, whether it’s purchasing a gift/gifts or helping to fund the Angel project, so that our clients are able to celebrate in the gift giving season with their children or grandchildren. In thanking us last year, a client wrote” thank you for your time and effort helping me get gifts for my kids.” This project is sposored by the RIT Greek Community every year. Please contact us for information. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.easthousecorp.org/

FAQ Plus IconEaster Seals

Services: Helps children and adults with disabilites, injuries and other special needs to live, learn and work independently in their communites. Volunteers are needed for special events, personal relationships, committee member, and staff support.

Volunteer Needs:

EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES Provide highly individualized therapy to children with developmental delays. Children from birth to three years old.

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE Assist in tutoring, arts and crafts, play, family counseling and job readiness, in a structured after-school care setting.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Assist in providing instruction to children with disabilities in the school setting as well as in the community.

CAMPING & RECREATION Provides integrated therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.

FERNCLIFF GARDENS Assist where needed at this 24-unit apartment complex that houses men and women with severe disabilities.

http://www.eastersealsny.com/

FAQ Plus IconEmpire Justice

Services:

Empire Justice protects and strengthens the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation.

http://empirejustice.org/

FAQ Plus IconEpilepsy Association of Greater Rochester, Inc (EARG)

Services:

Servicees offered to persons with seizure disorders and their families and friends include information and referral, counseiling and support groups, case management services, parent/family network, educational programs, employement services.

Volunteer Needs:

SPECIAL EVENTS... JUNE - GOLF TOURNAMENT to support Camp EAGR, our summer camp for children with epilepsy.,

OCTOBER – WALK-A-ABOUT, FEBRUARY – 16TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE BALL. DONATE PRIZES: Golf Tournament or silent auction items to the Chocolate Ball,

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBER: Chocolate Ball or Golf Tournament Committee

http://www.epilepsy-uny.org/

FAQ Plus IconEpiscopal Senior Life Communities

Services: Volunteers are needed to work with senior residents in different areas during the week and on the weekends.

http://www.episcopalseniorlife.org/

FAQ Plus IconEugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School

Services:

It is the mission of the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School to produce students who meet or exceed the New York State Standards in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Our students will be able to communicate in both English and Spanish. Staff members and students will view themselves as self-reflective, continuous learners. Parents will view themselves as partners in their child's education. Volunteers are always needed to help run various activities between parents and children.

http://www.emhcharter.org/

FAQ Plus IconFamily Service of Rochester, Inc.

Services:

Provides individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, children and adult mental health services, sexual abuse herapy, aging services, home care, enriched housing, assisted living, community resource center, lilac senior center assistance, training and consultation.

Volunteer Needs:

computer instructer, adult literacy, clerical / receptionist, database expert, client calls / follow up support, education programs, organizer.

http://www.fsr.org/

FAQ Plus IconFinger Lakes Land Trust - Western Lakes Chapter

Services:

The Land Trust works to protect the cherished natural places of the 12- county Finger Lakes Region. We conserve the beautiful, wild, and working landscapes of this area by establishing nature preserves and holding conservation easements, educating for responsible stewardship, and collaborating with organizations, communitites, and individuals.

Volunteer Needs:

Computer Troubleshooting (Canandaigua), Office help (Canandaigua), trail work & carpentry (Ontario County)

http://www.fllt.org/

FAQ Plus IconFood Not Bombs

Services:

Food Not Bombs/Rochester is an informal co-op that sprouted last fall. FNB is a refreshing difference from the traditional, long established supper programs and agencies that have provided meals for decades. Every Sunday the young people of FNB offer the community the only FREE, VEGETARIAN meals available between Buffalo and Ithaca. Yummy carrot soup is a staple, with plenty of bagels and a nice variety of weekly treats conscientiously gathered and shared with all who arrive. Winter servings take place every Sunday around 12:30pm at Bill and Bob's, 289 Monroe Avenue. 234-0884. As the weather turns nicer, FNB will move outdoors. Organizers are pondering a number of sites and will be effectively advertising the new location as well as a number of fundraising musical events. Last month's all-ages show at St. Joe`s featured local bands, speakers from various social movement organizations and the good, free food that Food not Bombs is becoming well known for.

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/

FAQ Plus IconFoodlink

Services:

Food information and resource clearinghouse that distributes donated food products to over 550 charitable programs in ten counties. Sponsors cooperative buying program ($AV), Farmers' market, Kids' Cafe, Nutrition Outreach Project. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.foodlinkny.org/

FAQ Plus IconFriends of Educational Excellence (FREE) Partnership

The purpose of Friends of Educational Excellence (FREE) Partnerships is to support partnerships between community organizations and Rochester city public schools to help students succeed in school.  Rochester has an urban school system that has a critical need for community support to improve educational system outcomes, and also is a city with a rich history of community involvement in public schools.

http://www.freepartnerships.org

FAQ Plus IconFriends of Rochester Public Library

Services:

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library raise funds to expand the library’s collections and programs, support special projects and promote awareness through community involvement. Funds come mainly from membership contributions, special events, and the sale of donated books at the Book Store, the sale of books online, and through four large auditorium Book Sales held throughout the year.

http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/supporting/friends/index.html

FAQ Plus IconGirl Scouts of Western New York

Services: There’s greatness in every girl and Girl Scouts helps her find it. We introduce girls to inspiring role models, offer unique skill-building opportunities in a safe environment, and set the stage for lifelong friendships.

Volunteer needs: Work with a group of girls, meeting 8 to 10 times a year and helping them develop their leadership potential. Are you an expert in a field or do you have a passion for something special? Be a subject matter expert at an upcoming program for girls or adults. Wish you could share your knack for community outreach or sales? Our adult volunteers could learn from you so they can encourage even more girls to receive the benefits of Girl Scouting! Those are just a few examples, but there are so many opportunities available!  No matter what you love doing, where your expertise lies, or the amount of time you have available, there is a place for your to give back as a Girl Scouts volunteer.  

Girl Scouts of Western New York
1000 Elmwood Ave, Suite 200
Rochester NY 14620
(585)292-5160

Website: www.gswny.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gswny
Volunteer Coordinator- contact us at volunteer@gswny.org

http://www.gswny.org/

FAQ Plus IconGRASP

Services:

GREECE RESIDENTS ASSISTING STRAY PETS There are many ways to help out animals. We are looking for volunteers to donate their time or to foster animals, fundraise, helping at adoption events, transporting animals to and from appointments, adoption events, and foster homes, educating the public, or collecting and donating supplies.

http://www.graspinc.org/

FAQ Plus IconGroup 14621 Community Association, Inc.

Services:

Provides community organizing assistance, advocacy, information and referrals, housing rehabilitation and crime prevention assistance. Member of REEP (Rochester Early Enhancement Program).

http://www.group14621.com/

FAQ Plus IconHabitat for Humanity

Services:

Renovates and builds affordable homes for low-income families among other things. Volunteers work in the planning as well as the building of these homes and communites. On campus opportunity also: join the RIT Habitat Chapter. Contact SVC for more information

http://www.rochesterhabitat.org/

FAQ Plus IconHansen Nature Center

Services

Tinker Nature Park is a 68 acre, handicap accessible park with a 1.2 mile hiking/cross-country ski trail & a 1/2 mile nature/snow shoeing trail. Nature exhibits that change with the seasons.

