Rochester, NY

Community Wishbook
Volunteers Needed Index



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Have an Interest in Volunteering?
There's an Agency that Needs You!

- Click a volunteer category below (or scroll through the list) for a list of agencies that have a need for
   volunteers in a specific area.
- Click on the agency's name in the list to go directly to the agency's page.
  (The page lists the contact person, email address, phone number, and details on the volunteer skills requested.)
- Call or email the contact person at the agency to get details on volunteering.   

Volunteer Categories
General (various)
Activities & Programs
Administrative, Professional, Planning, Grants
Animal Care, Work with Animals
Baby & Child Care
Camping Programs
Caregivers, Companions, Friendly Visitors
Computer and Technology Applications
Drivers, Transportation, Delivery
Education, Tutors, Docents, Facilitators
Food Preparation & Service
Fundraising Administration
Gardening, Landscaping, Yard Work

Gift Shops, Retail Sales
Housekeeping, Cleaning
Maintenance, Repair, Painting, Skilled Trades
Medical
Mentors
Office, Clerical, Receptionists
Publicity, Promotion, Advocacy
Speakers, Readers
Special Events
Supplies: Clothing, Food, Donations
Telephone Calling & Counseling
Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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General Volunteer Opportunities
This category consists of all volunteer opportunities that do not fit into other specific categories.
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Blood Region (warehouse assemblers, blood drive hosts & sponsors, blood drive volunteers)
Angel Care Ministry of St. Marianne Cope Parish (pick up pack-and-play portable baby beds from local retailers, shop for baby clothing)
Asbury Dining & Caring Center (hair stylists to cut hair for our guests)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (event advertising graphic design, event photographer)
Camp Good Days & Special Times (year-round volunteers)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (translators, immigration assistants, refugee resettlement)
The Center for Youth (Teen Court jurors, teen lawyers: prosecution and defense counsel)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (professional photographers for Heart Gallery)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (musicians, vocalists, dance and art assistants)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (decorating)
The Community Place Aging Services (corporate sponsors for events)
Craft Bits & Pieces (many volunteer opportunities)
East House (recruiters, HR people for Job Club)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (seamstress)
Friends of Ganondagan - Iroquois White Corn Project (packaging & selling white corn)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (historical research to develop new programs; sewing guild)
Gilda's Club Rochester (call for opportunities)
Golisano Children's Hospital / UR Medicine (see http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/giving/Ways-to-Give/Volunteer.aspx)
GRCC-Faith in Action Network (general volunteers: on call as needed)
Greece Historical Society (experienced person to create exhibits)
Greece Little League (umpires, Eagle Scout project opportunities, graphc design, scorekeeping & pitch count)
Heritage Christian Services (sports coaches to support recreational athletic activities; assist art therapist with supplies and cleanup during painting sessions)
Hill Haven - Rochester General Long-Term Care (sewing volunteers to sew door barriers)
Hochstein School of Music & Dance (office assistance, esp, with Microsoft Excel)
Hope Hall (many varied opportunities)
Lakeside Beikirch Care Center (assist with revolutionizing the care center into a home environment)
Linda's Cupboard at Hope Hall (contact agency for specific needs)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (photographers, graphic design) 
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (coordinator of volunteers; bookkeeper/accountant; writer/editor: articles, brochures)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York (wish granters, volunteer recruiters)
New York Museum of Transportation (Operating personnel: run model RR, run trolleys and track cars on full-size track)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (chapel service, Bible study leader)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (concert volunteers - see list; historian)
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank (collecting diapers)
Rochester Education Foundation (help students fill out financial forms)
Rochester Family Mission (sign-language interpreter)
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus (ushers, stagehands, ticket sellers for concerts)
Rochester Global Connections (introduce international students to community; dinner hosts)
Ronald McDonald House (various duties - please contact agency at www.ronaldshouse.com)
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan (financial literacy & health insurance counselors, disaster preparation)
Ryan's Case for Smiles (sewing volunteers, card makers, Sew Day hosts and helpers)
Trillium Health (numerous opportunities for individuals or groups)
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. (many opportunities available - call)
Willow Domestic Violence Center (contact agency for info)

