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Alzheimer's Association

Rochester, NY

This is a one-time/short-term volunteer opportunity

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 3 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our Finger Lakes Walk to End Alzheimer's - held at FLCC in 2024! Help is needed with: recruitment; marketing/social media; phone calls; day of event volunteers to assist with set-up, check-in, clean-up, etc.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Melissa Gertner at mngertner@alz.org. Visit: https://www.alz.org/rochesterny

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,Health Related,Seniors

American Cancer Society - Northeast Region

Rochester, NY

Students with a particular interest are encouraged to view specific opportunities on the website. Volunteers are always needed for the Relay For Life events in the spring. Pressing need for driving cancer patients to doctor appointments.

Organization Information: Northeast Regional Office and Hope Lodge - 1120 South Goodman St; Rochester, NY 14620.

To volunteer, visit: http://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html

(Updated 12/2023)

Categories: Health Related

American Diabetes Association

Rochester, NY

This is a one-time/short-term volunteer opportunity

We have a wide variety of activities to help support our Finger Lakes Tour de Cure - being hosted at FLCC on Saturday, June 8, 2024! We are also looking for riders and committee members. Please visit https://donations.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=13645 to learn more!

For more information, contact: Julie DeMersman at 585-705-1012 or jdemersman@diabetes.org

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

American Heart Association

Rochester, NY

Volunteers needed for day of event for the Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women luncheon. Inquire for details.

Organization Information - Visit: www.heart.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact Rosie Leach at (516) 962-0801 or rosie.leach@heart.org

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Health Related

American Red Cross - Western & Central NY Region

West Henrietta, NY

Blood Drive- Greet donors at blood drives, coordinate registration, serve refreshments & observe donors well-being following donations. Also opportunities to help market & recruit for campus blood drives.

Community Preparedness- Learn what Red Cross Ready is & take that out to local community groups so they too may be prepared for any type of disasters.

Disaster Action Team- Respond to local disaster incidents such as fires, floods, & ice storms. Take advanced training & respond to national emergencies.

Special Event Volunteer- Committee members needed to help plan & organize fundraising events. Also volunteers for short-term projects the day of event.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Bernadette Bowie at (585)241-4487 or bernadette.bowie@redcross.org. To learn more about the American Red Cross, visit: www.redcross.org

(Updated 12/2023)

Categories: Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester

Rochester, NY

Volunteer mentors are needed in Ontario, Yates, Wayne, and Monroe counties.

Organization information: 1 S. Washington St., Ste. 405; Rochester, NY 14614.

For more information and to volunteer, visit https://beabig.org/ and submit an inquiry form if interested.

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth

Breast Cancer Coalition

Rochester, NY

This is a one-time/short-term volunteer opportunity

We would love to have your help volunteering at our annual walk and run event - The Pink & Teal Challenge! At our largest fundraising event of the year, more than 1,400 participants gather to walk, run and have FUN! Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Monroe Community College as an event volunteer OR create a team of walkers (or runners) to participate and even raise funds and awareness!

Organization information: 1048 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607; 585-473-8177; info@bccr.org. Visit: bccr.org

For more information or to volunteer, please email Meredith, Director of Special Events at meredith@bccr.org, or call 585-473-8177.

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Health Related,Sports / Recreation

Bridges For Brain Injury

Farmington, NY

We are in need of volunteers to help in our Wildlife Education program! Tasks include yard work, feeding animals, cleaning animal enclosures and general maintenance/janitorial work, as well as assist with wildlife education programs in the community. Also looking for volunteers to help with social media, construction projects, and human services.

Candidates Must: Be 18years or older; Be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions; Be able to respect and follow direction; Be able to commit to an agreed upon schedule; Be able to work independently. Candidates are interviewed and screened when accepted, and must undergo a volunteer orientation.

Benefits: Up-Close Encounters with Native and Exotic Wildlife! Meet People; Learn New Skills/Wildlife Education; Make a Difference! Have Fun!

Organization Info: 5760 Duke of Gloucester Way, Farmington, NY 14425; 585-396-0070; visit https://www.bridgesforbraininjury.org/

To apply, email your interest to: Sara Saylor at ssaylor@bridgesforbraininjury.org or call 585-396-0070.

(Updated 12/2023)

Categories: Animals/Environment

Budding Readers

Farmington, NY

Budding Readers is an early literacy program serving Ontario County. We serve families with babies and young children. We provide free books and teach the importance of reading to young ones daily. We want children to begin school with readiness skills and a love of books. Many families are low-income with limited access to new books. With training and familiarity with BR, we will try to match your talents with our needs. Activities may include organizational tasks, book handling, talking with parents about the importance of daily reading, or delivering bundles of books in the school district communities we serve: Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Marcus Whitman, Midlakes, Naples, Red Jacket and Victor. See website for Volunteer Application.

Visit https://buddingreaders.org/

For more info, contact: Tam Spitzer at 585-900-1725 or books@buddingreaders.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy

Camp Good Days & Special Times

Mendon, NY

Summer Camping Programs: Give the gift of time to one of our camping programs. Volunteer to work as a camp counselor, kitchen staff, security, or assistant in one of our specialty areas (e.g. arts & crafts, woodworking, etc.) at our recreational facility on Keuka Lake.

Year-round Programs and Events: All of the programs & services provided by Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants, which is only possible through the generosity of so many individuals & organizations & the success of our many special fundraising events!

Organization Information: Camp Good Days & Special Times, Headquarters & Volunteer Training Facility; 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd.; P.O. Box 665; Mendon, NY. Residential Facility - 643 West Lake Rd, Branchport, NY. Phone (585) 694-8377. Visit http://www.campgooddays.org

For more information & to volunteer, contact: Alicia Sommer at asommer@campgooddays.org or (585) 624-5555.

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Children/Youth,Sports / Recreation

Canandaigua Emergency Squad (CES)

Canandaigua, NY

CES is the primary emergency medical & ambulance provider that responds to all Emergency and Non Emergency 911 medical request in the Greater Canandaigua Region in Ontario County, operates entirely without tax-based support, & has done so for 75 years. Volunteer opportunities to fit your lifestyle & level of time commitment.

Volunteering on the ambulance (requires 10 hrs of training): driving, assisting, EMT (requires 120 hours of additional training).Office Volunteers: fundraising, answering the phone, preparation of mailings. Facility Volunteers: grounds maintenance (such as lawn care & seasonal cleanup, building repair (such as painting & light maintenance).

