Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook

Volunteers Needed Index

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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General (various)


Abilities Movement
Agape Haven of Abundance (productions)
American Red Cross (disaster responders, service to armed forces, warehouse sub-assemblers, blood drive sponsors, blood drive volunteers)
Angel Care Ministry of St. Marianne Cope Parish (call for and assemble items for pickup; be present Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm for pickups; shop garage sales for baby clothing for layettes; knit or crochet baby sweaters, hats, and crib blankets for layettes)
The Arc of Monroe (Tour Arc of Monroe Locations: learn how you can help)
Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue (photograph dogs for website)
Center for Youth Services (Teen Court jurors, teen lawyers: prosecution and defense counsel)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (musicians, vocalists, dance and art assistants, stage hands, box office help)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (volunteer coordinator)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (seamstress) ON HOLD
Gates Historical Society (volunteers of all ages)
Golisano Children's Hospital / UR Medicine (see http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/giving/Ways-to-Give/Volunteer.aspx)
Greece Little League (umpires, Eagle Scout project opportunities, graphic design)
Grow Green Rochester
Junior League of Rochester (use of space/facilities for meetings of up to 100 people)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (photographers, graphic design) 
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (volunteer coordinator)
The Margaret Home (General house coverage: being present for the moms, general house cleaning, and helping moms prepare dinner.)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (translators)
Moonshadow's Spirit (copy writers)
New York Museum of Transportation (Operating personnel: run model RR, run trolleys on full-size track)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (chapel service, Bible study leader)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (concert volunteers - see list; historian)
Rochester Global Connections (introduce international students to community; home hospitality, dinner and cultural hosts)
Rochester Greenovation (not-for-profit liason)
Ronald McDonald House (various duties - please contact agency at www.ronaldshouse.com)
Ryan's Case for Smiles (sewing volunteers, card makers, Sew Day hosts and helpers)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (knitters)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (sewing machine operator)
Willow Domestic Violence Center (contact agency for info)

Activities and Programs


Angels of Mercy, Inc. (volunteers for projects and programs)
Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue (Teen Volunteers: host a bake sale for us, make pet toys, collect bottles for return, put up donation boxes for pet supplies)
Brightstar Community, Inc. (help during baseball games: vending carts. 18 or older)
Cameron Community Ministries (Saturday playground supervision)
Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (help decorate, run games, pass out candy at Accessible Halloween event)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (board and committee members, program assistants)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
CP Rochester (adaptive sports)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc.
Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. (camp counsellors – ages 18+)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (recreation assistant, help with programs and community outings, Sunday ushers) ON HOLD
Greece Little League
The Hochstein School (support for building tours & events)
One Soldier at a Time (make homemade cards for Veterans)
Rochester Childfirst Network (artists, musicians, dancers)
St. John's Home (Bingo volunteers)
Volunteers of America Upstate New York (ON HOLD: help with monthly birthday parties)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc.
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (basketball coaches)

Administrative, Professional, Planning, Grants


Agape Haven of Abundance (grant writer, office administrator)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (board members)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (board members)
Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue (experienced grant writer)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (member services)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (management)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (grant writer, board members)
Flower City Arts Center (board members, 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 (Listing ON HOLD) (troop leaders, group leaders, program consultants)
Grow Green Rochester
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (committee members)
Imagine Me Community Outreach Inc. (grant writer)
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry (assistant grant writer & researchers)
Moonshadow's Spirit (grant writer)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (leadership task force)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (board members)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. ((board members, grant writers, operational advisors)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (fundraising and grant writing)
Pet Adoption Network (grant writer)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (board members)
Refugees Helping Refugees ON HOLD.
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (grant writer)
Saint's Place (public relations/marketing, grant-writing strategies and activities)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (fundraisers, board members, committee members)
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)