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Activities & Programs
13thirty Cancer Connect
Angels of Mercy, Inc. (volunteers for projects and programs)
Cameron Community Ministries (Saturday playground supervision)
The Center for Youth (assist with after-school programs)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (board and committee members, program assistants)
CP Rochester (adaptive sports)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (recreation assistant, Friday afternoon socials, Sunday ushers)
Family Service Communities (assist with Bingo, craft projects)
The Friendly Home (assist with recreation programs)
Greece Little League
Hearthside Cats Inc.
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. (assist with social outings & community programs; help with day programs: art, computers, cooking, etc)
Hill Haven - Rochester General Long-Term Care (Help with recreation programs outings, visits)
Monroe Community Hospital (participate in social activities)
Rochester Family Mission (help with holiday projects, arts and craft instructor)
St. John's Home (Bingo volunteers)
Sojourner House at PathStone (assist with arts programs weekly)
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone (assist with arts programs weekly)
Women Sanctuary (group facilitators)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (basketball coaches)

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Administrative, Professional, Planning, Grant Writing
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (board members)
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf (grant writers)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (member services)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (marketing, public relations)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (management, marketing, PR)
The Community Place Aging Services (serve on committees: marketing, fundraising, special events)
Earthworks Institute Inc. (volunteers responsible for accounting and regulatory compliance)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (committee members)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (serve on the Board, serve on the Board as Secretary)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. (grant writers)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (troop leaders, group leaders, program consultants)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (committee members)
Home Start Hope (grant writing)
Imagine Me Community Outreach Inc. (grant writer)
Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc., Food Pantry (grant writing)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (board member willing to solicit donations)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (leadership task force)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (board members)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. ((board members, grant writers, operational advisors, create a "Friend of NY Bee Wellness" category
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (fundraising and grant writing)
Pet Adoption Network (grant writer)
Pittsford Food Cupboard (marketing, communications)
Recovery Houses of Rochester (board members)
Refugees Helping Refugees
Regional Ctr for Independent Living, Inc. (board members, event planning)
Relay For Life of Greece (committee members for yearly Relay for Life, marketing help with local community partners)
Rochester Education Foundation (committee members: marketing, fundraising, events)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (grant writer)
Saint's Place (public relations/marketing, fundraising committee, grant-writing strategies and activities)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (grant writers)
Shepherd Home (experienced grant writer, experienced Board of Directors candidates)
Somali Community Outreach & Education Center, Inc. (grant writers)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (fundraisers, grant writers)
Villa of Hope (administrative, editing, and design project support)
Young Women's College Prep, Inc. (advisory committee members)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (grant writing)

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Animal Care, Work with Animals
A Horse's Friend (horse handlers, equestrian teachers, child safety monitors, pony ride assistants) 
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (help with horse and barn work)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (pet therapy)
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, Inc. (Needs vary: see website; become foster parent to pet, provide barn space, trap cats for neutering, build cat shelters)
G.R.A.S.P., Inc. (temporary foster homes for cats, kittens, and dogs)
Hearthside Cats Inc. (services for cats: feeding, bathing, scooping, socializing)
Heritage Christian Services (leaders and side walkers for disabled people while riding a horse)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (animal care, dog walking, pet-assisted therapy, meeters, greeters)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (foster homes for dogs, socializing dogs)
Rochester Animal Services (walk dogs, bathe animals, animal care, help potential adopters, take pictures, spay/neuter program, foster homes)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (clean cages)

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Baby & Child Care
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (child care)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (evening childcare)
Children's Center at the Hall of Justice (care for children whose families are in court)
The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester (child care)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (classroom aides: play activities, care for children)
Refugees Helping Refugees (daycare program)
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center (year-round classroom assistance with preschoolers)
Sojourner House at PathStone (assist with childcare weeknights & weekend days)
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone (assist with childcare weeknights & weekend days)

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Camping Programs
Camp Good Days & Special Times (summer counselors) 
Partners in Community Development (assist with summer day camp)