Organization information: 233 N. Pearl St; Canandaigua, NY 14424 For more information or to volunteer, contact: Matt Sproul at (585)394-5860 or msproul@canandaiguaes.org. Visit: canandaiguaes.org/volunteer

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related

Canandaigua Lions Club

Canandaigua, NY

The Canandaigua Lions Club is a service club and is willing to have anyone over age 18 join, though you are not required to join in order to volunteer. Some of the projects of the Lions Club are: eyeglass reclamation, vision screening, and local veterans support, We would love to reactivate the summer Kids fishing derby with additional help from the community. The Lions Club meets 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Wegmans in Canandaigua, NY.

For more information on the organization, visit: Canandaigua Lions Club For more information and to volunteer, contact: Dr. Geoffry E. Hallstead at pres.lion.geoff@gmail.com or (585) 729-4533.

(Updated 12/2023)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Health Related,Seniors

Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Canandaigua, NY

There are various individual and group volunteer opportunities including: friendly visits, clerical assignments, recreational activities/programs, escorting Veterans to appointments, events, etc.

Before you can begin to volunteer, you must attend a required orientation that lasts approximately 1½ hours, complete paperwork and have a background check (be fingerprinted).

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Regina Deck at (585) 393-7729 or regina.deck@va.gov. Visit http://www.fingerlakes.va.gov/ and Like us on FB by searching "Canandaigua VA Medical Center."

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Catholic Charities Family and Community Services

Rochester, NY

We provide housing, employment, and coordination of care to help people of all ages and all walks of life live independently with dignity, while facing the challenges of addiction, aging, mental illness, HIV, poverty, developmental disabilities, and immigration.

Organization Info: 87 N. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604; and 1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, NY 14611 (585) 546-7220; visit: https://www.fcscharities.org/

To learn about current volunteer opportunities, visit https://fcscharities.galaxydigital.com/

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes - Community Lunch Program

Geneva, NY

Volunteer work hours are Mon.-Fri., 9am to 1pm. Meals are served 11:30am-12:15pm. Tasks include all phases of set-up, prep, serving, and cleanup; we serve a nutritious hot meal every weekday, holidays included. Extra hands are especially appreciated from 11:30am-1:00pm! Meals are served at First United Methodist Church, 340 Main St., Geneva, NY 14456.

Organization Info: Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, (315) 789-2686, visit www.catholiccharitiesfl.org/services/lunch-program/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Robert Vona at (315) 521-6684 or robert.vona@dor.org

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities

Child & Family Resources Inc.

Canandaigua, Geneva, Penn Yan & Seneca Falls , NY

Our agency has many different volunteer opportunities including: helping office or program staff with specific event needs (event planning including locating donations, event volunteer work including music/art/face painting), office clean-up and organization, flyer creation, brochure design, video design of services provided.

Organization Information: Geneva Office - 671 S. Exchange St; Canandaigua Office - 502 S. Main St.; Penn Yan Office - 263 Lake St.; Seneca Falls office - 115 Falls St. Visit: Child & Family Resources, Inc. Website

For more agency or volunteer information, please contact: Heather Fiero (315) 719-1821

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

Clifton Springs Area YMCA

Clifton Springs, NY

Volunteer opportunities include: help prepare for an upcoming event, assist with events, help out in various youth programs, decorate a bulletin board, help supervise the building, assist in the office, assist with small cleaning tasks, and distribute posters/flyers around town. Perhaps you have a skill that you would be willing to share with us!

Organization Information: 5 Crane Street, Clifton Springs , NY 14432; visit http://www.csaymca.org/

For more information or volunteer, contact: david@csaymca.org or call (315) 462-6184.

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Health Related,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic

Clifton Springs, NY

Volunteers are needed for various services and projects including: nursing home activities, spiritual care, and greeters to assist patients/visitors. Needed all days at a variety of times.

Organization Information: 2 Coulter Rd.; Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Visit: https://www.rochesterregional.org/locations/hospitals/clifton-springs-hospital-clinic

For more information and to volunteer, contact: 315-462-0100 and ask for Administration.

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

Coordinated Child Development Program Inc.: Canandaigua Early Childhood Center

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers needed to assist young children in playing, reading, helping with activities and engaging the children, ages 6 weeks to 11 years. Flexible hours are available Monday through Friday. There is a background search and application process required.

Organization information: 55 Wilcox Lane; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585)394-5310; E-Mail: admin@ccdpkids.net; Visit: www.ccdpkids.net.

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Children/Youth

Embrace Your Sisters

Finger Lakes Region, New York

Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) fills a unique niche in breast cancer services by providing short-term emergency financial assistance to residents of 13 counties in the Finger Lakes Region, including: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year in conjunction with our fundraising events which include: Tea for Two Fashion Show in the spring, and The Positively Pink in Pittsford Breast Cancer Walk in the fall.

For more information on Embrace Your Sisters, visit www.EmbraceYourSisters.org or email embraceyoursisters@yahoo.com

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy,Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities

Family Promise of Greater Rochester

Rochester, NY

Family Promise of Greater Rochester (formerly RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, & a diverse network of caring volunteers. We offer online Volunteer Training. Volunteer opportunities include: Drive the Family Promise van, transporting guests between host congregations and the Day Center; Assist at the Day Center with clerical tasks, toy or house cleaning, maintenance projects, or donation sorting & organizing; etc. Additional opportunities include grocery shopping, moving household goods, prevention and diversion program.

For more information, please visit https://www.fpgroc.org/

For more info or to volunteer, contact: Beth Bojarski at 585-506-9050 or beth@fpgroc.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth

Finger Lakes Care Giver Institute at Lifespan

Rochester, NY

If you know someone who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s/dementia or other forms of memory loss, then you know someone who needs help. Our Partners in Caring program trains and matches volunteers with local families to provide support. With just a few hours per/week, volunteers can give a caregiver some free time to shop, nap, take a walk or visit with a friend while you spend time with their loved one – talking, taking a walk, doing a puzzle, looking at photos, listening to music – just being a friend. This gives the caregiver a few hours to take care of their own needs and “catch a breath” from their caregiving duties. Those interested can sign up by themselves or “buddy up” with a friend, be trained, and then serve together.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Mary Alice Schmidt at maschmidt@lifespan-roch.org Visit: www.lifespan.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Finger Lakes Community Action

Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Livingston counties, NY

We currently have a need for volunteers to connect with our Foster Grandparents ages 55 and over. This includes food box delivery, assist with in-service meetings, recognition events, fund-raising activities, special projects, advocating for them, filling out paperwork, teaching basic computer skills. Volunteers are used as needed primarily during the school year. Opportunities can be "one time only" or "ongoing" for a specified time period.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Gregory Peck at 315-333-4155 ext. 3211, or email gregory.peck@waynecap.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: One-time Opportunities,Seniors


Rochester, NY

Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. We serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. Volunteers are critical to our mission and we offer an array of opportunities for individuals, families, or groups. Volunteers can register and schedule themselves on our website. Training and orientation will take place during the volunteer shift. Explore how you can get involved and begin your volunteer journey with Foodlink today.