Volunteer Needs:

MONTHLY / SEASONAL EVENTS AT THE PARK, "CENTER SITTERS" WATCH THE CENTER WHEN STAFF ARE GIVING TRAIL TOURS, CLERICAL WORK

https://sites.google.com/site/hansennaturecenter/home

FAQ Plus IconHeritage Christian Services

Services:

Volunteers could help out at services and events that they do throughout the year.

http://www.heritagechristianservices.org/

FAQ Plus IconHickok Center for Brain Injury

Services:

THE MISSION OF THE HICKOK CENTER FOR BRAIN INJURY IS TO PROVIDE A CLUBHOUSE FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF BRAIN INJURY WHERE MEMBERS DESIGN AND DIRECT A PROGRAM WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO SELECT AND PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL. PRE-VOCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WHICH ENHANCE AND SUPPORT THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. The Center is a structured day program for adults with TBI. The Clubhouse model fosters independence, social confidence and friendships. Essential operations of the clubhouse are shared by the members and staff alike. There are usually 10-15 active members at any given time. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: ANYTIME: Office work; Graphic Design; One Time Activity (volunteers share an interest like arts & crafts projects, photography, nutrition, etc.) ONCE A WEEK: volunteers needed to teach computer class ONCE A MONTH: volunteers to escort members to different activities in the community. Choose from any of the following activities: Art Gallery, Eastman House, Planetarium, Fitness Class, Movies, Lunch out, Amerks Game, Concerts.

http://www.hickokcenter.org/

FAQ Plus IconHighland Hospital

Services:

Volunteer Opportunities include: dietary & nutrition services, transporting patients, medical records, office support, family medicine, assisting in pharmacy, oncology, women's health, Volunteers age 14 and over accepted. Join us for this rewarding experience!

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland.aspx

FAQ Plus IconHill Haven

Services:

Is a nursing home affiliated with Rochester Health Care which has virtually unlimited volunteer oportunites, here are a few; friendly visitor, escort service, hostess, creaft assistant, Bingo caller, librarian, music librarian, accompanist, photographer, office assistant, indoor gardener, card/game players, show a hobby and special interests.

http://www.rochestergeneral.org/centers-and-services/senior-services/hill-haven/

FAQ Plus IconHillside Children's Center

Services:

Private nonprofit agency committed to serving parents and children with special needs by providing customized services based on the strengths and needs of the individual. Long term, one time, monthly or special events available. time commitments and qualifications vary.VOLUNTEERS: Library Nights once a week read and do activities with the kids, Hike for Kids / September, MADD / October, Special Santas / November & December. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.hillside.com/

FAQ Plus IconHillside Family of Agencies

Services:

Hillside Family of Agencies integrated system of services addresses the varied, diverse, and complex needs of children and families in crisis situations.

http://www.hillside.com/

FAQ Plus IconHochstein Memorial Music School

Services:

Provides individual lessons, classes and ensembles in music and dance for all ages on a sliding-fee scale, including music therapy for disabled.

http://www.hochstein.org/

FAQ Plus IconHope Lodge Hospitality House

Services:

Provides free or low cost housing to patients and caregivers traveling far from home for cancer care. Groups or individuals will help with cleaning or cooking to maintain facilities. In association with the American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/HopeLodge/Rochester-NY/i...

FAQ Plus IconHORSE Rescue

Services:

HORSE HANDLER Volunteers needed to help feed, exercise, and groom horses as well as clean stalls. Carpentry skills would be most welcome as this is a new facility with much work to be done in building stalls and fencing in pastures. Assistance in keeping the facility clean is also needed. Fundraising opportunities too.

http://www.hrsny.org/

FAQ Plus IconHousing Council in the Monroe County Area, Inc.

Services:

Provides comprehensive counseling to persons with housing related problems. Assists in securing permanent and rental housing. Assists homeless and at-risk homeless in finding shelter. Tenant/landlord education program and housing hotline.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS: COMPUTER PROJECTS are ongoing, GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECTS can be arranged on an interest basis, RESEARCH PROJECTS: Individuals with interest in Social Sciences, Economics, and Community development are needed for projects throughout the year

http://www.thehousingcouncil.org/

FAQ Plus IconHumane Society at Lollypop Farm

Services:

Committed to the humane treatment of animals through education, prevention of cruelty and promotion of responsible pet ownership. Many volunteer opportunities.

http://www.lollypop.org/

FAQ Plus IconHuther-Doyle Prevention

Services:

Huther-Doyle Prevention Services helps promote healthy choices for youth and adults in communities throughout Monroe County and Western New York. We provide drug prevention and abstinence programs and events, an interactive Web site, and a mobile resource center called the Prevention Extension to spread our drug-free message and give you the support to handle almost any situation.

http://www.hutherdoyle.com/

FAQ Plus IconIbero-American Action League, Inc.

Services:

Provides comprehensive bilingual services targeted to Latinos and other in Monroe and surrounding counties: family counseling; senior center; educational and employment; housing; developmental disabilities services; community development; adoption services.

http://www.iaal.org/

FAQ Plus IconJewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

Services:

Offers programs for people of all ages including childcare, other after school activities, wellness rehabilitation, education, and programs for the developmentally disabled and independent living programs for seniors.

http://www.jccrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconJewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc.

Services:

Provides individual, marital, family and group counseling; outreach services to the frail elderly; developmental disabilities case management; information and referral; adoption services; family life education; and many volunteer opportunities. VOLUNTEERS:ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SUBSTITUTE TUTORS Volunteers are needed to substitute teach basic English classes of 8-10 senior adult immigrants from Russia. Classes are Tuesdays 10am-11:30am & 11:30am-1pm. Volunteers are usually given 3– 4 weeks notice and are given explicit lesson plans to follow. COLLECT DONATIONS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES & BOOKS Volunteers are needed to find and collect donations of books for the refugee resettlement program. The books should be easy to read for adults who are learning English and new school supplies for their children.LANGUAGE PARTNERS Volunteers are matched with a recently arrived immigrant from Russia age 20-70. Volunteers work with their match 1x a week in their home for about an hour. These immigrants are generally in the work force and/or in intensive English day classes. They want someone to practice with for the citizenship test. Volunteers also provide answers and advice about the American culture and its many systems & services. Application process with references. Interview sessions. Training period. Good communication skills, understanding of the English language equipped. Time commitment of a year AGING SERVICES: FRIENDLY VISITORS Volunteers are needed to visit with independent but isolated older adults at their home once a week. Time commitment Screening, application, references. OFFICE /CLERICAL HELP Volunteers are needed to help with mailings several times a year, various clerical jobs throughout the year, and to help tabulate surveys. Times and requirements are flexible, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PROGRAM: RAYIM Volunteers provide a one to one friendship to Jewish mentally ill adults and children in group homes. They attend Jewish holiday events with their friend and provide support around Jewish holidays. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY.