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Caregivers, Companions, Friendly Visitors
Advent House (resident care)
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) (sighted guides to assist people who are blind at special events; readers to help with mail, notices, bills, etc.)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (provide care for our residents)
Benincasa, Inc. (care-giving volunteers to provide care and support to our residents)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (human services/social work, psychology, music therapy, art therapy, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy)
Caregiver Respite Program c/o Lifespan (weekly visits to persons with memory loss to provide respite to their caregivers, help with light household chores, shopping, outings, etc.)
Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) ("adopt" a family at Christmas)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (friendly callers & visitors; resettlement teams: help new residents)
The Center for Youth (host homes to provide temporary shelter for a homeless teen; volunteers to respond in pairs to youth who have reached Safe Place sites and possibly transport them to emergency shelter)
Compeer of Livingston County (provide mentoring, companionship to adults who are receiving mental health care, provide interaction with group of clients in staff-supervised setting)
Compeer Rochester, Inc. (volunteers/mentors to be matched with youth and adults)
Dimitri House (two volunteers stay overnight at the 7-bed men's emergency winter shelter)
Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc. (Help fulfill a child's dream)
ElderONE (one-on-one visits with seniors)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (friendly visiting, entertainers, musical performances, guest lecturers, dog visits, transport residents to and from in-house appointments, accompany seniors on trips, take library cart to seniors)
Family Service Communities (visit individual resident once a week, accompany residents on outings)
The Friendly Home (accompany residents from their rooms to in-house church service, special event)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (special guests to perform music, art, gym, dance, etc)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (staff hospitality house for out-of-town visitors)
Hill Haven - Rochester General Long-Term Care (friendly visits)
Isaiah House (urgent need for caregivers & light housekeeping)
Journey Home, Inc. (resident caregivers: meet the basic needs of our residents)
Light Hill / Canandaigua Comfort Care Home (provide care and support for residents and families)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (pet-assisted therapy)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (case management)
Monroe Community Hospital (visit residents, write letters, read, assist with meals, musical accompaniment during programs, push wheelchairs to activities, transportation or music during weekend services.)
Mount Carmel House, Inc. (patient care for terminally ill residents)
No One Left Behind (take families to local attractions)
St. John's Home (transporters to push wheelchairs within the building, visitors to reminisce with elders, musicians, accompany elders and staff on outings, Bingo volunteers, gift shop, wheelchair 1:1 escorts for Lilac Festival)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (help staff the night shelter October 15 through April 15)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (home visits)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (college internships may be available)
Serenity House (assist with hands-on care of residents)
Shepherd Home (hands-on caregivers)
Twelve Corners Day Care Center (musical person: perform for children)
UR Medicine Home Care (hospice volunteers)
VA Medical Center (companion therapy, visitation, feeding hospitalized veterans)
Webster Comfort Care Home (resident care)

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Computer and Technology Applications
(For computer data entry opportunities, please see Office, Clerical)
(For computer instructors, please see Education, Tutors)


Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (website maintenance)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (instructors for computer skills)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (person with computer experience: MS Word & Excel, Quickbooks; person with database experience)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (computer scanning, technical assistance: Access, Excel)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (work on website/Facebook; help with computers)
Greece Historical Society (person familiar with computers to organize collection & membership, video production professional)
Greece Little League (website design)
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. (Digital Literacy Volunteers: assist with immediate computer needs, and teach basic skills)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (IT/technology)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (website manager, IT manage, graphic designer)
Monroe Community Hospital (computer assistance)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (website design, social media assistance, photography, graphic design, webinarsvideography.)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (transfer VHS and cassette tapes to digital format)
Rochester Animal Services (take photos of animals for website, assist with website updates)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (update contact and donor database)