Animal Care, Work with Animals


Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (help with horse and barn work)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (pet therapy)
Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue (fostering and transporting dogs)
GRASP, Inc. (temporary foster homes for cats, kittens, and dogs)
Heritage Christian Services (assist people with disabilities with riding a horse)
Keller's Kat Rescue Inc. (Foster homes for cats)
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, socialize dogs)
Pet Adoption Network (foster homes, adoption center volunteers)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (foster homes, socialize shy cats, improve lives of cats and kittens)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (animal handling, safeguarding animals and visitors)

Baby and Child Care


Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (childcare)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (morning or evening childcare)
Center for Youth Services (assist with child care at Crisis Nursery)
Children's Center at the Hall of Justice (care for children while families are in court)
The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester/ Owen's House (child care)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (classroom aides: play activities, care for children)
The Margaret Home (child care)


Open Door Mission, Inc. ON HOLD. (daycare program)

Caregivers, Companions, Friendly Visitors


Advent House (resident care)
The Arc of Monroe (Drop off or have delivered meals to residents) (ON HOLD: Adopt" a home)
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)
Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) ("adopt" a family at Christmas)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (friendly callers & visitors, help new residents with online job searches and basic computer skills)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (translators, "adopt" a family for Christmas)
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 (Desperate need for volunteers: please contact Laurie Prizel: Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org) or 585-325-1796)
Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc. (Help fulfill a child's dream)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (friendly visiting, entertainers, musical performances, guest lecturers) ON HOLD
The Friendly Home (one-to-one visits with residents)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (special guests to perform music, art, gym, dance, etc)
Generation Two (Seniors, retirees, college students to engage in 1:1 play experiences play with children in a school setting)
Greece Little League (Assist physically challenged children to play baseball.)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (staff hospitality house for out-of-town visitors)
Hospice - a program of UR Medicine Home Care (hospice volunteers)
Isaiah House (urgent need for caregivers)
Journey Home, Inc. (resident caregivers: meet the basic needs of our residents)
Lifetime Care Hospice (patient/family support, bereavement volunteer)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (pet-assisted therapy)
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach (case management)
Monroe Community Hospital (ON HOLD) (Friendly Visititors: provide conversation, interaction and companionship to residents)
Mount Carmel House, Inc. (patient care for terminally ill residents)
Partners in Caring - A Program of Lifespan (Support to Caregivers: give caregiver a break by visiting patients with early stage memory loss, dementia, or other chronic conditions. Training and ongoing support provided.
Currently matching volunteers to caregivers in Monroe, Livingston. Ontario, and Wayne counties.)
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (sexual assault services advocates, escorts to the health center)
Rochester General Hospital
(Greet, welcome, check in, and help patients, family members and visitors in various departments. See listing.)
St. John's Home (transporters to push wheelchairs within the building toand from social events, visitors to reminisce with elders, musicians, assist staff on outings with residents, Bingo volunteers)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (help staff the night shelter October through April)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (home visits)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (college internships may be available)
Twelve Corners Day Care Center (musical person: perform for children)
Webster Comfort Care Home (resident care)
YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County (share a special talent or skill)

Computer and Technology Applications


Agape Haven of Abundance (web designer, social media)
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 (web design)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (web designer, data entry, social media, graphic designer, video production)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (share technology info with admin volunteers)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (work on website/Facebook; help with computers)
Greece Little League (website design)
Literacy Rochester (Digital Literacy Volunteers: assist with immediate computer needs, and teach basic skills)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (IT/technology)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (website design, social media assistance, photography, graphic design, webinarsvideography.)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (help manage social media, esp. Facebook; analyze results)
Rochester Greenovation (manage website, blog writing, social media accounts)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (computer database organizer)
Villa of Hope (social media support)

Drivers, Transportation, Delivery


American Red Cross (pick up and deliver blood)
Angel Care Ministry of St. Marianne Cope Parish (pick up portable baby beds from retailers and deliver them to Angel Care site)
Brighton Food Cupboard (drivers to deliver food, drivers to pick up food donations)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (van driver)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (Drivers: provide transportation to seniors in the community.) ON HOLD
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (drive ambulatory residents to medical and certain essential appointments)
The Friendly Home (accompany/transport residents from their rooms to in-house church services)
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 medical 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)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (animal transporters)
The Margaret Home (take moms and babies to appointments)
Meals on Wheels, Monroe County (deliver Meals on Wheels)
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (transport dogs)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (take brochures to libraries and other locations)
Rochester General Hospital

(patient transport & discharge: assist wheelchair patients from patient room to the patient’s pick-up vehicle; Visitor (Guest) Services: greet and welcome those entering the hospital lobby, provide directional, walking and wheelchair assistance throughout the hospital.


