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Alzheimer's Association

Rochester, NY

The Alzheimer's Association provides opportunities for dedicated community individuals and groups to participate in a wide variety of roles.

Organization Information: Alzheimer's Association; Rochester and Finger Lakes Region; 435 East Henrietta Road; Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585)760-5400; visit: www.alz.org/rochesterny

For more information on volunteering or to request a volunteer application, contact: Kelly Harris, Director of Administration and Public Policy by email at kharris@alz.org or phone at (585) 760-5405.

(Updated 11/2016)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Health Related,Seniors

American Cancer Society - Eastern 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.

Organization Information: Eastern Region Office - Rochester; 1120 South Goodman St; Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585)288-1950; Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm,

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

(Updated 10/2016)

Categories: Health Related

American Diabetes Association

Rochester, NY

Upcoming Events Needing Volunteers:

October 18, 2014 - Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and 5K Run (help needed for: parking, check in, rest stop workers, etc.)

June 13, 2015 - Tour de Cure

For additional information, contact: 160 Allens Creek Rd; Building 160, 1st Floor; Brighton, NY 14618; Phone: (585) 458-3040; Fax: (585) 458-3138, visit: www.diabetes.org

(Updated 9/2014)

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: American Heart Association; 25 Circle Street, Suite 102; Rochester, NY 14607. Phone: (585) 371-3227. Visit: www.heart.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact Robbin Anello at (585)371-3112 or robbin.anello@heart.org

(Updated 10/2015)

Categories: Health Related

American Lung Association - Finger Lakes Region

Rochester, NY

For more information on the American Lung Association, visit Volunteer: American Lung Association

(Updated 12/2014)

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 including home fires.

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: American Red Cross Volunteer Coordinator, Bernadette Bowie at (585)241-4487 or bernadette.bowie@redcross.org. To learn more about the American Red Cross, visit: www.redcross.org/ny/rochester

(Updated 1/2017)

Categories: Group Opportunities,Health Related

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Club

Rochester, NY

Volunteer mentors are needed in Ontario county.

Organization information: 37 South Washington St.; Rochester, NY 14608; visit: www.bbbsr.org

For more information on volunteering, contact Eboni Henderson at email: ehenderson@bbbsr.org or phone: (585) 442-2250

(Updated 11/2016)

Categories: Children/Youth

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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

Volunteers are needed in many areas for the 15th Annual Pink Ribbon Run & Walk on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8) at Genesee Valley Park, from 7:15-11:00am.

Also seeking volunteers for the 15th Annual ARTrageous Affair Pink Ribbon Gala on Saturday, September 24 at the Holiday Inn Downtown (Rochester), from 4:30-11:00pm

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Cindy Dykes at (585)473-8177 or cindy@bccr.org. Visit: bccr.org

(Updated 1/2016)

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

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.).

Volunteers are also needed for the annual Kazoo Fest in November and December, which is a major fundraiser for Camp Good Days and helps to keep all of their services and programs free of charge to all participants. Visit their website to sign up for a shift.

Visit the Camp Good Days website regularly, as events are always being added.

Organization Information: Camp Good Days & Special Times, Headquarters & Volunteer Training Facility; 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd.; P.O. Box 665; Mendon, NY. Phone (585) 624-5555 or (800)785-2135.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Nick Alencewicz at nalencewicz@campgooddays.org or (585) 624-5555.

(Updated 10/2015)

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

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteer opportunities vary by season and what is available. Contact the Chamber with what you can do 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: Alison Grems at agrems@canandaiguachamber.com or (585)394-4400 ext. 206.

(Updated 10/2016)

Categories: One-time Opportunities

Canandaigua Churches in Action (CCIA)

Canandaigua, NY

CCIA runs a food pantry, a dental clinic, and a resource room. It networks with St. Vincent DePaul clothing cupboard and voucher service, Catholic Charities, Anthony Jordan medical center, and Care Net Pregnancy Center--all located at the same address.

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 chulamag@frontier.com.

(Updated 10/2016)

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 traumatic medical crises 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 40 hrs of training): driving, assisting, EMT (requires 120 hours of additional training).

Office Volunteers: filing, 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. Volunteer application available online, visit: canandaiguaes.org/volunteer

(Updated 10/2016)

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., Wegmans, Eastern Blvd. 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 10/2014)

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 Lifespring Church two times per month. We need volunteers to watch our children while we have a speaker, discuss various topics and learn.

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 8:30-11:15 am on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month (Jan-May). MOPS could not happen without the hardwork and dedication of our volunteers! We are currently looking for new volunteers.

Organization Information: 5026 North Rd; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: http://www.mops.org/groups/canandaigua

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Maureen Downen at (208)891-9357 or moppets14424@gmail.com

(Updated 10/2016)

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, weekly/biweekly copying at the Middle school, testing breakfast set up at the Elementary and Middle schools in April, 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:Jill Ehrlinger, President of Canandaigua PTSA at CanandaiguaPTSA@gmail.com.