Warehouse location: 1999 Mt. Reed Blvd, Rochester, NY 14615.

For more information and to register to volunteer, visit: https://foodlinkny.org/volunteer/ For questions, email Jessica Lockett, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@foodlinkny.org, or contact (585) 328-3328

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities

Friendship House

Middlesex, NY

Volunteers are needed to help organize & restock food pantry, clean, etc. for our thrift store/food pantry that has been in the area for 45 years. Open every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The pantry/thrift store can be used by anyone residing in the Marcus Whitman school district for food, clothing, and winter coats.

Organization Information: Friendship House; 5614 Williams St.; Middlesex, NY 14507. Visit: Friendship House Facebook Page

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Cora Marvin, Director at (585) 520-0803 or by email at friendshiphouse@frontier.com

(Updated 10/2017)

Categories: Children/Youth,Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Ganondagan State Historic Site: Friends of Ganondagan

Victor, NY

Ganondagan welcomes volunteers for many events throughout the year. Volunteer needs include children's activities, hospitality, recycling, and more. Our biggest need is the Indigenous Dance & Music Festival held the fourth weekend in July. Other needs include, Living History in September, a Husking Bee in October (picking, husking and braiding corn), Canandaigua Treaty Day in November, the Native American Winter Arts Festival in December, and Native American Winter Games in February.

Organization Information: 7000 County Rd 41; Victor, NY 14564. Phone: (585) 924-5848. Visit: www.ganondagan.org

To volunteer, contact: Meg Joseph at 585-742-1690 or meg@ganondagan.org

(Updated: 2/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

Geneva Center of Concern - Geneva Food Pantry

Geneva, NY

Volunteers are needed to sort donated items, work the front desk, stock pantry shelves and work with clients in need of food. Pantry is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm Volunteers work 2.5 hour shifts. Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday mornings in the thrift store, 10am - 12:30pm.

Organization Information: Geneva Center of Concern/Geneva Food Pantry; 58 Avenue D; Geneva, NY 14456. Visit https://genevacenterofconcern.org/

For more information and to volunteer, please contact Cheryl Toor or Linda Geoia at (315) 789-1117 or by email at genevacoc@gmail.com

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Geneva Public Library

Geneva, NY

Regular tasks include wiping surfaces, ensuring items are in proper order, checking items for damage, or helping with our book sales. See library's website for further description.

Organization Info: 244 Main St; Geneva, NY 14456. Visit: https://www.genevapubliclibrary.net/volunteering.html for a volunteer application and more information.

Contact: Theresa Osborne, Volunteer Coordinator at tosborne@owwl.org, or call 315-789-5303

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Education / Literacy

Gilda's Club of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Our volunteers create the enthusiastic energy here at Cancer Support Community (CSC) at Gilda’s Club. They are an integral part of helping make CSC run smoothly. There are a wide range of opportunities to share your time and skills to support people affected by cancer.

Volunteer opportunities are always changing. Visit the volunteer webpage for the most up-to-date information: https://cscrochester.org/give/#volunteer

Organization Information: 255 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607; Phone: (585) 423-9700

For more information visit the volunteer webpage, call (585) 423-9700, or email info@cscrochester.com

(Updated: 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways


Seeking volunteers for a variety of opportunities. Year-round troop leaders for all age levels, ranging from Kindergarten-12th grade, needed as well as volunteers who have more limited availability. Only have a few hours?? We have opportunities for volunteers to facilitate 4-6 session series programs on topics such as healthy living, financial literacy, and building life skills such as decision making and leadership. Only available to help 1 day? We need volunteers who can offer time for day events. Want to volunteer during summer break? We need help with summer programs too.

Opportunities in communities across 24 counties in NY - for both local students as well as those who may travel back to “home” during the summer. There is an application process and training required.

For more info, contact Christina Verralti, the Volunteer Coordinator, at (315) 698-9400 or visit: www.gsnypenn.org

(Updated 11/2017)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Sports / Recreation

Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester

Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Livingston counties, NY

We are looking for volunteer coaches for our spring teams (starting March 18) in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Livingston counties, each team needs 2-3 coaches. You will: Serve as a role model for program participants in 3rd-5th or 6th-8th grades; Prepare, organize, supervise 2x/weekly lessons for the 10 week season; Each practice is 1.5 hrs long; Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery; Facilitate communication with parents/guardians; Participate and help coordinate your site based Girls on the Run 5k. Qualifications include a desire to work with children and an interest in health - physical, emotional, and mental!

Also need volunteers for our Spring 5K on June 1st at MCC! Half day commitment, approximately 8am-12pm. There are many roles available. Groups are welcome!

For more information, contact: Kelly Fisher at (585) 662-5980 or kelly.fisher@girlsontherun.org Visit: https://www.gotrrochester.org/

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,Sports / Recreation

Granger Homestead Society

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers are needed to assist with weekly events during the regular season and special events throughout the year. Individuals interested in history are encouraged to volunteer their time!

Organization Information: 295 N.Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: www.grangerhomestead.org

For more information and to volunteer, visit the volunteer webpage at https://grangerhomestead.org/support/volunteer/, contact by phone (585) 394-1472, or e-mail: info@grangerhomestead.org

(Updated: 2/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity

Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties, NY

Help us actualize homeownership dreams in our community and volunteer with Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity!

GRHFH is the combined strength of Monroe County, Ontario County, and Wayne County. – Together, we have served over 300 families, building 300 new homes. We rely on the support of 1,600 volunteers in our ReStores and on our construction sites to help build homes, communities, and hope. Our mission is to provide everyone a decent and affordable place to live. Join us!

For more information or to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteering@grhabitat.org. Visit: https://www.grhabitat.org/volunteer

Organization Information: 3040 County Rd 10, Canandaigua, NY, 585-396-3600; 755 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY, 585-546-1470

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

Happiness House - Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association

Canandaigua & Geneva, NY

Volunteers needed to assist with various aspects of running the organization. Happiness House is a day care for children with both educational and developmental needs. In addition to the children's program in Canandaigua we also have a pre-school in Geneva, as well as an adult program for people with disabilities and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). We run a structured day program and offer other services to families in the community.