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Drivers, Transportation, Delivery
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Blood Region (drivers & navigators: pick up and deliver blood)
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) (transport individuals who are blind and visually impaired to medical appointments)
Brighton Food Cupboard (drivers to deliver food, drivers to pick up food donations)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (drivers)
The Center for Youth (volunteers to respond in pairs to youth who have accessed Safe Place sites and possibly transport them to emergency shelter)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (van driver)
Elderberry Express (drivers to transport seniors to and from medical appointments, banking activities, visits to friends, prescription pickup, hairdressers, grocery shopping, etc.; dispatchers to line up drivers for clients who need rides the next day)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (drivers for our older neighbors)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (drive residents to medical appointments, deliver emergency food)
The Friendly Home (accompany/transport residents from their rooms to in-house church service)
Give-A-Lift c/o Lifespan (drivers for medical appointments, etc.)
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, Inc. (drivers: deliver food to families in Greece, Charlotte; deliver to people with special needs)
Greece F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) (drivers to take clients to doctors' appointments: one day per month)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (help drivers pick up donations)
Hearing Loss Association of America - Rochester Chapter (drivers to transport members to day and evening meetings)
Honeoye Falls/Lima FISH (drivers)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (animal transporters)
No One Left Behind (take families to appointments, deliver furniture)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (transporting dogs)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (take brochures to libraries and other locations)
Pittsford Food Cupboard (pick up donations)
Rochester Family Mission (drivers for bi-weekly pickup of food from Foodlink)
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan (drivers for medical appointments, etc.; drivers for home-delivered meals, driving & other supportive services for veterans)
St. Peter's Kitchen (pick up deliveries)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (drivers for donation pickups)
Saint's Place (van drivers & crew: pick up and deliver donated furniture)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (donation pickup)
SOFI Transportation/Elderbus (transport clients to medical appointments, shopping, etc.)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (deliver food to seniors: third Saturday of each month)
UR Medicine Home Care (deliver Meals on Wheels)
VA Medical Center (drive vans: Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo VA Medical Centers)

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Education, Tutors, Docents, Facilitators
(Also see Mentors)
A Horse's Friend (trail guides, equestrian teachers, classroom teachers)
Alzheimer's Association (support group facilitators, educators to share information with families)
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (nature interpretation, lead walks outdoors, public programs)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (presentations: woodworking, computers, cooking, horticulture, etc.)
Cameron Community Ministries (after-school program: help tutor, read, have fun)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (life skills instructors: parenting workshops, computer skills, GED prep: ESL tutoring; enrichment program providers)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (museum or lighthouse tower guides)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (teacher's aide for persons with disabilities)
The Community Place Aging Services (instructors: basic computer class, exercise classes, arts and crafts)
CP Rochester (integrated preschool program, adult basic education)
East House (one-on-one tutors for literacy training, GED preparation, adult basic education, basic computer skills; classroom aides)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (work with seniors on computers)
First Community Interfaith Institute, Inc. (tutors in math, reading, and English)
Friends of the Rochester Public Market (provide Market information Saturdays, tours for youth groups Thursdays)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (classroom aides: children's play activities & care)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. (educational seminars)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (gallery docents, village interpreter relief, nature center educators)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (trainers, outdoor program trainers, panel-discussion leaders, special-interest program leaders)
Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester (coaches)
Greece Historical Society (museum docents Sunday afternoons)
Greece Little League (coaching, challenger program: assist physically challenged child to play baseball.)
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. (help with day programs: art, computers, cooking, etc.; facilitator: keep programs member-driven)
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. (one-to-one tutors for reading, conversational English, math)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (educators)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (teachers for English-language learners)
Mercy Bridges (tutors for adults learning English, and for special-needs adults learning to read, write, and navigate in the community.)
No One Left Behind (tutors to teach English)
Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. (tutors/mentors: reading/writing, math)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (assist with microscopy)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (substitute teachers, tutors, mentors)
Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum (museum docents)
Recovery Houses of Rochester (facilitators for life skills)
Refugees Helping Refugees (ESOL teachers, sewing instructors, art teacher, music teacher, computer instructor)
Rochester Academy of Medicine (help run educational programs throughout the year)
Rochester Family Mission (help with Common Core tutoring program, arts & crafts instructor)
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center (year-round classroom assistance with preschoolers)
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan (tutors for school children, conduct health education classes)
Saint's Place (tutoring: assist students with homework, help adults learn English)
Saving Grace Ministries of Rochester - Grace House (mentors, trades teachers, GED teachers)
SewGreen @ Rochester (instructors)
Sojourner House at PathStone (Study Buddy program: one-on-one tutoring & mentoring for school-age children)
Somali Community Outreach & Education Center, Inc. (teachers for weekends)
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone (Study Buddy program: one-on-one tutoring & mentoring for school-age children)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (After-School program: help children with homework, reading, etc.)