(Updated 1/2016)

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 show a form of ID verification that this is you (driver's license). Orientations are held Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the basement of Building 7, Canandaigua VAMC, 400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Please call (585)393-7729 to schedule your slot.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Regina Deck at (585) 393-7729 or regina.deck@va.gov. Visit VA Medical Center

(Updated 3/2017)

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

Canandaigua VA Medical Center - Pharmacy

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers needed to assist with daily Pharmacy activities. Opportunity for exposure to Pharmacy operations. Includes: receiving, labeling and stocking of small medication orders, reviewing medication expiration dates, assuring shelf stock identification accuracy, documenting medication removal and more.

Organization Information: 400 Fort Hill Ave, Building 2 Basement, Canandaigua, NY 14424; visit visit http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/services/pharmacy.asp

For more information or to volunteer, call (585)-393-7122

(Updated 10/2015)

Categories: Health Related,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.

Visit http://www.canandaigua-ymca.org/volunteers/ for more information and a volunteer application.

(Updated 10/2015)

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 3/2016)

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

Child & Family Resources Inc.

Geneva or Canandaigua, NY

Our agency has many different volunteer opportunities including: working with children in an Early Childhood Education setting, helping office staff or supporting staff with specific event needs (event planning including locating donations, event volunteer work including music/art/face painting), 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 at (315)781-1491, ext. 2201 or dawn.waite@cfresources.org; Canandaigua Office - Sarah Scorsone at (585)919-2476 or sarah.scorsone@cfresources.org

(Updated 10/2015)

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 Lewis at sarah@csaymca.org or call (315) 462-6184.

(Updated 1/2017)

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: www.cshosp.com

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Rev. Gail Conners, Chaplain/Volunteer Coordinator at (315)462-0142 or gail.conners@rochesterregional.org.

(Updated 11/2015)

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, Human Services, and 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 2/2017)

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

Community Reading Partnership

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers needed to assist with the Little Red Bookshelf. LRB is a program that installs portable bookshelves from donations into locations that would encourage reading, especially related to young people. Guardians (those who monitor the bookshelves) are needed, sorters and stampers for book drives are also needed.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Mary Ferris, CRP Chair, at (585) 394-1381 ext. 304 (at the Wood Library) or e-mail at mcommunityreadingpart@gmail.com

(Updated 1/2017)

Categories: Education / Literacy

Compassionate Care, Inc.

Canandaigua, NY

Qualified volunteers provide companionship and support services to those in end-of-life and life-threatening situations as well as their families. Volunteers are needed for: home visits, nursing home visits, and fundraising. All days and hours needed. An application is required. You must complete a training program totaling 24 hours, held every spring and fall (and more often, if needed).

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Cindy Wallace, Volunteer Care Coordinator at (585) 394-0660. Or visit www.compassionatecare4you.org

Mail applications to: PO Box 123, Canandaigua, NY 14424. (Updated 10/2014)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related,Seniors

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. Through the power of supportive friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge to enhanced wellness and community integration for those with social and emotional barriers.

We do this by creating one to one friendships between our clients and community volunteers. 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.

This is truly a volunteer opportunity where you get to see the direct impact of the work you do. For more information and to volunteer, contact: Heather Baker at hbaker@compeerrochester.org or (585) 546-8280 ext. 214. Visit: http://compeerrochester.org/

(Updated 3/2017)

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: ccdpexe@rochester.rr.com; Visit: www.ccdpkids.net.

(Updated 11/2015)

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 our educational program which is ongoing through the year.

For more information on Embrace Your Sisters, visit www.EmbraceYourSisters.org or phone (585) 624-9690.

(Updated 10/2016)

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


Lyons, NY

Volunteers are welcome at all levels of EVERYBODY RIDES, Inc. Volunteers assist with developmentally disabled clients in a therapeutic horseback riding program. Volunteers are needed for a variety of areas, from stable help to fundraising, and from computer help to marketing. Volunteers needed to help with planning and manning of summer projects. Some involve close contact with public and horses. All days, training mandated, application process required, see website for more details.

Organization Information: EVERYBODY RIDES, Inc.; 40 Canal St. (or PO Box 385); Lyons, NY 14532. Visit: http://www.everybodyridesny.com/

For more information or volunteer, contact: Roger Campbell via email at everybodyrides12@gmail.com or via phone at (315) 665-0158 or (315) 359-3204.