http://www.jfsrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconJewish Home of Rochester - New Horizons

Services:

Adult day care programs which offer health care, social work services and recreation programs for individuals who need daily support for their physical or mental health needs. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: RECREATION PROGRAMS, FRIENDLY VISITOR, OFFICE SUPPORT

http://www.jewishhomeroch.org/

FAQ Plus IconJordan Health Center

Services:

Community Health Center has many Volunteer opportunities: clerical, assisting with education classes, street outreach, support groups.

http://www.jordanhealth.org/jordanwpcms/

FAQ Plus IconJunior Acheivement

Services:

Volunteers are needed to visit elementary schools and talk about different jobs they have had, their career goals, and why education is important. Short commitment (1 hour/ once a week/ 5 sessions) Very fun & rewarding!

http://rochesterny.ja.org/

FAQ Plus IconKATS (Kids Adjusting Through Support)

Services:

Helps children and families manage the pain of illness and loss through their programs: parent illness program, parent bereavement program, child bereavement program, and foster family program.

VOLUNTEERS: COPING SUPPORT GROUPS Volunteers would help facilitate an ongoing group using a planned curriculum. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Groups are held on Monday evening and require a 10 week commitment.

KATS KLUB Assist with activities at an informal, social, recreational program for alumni of the coping support groups. Klub is held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the evening.

http://www.campgooddays.org/programs/detail/subprogramdetail/?subid=40&id=40

FAQ Plus IconKiwanis Club

Services:

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community-minded individuals who support children & young adults around the world. More than 500,000 members in 80 countries make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities & pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International truly is "Serving the Children of the World." Volunteer opportunities available through local chapter.

http://www.kiwanis.org/

FAQ Plus IconLearning Disabilites Association of the Genesee Valley

Services:

Provides services and advocacy to meet the educational, social, vocational, recreational and residential needs of children and adults with learning disabilities; assists parents, professionals and the community in understanding and serving individuals. VOLUNTEER NEEDS:ADULT READING TUTORS, COMPUTER LAB ASSISTANT (SATURDAYS), RECREATIONAL OUTING SUPPORT

http://www.ldarochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconLegal Aid Society of Rochester, Inc.

Services:

Provides civil legal services to those unable to obtain private counsel. Programs include Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Tenant Advocacy, Hispanic Outreach, Youth Advocacy Relations (Monroe, Livingston, Genesee and Orleans Counties), Guardian representation and Owner/Tenant Mediation Program. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS, OFFICE WORK, TRANSLATORS

http://www.lasroc.org/

FAQ Plus IconLifeline

Services:

LIFE LINE is a 24-hour, 7-day a week, confidential, crisis management and service information bureau serving individuals primarily throughout the Greater Rochester Region. LIFE LINE is designed to provide callers the stability and information needed to actively pursue assistance for their physical and mental health needs.VOLUNTEER OPERATORS NEEDED: Screening & training process & time commitment required

http://211lifeline.org/

FAQ Plus IconLifespan

Services:

Programs promoting independence, economic security and quality of life for older adults. Services include: employment, volunteerism, adult day care, nutrition/socialization, care management, nursing home advocacy, guardianship, elder abuse prevention.

http://www.lifespan-roch.org/

FAQ Plus IconLifetime Assistance

Services:

Our purpose is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential by promoting independence, dignity, and a sense of purpose. Our goal is to foster community inclusion, self-reliance, and respect for individuals with disabilities. VOLUNTEER NEEDS; CAREGIVERS, FRIENDLY VISITORS, ASSIST WITH OUTINGS

http://www.lifetimeassistance.org/

FAQ Plus IconLifetime Care

Services:

Provides in home health support services (home health aide, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy) to the ill and homebound patients in their own residences. In addition, GRHCA operates a hospice service.

http://www.lifetimecare.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=68

FAQ Plus IconLiteracy Volunteers of America

Services:

Tutors are always needed and require a training session and screening but there are many other volunteer needs as well: clerical work, special projects, group speaker, special events and donations.

http://www.literacyrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconLoaves and Fishes Food Pantry Program

Services:

Our vision is to end hunger in our community. Our mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.

http://www.loaves-fishes.org/

FAQ Plus IconLongridge Elementary School

Services:

Work with kindergarten through 2nd graders~

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/longridge.cfm

FAQ Plus IconLupus Foundation of Genessee Valley

Services:

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. The body's immune system normally makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called antigens. In an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: RECORD MONTHLY MEETING W/ CAMCORDER, BULK MAILING HELP, OFFICE WORK, HEALTH FAIR HELP, FUNDRAISER HELP: walk at event, committee work, set up parking, booths, balloons & more

http://www.lupusrochester.org/home0.aspx

FAQ Plus IconMake a Wish Foundation

Services:

Volunteers are needed to help make a sick child's wish come true by: resource gathering, fundraising, phone calls to sponsors and corporations. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://wish.org/

FAQ Plus IconMargaret's House RIT

Services:

Child care facility at RIT. on campus opportunity.

http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/margaretshouse/

FAQ Plus IconMarine Corps Reserve - Toys for Tots

Services:

Over the past 53 years, the U.S. Marines have distributed over 272,000,000 toys to 133,000,000 needy children throughout the nation. Donations form the community are collected by local Marines and distributed to local children in need. RIT\'s TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM ( December)ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.toysfortots.org/

FAQ Plus IconMary Cariola Children's Center

Services:

Provides diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for developmentally disabled, multiply handicapped preschool and school age children through clinical, residential, educational and home based services. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: RESIDENCE / CLASSROOM HELPER: Volunteers provide a helping hand by assisting in the classrooms with educational activities, supporting the growth and independence for all of the children despite their challenges.

http://www.marycariola.org/

FAQ Plus IconMCC's LIberty Partnership Program

Services:

dropout prevention program working with the Rochester City School District. Offers students tutoring, college and career exploration, academic and personal advising, and workshops. Need tutors on Mondays (3-5 pm) and Wednesdays (2-4:30 pm) at their Damon City Campus.

http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/education/lpp.htm

FAQ Plus IconMeal and More, Inc.

Services:

We have been serving people in need since 1979. With the help of a retired professional chef and many volunteers we serve, free of charge, hot, well-balanced, nutritious meals to as many as 100 or more guests every Wednesday and Sunday in a safe, inviting and clean environment. Guests include the homeless, disabled, unemployed, elderly, children and anyone needing a helping hand at this time in their lives.

http://amealandmore.org/

FAQ Plus IconMeals on Wheels / Visiting Nurses / Hospice

Services:

Provides home health care to individuals who chose to remain at home despite illness, injury or disability.