Canandaigua Location: 5415 County Road 30; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Adult Programs: (585) 394-9510. Children's Programs: (585) 394-1190. Fax: (585) 394-5326

Geneva Location: 731 Pre-Emption Rd; Geneva, NY 14456. Administration: (315) 789-6828. Children's Programs: (315) 789-6850. Fax: (315) 789-7750

For more information visit www.happinesshouse.org.

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Health Related,Sports / Recreation

Harbor House

Rochester, NY

We provide temporary lodging for adult family members who have traveled 50+miles because a loved one is receiving care at a local hospital for a serious medical condition. HOSPITALITY TEAM: friendly, supportive people to help staff the house. Shifts are generally 1-3 hours, & can be done weekly, monthly or occasionally. During your shift, you may be asked to do some light housekeeping. The purpose of the position is to be warm & welcoming to the families. If you have computer, marketing or social networking skills, we have projects that can be done during your shift in these areas. We hope you will consider being part of our Harbor House family. Your presence will do so much to help families during a very difficult time in their lives.

Organization Info: 89 Rossiter Road, Rochester, NY 14620; visit: http://www.harborhouseofrochester.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: info@harborhouserochester.org or 585-473-1779

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Health Related

Historic Downtown Canandaigua

Canandaigua, NY

We are looking to recruit volunteers for our Downtown Festivals. They include: Fall into Canandaigua in October, IGNITE! Light Parade in November, Fire & Ice in February, and The Art & Music Festival in July. Many different opportunities for each festival are available. Also the art, wine, and beer walks. Also offering job opportunities. There may be other opportunities as well - if interested in a particular opportunity, just call!

Organization Info: 115 S. Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: https://www.downtowncanandaigua.com/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: BIDEvents@DowntownCanandaigua.com or 585-396-0300

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,One-time Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

Historic Valentown Museum/Victor Historical Society

Victor, NY

We need your help! We are an all volunteer organization. If you love history, you will love us. Volunteers needed for: giving tours, painting, general cleaning, general maintenance (repairs, updates), gardening, research, and much more!

Organization Information: 267 High St., Victor, NY 14564. Visit: https://historicvalentownmuseum.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: 585-924-4170 or info@historicvalentownmuseum.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy

Hospeace House, Inc

Naples, NY

Hospeace House is a two-bed comfort care home. We provide 24-hour care for terminally ill residents and their families. We are seeking volunteers for resident care in 4 hour shifts at your convenience. No experience necessary, we will provide all of the training you need with hands-on shadowing of another trained volunteer. Forget what you think end of life might look like – there is a whole lot of life being lived in those last months.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Theresa Hays (Director of Operations) or Kathy Mincer (Assistant) at 585-374-2090 or theresa@hospeacehouse.org Visit www.hospeacehouse.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

House of John

Clifton Springs, NY

House of John is a two-bed Comfort Care Home for the terminally ill and their families. Potential residents must have a life expectancy of 3 months or less. We open our house, our hearts and our hands to those who need physical care and emotional support as they approach the end of their lives. Students, especially those in Health Care Studies, Human Services, Massage Therapy/ Integrative Health, Nursing, and Psychology, are encouraged to get involved. Volunteers are an essential component. Prospective volunteers complete a 4 week training program at the house and work with a seasoned volunteer with an on-call Nurse available.

Organization Information: 14 Spring St.; Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Phone: (315) 462-5646. E-Mail: house@houseofjohn.org. Visit: http://houseofjohn.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Sue Conrey, Care Coordinator at (315) 462-5646.

(Updated: 1/2024)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Humane Society of Wayne County

Lyons, NY

Cleaning, walking dogs, socialization of animals, wish list collection, fundraising events, some clerical.

Organization Information: 1475 County House Rd. Lyons, NY 14489; visit https://waynehumane.org/

For more information or to volunteer, call: (315) 946-3389

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Education / Literacy,One-time Opportunities

Humane Society of Yates County

Penn Yan, NY

Volunteers can do anything from playing with the animals to socializing them, training the dogs, cleaning cages, walking dogs, grooming, doing laundry, helping with fundraising, manning the desk or lawn work.

Organization Information: 1216 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Nathaniel Smart at (315) 536-6094 or volunteer@yateshumane.org, or visit visit: https://www.yateshumane.org/volunteer1

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Group Opportunities

Light Hill/Canandaigua Comfort Care Home Inc.

Canandaigua, NY

1. Hands On Care: We are a 2-bed comfort care home supporting those at end of life at no cost to them or their families. Hands On Care volunteers support our residents in daily care tasks 24/7. 2-hour and 4-hour shifts available, training is provided.

2. LIGHT[the]HILL: Our annual luminaria celebration at Kershaw Park held the first Saturday in Nov. We set up over 2,000 lights in memory/honor of loved ones across the lake front. Volunteers needed for set up and take down day of as well as tasks leading up to the event Oct-Nov.

3. Spring Flower Sale: Annually the first Monday in March we cut and arrange over 5,000 bouquets at Stella's then deliver them to area businesses. Volunteers needed to process flowers, deliver and coordinate pick-up at Light Hill day of. Volunteers could also organize groups sales Jan-Mar if interested!

Organization Information: 5160 Parrish Street Extension, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: 585-393-1311. Visit https://lighthillhome.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: MK Killen at 585-393-1311 or mk@lighthillhome.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Literacy Rochester

Rochester, NY

Digital Literacy of Literacy Rochester has been working with public libraries and education partners In Wayne and Ontario Counties, to offer a helping hand to community members who do not have consistent access and familiarity with digital technology. Our mission is to help our community gain confidence and understanding of online and software resources. Our customers become better informed and better connected with our help. Provide one-to-one assistance for individuals seeking help with learning computer skills, and resolving challenges like web access, completing online forms or applications, and other computer-essential tasks.

Organization Information: 1600 South Ave # 100, Rochester, NY 14620; 585-473-3030; visit https://literacyrochester.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Lisa Roe @ 585-473-3030 or Lroe@literacyrochester.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Seniors

Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates

Canandaigua and Penn Yan, NY

Volunteers are needed to tutor Adults with basic literacy and English as a second language. Volunteer must be able to attend 10 hours of remove, self-paced tutor training followed by minimum commitment of one year.