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Food Preparation & Service
13thirty Cancer Connect (serve meals, work in kitchen)
A Meal and More, Inc. (soup kitchen: help set up, prepare, and serve meals)
Asbury Dining & Caring Center (help prepare and serve breakfast)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (meal preparation)
Cameron Community Ministries (prepare, serve, clean up: Hot Lunch Program & Kids Cafe)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (cooking)
Dimitri House (drop-in lunch program: preparing & serving a meal, kitchen work)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (provide lunches, snacks, etc., to construction volunteers)
Friends of Ganondagan - Iroquois White Corn Project (cooking, roasting, grinding white corn)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (kitchen volunteers)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (serve food during programs)
Greece Little League (concession workers)
Journey Home, Inc. (cooking support)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (kitchen prep, cleanup)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (meal service, coffee service, food pantry)
Partners in Community Development (serve lunch to seniors)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (prepare and serve lunch)
St. Peter's Kitchen (cooks, dishwashers)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (assist with serving, packing food, etc.)
Serenity House (cooking)
Shepherd Home (baking for special events)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (snack bar workers for sporting & special events)

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Fundraising Administration
Advent House (fundraising)
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Hospitality House (plan & implement fundraising events)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (help with fundraising events)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (fundraising)
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (grants and other fundraising possibilities)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (plan & implement fundraising events)
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf (special fundraising events)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (fundraising)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (fundraising)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (fundraising committee members)
The Community Place Aging Services (serve on fundraising committee)
Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc. (coordinate and/or assist at fundraisers)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (plan & implement fundraising events)
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, Inc. (plan & implement fundraising events)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (fundraising specialist)
Home Start Hope (fund development)
House of Mercy
Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc., Food Pantry (fundraising, grant writing)
No One Left Behind (fundraising)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (fundraising committee)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (fundraising)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (fundraising and grant writing)
Regional Ctr for Independent Living, Inc. (fundraising services and expertise)
Relay For Life of Greece (seek out support from businesses, plan and implement fundraising activities)
Rochester Education Foundation (fundraising committee members)
Saint's Place (fundraising committee, plan & organize fundraisers)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (help with fundraisers)
Serenity House (help with fundraising activities)
Shepherd Home (fundraising committee members)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (fundraisers)
Villa of Hope (help organize and run fundraising events)
Webster Comfort Care Home (fundraising/public relations person)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (organize fundraising events)

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Gardening, Landscaping, Yard Work
Alzheimer's Association (garden volunteer)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (gardening)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (lawn mowing and trimming)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (yard workers)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (gardener)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (gardening)
Friends of Ganondagan - Iroquois White Corn Project (harvesting white corn)
Genesee Land Trust, Inc. (manage and monitor protected lands, help at work parties on trails and preserves)
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League (general field maintenance)
Heritage Christian Services (assist with raking leaves, maintain sensory garden)
Hochstein School of Music & Dance (grounds & gardens: weeding, light landscaping, etc.)
New York Museum of Transportation (mowing)
Rochester Academy of Medicine (gardening)
Ronald McDonald House (groups to maintain garden)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (gardeners)
Saving Grace Ministries of Rochester - Grace House (landscape work)
Serenity House (help with gardening)
Shepherd Home (yard maintenance)
Twelve Corners Day Care Center (minor landscaping: trimming around trees and bushes)
Villa of Hope (property beautification programs)
Webster Comfort Care Home (grounds/maintenance, gardening)

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Gift Shops, Retail Sales
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) (InSight Shop assistance: unpack equipment , label inventory)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (gift-shop cashier)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (gift-shop cashier)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (help in ReStore)
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, Inc. (staff adoption centers)
The Friendly Home (gift shop cashier)
Friends of the Rochester Public Market (sell Market gift tokens, sell merchandise on Saturdays)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (museum store assistant)
Greece Historical Society (gift-shop cashier & volunteers)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (help our retail store run more efficiently)
Heritage Christian Services (sort and prepare donations, handle transactions, café assistants)
Monroe Community Hospital (gift shop, thrift shop)
New York Museum of Transportation (Visitor Center personnel: sell tickets, gift shop sales)
St. John's Home (Ice Cream Shop volunteers)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (store volunteers)
SewGreen @ Rochester (shop attendants)
Wild Wings, Inc. (gift shop 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