Volunteer Needs:

Meals on wheels, hospice, home visitor, clerical agency work.In need of people to volunteer to deliver in the city or Rochester.

http://www.vnsnet.com/meals-on-wheels/volunteer

FAQ Plus IconMedical Motor Service of Rochester and Monroe County

Services:

Provides transportation to persons with disabilities to medical appointments, Al Sigl Center services, human service agencies and senior centers. (Accessible wheelchair transportation also available).DONATION COLLECTION: car seats, infant seats

http://www.medicalmotors.org/

FAQ Plus IconMental Health Assoc. of Rochester and Monroe County

Services:

Provide programs and services to meet the mental health needs of our community, including individuals with mental illness, their family members and professionals who work with them. MHA provides information, education and assistance for those tryiing to cope with such demands of everyday living as career and family stress, parenting issues and life changes. Volunteers are needed in many areas. Golf Fundraiser in February needs volunteers & participants to help raise money for the MHA.

http://mharochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconMonroe Community Hospital

Services:

Our volunteers provide a variety of important services, including working in the MCH gift shop, assisting with visitation and pastoral care, transporting residents to special programs within the building, providing musical support, or providing assistance to various departments and nursing units. Each volunteer opportunity allows people to share their unique talents and personality with others in our community.

http://www.monroehosp.org/

FAQ Plus IconMonroe County Office for the Aging

Services:

Is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding and advocating for programs and services which meet the needs of residents 60 +. volunteer opportunities include: adult day service, advocacy, caregiver assistance, counseling, education, employment energy assistance, home support, health promotions, nutrition, wellness, senior centers, and transportation.

http://www2.monroecounty.gov/aging-index.php

FAQ Plus IconMonroe County Special Olympics

Services:

Volunteers can help with sporting events year round, fundraising or special events or socials for athletes and family members, OFFICE WORK, DATABASE ENTRY.

http://specialolympics-ny.org/

FAQ Plus IconMt. Hope Family Center

Services:

Provides psychotherapeutic services and therapy for at risk and maltreated children from 18 months through 12 years of age. Parent counseling, parenting groups and preschool special education services also are offered. DONATIONS NEEDED: arts & crafts materials, books, games, VHS movies. 

http://www.psych.rochester.edu/MHFC/

FAQ Plus IconMuscular Dystrophy Assoc.

Services:

Volunteers are needed to help individuals with MS to live a happy and fulfilling life through programs, home care and more. MDA summer camp is a one-week residential camping program for youngsters 6 to 21 & volunteers are needed for this fun and challenging adventure.

http://www.mdausa.org/

FAQ Plus IconNational Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

Services:

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (BLCA) was founded in 1987. BLCA's mission is to inform, coordinate and organize the volunteer efforts of the indigenous Black leadership, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, businessmen and women, social policy experts, and the media to meet the challenge of fighting AIDS in their local communities. FUNDRAISING: Volunteers can organize fundraisers to benefit BLCA. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.nblca.org/

FAQ Plus IconNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Services:

NCMEC is the central point for NCMEC child-protection education and prevention. To learn more about prevention programs and publications to assist with educational needs.

http://www.ncmec.org/

FAQ Plus IconNational Kidney Foundation

Services:

The National Kidney Foundation needs people like for: LOCAL AFFILIATE PROGRAMS, WRITE ARTICLES FOR NKF‘S NEWSPAPER, REVIEW DRAFTS OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL, ASSIST WITH LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS, PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL SURVEYS / QUESTIONNAIRES, BE A SPEAKER FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, PARTICIPATE IN SUPPORT GROUPS

http://www.kidney.org/

FAQ Plus IconNorth East Area Development, Inc.

Services:

Provides community organizing, drug prevention, and crime prevention, fire safety, housing development information, referral and grant assistance. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: MENTOR PROGRAM, BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS, COURT WATCH, TOOL LIBRARY, GREEN HOUSE , OFFICE WORK, & MORE

http://neadrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconNorthwest Neighborhood Outreach Center

Services:

To address families and neighborhood issues; include health, education, and case management; increased academic success and educational opportunities, public safety increased resident involvement and community building.

http://www.graceurbanministries.com/

FAQ Plus IconOpen Door Mission

Services:

The following is a list of services provided by the Open Door Mission: Food & Emergency Housing,Long Term Residency Program, Volunteerism/Donor Contributions, \"Christian Life\" Residency Program, Clothing Distribution Program, Medical Assistance.Volunteer Needs:SAMARITAN HOUSE (Soup Kitchen, final preparation, serving and clean up), MAINTENANCE, ADMINISTRATION ,FOOD PANTRY / CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION ,SPIRITUAL (Bible study, etc.), FRIEND TO A MISSION RESIDENT, FOOD & CLOTHING DONATIONS,SPECIAL EVENTS. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.opendoormission.com/

FAQ Plus IconPathway Houses of Rochester New York

Services:

We provide homelike residences for recovering men and women with alcohol/drug addiction. Supervises supportive living for productive workers and students learning skills for increases earning power. DONATIONS NEEDED: toys, computers & office supplies ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.pwhouses.org/

FAQ Plus IconPenfield Recreation Department

Services:

Build and maintain park trails and various environmental work throughout the year.

http://www.penfield.org/

FAQ Plus IconPirate Toy Fund

Services:

The Pirate Toy Fund's mission is to provide a toy for children in need in our community. We will give out about 10, 000 toys this year alone. All hospitalized children in the Rochester area (including Lakeside in Brockport, Noyes in Dansville and Livingston Health Services in Geneseo). disaster victims through he American Red Cross, children of international refuge through Saint's Place in Pittsford receive toys. Monroe County Foster Care Pediatric Practice, Alternatives for Battered Women, Bethany House, Women's Place, Sanctuary House and the Rochester City Fire Department also benefit from our services. 

http://www.piratetoyfund.org/

FAQ Plus IconPlanned Parenthood of Rochester and the Genesee Valley, Inc.

Services:

Provides family planning, counseling, referral and medical services; offers community and professional education programs; operates 24-hour rape crisis service. Many volunteer areas available.

http://www.pprsr.org/

FAQ Plus IconPuerto Rican Youth Development & Resource Center

Services:

Provides educational, substance abuse and AIDS prevention, teen pregnancy prevention counseling: leadership and cultural training; tutorial, summer youth employment, emergency food, information and referral services. VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed in the following programs: Tutor/Mentor Program Food, clothing, housing assistance/referrals Translators, advocacy Job/training referrals Project PODER: Counseling and outreach for youth 12-20 in inner-city schools and the Youth Empowerment Initiative. Assist youth with career awareness, cultural awareness, leadership development & help with the annual youth conference.