(Updated: 3/2016)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Children/Youth,Group Opportunities,Sports / Recreation

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

Finger Lakes Care Giver Institute at Lifespan of Greater Rochester

Rochester, NY

Respite volunteers needed in home 2-4 hours per week to make friendly visits to early stage memory loss. Training is provided by the Alzheimer's Association and Lifespan. Also need Matter of Balance Fall Prevention class instructors, and Education and Support to care givers leading a class in Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

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

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Beth Kosoff at (585)287-6372 or email bkosoff@lifespanrochester.org

(Updated 10/2017)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Finger Lakes DDSO (Developmental Disabilities Services Office)

Finger Lakes Region, NY

Volunteers assist with one-on-one visiting with clients; help with group outings, activities, crafts & sensory stimulation activities. During summer & holidays, programs need assistance in mornings & group home assistance in the afternoon & weekends. Flexible with volunteers needs and desires. Some office work & household tasks also available. All volunteers meet with coordinator to get registered & receive 2 hours of training. Group home volunteers also require a background check. Length of commitment is up to the volunteer, but a minimum of 6 months to a year is recommended.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: In Region 1 (Monroe County) call Pam O'Brien at (585)461-8500, and in Region 2 (Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates Counties) call Valerie Stowell at (315)331-1700 ext. 2064.

Visit: OPWDD Volunteer Opportunities

(Updated: 11/2014)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

Finger Lakes Health - Geneva General Hospital

Geneva, NY

Finger Lakes Health - Geneva General Hospital has various volunteer opportunities available. No prior experience is necessary. For a list of current opportunities, contact Community Outreach Coordinator Christen Smith at (315)787-4065 or christen.smith@flhealth.org.

Organization Information: Finger Lakes Health - Geneva General Hospital; 196 North St; Geneva, NY 14456. Visit: www.flhealth.org

(Updated 10/2015)

Categories: Health Related


Rochester, NY

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

Foodlink is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Both short and long-term volunteer opportunities available. Warehouse volunteering requires no strict schedule and no commitment. Volunteers are welcome to come in as often as you would like. The nutrition education program "Cooking Matters" requires a commitment of once per week for 6 weeks. Volunteers assist with the class and help with the lesson for the day, and it involves working with the community and those less fortunate, helping them gain a better understanding of food and nutrition. Volunteers only need an interest in nutrition and eating well, and will receive training for the class.

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

For more information visit: foodlinkny.org or email Ethan DeBruyne, Volunteer Coordinator at edebruyne@foodlinkny.org.

To volunteer, visit: Finger Lakes Regional Volunteer Center (through July 2015)

(Updated 2/2015)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,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 10/2015)

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

Ganondagan State Historic Site: Friends of Ganondagan

Victor, NY

Ganondagan has many events/festivals throughout the year. The biggest event is the Dance & Music Festival held each July with volunteers needed for admissions, educational tent, food/hospitality, parking, gift shop, etc. Other events include various lectures, Treaty Day & the Winter Games which involves kitchen work (prep/serve food, clean-up).

Iroquois White Corn Project: Husking, Braiding, Sorting Iroquois White Corn. Regular volunteers can learn how to wash, process & package the corn.

There are opportunities with our Conservation Team: Managing invasive species.

Periodically volunteers are needed to assist with cultivating, garden, & site work, & distribution of mailers & flyers.

Organization Information: 7000 County Rd 41; Victor, NY 14564. White Corn Project address - 7191 County Rd 41. Phone: (585) 924-5848. Visit: www.ganondagan.org

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

(Updated: 11/2016)

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. and the store is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Volunteers work 2.5 hour shifts. Volunteers are most needed in the winter months.

Organization Information: Geneva Center of Concern/Geneva Food Pantry; 58 Avenue D; Geneva, NY 14456. Visit Geneva Center of Concern Facebook Page

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

(Updated 11/2015)

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 and to volunteer, contact: Stu Einstein, Community Lunch Program Coordinator at (315)521-6684 or seinstein@dor.org

For more information visit Geneva Community Lunch Program.

(Updated: 11/2015)

Categories: Group Opportunities,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.

Aquarium Cleaning: The Library's Children's Room has a pet turtle, fish, and two frogs, which need their tanks cleaned twice a month. Please contact Librarian Tanya Taylor, ttaylor@pls-net.org for more specifics.

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 Chris Finger.

(Updated 11/2016)

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: 10/2015)

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, visit: www.gsnypenn.org or call 800-943-4414.

(Updated 1/2017)

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

Gleaners Community Kitchen

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals at noon Mon.-Fri.; dishwashing and clean up; food collection from donors - Mon.-Fri. early morning; misc. projects, pantry organization, etc.

Organization Information: 183 N.Main St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424-1226. Mon.-Fri. 8am-1pm. Phone: (585)394-4818. Contact E-Mail: gleaners@rochester.rr.com. Visit: www.gleanerskitchen.org.