Organization Information: Canandaigua - 208 S. Main Street; (585) 396-1686. Penn Yan - 117 E. Elm Street; (315) 536-6799. Visit https://www.lvoy.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Barbara Willmott, Program Coordinator - Ontario Co., at (585) 396-1686; Cheryl Flynn, Program Coordinator - Yates Co.; or info@literacyvoc.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Education / Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County

Lyons, NY

Volunteers are needed to tutor adults with basic literacy, English as a second language, math, and digital literacy. Volunteers must be able to attend tutor training and commit to six months of tutoring at least two hours weekly.

For those who do not wish to tutor, we are looking for help at our Lyons office, volunteers to help with community outreach events, Board members, and many other ways you can help!

Organization Information: 12 Canal Street, Lyons, NY 14489 (working mostly remote); visit http://lvwayne.org/

For more information or volunteer, contact: Heidi Barnes at lvwayne@LVWayne.org or call (315) 946-5333.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York

Buffalo & Rochester, NY

Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We invite you to transform lives, one wish at a time. In order to join our volunteer team, we require that volunteer candidates go through an application and screening process. To learn about the various volunteer roles, view our orientation video, and start the application process visit our website https://wish.org/newyork/volunteer

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Stephanie Kowalski at 716-810-9474 ext. 4537 or by e-mail at skowalski@wny.wish.org.

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related

March of Dimes

Visit https://getinvolved.marchofdimes.org/ and type in your postal code to find in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities.

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities

National Ski Patrol, Genesee Valley Region

Farmington, NY

There are 7 units in our region where the volunteers can choose to participate. The organization teaches EMT level first aid and skiing skills both downhill and cross country. Benefits are based on the area and time served.

Organization Information: 1731 Beechwood Dr; Farmington, NY 14425. Phone: (585)469-8470. Visit: www.nspgvr.org

To volunteer, contact: Holger Stave at hstave@rochester.rr.com or (585)469-8470

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related,Sports / Recreation

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, DeMay Living Center & ElderONE - Silver Hill

Newark, NY

Volunteers are needed for many helpful services and fun projects. Examples include: gift shop cashier, patient visitor, info desk greeter, PT/OT outpatient aide, escort, recycling team, door frame painter, TDI pet therapy, resident one-on-one time, Sunday service pianist, and activities aide. Volunteers needed all days, at all times. Application process is required. Both twenty-hour commitment and long-term opportunities available.

Organization Information: 1200 Driving Park Ave; Newark, NY 14513. Phone: (315) 332-2022. Visit: https://www.rochesterregional.org/join-our-team/volunteer-at-newark-wayne-community-hospital

For more information and to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Office at (315) 332-2273 or email marie.burnham@rochesterregional.org

(Updated: 10/2019)

Categories: Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Ontario County Arts Council - Ontario County Region

Canandaigua, NY

Ontario County Arts Council is interested in connecting with area artists or art supporters who are willing to organize and partake in new events. We would welcome new members committed to the presence of arts in our community to join our board. Many opportunities available.

Organization Information: 20 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: www.ocarts.org

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Joyce Kowba at (585) 469-4539 or ocartsny@gmail.com.

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Ontario County Chamber of Commerce

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteer opportunities vary by season and what is available. Duties vary between greeting out of town visitors and helping them plan where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Canandaigua and Ontario County, to administrative projects. Contact the Chamber with what you are interested in and they will see what they can work out.

Organization Information: 113 S. Main Street; Canandaigua, NY 14424; visit: www.canandaiguachamber.com

For more information or volunteer, contact: Ethan Fogg at efogg@ONChamber.com or (585)394-4400 ext. 205.

(Updated 11/2022)

Categories: Arts and Culture

Ontario County Historical Society

Canandaigua, NY

Looking for students interested in event management, tourism, or interested in practicing graphics skills for posters and promotions. Also open to one-time event volunteers.

Organization Information: 55 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; visit http://www.ochs.org/

For more information, call: Cody Grabhorn, Director at (585) 394-4975

(Updated 10/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy,One-time Opportunities

Ontario County Humane Society Happy Tails Animal Shelter

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers needed to help care for shelter dogs and cats. Duties include play, crate cleaning, general care, feeding, grooming, litter cleaning, taking dogs for walks, giving baths, and more.

Organization Information: 2976 County Road 48; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: https://www.ontariocountyhumanesociety.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Erika Murphy at 585-396-4590 or email happytails@ontariocountyhumanesociety.org

(Updated 8/2023)

Categories: Animals/Environment

Ontario County Office for the Aging

Canandaigua, NY

Home delivered meal volunteers needed!! Home delivered meal volunteers can deliver as little as once a week, once a month, or be an occasional substitute. Other opportunities include grocery shopping, talking on the telephone, friendly home visits. If you've got an hour and can give it back, please contact the OFA!

Organization Info: 3019 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Chelsea Carrey, OFA Volunteer Coordinator at 585-396-4046 or onofa@ontariocountyny.gov

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related,Seniors

Ontario Youth Bureau

Canandaigua, NY

The department works closely with the community to identify and meet the needs of youth ages birth to 21. This entails a variety of methods someone with a human service interest might enjoy. Volunteer opportunities include:

Special Occasion Need - These occur at various times of the year. Some are short term, others are longer. They require varying hours.

Community Events - data collection and preparing surveys

Organization Information: 3010 County Road 46 Complex Drive; Canandaigua NY 14424. Phone: (585)396-4035.

To volunteer, contact: Marsha Foote at marsha.foote@ontariocountyny.gov

(Updated: 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth,One-time Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Seneca Falls, NY

Pathway Home is a hospice home in Seneca Falls. We serve 2 residents who have a life expectancy of 3 months or less and are on in-home hospice services. Volunteer opportunities include: direct care (provide hands-on care, 4 hour shifts available 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 7 days a week, flexible scheduling), grant writing research/letters of inquiry and proposal writing. Looking for people who may need experience or credit for their classes with any of the above areas.

Organization Information: 1529 State Route 414, PO Box 516, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Visit: http://pathwayhome.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Martin Toombs at 315-257-0307 or director@pathwayhome.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Health Related

Plant Materials Program

Canandaigua, NY

The Plant Materials Program (PMP) for the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) produces native, regionally appropriate plant materials for environmental stewardship projects throughout State Parks. The PMP is based at Sonnenberg Gardens, in Canandaigua, NY, where we propagate plants from seed we collect from local natural areas. Volunteers will be aiding in seed collection and processing, plant propagation, and other greenhouse or field work.