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Housekeeping, Cleaning
Advent House (housekeeping)
Angel Care Ministry of St. Marianne Cope Parish (wash donated items)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (housekeeping)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (cleaning)
Dimitri House (do laundry: bedding and towels)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (housekeeping volunteers)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (light housekeeping)
Journey Home, Inc. (cleaning, cooking, and maintenance support)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (cleaning)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (cleaning, storeroom maintenance)
Serenity House (cleaning)
Webster Comfort Care Home (weekly, biweekly)

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Maintenance, Repair, Painting, Skilled Trades
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (property repair and maintenance, building and fence repairs, lawn mowing & trimming)
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (maintenance/construction for trails & banding stations)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (maintenance, home set-up teams)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (handyman: building & grounds)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (short jobs requiring plumbing and electrical experience; maintenance in Keeper's House, lighthouse tower, annex buildings)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (refrigeration volunteer)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (help build houses)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (custodial assistant, maintenance: scraping and painting, gardens and grounds, nature center trail maintenance)
Greece Historical Society (outdoor building maintenance)
Greece Little League (painting, building projects, capital improvements)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (help build houses and repair homes)
Irondequoit Community Cupboard (reliable handyman)
Journey Home, Inc. (maintenance support)
New York Museum of Transportation (routine maintenance: mowing, electrical and mechanical repairs)
No One Left Behind (refinishing furniture, minor repairs)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (maintenance and small repairs)
Regional Ctr for Independent Living, Inc. (skills: photo enlargement, carpentry)
Rochester Academy of Medicine (restoration team: building preservation projects, inside and out)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (masonry work)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (maintain grounds and building, snow removal, painting, minor repairs)
Saving Grace Ministries of Rochester - Grace House (painters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, general maintenance)
Twelve Corners Day Care Center (handy people for minor maintenance and small repairs)
Webster Comfort Care Home (maintenance: yard and house)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (building renovation, spruce up the building)

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Medical
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Blood Region (blood drive volunteers)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York (medical outreach: communication with medical community)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (health care providers: nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, therapists, other specialists -- see listing)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners)

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Mentors
(Also see Education, Tutors)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (mentors to be matched with youth 9 to 16 awaiting friendship)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc.
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (mentoring assistance with community outings and classroom activities)
Compeer of Livingston County (provide mentoring, companionship to adults who are receiving mental health care)
Compeer Rochester, Inc. (mentors to be matched with youth and adults waiting for friendship)
Earthworks Institute Inc. (mentors in training for outdoor education program, community garden, and science tutoring)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (mentors, Gold Award mentors)
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. (mentor members in achieving daily goals)
Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. (tutors/mentors: adult TASC preparation: high school equivalency)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (tutors, mentors, performers)
Regional Ctr for Independent Living, Inc. (assist in youth group, technology, employment for disabled)
Relay For Life of Greece (mentors to guide youth involved in event)
Saving Grace Ministries of Rochester - Grace House (mentors)
SewGreen @ Rochester
Women's Care Center (peer counselors)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (mentors for youth)
YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