Contact Information:

997 Clinton Ave N
RochesterNY 14603
(585) 325-3570

http://www.pryd.org/

FAQ Plus IconQUAD A

Services:

volunteers work with youth and help out in many sports, artistic clubs, and academic subjects

http://www.quadaforkids.org/

FAQ Plus IconRegional Center for Independent Living

Services:

Providing support services for people with disabilities in Monroe and surrounding counties, with opportunities to serve minority groups such as the deaf, and Native Americans, etc. WISH LIST canes and assistive devices chair, comfortable children\'s toys computers, 486 or newer computer software, clip art/graphics related to disability gifts for raffle mailing seals for newsletters, clear or white puzzles story books tables and desks, small use of an accessible van wheelchairs or scooters, good condition VOLUNTEERS NEEDED To assist with mailings, reception desk, and graphic design skills. Fund-raising services and expertise. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rcil.org/

FAQ Plus IconRespite Cares

Services:

Respite Cares provide volunteers to families caring for a developmentally disabled child or adult. These volunteers not only offer relief to the family, but companionship as well. If you have the desire to make a difference in someone\'s life as well as your own, we would like to welcome you to our family. We will provide all the training you need.

http://www.homeinstead.com/547/services/Pages/RespiteCare.aspx

FAQ Plus IconRivers Run

Services:

A Lifelong Learning Community in Collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology. Rivers Run offers community members a unique opportunity for Active Adult Living and Lifelong Learning. Thanks to collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rivers Run community members attend lectures, use the library and participate in campus life. Imagine finally learning a new language or revisiting your college.

http://www.riversrunliving.com/livingatrr/overview.htm

FAQ Plus IconRochester Area Multiple Sclerosis

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Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis (RAMS) works to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis and their families, and aids the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in seeking the cause of and cure for MS. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT / OFFICE WORK MS PROGRAMS ( bowling, weekend event, etc) SPECIAL EVENTS / FUNDRAISING. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.msupstateny.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Eye and Tissue Bank

Services:

The mission of the Rochester Eye & Tissue Bank, a nonprofit organization, is to recover and distribute eyes, organs and tissues for use in transplantation, therapy, medical education and research; to promote awareness of the need for and benefits of donating; and to conduct or support related medical research, all to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OFFICE WORK,FUNDRAISERS. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rehpb.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester General Hospital

Services:

VISITOR SERVICES to provide customer service, wheelchair escorts and a "helping hand" to outpatients, visitors and family members of patients. SICU HOST/HOSTESS to act as liaison between families in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit & unit personnel. MICU WAITING ROOM RECEPTION to serve as liaison between Medical Intensive Care Unit staff and patients' families INFORMATION DESK to assist family members and visitors with patient information (late afternoons). DISCHARGE VOLUNTEER to assist with the discharging of patients via wheelchair (early afternoons Mon-Fri). EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to greet patients and families, and serve as a liaison between medical staff and patients' families. PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE VOLUNTEER to visit with patients, learn their concerns, hear their suggestions and assist with patient comfort.

http://www.rochestergeneral.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Hearing and Speech Center

Services:

Provides speech/language evaluations and therapy; hearing esting, hearing aid evaluations and dispensing; mobil hearing services; telephone demonstration center for hard of hearing people. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OFFICE WORK

http://www.rhsc.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Landscape Technicians Program, Inc.

Services:

Rochester Landscape Technicians Program, Inc. is a non-profit training and placement program. Their mission is to recruit, train, and place unemployed men and women in full time jobs in the landscape and horticulture field. Volunteers are needed to help in the greenhouse and to act as mentors to the adults and youth going through the training. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, and heating experts are also needed to help maintain the greenhouse.

http://www.landscapetech.com/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Mental Health Center

Services:

Provides child adult, comples/family and geriatric psychatric outpatient; alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs; intensive case management, intensive psychiatric rehabilitation, psychosocial club, day training services and employee Assistance.

http://mental-health-facilities.findthebest.com/l/2258/Rochester-General-Hospita...

FAQ Plus IconRochester Museum & Science Center

Services:

Program... SCIENCE LINKAGES IN THE COMMUNITY: an organization that promotes the recycling and refurbishing of old or unwanted comuters to be distributed to public sites around the Rochester area. Volunteers are needed forcleaning, testing, and refurbishing computers as well as for instructional / tutoring purposes, finding resources and finding free-ware. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rmsc.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Police Department
FAQ Plus IconRochester Presbyterian Home

Services:

Rochester Presbyterian Home is home to 100 residents and offers two distinct specialties: The Adult Living Center provides a wonderful environment for seniors who need supervision or support. The Dementia Care Center is dedicated to caring for those with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.Volunteer Needs: One to one volunteers (adopt a resident)Game & activity plannerComputer tutorGroup volunteer opportunities!!

http://www.rph.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Rehabilitation Center

Services:

There are several volunteer opportunities available. these include: job coach, industrial arts, mental health, occupational therapy aide, physical therapy aide, fitness assistant, consumer educator, job coach, personal assistant, computer programmer and case management aide. Different jobs have different qualifications and time commitments. WALK ABOUT FUNDRAISER / October. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rochesterrehab.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester School for the Deaf

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Rochester School for the Deaf is distinctive in its mission of \"Building the Futures\" of children who are deaf. That slogan sums up the educational commitment RSD has to the preparation for the future success of each child who learns and grows at the 1545 St. Paul St. campus. Since 1876, the school has provided the educational solution for thousands of parents who want the very best for their deaf children.VOLUNTEER NEEDS: CLASSROOM AIDS, DAY CARE, ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL EVENTS

http://www.rsdeaf.org/

FAQ Plus IconRochester Youth Hockey

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Your time and effort is needed to teach youths of Rochester to play the great game of hockey. Molding their little minds into the Wayne Gretsky of the future.

http://www.ryhockey.com/

FAQ Plus IconRonald McDonald House

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Provides a home away from home for severely sick children and their families during hospital treatments. volunteers are needed in several areas: in house operations, maintenance, weekend house management, fundraising, family support, clerical work and committee participation.VOLUNTEERS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Preparing family meals, Cleaning, Gardening, Holiday and House, Decorating Fund-raising, Canned Foods Drive, Paper goods/ toiletries drive, In– House Volunteering, ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.ronaldshouse.com/

FAQ Plus IconRotaract

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ROTERACT is the largest service club for young people in the world. Clubs participate in many different types of community service projects and international service projects. SELF SATISFACTION LEADERSHIP SKILLS RESUME BUILDING Help start a ROTARACT at RIT.

http://www.rotaract.org/

FAQ Plus IconRundell Library Foundation

Services:

The library has expanded!!! Volunteers who like working with people and are 18 or older are needed for the following positions: Book Store Sales Clerks, Book Sorters, Special Events Assistants, and office support.

http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=182

FAQ Plus IconRural Opportunities

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Rural Opportunities helps families living in overpriced and sub-standard housing expand housing choices from safe and affordable rental housing to home ownership. Individuals and families also receive emergency shelter, food, clothing, and referrals to other agencies. Volunteers are needed to tutor students learning English, work as AIDS educators, and help out in the office.VOLUNTEER NEEDS: INTERPRETERS, OFFICE WORK, COMPUTER SPECIALISTS, DATA ENTRY PERSONS

Contact Information: 

400 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 546-7180

 

FAQ Plus IconSalem Nurtution Center

Services:

Soup Kitchen

http://www.christinthecity.com/

FAQ Plus IconSalvation Army Corps

Services:

Provides emergency shelter, clothing and food; disaster relief; individual and family counseling; recreation and camping programs; and information and referral.

