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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! 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: Julie DeMersman at 585-275-4476 or jademersman@alz.org. Visit: https://www.alz.org/rochesterny

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Group Opportunities,Health Related,Seniors


American Cancer Society - Northeast Region

Rochester, NY

Students with a particular interest are encouraged to call and check the availability of volunteer opportunities, or 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 - Rochester; 1120 South Goodman St; Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585)288-1950; Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm (office closed due to COVID).

To volunteer, visit: http://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html to sign up for events or call 1(800) 227-2345 and follow the prompts.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related


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 Suzanne Ventress at (585)371-3113 or suzanne.ventress@heart.org

(Updated 8/2021)

Categories: Health Related


American Heart Association (Syracuse)

Syracuse, NY

Our Greater Syracuse community has 4 area events for day of volunteer opportunities: Syracuse Go Red for Women – October 21, 2021, Southern Tier/Binghamton Heart Walk - April 10, 2022; Syracuse Heart Walk - April 24, 2022; North Country/Watertown – April 30, 2022; Set up, safety cheerleaders indoors and on route, kids zone, parking, break down.

Organization Information: visit syracuseheartwalk.org

For more information or to volunteer, visit https://www.heart.org/ - select "In Your Community"

(Updated 8/2021)

Categories: Health Related,One-time Opportunities


American Lung Association - Finger Lakes Region

Rochester, NY

For more information on the American Lung Association, visit Volunteer: American Lung Association or call (585) 442-4260

(Updated 10/2017)

Categories: Health Related


American Red Cross - Western & Central NY Region

Canandaigua, 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 7/2021)

Categories: Emergency Services,Group Opportunities,Health Related


Big Brothers/Big Sisters Club

Rochester, NY

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

Organization information: 37 South Washington St.; Rochester, NY 14608; visit: https://beabig.org/

For more information on volunteering, contact Krista Schrader at email: kschrader@bbbsr.org or phone: (315) 719-4869

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth


Breast Cancer Coalition

Rochester, NY

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

Volunteers are needed in many areas for the Annual Pink Ribbon Run & Walk on Mother's Day at Genesee Valley Park, from 7:00-11:00am.

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

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Lori Meath at 585-473-8177 or lmeath@bccr.org. Visit: bccr.org

(Updated 7/2021)

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


Bridges For Brain Injury (Wildlife Rockstars)

Farmington, NY

Bridges For Brain Injury (Wildlife Rockstars) not only provides day program services to adult brain injury survivors and people with disabilities, we are also a USDA and DEC licensed wildlife education program. Volunteers and interns are always needed!

Volunteer opportunities include: 1) Assist in providing art, craft, music, games, outings and group activities to adults with brain injuries and disabilities who attend our day program. 2) Assist in providing animal care/husbandry to our 40+ animals, birds, insects, reptiles, etc... in our wildlife education program. 3) Assist in learning and participating in wildlife education programs presented in the community 4) Assist with creating and implementing enrichment activities to our animals, teaching our program members animal facts, creating public speaking scripts, etc...

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

For more info or to volunteer, contact: Karen Brozic at 585-396-0070 or kbrozic@bridgesforbraininjury.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Group Opportunities,Health Related


Budding Readers

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

(Updated 7/2021)

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: Caitlyn Bailey at cbailey@campgooddays.org or (585) 624-5555.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth,Sports / Recreation


Canandaigua Business Improvement District (BID)

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@yahoo.com or 585-396-0300

(Updated 8/2021)

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


Canandaigua 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, 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@canandaiguachamber.com or (585)394-4400 ext. 205.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Arts and Culture


Canandaigua Churches in Action (CCIA)

Canandaigua, NY

CCIA runs a food pantry and a resource room. The Food Pantry is open daily Monday-Saturday and twice weekly at Zion Church. Additional information can be found in their newsletter at Wood Library

Organization Information: 120 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585)394-3218. Visit: http://www.churchesinaction.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Marguerite Wiegand at (585)394-3218 or chulamag46@frontier.com.

(Updated 10/2019)

Categories: Children/Youth,Computers/Technical,Group Opportunities,Health Related,Seniors


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, kids fishing derby, bingo games at the M.M. Ewing Center at Thompson Hospital, veterans support, and Christmas shoes to name a few.

The Lions Club meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Wood Library 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 10/2019)

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


Canandaigua Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Canandaigua, NY

MOPS is a group of mothers of preschoolers that meets in Canandaigua, NY at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church two times per month. We need volunteers to watch our children during our meetings.