(Updated: 11/2016)

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

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: 11/2016)

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

Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County

Canandaigua, NY

Be part of the change you want to see in your community by volunteering with your local Habitat for Humanity. We offer several opportunities to build or repair homes with local families in need of affordable housing, as well as opportunities to volunteer at our Canandaigua ReStore. Because of the help of people like you, whole neighborhoods are improved and completely transformed. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life. Invite your friends and family to join us in building a world where everyone has 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; http://hfhoc.org/; Contact: Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@hfhoc.org

(Updated 3/2017)

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

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 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: 3/2016)

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/

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

(Updated 11/2016)

Categories: Health Related

Hillside Children's Center - Ontario Cty Youth Care Facility

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of activities with youth, including: recreation, seasonal craft projects, and school assistance. Volunteers are needed all days/times, and we will work around your schedule. All mentors are required to undergo a thorough background check prior to starting, at no cost to the mentor. Orientation is also required.

Volunteer Location: 3093 County Road 46 Complex Drive. Canandaigua, NY 14424

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Michael Carroll, Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: (585) 256-7689, Email: mcarroll@hillside.com. Visit: Hillside.com

(Updated 12/2014)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy

HILLSIDE CHILDREN'S CENTER - Varick Campus Residential Center

Romulus, NY

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

Hillside Children's Center is currently seeking Volunteer Mentors for youth who live at our Varick Campus Residential Center. These youth range in age from 10-18 years old and are in significant need of mentors who can share time with them and develop relationships based on friendship and positive role modeling. If you have a few hours each month you would be willing to give to one of these youth or a talent you might share with a small group, please contact us. Your time and talents will be greatly appreciated and will make for an enormous difference in the life of a child. (All mentors are required to undergo a thorough background check prior to starting. There is no cost to the mentor.)

Volunteer Location: 4887 State Rt 96A, Romulus, NY 14541

For more information contact: Michael Carroll, Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: (585) 256-7689, Email: mcarroll@hillside.com. Visit: Hillside.com

(Updated 12/2014)

Categories: Children/Youth,Group Opportunities

Honeoye Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Honeoye, NY

The Honeoye Lakes Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven, community-minded organization that partners with local businesses and citizens to promote tourism and a thriving business community.

We sponsor creative, exciting and informative networking events at local businesses. Many times these events take place outdoors in our incredible Bristol Hills and the beautiful surrounding valleys. These events give local businesses an opportunity to showcase what they do best. Many of them are true artists in their craft.

We are always looking for new "fresh" ideas and faces willing to help promote our community and the surrounding towns.

For more info on the Honeoye Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 305, Honeoye, 14471, visit www.HoneoyeLakeChamber.org

For more information on volunteering, call Audrey Carrier, (585) 721-5169 or email at redcoyotecoffeehouse7@yahoo.com

(Updated 10/2015)

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

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: Stacie Major at smajor@depaul.org or (585)396-3390.

(Updated: 10/2015)

Categories: Health Related,Seniors

House of John

Clifton Springs, NY

House of John is a two-bed home for the dying. The HOJ philosophy is that no one should die alone, and all should be provided with the utmost dignity on their final journey. Students, especially those in Nursing and Massage Therapy, are encouraged to get involved. The entire program is run by volunteers - every aspect of help is needed. Volunteers are required to attend training course 1 night per week for 8 weeks.

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: Carole Jensen, RN/Director at (315) 462-5646 or (585) 738-0978.

(Updated: 10/2016)

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: 11/2016)

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; visit: http://www.yateshumane.org

For more information or to volunteer, contact Bonnie Brewer at (315) 536-6094 or volunteer@yateshumance.org

(Updated 10/2015)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Computers/Technical,Group Opportunities,Seniors

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: Mary Kay Naioti at (585)393-1311.

(Updated 8/2016)

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 12 hours of tutor training followed by minimum commitment of one year.

Organization Information: Canandaigua - 208 S. Main Street; (585) 396-1686 or (888)546-5862. Penn Yan - 117 E. Elm Street; (315) 536-6799. Visit http://www.literacyvoc.org

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Paul Miller, Executive Director, at (585) 396-1686 or info@literacyvoc.org

(Updated 10/2015)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Seniors

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. Volunteer must be able to attend tutor training and commit to six months of tutoring at least one hour 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!

We also have volunteer opportunities for single, annual events like the Scrabble Tournament and Spelling Bee, as well as refilling Little Green Bookshelves program which provides free books to members of the community to spread the joy of reading.

Organization Information: 12 Canal Street, Lyons, NY 14489; visit http://lvwayne.org/

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

(Updated 1/2017)

Categories: Computers/Technical,Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

Make A Wish Foundation of Western New York

Buffalo & Rochester, NY

We grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength, and joy. We invite you to share the power of a wish® whether you can give a few hours each month or a few days each year. 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 available and required training process view our Volunteer Information Session on our website then download an application.