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

FAQ Plus IconSample Soap

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Sample Soap is a grass roots charity, started at Xerox Corporation, that collects sample-sized toiletries and redistributes them to human service agencies in Monroe County. VOLUNTEERS: COLLECT TOILETRIES, HISTORIAN, SATELLITE COLLECTION COORDINATOR. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.samplesoap.org/

FAQ Plus IconSchool of the Holy Childhood

Services: The School of the Holy Childhood is a non-denominational, not-for-profit agency providing education, vocational training, medical and counseling services and sheltered employment to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

http://holychildhood.org/

FAQ Plus IconScottsville Veterinary Adoptions

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Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions is a non-profit pet adoption program based at Scottsville Veterinary Hospital. Their goal is to find homes for abandoned, stray, or homeless healthy dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.Volunteers are needed for many activities, including giving love and attention to all the animals, socializing the puppies and kittens, and walking the dogs. Other volunteer opportunities include publicity, recruiting other volunteers, fundraising, and supply-raising. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.petadoption.cc/

FAQ Plus IconSeneca Park Zoo

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The Seneca Park Zoo Society is a not-for-profit organization that has, since 1957, provided education, fund raising, special events and public relations support to Monroe County's Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York. Office Volunteer Help out to answer phones, stuffing envelopes, making copies, type, and greeting guests in the Society Office. Some office experience helpful but not required. Volunteer to be Rocky - Zoo's Mascot Are you outgoing and creative? Do you enjoy meeting people? Willing to be bold and make friends with people of all ages - young and old? Would you like the opportunity to walk up to anyone - shake their hand, run in circles around them incognito? Then, have I got an opportunity for you! Volunteer to be the Zoo's Mascot. Wear a Penguin suit and make public appearances at professional league games, fundraising events and mall shows.

Membership Department The Membership Department is looking for some very special volunteer help. If you like computers - I'd like to talk with you! We need help with several data entry projects and some graphics to promote membership sales on Zoo grounds.

Event Volunteering: Help out at our special events doing game & craft stations, registration, ticket sales, set up, decorating, face painting, pumpkin painting, etc. If you and your group enjoy doing team activities, this is for you!Docent Program: Minimum age is 21. need to be able to dedicate 60 hours within one year to this program. Strong communication skills are necessary. Talk to visitors to the zoo about the animals and nature.

http://www.senecaparkzoo.org/

FAQ Plus IconSierra Club

Services:

services to protect the environment

http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester

FAQ Plus IconSisters of St Joseph

Services:

COMMUNITY HELPER St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center is an inner-city outreach resource which offers health services, counseling, educational assistance to clients five days a week. Many of these areas need volunteers.

https://www.ssjrochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconSojourner House

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Helps women and their families develop stable, independent and productive lives by providing shelter, structure and strength. Clients receive intensive counseling, living skills and self esteem which allows them to acheive independednce and breach the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: CHILD CARE- one weeknight every week or every other week from 7-8:30pm and Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. Volunteers will plan crafts, music, and games for kids. KITCHEN ASSISTANT-assist with food prepartation, serving meals, stock and supply organization, and help with special events. Commitment of at least a 2-hour block every week or every other week required. Hours can be Mon-Fri between 11am-5:30pm. SUPPLY ASSISTANT- This position includes direct contact with our residents and is only open to female volunteers over the age of 18. Required commitment of one weekday every week or every other week between the hours of 2-10pm. GROUP PROJECTS-groups can help with yard work, sorting donations, painting, organizing special activities for the residents and/or children, and much more! GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CLUBS AND FRATERNITIES! RECEPTIONIST/ CLERICAL WORK Volunteers are needed to work the front desk greeting visitors, working the phones, etc. The greatest need for help is on weekdays from 12 to 1pm and 3-4:30 on the last Wednesday of every month. STUDY BUDDY PROGRAM Volunteers are needed to help children who have been identified by the schools as needing extra help. Volunteers will work with the child a set number of times a month and act as a tutor and also a mentor for children who need a friend. Each child in the program has a file which contains worksheets, activities that are appropriate for their area of study. Progress reports are made at the end of the school year. Volunteers must commit to one night per week for at least an entire semester, preferably for the entire school year. Sessions are from 6-7:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Interested volunteers are assigned in September and then again in January. Occasionally, tutors are also needed to work with the mothers on elementary skills as well as preparation for GED or college courses. HOLIDAY & SPECIAL PARTY SUPPORT There are numerous annual parties throughout the year at Sojourner House that individuals or groups can help prepare for and volunteer at. August: Back to School Picnic September: Annual Meeting & Dinner October: Halloween Party December: Former Holiday Party December: Resident Holiday Party April: Spring Party

http://www.sojournerhouse.org/

FAQ Plus IconSouth East Area Coalition

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For over thirty years, the South East Area Coalition (SEAC) has helped maintain the southeast quadrant of the City of Rochester, NY as a fine place to work, live and play. Our experienced and professional staff is committed to helping individuals, groups, and businesses solve problems related to housing, crime, human services and other neighborhood or quality of life conditions. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OFFICE WORK, MAILINGS , PHONE CALLS

Contact Info:

243 Rosedale Street
Rochester NY 14620


Ph:585-244-7405

Email: information@myseac.org

 

FAQ Plus IconSouth West Area Neighborhood Association

Services:

Provides community information, referral and advocacy; alternatives to incarceration program (the Bridge); social development and life skills training to high-risk youth and families (Touch and REEP); neighborhood development and organizing. VOLUNTEER NEEDS:OFFICE WORK, FUNDRAISING, COMPUTERS, CHILDCARE, TUTORS

http://www.swangr.org/

FAQ Plus IconSoutheast YMCA

Services:

Tutoring 4th-6th graders (math, english, social studies)

http://rochesterymca.org/locations/southeast

FAQ Plus IconSouthwest YMCA

Services:

COMPUTER TUTOR: train youth and EDUCATION TUTOR: help students with math and English. PIANO TEACHER: basic piano skills to all ages. CHOIR DIRECTOR for new Youth Gospel Singers

http://rochesterymca.org/locations/southwest

FAQ Plus IconSpringdale Farm

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Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm Sunday: Noon to 4pm

http://www.springdalefarm.org/

FAQ Plus IconSt. Ann's Community (Cherry Ridge)

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St. Ann's Home is a 388 bed skilled nursing facility providing 24 hour on site care. Set on Rochester's northeast side, St. Ann's Home shares 37 beautifully landscaped acres with The Heritage, Chapel Oaks and The Home Connection. Outside, the gardens are flowering and fragrant. Inside, the floors shine.