MOPPETS is the child care and activity program for the children of our moms provided during our meetings. Volunteers work in the childcare rooms from 8:30-11:15am on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month (Jan-May). MOPS could not happen without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers! We are currently looking for new volunteers.

Organization Information: 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: http://www.mops.org/groups/cwc

For more information and to volunteer, contact us at moppets14424@gmail.com

(Updated 7/2019)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities


Canandaigua Parent Teacher Student (PTSA)

Canandaigua, NY

The Canandaigua PTSA utilizes volunteers throughout the school year in a variety of ways. Weekly, monthly, and one time only volunteers are needed. Some PTSA events which require volunteers are: Book Fairs in the Primary, Elementary and Middle schools in October and November, weekly laminating in the Primary and Elementary schools, Square One Art project in the Spring, a K-5 Read-a-thon “Reading Rocks” event in April and monthly help with our PTSA Flyer. Other needs arise throughout the school year. We greatly appreciate interested volunteers!

Organization Information: Canandaigua Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA); 90 West Gibson St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424.

For more information on the PTSA and volunteer opportunities, contact: Julie Henry, President of Canandaigua PTSA at CanandaiguaPTSA@gmail.com.

(Updated 10/2018)

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


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 7/2021)

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


Canandaigua YMCA

Canandaigua, NY

As a Y volunteer, you can read to a preschool class, coach a youth sports program, create art work with children in child watch, take pictures to help spread the Y mission, greet people at the front desk, find items for a raffle, serve as a role model for young people, help out in the back office or at a special event, or be part of a group or committee working on a neighborhood problem. No matter how you help, you’ll make a big difference as you work to bring people together in your community. 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.

Organization Information: Canandaigua YMCA; 32 North Main Street; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 394-6866.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Justin Olysyzki at justineolsyzki@canandaigua-ymca.org for more information and a volunteer application.

(Updated 10/2019)

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


Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua

Canandaigua, NY

Care Net Crusader: Network of individuals who assist on a project basis (Chocolate Gala). Care Net Peer Counselors: People who meet w/ clients & provide them w/ info. & support as they face prospect of an unplanned pregnancy. Client advocates witness the love of Christ through both their words & actions, offering help, hope & healing. Parenting Classes/Baby Boutique: Assist with parenting classes & organize baby boutique. Care Net Creative: Marketing, Communication, & Public Relations. Individuals w/ strong writing skills, social media, management experience, &/or creative ideas can help Care Net reach our clients, & keep us connected to supporters & the community. Care Net Ambassadors: Care Net partners with many churches & needs volunteers to serve as liaisons.

To volunteer, contact: Donna Besler at (585)393-0437 or director@carenetcan.org. Visit: www.carenetcan.org

(Updated 7/2021)

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


Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes - Community Lunch Program

Geneva, NY

Volunteer work hours are Mon.-Fri., 9am to 1pm. Doors open for guests at 11:30am; meal is served 11:45am-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: Stu Einstein at (315) 521-6684 or stu.einstein@dor.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Group Opportunities


Catholic Family Center - Refugee Resettlement

Rochester, NY

Looking to help out refugees in your local community? Come volunteer for Catholic Family Center's Refugee, Immigration & Employment Services Department! We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles that include English Language Tutors, Family Mentors, Bus Mentors and Interpreters (Nepali, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Burmese, Karen, Ukrainian, Dari and/or Spanish).

Organization Info: 87 N. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604; (585) 546-7220; visit: https://www.cfcrochester.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Shadé Quintanilla at (585) 546-7220 ext. 4637 or squintanilla@cfcrochester.org

(Updated 11/2017)

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


Child & Family Resources Inc.

Geneva or Canandaigua, NY

Our agency has many different volunteer opportunities including: helping office staff or supporting 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; Geneva, NY 14456. Canandaigua Office - 514 S. Main St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: Child & Family Resources, Inc. Website

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Geneva Office - Dawn-Waite-Dinehart at (315)781-1491, ext. 2201 or dawn.waite-dinehart@cfresources.org; Canandaigua Office - Sarah Scorsone at (585)919-2476 or sarah.scorsone@cfresources.org

(Updated 10/2021)

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, painting, 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: Sarah Griffin at sarah@csaymca.org or call (315) 462-6184.

(Updated 7/2021)

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: clerical opportunities, grounds, Nursing Home Activities, Community Relations, Spiritual Care, and Information Desk. Needed all days at a variety of times.