Contact: Lisa Johnson at 585-272-WISH ext. 314, 716-810-WISH ext. 314, or by e-mail at ljohnson@wny.wish.org. For more information visit http://wny.wish.org/ways-to-help/volunteering/become-a-volunteer

(Updated: 11/2016)

Categories: Children/Youth,Health Related

March of Dimes New York Chapter

Rochester, NY

Annual Canandaigua March for Babies event takes place in May. Volunteers are needed to help at the event itself, as well as form walk teams to participate in the march. Each walk team would have the full support of the March of Dimes office with a plethora of fundraising materials (posters, coin boxes, cut-outs, stickers, etc). Individuals have the opportunity to organize Blue Jeans for Babies fundraisers in their workplaces, materials can be provided for that as well.

Organization Information: 3445 Winton Place, Suite 121, Rochester, NY 14623.

For more information, call: Executive Director at (585) 286-5864 or Canandaigua Walk Coordinator at (585) 286-5868.

(Updated 11/2016)

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Walk MS

Canandaigua, NY

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

Join us for Walk MS: Canandaigua on May 7, 2017 at Kershaw Park. We need volunteers to assist in check-in information, set up, greeters, registration, hydration station, food services, hand out t-shirts/goodie bags, cheer on the crowds, and clean up! Your volunteering could help those affected by MS to live their best lives, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever! We're Stronger Together! If interested please complete your volunteer registration at our website: www.walkms.org .

For more information, contact: Melanie Greenstein at (585) 271-0801 ext. 70345 or Melanie.greenstein@nmss.org

(Updated 1/2017)

Categories: 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 10/2015)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related,Sports / Recreation

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital & DeMay Living Center

Newark, NY

Volunteers are needed for various projects and services. Sample of needs include: gift shop cashier, patient visitor, info desk greeter, newspaper article clipper, escort, mailroom sorter, recycling team, doorframe painter, touch-screen sign-in helper, TDI pet therapy, sewing a cover for DeMay organ, resident one-on-one time, Sunday service pianist. Needed all days, at all times. Application process is required. Long-term opportunities available, as well as 8 hours or less.

Organization Information: 1200 Driving Park Ave; Newark, NY 14513. Phone: (315) 332-2022. Visit: http://www.rochestergeneral.org/about-us/newark-wayne-community-hospital/volunteering/

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

(Updated: 11/2016)

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

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS)

Finger Lakes Region, NY

Volunteer opportunities range from individual hours, to group activities to summer-long internships. Activities include removal of invasive species, invasive plant and insect surveys, running educational/recreational events at parks, GPS monitoring and surveying and many others!

Any long-term internships are given more duties and responsibilities-internships include intensive training and an end product you will be able to use in a portfolio when applying for positions. Large groups are welcome and encouraged.

Opportunities are available in NYS Parks and historic sites throughout the Finger Lakes Region.

Organization Information: 1488 Rt 444; Victor, NY 14564; visit http://parks.ny.gov

To volunteer, contact Whitney Carleton at (585)924-5858 or whitney.carleton@parks.ny.gov

(Updated 12/2015)

Categories: Animals/Environment,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities

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.

Organization Information: 9 Pearl St., Suite 3; Lyons, NY 14489 (will move to new location mid-2017). Phone: (315)946-5470. Visit: Wayne County, New York County Historian's Office is open Mon.-Fri., 9:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-5:00pm, closed holidays.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Peter Evans, Historian via e-mail: historian@co.wayne.ny.us

(Updated: 11/2016)

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 Community Relations department with special events & marketing needs.

For more info or to volunteer, contact Sierra Seybolt: (585) 919-2106 or sseybolt@ontarioarc.org

(Updated 1/2017)

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 for 2017, as well as, new members committed to the presence of arts in our community to join our board.

Organization Information: PO Box 573, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: www.ocarts.org

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

(Updated 11/2016)

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

Ontario County Historical Society

Canandaigua, NY

Needs include: data entry, research, work on building & grounds. We are looking for a group of students to assemble our newsletter "Chronicles", staff writes and provides info.

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

For more information, call: (585) 394-4975

(Updated 10/2015)

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

Ontario County Office for the Aging

Canandaigua, NY

Many ways to make a difference in a senior's life. Meals on Wheels: In an hour/hour and a half you can provide a nutritious meal & a safety check to someone in need. Many routes available in Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Clifton Springs, Farmington, Geneva, Manchester, Shortsville, Naples, Phelps, & Victor. Substitutes are also needed & we will work around your schedule. Telephone Reassurance, Friendly Visitor, Senior Advisory Council, help in preparing/mailing our newsletter (the Senior News Beat) 4 times/year. Assistance Transport: provide transportation on a regular basis for medical and other essential appointments. Training will be provided.