http://www.stannscommunity.com/

FAQ Plus IconSt. John's Home

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St. John's Home is a skilled nursing home which honors the dignity and self- determination of all persons. In cultivating a sense of community, volunteers assist with leading discussions, chapel services and music therapy. Volunteers can also help with Community events and trips throughout the Rochester area. We are available to students who wish to meet community service requirements and internships.

http://stjohnsliving.org/st-johns-home/home

FAQ Plus IconSt. Joseph's House of Hospitality

Services:

Soup Kitchen

http://www.saintjoeshouse.org/

FAQ Plus IconSt. Peter's Soup Kitchen

Services:

Soup Kitchen

http://stpeterskitchen.org/

FAQ Plus IconStrong Memorial Hospital

Services:

Volunteer jobs involve direct patient contact, retail shop service, general public contact and fundraising events. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-memorial.aspx

FAQ Plus IconStudent Conservation Assoc

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ENVIRONMENTALIST SCA is looking for dedicated and environmentally conscious individuals to volunteer in a national program which places over 1200 people in exciting and professional volunteer positions in national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges, as well as in protected areas managed by various state, local, and private organizations. Join an elite group that has enjoyed unparalleled opportunities working on conservation, research, and educational projects in the most beautiful settings in our country.

http://www.thesca.org/

FAQ Plus IconSubstance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf

Services:

OFFICE WORK Copying, filing, general computer work DESIGN DISPLAYS / BULLETIN BOARDS * Individuals fluent in ASL are needed.* ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rit.edu/ntid/saisd/

FAQ Plus IconTech Corps

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You can become a volunteer and share your knowledge and skills to help schools to use today's technologies.

http://hadron.techcorps.org/

FAQ Plus IconThe Adoption Network

Services:

Hand-in-Hand Mentor Program. Become a Mentor! Mentors will be matched according to need: pre-adopt families with seasoned veterans, teens with teens, adult adoptees with families, families with children adopted transracially/transculturally with community members of the child’s birth culture; TEEN PROGRAM; Birthparent Support and Advocacy Network; Press Kit Production; Courier; Computer troubleshooter; make phone calls ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.arni.org/

FAQ Plus IconThe Center for Youth Services

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Provides youth and families with 24-hour crisis intervention/information and referral: emergency shelter for homeless/runaway youth; prevention education workshops and groups; short-term solution oriented counseling for youth and their families. time requirements and screening process required.VOLUNTEERS:PM PHONE COUNSELOR Volunteers are needed to work the crisis phone line at the Center twice a month from 6pm to 9pm for a minimum of 6 months CLOTHING DRIVES, MUSICIAN / CRAFTS PERSON: visit kids in shelters & share your skills, SORT DONATIONS, RECREATION LEADER, CLERICAL SUPPORT, WALK FOR YOUTH September. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://centerforyouth.net/

FAQ Plus IconThe Corner Place

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SCHOOL STORY HOUR Effectively we are looking for two to three adults or high school students on hand to help the coordinator.

HOMEWORK PARTNER At the Monroe Brach Public Library Times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm Wednesdays 2:45-4:45 pm Volunteers are matched with a student who needs extra help in one or several subjects. Meeting with your child one day per week is ideal. Description: You bring your own homework and reading to do, certain days you will simply be a role model, others you will have to concentrate on their work. You work with approximately three students, but it is a drop in atmosphere. Be prepared to provide tutoring and homework services on every day though.

HOMEWORK HELPER Times : Mondays 3:45-6:00 p.m. Wednesday 2:45-4:00 p.m. One day a week is ideal!! Guide one to two children through their assignments, extra creative assignments of theirs or yours is a plus! The 2 shifts run from 3:45p to 4:30p and 4:30p to 6:00p

http://www.thirdpresbyterian.org/service/serve_cornerplace.shtml

FAQ Plus IconThe Dining Caring Center

Services:

Soup kitchen bicycle ministries, meals, computer classes, resume assistance, shower and laundry opportunities, hairdressers available one day a week as well.

http://asburydiningandcaringcenter.org/index.php

FAQ Plus IconThe Friendly Home

Services:

The Friendly Home provides superior services, addressing the distinct and changing needs of older adults thought a continuum of housing, health care and community service.

http://www.friendlyhome.org/

FAQ Plus IconThe Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center, Inc., The Mary M. Gooley

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Provides medical, psychosocial and educational services to those with hemophilia-related blood disorders and hereditary hemochromatosis; educational programs open to public.

http://www.hemocenter.org/site/PageServer

FAQ Plus IconThe Mental Health Association of Rochester, Inc.

Services:

Programs include: Autism Services of rochester, Case Management Services, Clinton Avenue Outreach Center, Compulsive Gamblers Treatment Program, EPIC, Employee Assistance Program, Family Wellness Center, Interpreter and ALD Service, Life Line, MCAHI, MAINQUEST Treatment Center, Motion Promotion, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Depedence- Rochester Are National Family Planning Education, Operation Friendship, SWACH-Southwest Area Commits to Health, Training Institute WorkGuide.

https://www.mharochester.org/

FAQ Plus IconThe Norman Howard School

Services:

Provides NYSE school curriculum within programs geared for instruction of learning adolescents, grades 6 thorugh 12. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: TUTORS / MENTORS, CLASSROOM AIDS

http://www.normanhoward.org/

FAQ Plus IconTwo Doors

Services:

Two Doors is a non profit community resource center that offers an after school tutoring program for students in grades 1 - 5 specifically from Longridge, English Village & Lakeshore Elementary Schools in the Greece Central School District. The programs that we offer: * After School Tutoring Program for kids who are identified as needing academic, social and emotional support. Programs offered: Cultural Arts Program Family Nights Summer Education Day Camp Program Volunteer Needs: Become a Tutor Increase a child?s interest in learning by becoming a tutor in our After School Homework Assistance Program. Work with one or two students to support their mastery of reading and math. Play educational games and serve as a role model of good manners, respect and positive attitudes. Many of our volunteers are retired school teachers, education students from area colleges, and high school students from Greece Central Schools, and retirees from Kodak and Xerox Corporation. Volunteer opportunities are available from 3:30pm ? 6:00pm Monday ? Thursday and in our Cultural Arts Program each Friday afternoon from 3:30 ? 5:30pm. Cultural Arts Presenter Do you have a talent in art, crafts or have knowledge on a topic you would like to share with our youth? Each Friday is a special day at Two Doors. Whether you would like to lead a program or simply help with the students, you will find Cultural Arts Days are full of fun. We are also in need of regular Cultural Arts volunteers to assist students with projects. Family Night Volunteer Volunteers help prepare a delicious, nutritious meal for all our students and families once a month around a special theme. Come cook and serve in the comradely of our volunteers. Dinners are held in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

http://www.twodoors.org/

FAQ Plus IconUnited Cerebral Palsy Assoc

Services:

In partnership, adults and children with cerebral palsy and similar physical challenges and their families receive individualized community and center-based supports including clinical, vocational, preschool, residential and geriatric services.VOLUNTEERS: THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAM Volunteers help children with disabilities to learn the basics of riding. Volunteers do not have to be experienced riders Program runs in the fall and again in the spring. For more information contact Tina Bennet at 334-6000x321 PRESCHOOL SWIMMING PROGRAM Volunteers are needed to help children with disabilities learn to swim. Swimming experience is helpful but not required for volunteers Program runs throughout the year Mondays 10am –11, Tuesdays 12:45-2:45, Wednesdays 9:15am-11:15, Thursdays 9:15am-11 & 12:45-2:45

http://ucp.org/

FAQ Plus IconUrban League of Rochester

Services:

VOLUNTEERS:COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm. Knowledge of PC and Pentium II is helpful. They are seeking tutors, and ability to update programs.AMERICORPS Community service in environmental/landscape work, elementary schools, etc. YOUTH BUILD Help kids who are building houses & receiving on site education and construction tips.

http://www.ulr.org/

FAQ Plus IconVietnam Veteran's Memorial

Services:

Provides services to veterans and their families. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: FUNDRAISING, FRIENDLY VISITOR, MAINTAIN VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK. ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://www.rochestervietnammemorial.org/

FAQ Plus IconVilla of Hope

Services:

Provides mental health services to youth and their families. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT One to one matches /1 year commitment. GROUP HOMES One to one matches/1 year commitment.SILP (Supervised Independent Living) Needs tutors for school, life skills and parenting skills /shorter time commitment and more flexible.TILP (Transitional Independent Living) Needs tutors for school, life skills and parenting skills/shorter time commitment and more flexible. All work with the kids requires a volunteer screening, interview process and a time commitment. Volunteers are constantly supported by the staff and the child's social worker. One to one matches should be 21 years or older. Urgent need for African American males & females to be tutor/mentors.ON SITE EVENT Volunteer groups who wish to organize an event for residents are welcome to work with SVC and St. Joseph's on an idea. Some possibilities are: a Halloween party, sign language classes, photography lessons/project (The Villa has a dark room facility) HOWEVER, groups and ALL group members who commit are expected to follow through! OFF SITE EVENT Your group can sponsor & coordinate an event for the kids. The Villa will transport and supervise. Some ideas include: a hockey game, ice skating, or a baseball game. Any time during the year Groups can organize an event . ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY

http://villaofhope.org/

FAQ Plus IconVolunteers of America

Services:

Our mission is to enable people in our community to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential. - We offer: Residential Services Child Care Services Community Outreach Programs Volunteer Opportunities Include: Program & Admin Volunteer Opportunities Retail Volunteer Oppportunities Group Volunteer Opportunities We also need volunteers for our New Mentoring Children of Promise program, providing support for youth with incarcerated parents. Please contact us for more details and see our volunteer application on the website.

http://www.voawny.org/

FAQ Plus IconWilson Commencement Park

Services:

Transitional housing community providing programs and services for low-income, single parent families striving to achieve economic and social stability. Nationally accredited on-site Early Learning Center, open to community. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: MENTOR FOR CAREER BUILDING , EARLY LEARNING CENTER (reading, computer, arts), GROUP PROJECTS, ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM HOST OR FACILITATOR, LIBRARIAN, COMPUTER TUTOR, ADOPT A FAMILY, FUNDRAISING

http://www.wilsoncommencementpark.org/

FAQ Plus IconWomen's Foundation of Genesee Valley

Services:

Our mission is to manage a permanent endowment fund to perpetuate grant-making explicitly for women and girls. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: OFFICE WORK, DATA BASE WORK (creating, data entry), MAILINGS, SPECIAL EVENTS

http://www.womensfoundation.org/

FAQ Plus IconWorld Teach

Services:

Contributing to education in developing countries... All year-long programs require a Bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degrees are preferred for semester programs, though applicants without a college degree will be considered on an individual basis. Summer programs are open to all people 18 years of age and older. No prior teaching or foreign language experience is required. WorldTeach provides extensive teaching and language training in-country. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: TEACHERS, FUNDRAISING. ON CAMPUS OPORTUNITY

http://www.worldteach.org/

FAQ Plus IconWXXI

Services:

WXXI is Rochesters local public broad casting network. Volunteers are needed in various position as well as special projects during the year like the TV Pledge Drive & TV Auction.

http://www.wxxi.org/

FAQ Plus IconYMCA Maplewood

Services:

The YMCA involves boys and girls, men and women, in programs that promote good health, strong families, youth leadership, delinquency prevention, community development and international understanding.

Volunteers:

SCHOOL #8:SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Extended School Day School No. 8 Program serves up to 235 children, grades K-5, with free, high-quality after school programs.

E. ROCHESTER SCHOOL:PROJECT HYPE
Helping Youth Through Prevention Education is a program that address the needs of at risk and economically disadvantaged sixth and seventh graders in East Rochester

There are various volunteer needs available.

DOWNTOWN: MINORITY ACHIEVERS PROGRAM
Minority Achievers Program offers encouragement and support to urban youth through tutoring, mentoring, personal counseling and workplace and college tours. These kids are matched with adults who have excelled in their chosen field.

Career Clusters include:
Arts & Entertainment
Business
Communication & Media
Computer Data Processing
Engineering & Design
Health, Pharmaceutical & Medical Services
Public Service & Law

CARLSON CENTER: HEAD START PROGRAM & CHILD CARE
Volunteers are needed to help out in the daycare and the Head Start class rooms with children ages infant to 5 years old.

ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN IN THE COURTS
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many children spend many years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That’s where CASA steps in. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn’t continue as abuses and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

http://rochesterymca.org/locations/maplewood

FAQ Plus IconYouth Lifeline Foundation

Services:

The Youth Lifeline Foundation is a national public non-profit organization founded in Rochester, New York in 1999 by Super Bowl XXXIV Champion and current St. Louis Rams Tight End Roland Williams. Using athletics and entertainment as an enticement, the Youth Lifeline Foundation provides assistance through life skill education and mentorship. Since its inception, the Youth Lifeline Foundation has successfully operated free football & life skills camps, free cheerleading & life skills camps, financial literacy programs, free health & life skills festivals, goal achievement workshops, and academic mentoring programs. All programs are free for youth participants.

http://www.lifelineyouth.org/

FAQ Plus IconYWCA of Rochester & Monroe County

Services:

The YWCA is the largest provider of shelter services for women and their families in the country; a leader in violence prevention, offering programs and services to more than 700,000 women and children annually; the country's largest nonprofit provider of child care services, with 750,000 children participating in child care and after-school programs annually; a comprehensive employment training and placement services agency, enrolling some 100,000 women annually; a leader in sports and physical fitness programs for women and girls; a trusted source for breast cancer referrals, screenings and education services; a pioneer in the fight for social justice

Volunteer Needs:

CHILD CARE CENTER, ROCHESTER AREA CHILDREN’S COLLABORATIVE, THE RESIDENCE, STEPPINGSTONE TREAMENT PROGRAM, SCHOOL AGE PARENTS PROGRAM, WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER

http://www.ywcarochester.org/