Organization Information: 2 Coulter Rd.; Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Phone: (315)462-9561. 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 10/2018)

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


Cobblestone Arts Center

Farmington, NY

Cobblestone Arts and Educational Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through Art, Education, and Participation. Our classes in Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Public Speaking, and Media Studies are aimed to help students achieve a higher potential while developing a sense of involvement in the community. Great opportunity for volunteering for Special Education, Marketing/Business, Stage Management, Human Services, and Theater/Arts/Music/Dance majors!

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jen Williamson at (585) 398-0220 or jenny.cobblestonearts@gmail.com. Visit: www.cobblestoneartscenter.com

(Updated 10/2018)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy,Health Related


Compeer Rochester

Rochester, NY

Compeer Rochester finds mentors and creates supportive friendships for youth, adults, and Veterans living with mental illness. Our goals are to decrease the stigma of mental illness and to decrease the loneliness, isolation, and shame of people who have mental illness.

Volunteers meet with their Compeer friend for 4 hours a month. Matches do a wide variety of activities together - coffee, baseball games, taking a walk, going to the park or the movies - it is truly up to you to decide. Our hope is that you create a natural friendship. Essentially, you do what you would be doing anyway, you just bring someone along with you.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Heather Baker at hbaker@compeerrochester.org or (585) 546-8280 ext. 214. Visit: http://compeerrochester.org/

(Updated 10/2019)

Categories: Children/Youth,Seniors


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: directorcdga@ccdpkids.net; Visit: www.ccdpkids.net.

(Updated 7/2021)

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 Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates counties in New York.

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 contact Krista Jackson by phone at (585) 624-9690.

(Updated 8/2021)

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


Environmental Field Team

Victor, NY

The Environmental Field Team (EFT) for the Finger Lakes Region of New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is tasked with preserving, enhancing & restoring natural resources to aid regional State Parks in meeting the commitment to responsible stewardship. The EFT is working to convert 250 acres of old pasture land into a warm season grassland, a pollinator meadow and an oak savanna. Volunteers will be aiding in the removal of invasive plant species, helping to collect native seed for planting, helping to clean seed that has been collected and other various environmental projects.

Organization Info: Small red building near the corner of Boughton Hill Road & State Route 444, 1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY 14564.

For more info or to volunteer, contact: Kyle Webster at (585) 742-1732 or EnvironmentalFieldTeam@parks.ny.gov

(Updated 11/2018)

Categories: Animals/Environment


Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Geneva, NY

Volunteers needed to assist with the Domestic Violence Hotline. Volunteers do not provide direct service, but field calls. Volunteers receive training on the dynamics of domestic violence, how to answer calls and services provided by the agency (2-3 hours of training). Applicants need 3 personal reference and NYS clearance. Volunteers are requested to commit one year to the program.

Organization Information: 671 South Exchange St. Geneva, NY 14456; Phone: (315) 789-2613; visit: www.fcsfl.org. For more information visit www.fcsfl.org.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jessica DeFazio at (315) 789-2613.

(Updated 10/2016)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related


Family Hope Center

Geneva, NY

Marketing - social media, digital, print. Long-term - work with clients in pregnancy and parenting education program; counseling client pregnancy tests.

Organization information: 551 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456; 315-789-0708; visit http://www.familyhopecentergeneva.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Doreen Teed at 315-789-0708 or familyhopecenter@outlook.com

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related


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 a life-giving break by spending 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.

Organization Information: 1900 S. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14618; Phone: (585)244-8400 x242; Visit: www.lifespan.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact Hannah Sweet at volunteerflci@lifespanrochester.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors


Finger Lakes Museum

Branchport, NY

Opportunities Include: Assist with outdoor programming (paddling, hiking, etc.), landscaping, tree planting, wetland trail development, marketing/blog writing, 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 7/2021)

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


Foodlink

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 10/2021)

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. Volunteers needs include children's activities, hospitality, recycling, and more. Our biggest need is the Native American 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.

(The need for volunteers has currently been reduced due to COVID-19, with many programs offered in a hybrid format.)

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: 10/2021)

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. Also need volunteers for bread pickup at local grocers once a week. Pantry is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers work 2.5 hour shifts. Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday mornings.