For more info or to volunteer, contact: David Rutherford at (585) 742-1732 or david.rutherford@parks.ny.gov

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Animals/Environment

ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY

Transportation Companion - accompany a senior to their medical appointments. Background check required. Home Delivered Meals Drivers - volunteers provide the warm, human contact our seniors need & may be the only contact that senior has that day. Any level of commitment is welcome. Criminal background & driver’s license check required. Mileage is paid. Phone Friends - make brief, friendly phone calls to homebound seniors to provide emotional support & to enhance social contact. Front Office help –Answer & transfer phone calls, help customers in office, & general clerical duties. Help needed Mon. through Fri. We will train you! More opportunities available working with seniors, children, and more. Organization Info: 417 Liberty St., Suite 1116, Penn Yan, NY 14527; Visit www.proactioninc.org

For more info & to volunteer, contact: Becky Bennett-Tears at 315-279-4331 or bennett-tearsb@proactioninc.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Rochester Folk Art Guild

Middlesex, NY

We are an arts non-profit, intentional community and craft center located in Middlesex, NY. We offer public programming in areas of arts and culture, have multiple active craft studios, and have a residential population and a retreat center. Our community members range from toddlers to their 70's and we have need in many service areas. We are looking for volunteers for general support in areas like our farm and orchard; helping with maintenance projects; supporting events with things like set up, check in, and directing folks around our campus; administrative management of various projects and more.

Organization Info: 1445 Upper Hill Rd; Middlesex, NY 14507; 585-554-3539. Visit https://www.folkartguild.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Bridget Carey at rfagbridget@gmail.com

Categories: Animals/Environment,Arts and Culture,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester, NY

We would love to have an opportunity to have FLCC students join us as volunteers or participants for either of our two big events of the year: RSD River Ramble (5K Walk/Run/Carnival in June) and Adventures in Education (presentation by a world-renowned "adventurer" in October)

*Knowledge in American Sign Language is helpful but not required for either of these volunteer opportunities.

Organization Information: 1545 St. Paul Street; Rochester, NY 14621. Visit: https://www.rsdeaf.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Lauren Brophy at Phone: (585)336-5809 or lbrophy@rsdeaf.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

Rotary Club of Canandaigua

We are a service organization whose members are passionate about giving back to our world and our community, but are sometimes lacking the skills to attract a younger demographic on the social media platforms with which they are most familiar. We would like help - not only with the projects that we do, but with broadcasting to the greater community in a way that will draw in interested participants!

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

We invite students to visit our meetings - on Thursdays at the American Legion at noon. There is no charge to visit. There is lunch available, and lunch for your first visit would be as our guest.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Janet Tenreiro at janettenreiro@gmail.com. Learn more about Rotary at http://www.canandaiguarotary.org/

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Seniors

Rural & Migrant Ministry

Ontario, Yates, and Wayne counties, NY

Kids for College (K4C) is currently looking for mentors to support high school students in Ontario, Yates, and Wayne counties. Most K4C students are resilient and resourceful, but as first-generation college applicants additional outside support can make the difference between success and failure. K4C offers two types of mentoring opportunities: 1) Help students with the college application process, 2) Assist students as they work to make changes in their schools.

Your Commitment: 1-day training/orientation + a workshop on financial aid, 6-month minimum commitment, Monthly meetings with your student via video calls or Zoom, Weekly check-ins with mentees to discuss academics and activities, Monthly check-in with K4C coordinator, Connect mentees with opportunities and services, Participate in Summer Institute and attend K4C quarterly reunions (optional). To apply go to bit.ly/K4CMentor

Organization Info: Rural & Migrant Ministry; 7 Phelps Street, Lyons, NY 14489; (315) 871-4031; visit http://ruralmigrantministry.org/

For more information, contact: Francklyne Panou at (585) 353-4313 or rmmfpanou@gmail.com

(updated 2/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Ontario, Yates, and Seneca counties, NY

Volunteer advocates take after hours calls on our 24 hour crisis hotline, and accompany sexual assault and domestic violence victims to the hospital for FRE exams and to the police departments to report the crimes committed against them. This volunteer experience requires completion of a 40 hour mandatory training, with ten additional annual hours of continuing education. Other volunteer opportunities include administrative work and odd jobs within our four office locations in Penn Yan, Geneva, Canandaigua, and Seneca Falls, and tabling for Safe Harbors at various community events throughout our three county service area.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Tiffany, Volunteer Coordinator, at 315-781-1093 or go to our website and fill out the online application at https://shflny.org/volunteer-form

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Emergency Services,Health Related

Salvation Army of Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua, NY

After School Program- assist with tutoring & recreation for school-age children Sep. - June.

Bell Ringing- Primary need for Salvation Army, they cannot do what they do without the donations. Bell ringers needed at variety of locations in Canandaigua & 2 in Victor -both indoor & outdoor. Bell ringing runs early November through December 24, every day except Sundays. To volunteer, contact: pamela.rhodes@use.salvationarmy.org

Toy Shop- The Salvation Army provides a place for families in need to shop for holiday gifts among a collection of donated toys. Help is needed December 9-20th. To volunteer, contact: pamela.rhodes@use.salvationarmy.org

Organization Information: The Salvation Army; 110 Saltonstall St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 394-6968. Visit: Salvation Army Canandaigua Facebook

(Updated: 3/2024)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

Salvation Army of Geneva

Geneva, NY

The Salvation Army of Geneva needs volunteers to: ring the bell for the red kettle campaign during the Christmas season (starting November 22 for the 2024 season), pantry assistance, Troop assistant for kids ages 7-12.

Organization Information: Salvation Army of Geneva; 41 North St., Geneva, NY 14456.

For more information and to volunteer, call 315-789-1055.

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

Sands Family YMCA

Canandaigua, NY

The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is through the support of our volunteers that we are able to give back to the communities we serve. Become a Program Volunteer: Assist with programs based on an 8-week session or a league schedule. Examples of opportunities might be assisting with a soccer class or reading to preschool students.

All volunteers should complete the volunteer application via our website: https://rochesterymca.org/volunteer"

Organization Information: Sands Family YMCA; 351 North Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424; (585)396-8700

Any additional questions beyond the website you can contact the Y directly @ 585.396.8700 or send an email to sandsquestions@rochesterymca.org

(Updated 1/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Sports / Recreation

Saunders Finger Lakes Museum

Branchport, NY

Opportunities Include: Assist with outdoor programming (paddling, hiking, etc.), landscaping, tree planting, wetland trail development, event assistance (one-day volunteer opportunity).