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Office, Clerical, Receptionists
Advent House (office work)
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Hospitality House (welcome & receive guests, office support)
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Blood Region (clerical: filing, data entry, etc.)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc.
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (reception, office work)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (clerical help)
Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (occasional need for office help: filing, scanning, organizing, etc.)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (receptionist)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (general office work)
Dimitri House (office work: phones, filing, typing, light laundry)
Family Service Communities (receptionist)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (office help)
Focus Pregnancy Help Center (greeters)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (office volunteers; small duties: write newsletter, obtain tickets & items)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (office support, phones, data entry, etc.; library volunteers)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (administrative assistance)
Greece Historical Society (secretarial: filing, answering phones MT mornings)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (staff house, greet out-of-town guests)
House of Mercy (answer phones, fike, front desk help, etc.(
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (clerical duties)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York (answer phones, computer work)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (office work, data entry)
Metro Justice (envelope stuffing, data and list maintenance)
Monroe Community Hospital (clerical or computer assistance)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (office support)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (administrative)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (mailings: stuff envelopes, address by hand)
Pittsford Food Cupboard (office assistants)
Refugees Helping Refugees
Rochester Academy of Medicine (administrative: data entry, editing newsletter, filing)
Rochester Animal Services (reception & administrative support)
Rochester Education Foundation (office work: see listing)
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus (office help, help with mailings)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (answer phones, greet visitors, show them around)
VA Medical Center (clerical assistants: typing, filing, phone calls)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (update contact and donor database, clerical: filing, answer phones)

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Publicity, Promotion, Advocacy
A Horse's Friend (community liaisons, media coordinators)
Alzheimer's Association (advocacy volunteer, outreach ambassador)
Angels of Mercy, Inc. (help with publicity and promotion of Run/Walk)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (advertising)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (publicity including social media and newsletter.)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (marketing, public relations; distribute fliers, posters)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (PR work)
Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. (media public relations assistant)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (promotion/membership)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (recruitment ambassadors)
Greece Little League (advertising)
Home Start Hope (social media, public relations)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (promoters: solicit support)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (public relations, marketing, advertising)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (promotional projects)
Pittsford Food Cupboard (run or develop outreach programs)
Relay For Life of Greece (students to promote Relay for Life)
Rochester Education Foundation (marketing committee members)
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan (advocates for residents of long-term care facilities)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (marketing person)
Saint's Place (public relations/marketing)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (advertising/public relations help)

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Speakers, Readers
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Blood Region (blood recipients: share personal stories)
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) (Read mail, notices, bills for blind individuals)
The Community Place Aging Services (speakers on topics: aging well, children)
East House (guest speakers for Job Club)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (guest lecturers)
Imagine Me Community Outreach Inc. (readers)
Junior League of Rochester (guest speakers)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York (speakers)

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Special Events
13thirty Cancer Connect (help with special events)
Al Sigl Community of Agencies (help with specific events throughout the year as needed)
Alzheimer's Association (assist at health fairs, help with Walk to End Alzheimer's)
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Hospitality House (fundraising events, activities calendar for guests, host a dinner for a Hope Lodge guests)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (special events)
The Badge of Honor Association (Policeman's Ball May 20, 2017)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (plan & implement special events)
Camp Good Days & Special Times (Kazoo Fest in November & December. Also suitable for teens.)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (special events)
Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (help at Accessible Halloween event, help at annual fundraising gala)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (special events)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (Heart Gallery displays)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (event planning & staffing)
The Community Place Aging Services (help organize fundraising special events)
CP Rochester
Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc. (Teens and groups of teens can organize a fundraising activity to help fulfill all or part of an upcoming child's dream.)
Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. (Chocolate Ball committee members, help with general special events)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (special events throughout the year)
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, Inc. (staff information tables at local events)
Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library (help with fundraisers, Fun Festival, other events)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. (fundraising events)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (help with events)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (cookie moms & dads, special events)
GRCC-Faith in Action Network (organize and help at specific events)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (work on fundraisers)
Heritage Christian Services (help with events)
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. (assist with community programs)
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf (food drives & collections)
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. (fundraising events, one-time projects)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (coordinators for various special events)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York
Mercy Bridges (helpers for book sale in May. Helpers for Field of Honor® event September 9–11, 2016.)
Monroe Community Hospital (special events: committee member)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (assist with special events)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (day of event support)
National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (event organization, staffing Adoption Days at local pet stores)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (volunteers & supplies for parent involvement events, coordinators and food donations for summer picnic community event, volunteers for holiday/Christmas party for children)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (underwrite November building-fund luncheon & June golf tournament)
Relay For Life of Greece (Relay for Life: plan decorations, help with event entertainment and activity schedule, put up flyers/posters in the community)
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank (host diaper drives)
Rochester Academy of Medicine (help run educational programs throughout the year)
Rochester Animal Services (assist with offsite adoptions & promotions)
Rochester Education Foundation (organize book drives, special event committee members and workers)
Rochester Hope for Pets (help with events throughout the year)
St. John's Home (Wheelchair escorts for Lilac Festival, summer picnic volunteers)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (committee and special events volunteers)
Saint's Place (plan & organize fundraising events)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (special events, seasonal events)
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue, Inc. (help with and work fundraisers)
Villa of Hope (help plan and volunteer at events)
Young Women's College Prep, Inc. (groups to host a fundraiser, work at leadership breakfast)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (snack bar workers for sporting & special events)