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 7/2021)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors


Geneva Community Lunch Program

Geneva, NY

Volunteers are needed to assist with food prep, setting up dining room, serving and cleanup; assist with picking up food donations from local businesses and farmers, etc. Lunches are served Monday - Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 340 S. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

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

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors


Geneva Public Library

Geneva, NY

Adopt-A-Shelf: (description on website)

Checking Multi-Media: The library houses audiobooks, dvds, and videogames which need to be shelf-read, checked for damage, made sure they’re labeled properly, that none of the discs are missing, and wiped down.

Wiping Materials: Our simplest task is to dust shelves and books, and/or sanitizing-wipe down computers and children's toys.

Local History Collection: The collection needs some loving care from someone who enjoys history, sorting, filing, and scanning.

Book Sale Helper: People who can move loads of books and/or sort them for our biannual sales.

Organization Info: 244 Main St; Geneva, NY 14456. Visit: http://www.genevapubliclibrary.net/volunteer.html for a volunteer application and more information. Contact: call the library at (315)789-5303 & ask for Theresa Osborne, Volunteer Coordinator at tosborne@pls-net.org.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Education / Literacy


Gilda's Club of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Volunteers are an integral part of the Gilda's Club community and are involved in every aspect of the club from workshops and lectures to office work, and from outreach projects to clean up projects. Volunteers donate their time and energy and in return receive the special gift of being a part of the Gilda's Club community.

All volunteers must complete a training before becoming a part of the Gilda’s Club community. Please fill out and submit the online volunteer application and you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator as to when the next training will be. You can also contact our volunteer coordinator at (585) 423-9700.

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

For more information visit www.gildasclubrochester.org.

(Updated: 12/2018)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related


Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

NY

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

Penfield, NY

We are looking for volunteer coaches for our spring teams, starting in April. We have teams in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Livingston counties, and each team needs 2-3 coaches. You will: *Serve as a role model for program participants *Prepare, organize and supervise 2x/weekly lessons for the 8 week season *Each practice is 1.5 hrs long; Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery *Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants *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!

Organization Info: Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester; 2132 Five Mile Line Rd., Suite D, Penfield , NY 14526; (585) 662-5980; visit: https://www.gotrrochester.org/

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

(updated 2/2021)

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


Granger Homestead Society

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers needed to assist with special events as well as weekly events. Individuals interested in history are encouraged to volunteer their time! Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

For more information and to volunteer, contact by phone: (585) 394-1472 or e-mail: info@grangerhomestead.org

(Updated: 10/2018)

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


Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County

Canandaigua, NY

Help build strength and stability in your community with Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County! Since 1990, we have worked with over 30 families on affordable housing and repairs projects. More than 400 volunteers come together to do construction, neighborhood revitalization, fundraising, work in the ReStore, and more. Together, we can achieve the vision of everyone in the world having a decent place to live.

Organization Information: Habitat’s Office and ReStore; 3040 County Road 10; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 396-3600; Email: volunteers@hfhoc.org or info@hfhoc.org; https://ontariohabitat.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@hfhoc.org

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities


Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County

Newark, NY

We build homes for low income families in Wayne County. We have opportunities such as office help, manning booths at community events, construction, etc.

Organization Info: 1141 E. Union St, Suite 9, Newark, NY; 315-210-8739

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Executive Director JJ Cotter at 315-945-3600.

(Updated 7/2021)

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 7/2021)

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 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: Joan Malley (585)-473-1779 or harborhouseofrochester@gmail.com

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related


Horizons - A DePaul Senior Living Community

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis to call Bingo, help entertain during parties, entertain (play cards, games, puzzles), companionship (talking, visiting), gardening, painting, and once per month trips (Wal-Mart) as chaperons/assistants.

Organization Information: 3132 State Rt.21 South; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: 1-866-333-9416 or (585) 396-3390. Visit: www.depaul.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Tina Hagen at thagen@depaul.org or (585)396-3390.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors


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.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Jennifer Emmons (Executive Director) or Sherie Heins (Volunteer Coordinator) at 585-374-2090 or volunteercoordinator@hospeacehouse.org. Visit www.hospeacehouse.org

(Updated 7/2021)

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: Caroline Baker-Drake, Care Coordinator at (315) 462-5646.

(Updated: 4/2021)

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 http://www.hswaynepets.org/

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

(Updated 7/2021)

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


Liberty Apartments at Parkside - Finger Lakes Community Development Corporation

Canandaigua, NY

Students are needed that would be willing to come in and assist some of our Veteran residents with basic computer skills as well maybe playing some games or activities to get the residents out of their apartments.