Organization Info: Ontario County Office for the Aging; 3010 County Complex Drive; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585)396-4040. Visit: Ontario County Office for the Aging

To volunteer, contact: Brenda Abel at (585)396-4577 or brenda.abel@co.ontario.ny.us

(Updated: 11/2015)

Categories: 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 - special projects/data collection, youth work, supervising or chaperoning youth activities or events

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

To volunteer, contact: Patricia D'Amico at patricia.damico@co.ontario.ny.us

(Updated: 10/2015)

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

Phelps Art Center

Phelps, NY

Volunteers Needed: That can help with the task of "Gallery Sitting". This responsibility includes greeting, welcoming and guiding visitors through the exhibits and to answer any questions about the exhibits or our organization that may come up. Our current need for volunteers will be during our Gallery Hours; every Thursday - Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. every month. Many open days/hours available.

Volunteers also needed for this program: We launched a new program in January 2012 to provide an environment for networking and creative collaborative between artists and the community. The program is an "Open Artists Studio" every Saturday each month, 1 - 3 p.m. We need volunteers to help promote and organize this event, set-up and make sure the program runs smoothly.

Organization Information: Phelps Art Center; 15 Church St; Phelps, NY 14532.

To volunteer, call: Edward Phillips, Executive Director at (315) 548-2095.

(Updated 9/2014)

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

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) 536-5515 or bennett-tearsb@proactioninc.org

(Updated 11/2015)

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

Rochester Musuem & 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, "Ask It" 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: Liz Albertorio at lalbertorio-saez@rmsc.org or (585) 697-1948. You can also find more information on our website at http://www.rmsc.org/get-involved

(Updated 11/2016)

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: 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 11/2016)

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

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Geneva, NY

Provide emotional support and information for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. General agency orientation program required. 32-hour Safe Harbors training program required. 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: 122 N. Genesee St., Geneva, NY 14456; Phone: (315)536-9654; Visit: www.safeharborsfl.org

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jannine Phillips at (315)536-9654 or email jphillips@shflny.org

(Updated 8/2016)

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. To volunteer, contact: emily.horak@use.salvationarmy.org

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: james.brennan@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 day of the Toy Shop, & during set-up the week prior. To volunteer, contact: tricia.brennan@use.salvationarmy.org

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

(Updated: 2/2016)

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

Salvation Army of Geneva, NY

Geneva, NY

We are in need of Volunteer Office Assistants - Monday thru Friday from 10am thru 2pm. Duties are not limited to but do include Greeting Visitors to the Geneva Citadel, Answering the Phones, Taking Messages, etc. Any other skills that you can bring to the table (typing, Language Skills, Internet Skills, Teaching Skills, Etc) will be appreciated. Whatever amount of time that you can participate on a regular basis will be gratefully accepted.

Organization Information: 41 North St., Geneva, NY 14456; visit The Salvation Army - Geneva, NY Facebook Page

For more information or to volunteer, contact Nydia Martinez at Nydia.Martinez@use.salvationarmy.org or (315) 789-1055

(Updated 10/2015)

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

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:info@serenity-house.org

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

(Updated: 10/2015)

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

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion - State Historic Park

Canandaigua, NY

TASTING ROOM: Serving wine in the tasting room, or helping guest in the Gift shop. Prior computer and cash register experience helpful, but not necessary.

DOCENT: As our guests enter the Mansion, you will provide a guided tour through the Thompson’s summer home. No prior formal training or experience is needed. A History Training Manual is provided.

WEDDING TRAM DRIVERS: Most of these events are on the weekends, Fri., Sat., and some Sundays. Some are 2 hour shifts. When there is a wedding and reception on the grounds it can be up to 6 hours for Tram drivers. *However, 6 hours shifts could be split into 2 three hour shifts *

Organization Information: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park; 151 Charlotte St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: Sonnenberg Gardens

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Pam Gangloff, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 394-4922 or by email: volunteers@sonnenberg.org

(Updated: 10/2015)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion - State Historic Park

Canandaigua, NY

Online Marketing Volunteer Assistant: will assist the Marketing Director in “getting the word out” in various online sources about events and programs at Sonnenberg. While Sonnenberg Gardens is part of the NYS Parks system, it does not receive funds from New York State and the money collected from events and programs is one of its key fund-raising activities. Insuring events are well-attended is a key part of that success. The Assistant will: 1. Help to identify free online calendars and listing services; 2. Post upcoming events/programs to online calendars and services; 3. Keep & send log of listings made to Marketing Director. This opportunity can be done from home and does not require a physical presence onsite at Sonnenberg. Only internet access and intermediate internet/search engine skills are required. Volunteers can work to their own schedule and availability. This is an ideal opportunity for busy students looking for work study hours.

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: Pam Gangloff, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 394-4922 or by email: volunteers@sonnenberg.org

(Updated 2/2016)

Categories: Computers/Technical

St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Benedict Conference

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteer opportunities include: the clothing room (free clothing for the poor & those in crisis), the food voucher room (giving food vouchers to the poor and those in crisis), and the Christmas Basket Project.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Jerry Russi at (585) 905-0006 or jerryr71@rochester.rr.com

(Updated 2/2017)


Teen Time

Canandaigua, NY

In need of patient volunteers to serve as mentors to youth from multiple backgrounds, on Saturday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Canandaigua YMCA (32 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424).