Organization Info: 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY 14418; (315) 595-2200. https://www.fingerlakesmuseum.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Debbie Lyon at (315) 595-2200 or dlyon@fingerlakesmuseum.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association

Geneva, NY

Looking for volunteer hours? Love the lake? There's something for everyone at Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association and we'd LOVE to have you and your friends volunteer your time with us!

Currently Seeking:

-Citizen Science & Water Quality Testing: Invasive Species Monitors, Harmful Algal Bloom Monitors, HAB Program Management Team, HAB Sign Installation Team, Stream Monitors

-Education & Community Outreach: Lake Friendly Living Committee Members, Membership and Fundraising Committee Members, Events and Outreach Coordinators, Communications Committee Members, Photography Enthusiasts

-Organization Development & Support: Writers, Editors, Graphic Artists, Social Media Volunteers

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Kaitlin Fello at info@senecalake.org or visit https://senecalake.org/

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment

Serenity House

Victor, NY

Our Volunteers are the backbone of the House, caring for the physical needs and daily activities of our residents, including holding hands, reading out loud, showering, talking, laughing even crying. Other duties include laundry, running the dishwasher and running errands. All Volunteers work 4 hour shifts, in pairs, and there is always a Nurse on call.

Non-caregivers mow the lawn, maintain the gardens, plow and shovel snow and help with household repairs. Help with our fundraisers is also welcome.

You must download and fill out an application from the website and return via mail, fax or email to: Serenity House of Victor, Inc.; 1278 Brace Road; Victor, NY 14564. Phone (585) 924-5840. Fax (585) 924-0201. E-Mail: serenityhousevictor@gmail.com

For more information on Serenity House visit http://www.serenity-house.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

Smith Center for the Arts

Geneva, NY

Volunteers at the Smith Opera House help with front-of-house duties for live concerts, films and community events. These duties include ushering, selling/serving concessions and bar, ticket scanning, and box office. There are also opportunities for volunteers to help with mailings, building maintenance and other duties.

Organization Information: 82 Seneca St., Geneva, NY 14456. Visit: https://thesmith.org/support-us/volunteer/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jennifer Wick at 315-781-5483 or volunteer@thesmith.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion - State Historic Park

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteering at Sonnenberg Gardens provides the opportunity to experience the State Historic Park’s Mansion and 50-acre estate in a new way. Whether your interests lie in leading tours, working at a special event, assisting with maintaining the gardens and buildings, or working in the Finger Lakes Wine center tasting room, Sonnenberg Gardens has volunteer opportunities available to fulfill a variety of passions.

Organization Information: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park; 250 Gibson St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424.

For more information and to volunteer, visit: http://sonnenberg.org/volunteer

(Updated: 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy

Special Olympics New York

Pittsford, NY

Check out the opportunities on our website to see which best fits with your volunteer interests: https://www.specialolympics-ny.org/get-involved/volunteer/

For questions or more information, contact: Jessica Dauvergne at 585-358-0595 or jdauvergne@nyso.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Sports / Recreation

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Canandaigua and Bloomfield, NY

In order to volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society, an individual must become a member by completing an application to join, paying an annual membership fee of $15, submitting to a background investigation, and completing the Diocese of Rochester’s Case Training, which can be completed online. The St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsored by St. Benedict’s Parish, which includes St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua and St. Bridget’s Church in Bloomfield. Volunteers do not have to be Catholic.

The local St. Vincent de Paul Society runs a clothing room, which provides free clothing and household goods to shoppers; a voucher room, which provides food vouchers for Tops/Aldi’s based on family size, and bus passes to those who need them; as part of the Canandaigua Churches in Action family of agencies at 120 North Main Street.

We have a Christmas basket/gift program in December. We provide winter coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc., to individuals beginning in October. We also have school supply drives in the Fall, and other drives, as necessary.

We are funded through a United Way grant and through private donations. We also accept donations of clothing and household goods for our clothing room.

For more information or to volunteer, call (585) 394-3980.

(Updated 11/2023)


The Arc Ontario

Canandaigua, NY

The Arc Ontario offers innovative programs & services for children & adults with disabilities or other challenges in Ontario County & the surrounding region.

We ensure volunteers are matched with opportunities that align to your interests & the amount of time you can give. These include: sharing a hobby or talent with an individual or small group, assisting with recreational/social events (bowling/bingo/sports), working with senior citizens, working with adults in Day Services, assisting with art/music/or horticulture activities, providing companionship & friendship in a residential setting, working with Pet Connections (animal assisted activities), working with the College Experience Program, and assisting the Development department with special events & marketing needs.

For more info or to volunteer, contact HRstaff@thearcontario.org

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

The Arc Wayne

Newark, NY

Volunteering at The Arc Wayne allows you to create meaningful relationships with individuals with and without disabilities as you help them learn valuable skills, create more opportunities for them to thrive or use your time and talents to help foster growth at the agency.

The Arc Wayne's volunteers improve our community through a variety of programs, services and events that highlight what each volunteer excels in. There are dozens of volunteer opportunities - please reach out for more information on how you can get involved.

Organization Information: The Arc Wayne; 150 Van Buren St.; Newark, NY 14513. Phone: 315-331-7741. Visit: https://www.arcwayne.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Taylor Landuyt at 315-331-7741 or Taylor.Landuyt@arcwayne.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Group Opportunities,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

The Jewish Home of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Volunteers help run games like bingo, transport residents to medical appointments and religious services, help in our art room and bring residents to music. Volunteers also run our café and gift shop. Volunteers also serve as friendly visitors who spend time talking and reading to individual residents. We also have special events throughout the year that volunteers can assist with, like shopping trips or concerts. Volunteer groups are also welcome to volunteer for a one day project.

Organization Information: 2021 South Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618; Visit: https://jewishseniorlife.org/contact-us/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Beth Sterman at 585-784-6555 or bsterman@jewishseniorlife.org or Kristina Jewell at kjewell@jewishseniorlife.org

(Updated 11/2021)

Categories: Seniors

The Museum of Science and Technology (The MOST)

Syracuse, NY

Volunteers have the opportunity to engage visitors in exciting STEM activities with visitors and school groups, assist with special STEM programs and fundraising events, conduct behind-the-scenes research, and more. To volunteer, create an account at volunteer.most.org and select any opportunity that interests you! New opportunities are added on a regular basis.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Emily Stewart at (315) 425-9068 ext. 2146 or estewart@most.org. Visit: www.most.org/join/volunteer

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities

The Partnership for Ontario County - EPIC Zone Youth Clubhouse

Geneva and Bloomfield, NY

EPIC Zone Youth Clubhouse, a program that operates through The Partnership of Ontario County, operates as a drop-in center serving youth, ages 12-17. There are two sites, one in Geneva and one in Bloomfield. We are open Monday - Friday from 3-7pm at 21 Worthington Avenue in Geneva and are open 2:30-7pm Monday- Friday at 4 East Main Street in Bloomfield. Volunteers with EPIC Zone can support us in the following ways: General engagement with the members during activities or down time, bringing a personal interest into the clubhouse for members to engage in or learn about, support with homework, or program activity planning. Availability for a one-time opportunity, or recurring opportunities are both welcome.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Kelli Gage at (585)397-6446 or kelli@ezgeneva.org

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

The Phelps Library and STEAM Lab Makerspace

Phelps, NY

Volunteers are needed to assist the library with shelving materials and/or teaching in our STEAM Lab Makerspace.

