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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Volunteers of America Upstate New York

214 Lake Avenue
Rochester , NY 14608
Phone: 585-736-2487
Contact: Cheryl Marshall

Volunteers of America Upstate NY is dedicated to empowering people in the local community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential. VOA assists more than 6,000 people every year through various programs which focus in three key areas: child care and early childhood education programs for improverished children; housing and homelessness prevention programs and reentry programs for individuals exiting incarceration.

Wish List:

  • backpacks
  • personal care items, full size:
    deodorant, shaving cream and razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, feminine hygiene products
  • soap or body wash (full-size)
  • socks, undergarments (new)
  • towels and washcloths (new)
  • twin-size sheet sets (new)

Volunteers Needed:
  • Donation Drive Leaders: Families in our shelters need many things. Organize a donation drive to help homeless families. We'll help get you started by providing informational materials and we'll even pick up the donations when your drive is over.
  • Landscaping.
  • Painting/Organizing/Cleaning.
  • Special Event/Marketing Internships available for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
  • On Hold: Homework helper, brightening birthdays, Teen Volunteer opportunities.

Information reviewed by agency 8/28/23. (Volunteers Needed updated.)