Organization Info: Liberty Apartments at Parkside; 5251 Parkside Drive, Canandaigua , NY 14424; (315) 789-8010; www.genevahousingauthority.com

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jill Walter at (315) 521-0126 or jwalter@genevaha.com

(Updated 10/2019)

Categories: Computers/Technical


Light Hill/Canandaigua Comfort Care Home

Canandaigua, NY

We are a two-bed end of life care home. Currently looking for volunteers interested in caring for those nearing the end of life in a caring, peaceful home-like setting. Also need volunteers for simple household tasks. Comprehensive training for those interested in hands-on care, but many one-day opportunities available. NO medical experience necessary.

Organization Information: 5160 Parrish Street Extension, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585)393-1311.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Crystal Martin at (585)537-2277.

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Health Related,One-time Opportunities,Seniors


Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers are needed to tutor Adults with basic literacy and English as a second language. Volunteer must be able to attend 15 hours of 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: Donna Cotter, Literacy Program Director, at (585) 396-1686 or info@literacyvoc.org

(Updated 7/2021)

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: 7/2021)

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 10/2021)

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


Office of the Wayne County Historian

Lyons, NY

The County Historian's 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 indexing - mostly newspapers. Computer skills are welcomed. 7376 Rt. 31, Lyons, NY 14489. Phone: (315)946-5470. Visit: Wayne County Historian Office.

County Historian's Office is open by appointment only. For more information, contact: Peter Evans, Historian via e-mail: historian@co.wayne.ny.us

(Updated: 10/2019)

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


Ontario ARC

Canandaigua, NY

Ontario ARC 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, working with children at Saturday Kid’s Day, providing companionship & friendship in a residential setting, working with Pet Connections (animal assisted activities), working with the College Experience Program, assisting in The Autism Center’s resource library, assisting Development department with special events & marketing needs.

For more info or to volunteer, contact Sierra Aulenbacher: (585) 919-2106

(Updated 11/2018)

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


Ontario County Arts Council - Ontario County Region

Canandaigua, NY

Ontario County Arts Council is interested in connecting with area artists who are willing to organize and partake in new events, as well as new members committed to the presence of arts in our community to join our board.

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

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Judi Cermak at (585) 394-5986.

(Updated 7/2021)

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


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 7/2021)

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


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. Visit: http://co.ontario.ny.us/100/Office-for-the-Aging

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Tammy Richmond, OFA Volunteer Coordinator at 585-396-4046 or onofa@co.ontario.ny.us

(Updated 7/2021)

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 10/2021)

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.

Organization Address: Environmental Field Office, 6982 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564 and/or Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424

For more info or to volunteer, contact: Brigitte Wierzbicki at (585) 742-1732 or EnvironmentalFieldTeam@parks.ny.gov

(Updated 11/2018)

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 7/2021)

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


Rochester Museum & Science Center/Cumming Nature Center

Naples, NY

"Ask It" Volunteers: "Ask It" Volunteers are members of our daily operations team who help create an environment for excellent visitor experiences! As part of the Education Department, Volunteers assist in the delivery of programming, help maintain exhibits and interact with visitors and groups.

Docent Program: Docents share their knowledge and passion of the RMSC's collections and exhibits with our visitors. As volunteers who are trained to further the public's understanding of science, technology, the natural environment, and our region's cultural heritage docents lead visitors of all ages on tours throughout the museum. Association meetings, lectures and workshops are held on Mondays and are a time of sharing and learning.

To volunteer or for more info, contact: Joan Dallis at jdallis@rmsc.org or (585) 697-1948. You can also find more information on our website at http://www.rmsc.org/get-involved

(Updated 10/2018)

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


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: Bill Keenan at Phone: (585)336-5884 or (585)-802-0309, or Email: bkeenan@rsdeaf.org

(Updated 10/2019)

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 - either live on Thursdays at the American Legion at noon, or via zoom. Contact janettenreiro@gmail.com for the zoom link. There is no charge to visit either way. There is lunch available if you visit in person, 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 3/2021)

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.

Geneva and Canandaigua, NY

Provide emotional support and information for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. General agency orientation program required. 40-hour Safe Harbors training program required, which is provided at no cost to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Respond promptly to all calls from persons requesting information and referrals for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Accompany victim, when necessary, through the medical exam, police interview, court proceedings and other referrals.