RSVP of Monroe County – A Program of 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)
SOFI Transportation/Elderbus (transport clients to medical appointments, essential errands, etc.)
Spencerport Area Ecumenical Food Shelf (deliver food to families in need)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (deliver food to seniors: third Saturday of each month)
UR Medicine Home Care (drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels)
VA Medical Center (drive vans: Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo VA Medical Centers)
Webster Wasps (drive seniors and disabled folks living within the Webster School District to medical, dental, dialysis, therapy, pharmacy visits, and health-related shopping and appointments)
WestSide Express (drivers)

Education, Tutors, Docents


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)
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua (peer counseling)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (enrichment program providers. Life skills instructors for parenting workshops, arts and crafts, GED prep, and computer literacy)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (museum or lighthouse tower guides)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (teacher's aide for persons with disabilities)
CP Rochester (integrated preschool program, adult basic education)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (ESOL teachers able to travel to Haiti)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (work with seniors on computers) ON HOLD
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)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (Listing ON HOLD) (trainers, outdoor program trainers, panel-discussion leaders, special-interest program leaders)
Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester (coaches)
Greece Little League (coaching, challenger program: assist physically challenged child to play baseball.)
Literacy Rochester (one-to-one tutors for reading, conversational English, math)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (educators)
Mercy Bridges (tutors for adults learning English, and for special-needs adults learning to read, write, and navigate in the community.)
Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. (tutors)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (assist with microscopy)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (Tutoring service)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (substitute teachers, tutors, mentors)
Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum (museum docents)
Refugees Helping Refugees ON HOLD. (ESOL teachers, sewing instructors, art teacher, music teacher, computer instructor)
Rochester Education Foundation (virtual help to students in completion of college financial aid forms)
RSVP of Monroe County – A Program of Lifespan (leaders and coaches for school children, conduct health education classes: balance, chronic disease)
SewGreen @ Rochester (instructors)
Volunteers of America Upstate New York (ON HOLD: Homework Helpers: help with basic math, reading, writing homework)
Young Women's College Prep, Inc. (enhance students' learning experiences)

Food Preparation and Service


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)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (kitchen volunteers)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. (Help distribute bread and pastries from Panera on Mondays at noon) 
Greece Little League (concession workers)
House of Mercy (serve meals, help in dining room)
Journey Home, Inc. (cooking support)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (breakfast and dinner service; food pantry)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (prepare and serve lunch)
St. Peter's Kitchen (dishwashers Monday - Friday)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (assist with serving, packing food, etc.)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (serving, room setup, packing food bags, unloading trucks)

Fundraising Administration


Advent House (fundraising)
Agape Haven of Abundance (fundraiser)
Agape Haven of Abundance (fundraiser)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (help with fundraising events)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (fundraising)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (plan & implement fundraising events)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (fundraising)
Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (fundraising services and expertise)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (fundraising)
Children Awaiting Parents (fundraising)
Cobblestone Arts Center for Persons with Disabilities (fundraising committee members)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (fundraising)
Dream Factory of Rochester, Inc. (coordinate and/or assist at fundraisers)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (plan & implement fundraising events)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (fundraising specialist)
House of Mercy
Joseph's Place Food Pantry
Keller's Kat Rescue Inc. (Fundraising)
Moonshadow's Spirit
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. (fundraising committee)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (fundraising)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (fundraising and grant writing)
Regional Center for Independent Living, Inc. (fundraising services and expertise)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (fundraising guru)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (fundraisers)
Villa of Hope (help organize and run fundraising events)
Volunteers of America Upstate New York (donation drive leaders)
Webster Comfort Care Home (fundraising/public relations person)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc.