Details: Teen Time is designed to give teens a safe and fun environment to hang out on a Saturday night. Each member is required to sign a paper saying that they understand the program rules and regulations. It is free to all teens. Volunteers are expected to mingle with teens in order to help with any issues that arise and make sure all rules are being followed. Volunteers are also required to fill out an application and are subjected to a background check for safety purposes. Activities include: swimming, basketball, pool, football, air hockey, video games, karaoke, pizza & snacks. bowling (offsite at Roseland Bowl)

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Lindsey Dixon, Development & Communications Director, at (585) 394-6866 or Lindsey@canandaigua-ymca.org

(Updated 11/2015)

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

The Alliance Community Church

Geneva, NY

The Alliance Community Church is in need of teachers for the After School Program. It runs Mon.-Fri 3pm-6pm during the School year. We can work with about any schedule. This program is designed to help families care for children while they work. The program is free an run by volunteers.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Janet Keebler at (315) 789-8454 or jkeebler@rochester.rr.com. Visit: www.thealliancecommunitychurch.org

(Updated 9/2016)

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

The Museum of Science and Technology (The MOST)

Syracuse, NY

The MOST is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to assist with group visits. This includes helping school groups into the building, to their lunch rooms, and around the museum.

Organization Information: 500 S. Franklin St., Apt 2, Syracuse, NY 13202; Phone: (315)425-9068 ext.2146; Visit: www.most.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Connorlynn Gaffney at (315) 425-9068 ext. 2146 or email cgaffney@most.org

(Updated 4/2016)

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

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, Boy Scout camp-ins, and TAP into the MOST.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Connorlynn Gaffney at (315) 425-9368 ext. 2146 or cgaffney@most.org. Visit: www.most.org/join/volunteer

(Updated 1/2017)

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

The Partnership for Ontario County - Youth Clubhouse

Canandaigua, NY

The Youth Clubhouse,a program that operates through The Partnership of Ontario County, is provided for youth, ages 12-17. Youth Clubhouse meets at the Geneva Community Center Mondays-Thursdays 6-8 pm, and Saturdays 3:30-8:30 pm. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to provide opportunity for youth that focus on the areas of wellness, recreation, skill development, educational support, as well as general pro-social recreational activities. Availability for a one-time opportunity, or recurring opportunities are both welcome.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Kelli Gage at (585)396-4554 or ksgage32@gmail.com. Visit: www.partnershipforontariocounty.org

(Updated 1/2017)

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

Thompson Health

Canandaigua, NY

Unit helpers (nursing), transport (in house), office help. All days and all times.

To Become a Volunteer: Once you have submitted your application, please follow up with a call the next day to ensure that your application was received. You may also stop in and pickup an application at the hospital lobby information desk. 1. Submit an application (available on the website) and call us to schedule an appointment for an interview. 2. Call 396-6660, Monday - Friday. 3. Make a commitment of at least 40 hours over 6 months. 4. Attend the Hospital Orientation Program. 5. Complete the health assessment steps.

Organization Information: 350 Parrish Street; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 396-6660. Visit: Thompson Health

For more information, contact: James Pelton at Jim.Pelton@thompsonhealth.org

(Updated: 11/2015)

Categories: Health Related

Trillium Health

Rochester, NY

Long-term volunteers are needed in the Rochester office, with a commitment of at least 3 months. If interested, visit the Trillium Health website for details on responsibilities available.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Marcia Famolaro at (585) 210-4188 or mfamolaro@trilliumhealth.org

(Updated 11/2015)

Categories: Health Related

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Flotilla 4-7

Canandaigua, NY

Volunteers will have the opportunity to receive training, teach boating safety classes, participate in all aspects of Coast Guard search and rescue and related support activities.

The Auxiliary meets in the Hurley Building at 205 Saltonstall Street in Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit http://cgaux.org/

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

(Updated 12/2016)

Categories: Emergency Services

United Way of Ontario County

Canandaigua, NY

Opportunities may include administrative support with follow phone calls, bulk mailings, and general office support. We also have an annual event were we connect volunteers with non-profits in Ontario County to complete a variety of projects. Typically scheduled on the 3rd Thursday in April every year.