Organization Information: 1 Franklin Square, Geneva, NY 14456; Phone: 315-781-1093; Visit: http://shflny.org/

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jannine our Volunteer Coordinator at 315-536-9654 or go to our website and fill out an online application at https://shflny.org/volunteer-form

(Updated 10/2021)

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: 10/2021)

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 for their Food Pantry and Food Distribution at this time, training will be provided. Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am to Noon, and a volunteer is needed to cover one or more days. Food Distribution is Mondays and Thursdays. Drivers are needed in the mornings, and distributors are needed Noon to 2pm. After school tutors are needed 3:30-6:30pm.

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

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

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Emergency Services


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 7/2021)

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; 151 Charlotte St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: http://www.sonnenberg.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: the main office at (585) 394-4922 or email volunteers@sonnenberg.org

(Updated: 11/2018)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy


Special Olympics New York

Pittsford, NY

Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. You can volunteer at any one of these competitions to help with sport specific tasks (Referee, timing, scorekeeping) or general volunteer tasks (Lunch distribution, athlete registration, equipment set-up). Refer to the calendar of events on our website for upcoming volunteer opportunities! Visit http://specialolympics-ny.org/volunteers/. Contact: Jessica Dauvergne at (585) 358-0595 or jdauvergne@nyso.org

(Updated 2/2018)

Categories: Sports / Recreation


St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Benedict Conference

Canandaigua, 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 also provide In Home Visitation services (currently by phone due to COVID), where we assist with rent and utility payments on a case by case basis. 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 7/2021)

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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: Jessica Blondell at 315-331-7741 or Jessica.Blondell@arcwayne.org

(Updated 10/2019)

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/volunteer/

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, work with local schools groups on programming, and help with events hosted throughout the year at the museum including polar express pajama parties, and TAP into the MOST.

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 7/2021)

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, NY

EPIC Zone Youth Clubhouse,a program that operates through The Partnership of Ontario County. EPIC Zone operates as a drop-in center serving youth, ages 12-17. We are open Monday - Thursday from 3-7pm, and Friday 3-8:30pm, and are located at 21 Worthington Avenue in Geneva. 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@evgeneva.org

(Updated 7/2021)

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 7/2021)

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


The Village at Mill Landing

Rochester, NY

We are looking for passionate, caring individuals to visit residents in our facility in a 1:1 setting. These visits will serve to increase quality of life for residents who may be secluded or lonely. Volunteers are welcome to share conversation, play games, go for walks, etc. with residents when they come to visit.

Organization Information: 45 Mill Rd., Rochester, NY 14626; 585-720-3033.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Andrea Peters at 585-720-3023 or apeters@leisurecare.com

(Updated 9/2021)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors


Thompson Health

Canandaigua, NY

Thompson Health is not accepting volunteers during the COVID-19 emergency. Check the Volunteer webpage (below) for updates as the situation evolves.

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

(Updated 10/2021)

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 Trillium Health 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 10/2021)

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


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)

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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


Victor Historical Society/Valentown Museum

Victor, NY

7370 Valentown Square PO Box 472 - Victor, NY 14564

Phone:(585) 663-2809

Help with cleaning, painting, grounds and garden maintenance, as well as helping to move/sort/archive old furniture, picture frames, and tools. Also opportunities to act as tour guides during the week as well as on the weekends.

For more information visit their website at https://historicvalentownmuseum.org/

(Updated 7/2021)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy


Wayne County Action Program Inc.

Finger Lakes Area, NY

A variety of volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to, the Head Start and Foster Grandparent programs. For more information and to volunteer, visit https://www.waynecap.org/ or call (315) 333-4155.

Organization Information: 30 Church St, Lyons NY, 14489.

(Updated 10/2019)

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


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 Rhea Hayes, Director at (315) 946-4943 or rheahayes@waynehistory.org

(Updated 8/2021)

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 or 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: Christine Bilynski, RN, Wayne County Public Health Volunteer Coordinator, at (315) 946-5749 ext. 5679 or cbilynski@co.wayne.ny.us

For more information, visit at http://web.co.wayne.ny.us/publichealth/

(Updated: 10/2021)

Categories: Health Related


WXXI Public Broadcasting

Rochester, NY

Volunteers are needed for Membership Drives. TV: December, March, and August. Radio: October, February, and May. Volunteers take telephone pledges and enter them into the computer. 10-15 people needed for each shift.

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

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Jane Pitt, Volunteer Coordinator, at 585-258-0315.

(Updated 8/2021)

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


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Contacts

Student Life
Room 2120
(585) 785-1264
studentlife@flcc.edu
flcc.edu/studentlife

Hours
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.