Gardening, Landscaping, Yard Work


Aurora House of Western Monroe County (gardening)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (lawn and pasture maintenance)
Brightstar Community, Inc. (yard work)
Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) (yard work and gardening during the growing season)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (yard workers)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (gardener)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (gardening)
Delphi Rise (trimming bushes, using weed wacker, cutting a small amount of grass)
Gates Historical Society (gardening, fall and spring cleanup)
Genesee Land Trust, Inc. (manage and monitor protected lands, help at work parties on trails and preserves)
Greece Little League (general field maintenance)
Grow Green Rochester (prepare for growing season: transplanting, cleaning, etc.)
The Hochstein School (groundskeeping)
New York Museum of Transportation (mowing)
Rochester Childfirst Network (garden helper)
Ronald McDonald House (groups to maintain garden)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (gardeners)
St. Peter's Kitchen (garden work)
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)

Gift Shops, Retail Sales


Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua (Boutique help for sorting and organization)
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society (gift-shop cashier)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (gift-shop cashier) ON HOLD
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (help in ReStore)
The Friendly Home (gift shop: assist guests, arrange displays, use cash register)
Friends of the Rochester Public Market (sell Market gift tokens, sell merchandise on Saturdays)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (help our retail store run more efficiently)
Heritage Christian Services (help in retail shop)
Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc. (greet customers, run the store, sort donated items)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (work in the gift shop)
Monroe Community Hospital (ON HOLD) (gift shop associate: greet and assist customers; cashier, keep shop stocked and organized.)
New York Museum of Transportation (Visitor Center personnel: sell tickets, gift shop sales)
Rochester Greenovation (cash register operator, retail organizer)
St. John's Home (gift shop)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (store volunteers)
SewGreen @ Rochester (shop attendants)
Wild Wings, Inc. (gift shop 9:30 am to 2:00 pm)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (sales of programs and merchandise)

Housekeeping, Cleaning


Advent House (housekeeping)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (housekeeping)
Brightstar Community, Inc. (cleanup for house before, during, and after renovation)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (cleaning, decorating)
Delphi Rise (dusting, vacuuming, mopping)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (housekeeping volunteers)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (light housekeeping)
Isaiah House (light housekeeping)
Journey Home, Inc. (cleaning, cooking, and maintenance support)
The Margaret Home
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (cleaning)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (cleaning, storeroom maintenance)
Webster Comfort Care Home (weekly, biweekly)

Maintenance, Repair, Painting, Skilled Trades


Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (building and fence repairs)
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (maintenance/construction for trails & banding stations)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (maintenance)
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)
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (help build houses)
Greece Little League (painting, building projects, capital improvements)
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (help build houses and repair homes)
Heritage Christian Services (outdoor maintenance work)
Journey Home, Inc. (maintenance support)
The Margaret Home (snow removal, sidewalk shoveling)
New York Museum of Transportation (routine maintenance: mowing, electrical and mechanical repairs)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (maintenance and small repairs)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (shelter maintenance)
Regional Center for Independent Living, Inc. (skills: photo enlargement, carpentry)
Rochester Childfirst Network (woodworker)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (masonry work)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (maintain grounds and building, snow removal, painting, minor repairs)
Twelve Corners Day Care Center (handy people for minor maintenance and small repairs)
Webster Comfort Care Home (maintenance: yard and house)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (cleaning)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (building renovation, spruce up the building)

Medical


American Red Cross (blood drive volunteers, medical screeners to assist at blood drives)
Mary Cariola Children's Center (nurses for field trips)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (health care providers: nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, therapists, other specialists -- see listing)
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (licensed therapists)