Organization Information: 5297 Parkside Dr., Suite #440, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585)394-6550. Visit: http://www.unitedwayontariocounty.org/

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Lisa Rathbun at (585)394-6550 or lisa.rathbun@uwrochester.org

Categories: One-time Opportunities

UR Medicine Homecare: Ontario-Yates Hospice

Geneva, NY

Office work including filing, sorting, making patient charts, putting admission packets together, addressing envelopes, physician letters to be mailed, etc…

Organization Information: 756 Pre-Emption Road; Geneva, NY 14456. Phone: (800) 253-4439.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Jan DiDuro at jdiduro@vnsnet.com

(Updated: 11/2016)

Categories: Computers/Technical,Health Related,Seniors

Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Newark, NY

VRC volunteers must be 18 years or older, must complete an application form (on website), pass criminal and other background checks, and attend an interview prior to the training program. Volunteers needed for manual labor, office work, outdoors work, 8:00am-Noon and Noon-4:00pm.

Organization Information: 132 Harrison Street; Newark, NY 14513-1234. Email: vrc132@verizon.net. Phone: (315) 331-1171. Visit: Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

(Updated 11/2015)

Categories: Emergency Services,Health Related

Victor Historical Society/Valentown Museum

Victor, NY

7370 Valentown Square PO Box 472 - Victor, NY 14564


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 Victor Historical Society/Valentown Museum

(Updated 12/2013)

Categories: Arts and Culture,Education / Literacy

Vienna Gardens - Independent Senior Living Community

Phelps, NY

Volunteer help needed with activities and recreational programs, arts and crafts, and companionship. Help is needed year round, including holidays.

Organization Info: 144 Main St., Phelps, NY 14532.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Jen Searls at (315) 548-5166.

(Updated 11/2016)

Categories: Seniors

Wayne ARC

Wayne County (various locations), NY

We are seeking Volunteers to assist individuals with developmental & intellectual disabilities with arts & crafts, music, reading, sports & games, gardening/greenhouse work, coffee & companionship, in both the day program and home settings. Year round volunteer opportunity for Pet Therapy (must be certified).

Organization Information: Wayne ARC; 150 Van Buren St.; Newark, NY 14513. Phone: 315-331-7741. Visit: www.waynearc.org

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Jeanna Rouland at 315-331-7741, ext. 267.

(Updated 11/2015)

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

Wayne County Action Program Inc.

Lyons, NY

A variety of volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to, with the Head Start and Foster Grandparent programs. For the most up-to-date offerings visit http://www.waynecap.org/opportunities/volunteering/ or call (315) 483-8080.

Organization Information: 159 Montezuma Street Lyons NY, 14489.

(Updated 3/2016)

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

Wayne County Action Program- AmeriCorps

Lyons, NY

Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps AmeriCorps members will enroll into 900 hours of service Jan - Dec 2018 (~20hpw), Earn a total $5000 in LIving Allowance and an Education Award of $2907 upon completion of hours. They will be trained to become Peer Leaders of a health education program. They will gain valuable HUMAN SERVICE/HEALTH experience. They will be placed in human service agencies throughout Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates or Cayuga counties. Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. GREAT resume' builder! CALL/EMAIL TODAY!!!

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Robert Weaver at (315) 665-0131 ext. 250 or robert.weaver@waynecap.org. Visit: www.waynecap.org

(Updated 11/2017)

Categories: Children/Youth,Education / Literacy,Seniors

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, odd jobs around the museum. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tues. - Fri.

For more information, call (315) 946-4943 or visit Wayne County Historical Society

(Updated 11/2015)

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: 11/2015)

Categories: Health Related

Wellness G.I.F.T.S.

Bath, NY

Wellness G.I.F.T.S. is located at the Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort.

Excellent opportunity for human services, education, recreation, or social services students! Assistants work with children who have special needs while their parents attend educational, recreational & therapeutic activities. Activities are planned for children with disabilities & their siblings, & many children enjoy the amenities available at the location. Each retreat starts at 3pm on Friday & ends at 12pm on Sunday during June, July & August. 1-night retreat in Sept. Most volunteers stay on the camping resort, some commute, all are eligible to receive free food & lodging. Assistants must pass background check & attend 1-day training in May.

Organization Info: 7531 County Route 13; Bath, NY 14810. Visit: Wellness G.I.F.T.S.

For more info or to volunteer, contact: Nicole Blough, Director by Phone: (607)684-3243 or Email: director@wellnessgifts.org

(Updated 1/2017)

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

Wood Library Association

Canandaigua, NY

Wood Library is always looking for volunteers to help with book sales, shelving, computer tutoring, and many other tasks. If you would like to donate your time at the library feel free to fill out our Volunteer Application and have it ready for your next visit to the library.

Organization Information: Wood Library; 134 N. Main St.; Canandaigua, NY 14424. Visit: Wood Library

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Anne Delforte at (585) 394-1381 or email at adelforte@pls-net.org

(Updated 11/2015)

Categories: Education / Literacy,Group Opportunities,One-time Opportunities,Seniors

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: wxxi.com

For more information and to volunteer, contact: Carolyn Reynolds, Membership and Volunteer Manager, at (585) 258-0249 or email volunteer@wxxi.org.

(Updated: 10/2014)

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


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