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Supplies: Clothing, Food, Donations
13thirty Cancer Connect (work in agency's Clothing Closet)
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf (assist clients in food pantry)
Cameron Community Ministries (sort and distribute clothing in the Clothing House)
Dimitri House (emergency food cupboard: interview)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (pack emergency food)
Focus Pregnancy Help Center (help put away donations)
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet (sort, fold, hang clothing, etc.)
Heritage Christian Services (store assistants: sort and prepare donations, handle transactions)
Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc., Food Pantry (assist clients in food pantry, help with garage sale)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (Clothing Closet volunteers)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (clothing distribution program, food pantry)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (food donations for summer picnic community event)
Partners in Community Development (pick up clothes for clothing distribution)
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (Adopt-A-Shelf to keep shelves stocked with food)
Pittsford Food Cupboard (stock shelves)
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank (wrap and pack donations)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (sort clothes)
St. Peter's Kitchen (manage once-a-month Foodlink Mobile Pantry)
Saint's Place (sort & organize donations, assist refugees in selecting clothing)
SewGreen @ Rochester (sort donated items, prep items for sale)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (help obtain, pack, and distribute food; buy fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution)
Women's Care Center (sort baby donations & prepare materials for clients)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (Boutique manager: organize donations)

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Telephone Calling & Counseling
Alzheimer's Association (telephone support: making calls to families & caregivers)
Angel Care Ministry of St. Marianne Cope Parish (call remote numbers, return calls, make arrangements)
Brighton Food Cupboard (help do phone shop-throughs at the food cupboard)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (friendly callers & visitors)
The Center for Youth (phone counselor: provide counseling, information, and referrals)
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (phone calling to children's caseworkers)
Compeer of Livingston County (keep in contact by phone or email with clients on waiting list)
Elderberry Express (dispatchers to line up drivers for clients who need rides the next day)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (phone dispatchers)
Greece F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) (coordinate clients with drivers: one day per month)
Honeoye Falls/Lima FISH (dispatchers)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (answer help-line requests for emergency food)
Women's Care Center (telephone counselors)

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Teen Volunteer Opportunities
A Horse's Friend (horse handlers, stable helpers, trail guides, equestrian teachers, classroom teachers, child safety monitors, pony ride assistants)
Adding Candles (groups to put on small fundraising events)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (Young people are welcome to help at the farm. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience needed.)
Friends of Ganondagan - Iroquois White Corn Project (white corn harvesting, packaging, sales - ages 10+)
Genesee Country Village & Museum (various opportunities: see listing)
Greece Little League (concession workers, umpires, painting, field maintenance, Eagle Scout projects scorekeeping, etc.)
House of Mercy (serve meals, clothing closet, food pantry, administrative work, special events and projects)
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. (special projects, fundraising events, one-time projects)
Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York (Kids for Wish Kids program: see listing, create greeting cards)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (opportunities for teen volunteers)
No One Left Behind (furniture painting, move items to apartments, small fundraiser events,  baby sitting, gather donations)
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank (host diaper drives, wrap and pack donations, collect diapers)
Rochester Academy of Medicine (administrative: data entry, filing, etc.; restoration team: gardening, inside and out building reservation projects)
SewGreen @ Rochester (Camp counsellors, after-school counsellors, sorters, preppers, mentors, instructors))
Webster Comfort Care Home (jobs for reliable teens, able to work independently: help at weekend farmers' market, sell jar mixes and jams at local craft shows, etc.)

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