Organization Information: 8 Banta St., Suite 200, Phelps, NY 14532. Visit https://www.phelpslibrary.org/

For more information or volunteer, contact: Dan Bish at (315) 548-3120 or phelpslibrarydirector@owwl.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Education / Literacy

Thompson Health

Canandaigua, NY

The Thompson Health Volunteer Services offers a wide range of assignments to suit your personal interests, skills, career goals and time schedules. You must make a commitment at least 3 - 4 hours each week (seasonal volunteers also needed)

Organization Information: 350 Parrish Street; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 396-6660. Visit: https://www.thompsonhealth.com/Careers/Volunteer

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Health Related

Trillium Health

Rochester, NY

Unfortunately, all volunteer and internship opportunities are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back soon for updates! Visit https://www.trilliumhealth.org/join-the-team/volunteering-and-internships website for details.

(Updated 10/2021)

Categories: Health Related

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Canandaigua, NY

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the active Coast Guard in many phases of operation. Auxiliarists often train side-by-side with active members, learn same materials, & patrol same waters in addition to many inland locations. The primary mission of the Auxiliary is Recreational Boating Safety. Members can teach classes, visit boat dealers, inspect boats, or become boat crews & patrol on Lake Ontario, Seneca Lake & the canal system. Membership in the Auxiliary will assist in the process of applying for the Coast Guard Academy. Everyone can volunteer for the Auxiliary, & we have jobs to do for everyone! Local Flotilla 4-7 meets on the 1st Monday of every month February-November.

Organization Info: 811 S. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; (585) 469-8470; visit http://cgaux.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Holger Stave at hstave@rochester.rr.com or (585) 469-8470

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Group Opportunities

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Rochester, NY

The Volunteer United website - https://unitedwayrocflx.galaxydigital.com/need/index/ - provides an additional listing of in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities from a variety of United Way partner organizations.

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors,Sports / Recreation

UR Medicine Home Care Meals On Wheels

Webster, NY

Volunteer to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound and elderly. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Volunteers bring the meal to the recipient's door with a friendly hello and a check on the participant's well-being. Volunteers are also needed in the kitchen, duties may include meal preparation, packaging, and cleaning. Kitchen shifts are Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Organization info: 2180 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580; 585-274-4385. Visit https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/home-care.aspx

For more info or volunteer, contact: Julie Cunningham at 585-274-4376 or julie_cunningham@urmc.rochester.edu

(Updated 3/2022)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Veterans Outreach Center

Rochester, NY

The work that VOC does to support our Veterans cannot be done without the army of volunteers that donate their time every year. We would love to have you join our VOC family. Visit the website below to follow out our volunteer application, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to match your talents with our volunteer needs - https://veteransoutreachcenter.org/volunteer

Organization Information: 447 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620; 585-546-1081.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Marianne Sernoffsky at marianne.sernoffsky@vocroc.org or 585-295-7801.

(Updated 10/2021)


Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Newark, NY

VRC volunteers must be 18 years or older, must submit a resume, pass criminal and other background checks, and attend an interview prior to the training program. Volunteers needed for office work. Business Hours 8:00am-5:00pm.

Organization Information: 132 Harrison Street; Newark, NY 14513-1234. Email: vrc132@verizon.net. Phone: (315) 331-1171. Visit: http://www.vrcfl.org/

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related

Wayne County Historian Office

Lyons, NY

The Wayne County Historian Office assists many researchers conducting all types of research, particularly genealogy. It is important that the volunteer has an interest in history and enjoys reading. Includes filing and indexing historic materials; and database entry. Computer skills are welcomed.

Organization Information: 7376 Rt. 31, Lyons, NY 14489; 315-946-5470; Visit: https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/398/Historian.

For more information, contact: Jane Milem, Historian via e-mail at historian@co.wayne.ny.us

(Updated 2/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,One-time Opportunities

Wayne County Historical Society

Lyons, NY

The Wayne County Historical Society operates The Museum of Wayne County History located at 21 Butternut Street Lyons NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region, just a short walk up from Erie Canal Lock #27. As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, our 400+ members and business sponsors support our mission to preserve and present the history of Wayne County and the surrounding area.

Volunteer work needed at the museum includes baking/special events, docent/school tours, filing, fund raising events, lawn mowing - pure oil station, painting, scanning photos, social media, and odd jobs around the museum.

Organization Information: 21 Butternut Street, Lyons, NY 14489; Visit Wayne County Historical Society

For more information, call Deb Hall, Director at (315) 946-4943 or dhall@waynehistory.org

(Updated 10/2023)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy

Wayne County Public Health Department

Lyons, NY

Wayne County Public Health is looking for people who would be willing to work as medical and non-medical volunteers at mass vaccination clinics and distribution events also known as Points of Dispensing Sites (PODS)

Non-Medical Volunteers - there is no training requirement or experience needed to volunteer. Medical Volunteers - there is required training. Call Wayne County Public Health for more information regarding training.

Contact name: Tiffany Williams, Wayne County Public Health Volunteer Coordinator, at (315) 946-5749 ext. 7220 or twilliams2@co.wayne.ny.us

For more information, visit https://www.wcphny.com/

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Health Related

WXXI Public Broadcasting

Rochester, NY

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and indicate your preferences.

Organization Information: WXXI Public Broadcasting; 280 State St.; Rochester, NY 14614. Visit: https://www.wxxi.org/support/volunteer

If you have further questions, please contact our Audience Services and Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Pitt, at (585) 258-0315 or email volunteer@wxxi.org.

(Updated 3/2024)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities


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Student Life
Room 2120
(585) 785-1264

Mon-Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Virtual/Remote Services currently available. Please contact us by email or phone.