Mentors


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 receiving mental health care)
Compeer Rochester, Inc. (mentors to be matched with youth and adults waiting for friendship)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (Listing ON HOLD) (mentors, Gold Award mentors)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (tutors, mentors, performers)
SewGreen @ Rochester
Villa of Hope (mentors for youth; local businesses who can provide internships for youth)
Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter) (mentors for youth)
YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Office, Clerical, Receptionists


Advent House (office work)
Agape Haven of Abundance (bookkeeper, data entry)
American Red Cross (clerical: filing, data entry, etc.)
Asbury First Storehouse (CLOSED at this time 9/25/20) (receptionists who can schedule appointments)
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (office, clerical)
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (reception, office work)
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua (office help for cleaning and sorting)
CASA of Rochester / Monroe County (office support: see listing)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (clerical help)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (receptionist)
Children Awaiting Parents (clerical support)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (administrative: work from home)
Focus Pregnancy Help Center (greeters)
The Friendly Home (Linden Knoll reception desk: welcome guests, answer phones, assist with inquiries)
Friendship Children's Center, Inc. (office volunteers; small duties: write newsletter, obtain tickets & items)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (staff house, greet out-of-town guests)
The Hochstein School (office work, data management)
House of Mercy (answer phones, file, front desk help, filing, ordering supplies,etc.)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (clerical duties)
Mary Cariola Children's Center (data entry, lunch monitors)
Open Door Mission, Inc. (administrative)
Pet Pride of New York Inc. (administrative tasks)
Refugees Helping Refugees ON HOLD.
Rochester General Hospital (reception: greet and welcome, provide directions)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (front-desk receptionist)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (administrator, secretary, computer database organizer)
WestSide Express (office work, answer phones)

Publicity, Promotion, Advocacy


Abilities Movement (help connect participants and familes with
Angels of Mercy, Inc.
Birthright of Rochester, Inc. (publicity including social media and newsletter.)
CASA of Rochester / Monroe County (Volunteer Advocate - see description
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (PR, marketing)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (community outreach)
Generation Two (Help recruit new volunteers)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (Listing ON HOLD) (recruitment ambassadors)
Greece Little League (advertising)
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (public relations, marketing, advertising)
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (promotional projects)
Rochester Greenovation (Marketing intern: community outreach, messaging about mission, general marketing on website)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference (marketing person)
Saint's Place (public relations/marketing)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (marketing and public relations)

Speakers, Readers


Catholic Family Center (CFC) (share a hobby with refugee women's group.)
Imagine Me Community Outreach Inc. (readers)
Junior League of Rochester (guest speakers)
Moonshadow's Spirit (speak to high-school health classes)

Special Events


Al Sigl Community of Agencies (help with specific events throughout the year as needed)
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Hospitality House (ON HOLD) (host a dinner for a Hope Lodge guests)
American Red Cross (special events support)
Arc of Genesee Orleans (golf tournaments, 5K Run, Raffle)
The Arc of Monroe
Aurora House of Western Monroe County (special events)
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. (help with fundraising events)
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. (plan & implement special events)
Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue (hold a bake sale, make items we can raffle or sell, help with events & fundraising)
Brightstar Community, Inc. (event volunteers for November cocktail fundraiser)
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (special events)
CASA of Rochester / Monroe County (support individual events)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. (special events)
Coffee Connection/Project Empower (event planning)
CP Rochester
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (special events coordinator)
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)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. (fundraising events)
Girl Scouts of Western New York (Listing ON HOLD) (cookie moms & dads, special events)
Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. (work on fundraisers)
Heritage Christian Services (help with parking cars, concession, etc. at events)
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf (food drives & collections)
Holy Childhood (Help set up and work an event, monitor a hole at one of our golf tournaments.}
Imagine Me Community Outreach Inc.
Junior League of Rochester (host diaper drives)
Keller's Kat Rescue Inc. (Assist with events)
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester
The Margaret Home (organize, plan and staff events)
The Margaret Home (holiday and seasonal decorators)
Mary Cariola Children's Center (event volunteers, residential and classroom outings)
Monroe Community Hospital (ON HOLD) (special events support)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (day of event support)
Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. (sponsors and participants at fundraising events)
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. (special event assistant; underwrite building-fund luncheon, golf tournament, other events)
Regional Center for Independent Living, Inc. (help decorate, run games at Halloween event)
Rochester Childfirst Network (special events assistants)
Rochester Education Foundation (organize book drives, sort book donations)
Rochester Hope for Pets (help with events throughout the year)
Ryan's Case for Smiles
St. John's Home (Wheelchair escorts for Lilac Festival, summer picnic volunteers)
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center (committee and special events volunteers)
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services (special events, seasonal events)
Villa of Hope (help plan and volunteer at events)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (set up and tear down for programs and festivals, talking to clients at public events)
Young Women's College Prep, Inc. (groups to host a fundraiser)

Supplies: Clothing, Food, Donations


Asbury First Storehouse (CLOSED at this time 9/25/20) (clothing sorters)
Cameron Community Ministries (sort and distribute clothing in the Clothing House)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (pack emergency food; verify eligibility for food)
Focus Pregnancy Help Center (help put away donations)
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (materials handler: regular lifting of heavy books and book boxes, at least 40 lbs.)
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet (Shopping Assistants for curbside shopping: take orders from clients' cars and shop for them)
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, Inc. (help clients who come to the Food Shelf)
Home Start Hope (shopping list fulfilment)
Joseph's Place Food Pantry (sort, stock shelves; distribute food)
One Soldier at a Time (pack baskets, boxes, and bags for military members and their families; deliver baskets Mother's Day. Valentine's Day, Christmas)
Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (food donations for summer picnic community event)
Pencils and Paper (A Program of Jewish Family Service) (Warehouse support. Must be able to lift 75 lb.)
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (Adopt-A-Shelf to keep shelves stocked with food)
Rochester Education Foundation (sort donated books)
Rochester Greenovation (warehouse organizer, warehouse pricer)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (sort clothes)
Saint's Place (sort & organize donations, assist refugees in selecting clothing)
SewGreen @ Rochester (sort donated items, prep items for sale)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (shelf stockers, client shopping helpers)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (help obtain, pack, and distribute food; buy fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution)

Telephone Calling, Counseling


Brighton Food Cupboard (help do phone shop-throughs at the food cupboard)
Catholic Family Center (CFC) (friendly callers & visitors)
Center for Youth Services (phone counselor: provide counseling, information, and referrals)
Compeer of Livingston County (keep in contact by phone or email with clients on waiting list)
FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta) (phone dispatchers)
Greece F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) (coordinate clients with drivers: one day per month)
Partners in Caring - A Program of Lifespan (Support a local caregiver by becoming a Texting Buddy and providing regular check-in's and encouragement to the caregiver.)
SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services (answer help-line requests for emergency food)

Teen Volunteer Opportunities


Abilities Movement (help participants in the game of basketball)
Arc of Genesee Orleans (volunteer in children's area and along the route of the 5K Family and Friends in Elba NY
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.)
Children Awaiting Parents (fundraising, help with events)
The Dirt Road Project, Inc. (data entry, social media, help at events)
Greece Little League (concession workers, umpires, painting, field maintenance, Eagle Scout projects scorekeeping, etc.)
Joseph's Place Food Pantry (sort, stock shelves, fundraising events)
Keller's Kat Rescue Inc. (car washes, pet supply, hot dog sale)
The Margaret Home (girls: child care and events; boys: outdoor chores: lawn care, leaf pickup, snow removal)
One Soldier at a Time (pack baskets, boxes, and bags for military members and their families for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas)
Rochester Childfirst Network (STEM activities, photography, videography)
SewGreen @ Rochester (camp counselors, after-school counselors, sorters, preppers, mentors, instructors)
The South Wedge Food Pantry (stock shelves, help clean, assist shoppers, hold food drives)
Volunteers of America Upstate New York (ON HOLD: help with monthly birthday parties)
Wildlife Educators Coalition, Inc. (any of our general, non-administrative opportunities)

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