Volunteer Opportunities

This semester we are focusing on:

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming County:

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming is a private, not-for-profit organization providing services to developmentally disabled individuals and their families in the Western New York counties of Livingston and Wyoming. The agency was founded in 1961 by a group of concerned parents.

 Through residential, vocational rehabilitation, children's services, transportation, and community services programs, The Arc helps to enhance the lives of more than 800 community members who rely on services each year.

 The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming also benefits the local economy as one of the area’s largest employers, with more than 560 employees. The agency's annual payroll is $12.5 million, and its operating budget of $25 million has more than doubled over the past 10 years, with steady growth each year.

Click here for the application. Return completed form to Psychology Club's mail box (found in the mail room next to the Psychology Department office in Sturges) or to an officer at the next meeting or to Staci Weiss in South 122 MWF 11:30am-1:30pm. Contact smw20@geneseo.edu if you have any questions.

Mt. Morris Bridge:

The Bridge Downtown Kid Central is an after school program in Mt. Morris (the town next to Geneseo) for at-risk kids and teens. Bridge provides a safe space for children to make friends, do homework and play, sheltering the children from the drugs, violence and financial stresses at home and in the community. The program includes computers with internet, video games, homework help, mentoring, crafts, and recreation. Through Psychology Club's outreach, student volunteers serve as positive role models, confidantes and friends to these children without stable support systems. You can gain experience mentoring vulnerable populations and apply the community service hours to Greek organizations or course requirements. If you'd like more details about Psychology Club's outreach or the Bridge program, contact Volunteer Coordinator of Psychology Club Staci Weiss at smw20@geneseo.edu or (516)-426-4362.

Mount Hope Family Center:

Founded in 1979, Mt. Hope Family Center is dedicated to helping children and families improve their lives. Through treatment, prevention, research and training in the areas of human development, child maltreatment and mental disorders in children and families, this program provides the resources parents and children need to build strong, healthy family and peer relationships.

While the prevention and intervention services improve family functioning, enhance coping skills and build competence in children, adolescents and parents, research done at this facility analyzes the efficacy of treatments and studies the long-term impact of the program's services as well as the effects of social experiences and environmental influences on development. Mt. Hope Family Center supports the lifelong development of the individual, from infancy to adulthood.

Mt. Hope Family Center focuses on treating the child while helping parents develop the skills they need to understand child development, communicate more effectively, and resolve conflict in non-violent ways. The goal is to break the cycle of maltreatment while working with children and their families to strengthen the family relationship.

Other Opportunities:

Pirate Toy Fund
City: Rochester NY 14607
Distance: 27 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Children & Youth

Drivers and/or Medics by Dansville Ambulance Company
City: Dansville NY 14437
Distance: 16 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Health & Medicine, Other, Volunteering, Disaster Relief

Local Childcare Coordin., 14620 by EF Au Pair
City: Rochester NY 14620
Distance: 26 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Women, Education & Literacy, Children & Youth, Other, Volunteering, Employment, International, Arts & Culture

Big Brothers Big Sisters by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rochester, NY
City: Rochester NY 14620
Distance: 26 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Children & Youth

St. Joseph Neighborhood Center 14620 by Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester
City: Rochester NY 14620
Distance: 26 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Volunteering Basic Literacy Tutor by Literacy

Volunteers of America-Rochester,NY
City: Rochester NY 14620
Distance: 26 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Education & Literacy

English as a Second Language Tutor by Literacy Volunteers of America-Rochester,NY
City: Rochester NY 14620
Distance: 26 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Education & Literacy

Office Assistance by Pirate Toy Fund
City: Rochester NY 14607
Distance: 27 miles
When: ongoing
Categories: Children & Youth

 

Opportunities found through http://www.brockport.edu/career/local.htm

Brockport Clothing Shelf, St. Luke's Church, Brockport, N.Y.
On the corner of Main St. and State St.
Contact: Annette Locke, Phone: (716) 637-0880
Days/Times: Thursday 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Responsibilities: fold, hang, and sort clothing; loading/unloading boxes; manning the center when open
* this is a one-shot deal or scheduling is available

Adult Day Service of Brockport, Brockport, New York
Contact: Linda Johnson, Phone: (716) 637-0322
Days/Times: Monday/Wednesday/Fridays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m
Title: Volunteer Recreational Assistant
Responsibilities: Assist with recreational activities; take care of the elderly
* you can volunteer weekly (five to seven hours) throughout the semester

A Touch of Home
Contact: Cari Tracy, Phone: (716) 654-8757
Days/Times: Monday - Friday 8 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Title: Program Assistant
Responsibilities: spending time with the functionally impaired; play games; sharing talents and interests; being a friend throughout the semester
* Opportunities for internships

LIFE - Liberty Increases Future Experience, Genesee Community College, Orleans Campus Center, Albion
Contact: Denise Prohaska, Phone: (716) 589-9172
Days/Times: Monday - Friday mornings (1 - 1.5 hours )
Responsibilities: looking for student to work at Brockport Middle School bookstore mentoring; possibly an adult student. Goal: to produce gainfully employed, productive adults
* Welcomes regularly scheduled community service projects
Days/Times: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. * afternoons available
Responsibilities: Tutoring Brockport Middle School students.
* Commitment for two Saturdays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for training/ screening may be required

Just Friends - A.G.M. Complex, Suite 271, 243 South Main St., Albion, New York
Contact: Christine Goetze, Phone: (716) 589-9210
Days/Times: three hours/ week
Responsibilities: Work one on one with youth between the ages of 6-16 to develop a trusting relationship. Volunteer acts as a mentor/role model. General recreation activities - swimming, reading, walking, conversation.
* Great opportunity to make a youth happy!!!

Planned Parenthood of Brockport Contact: Diana Fox, Phone: (716) 637-7272
Brockport Migrant Education - Cooper Hall, SUNY Brockport campus
Contact: Sister Beverly Baker, Phone: (716) 395-2356
Sweden Senior Center - 133 State St., Brockport, New York
Contact: Nancy Duff, Phone: (716) 637-8161
Days/Times: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Responsibilities: Recreation/therapeutic recreation positions. Will do presentations, entertainment, music, dance, and history. Social work, health education and nursing majors desired.

 

Opportunities at Volunteers of America:

Volunteers of America of Western New York
214 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608
Tel: 716-647-1150
Fax: 716-647-2177

Today, the corporation provides children's services including an early childhood program, Project Head Start, School-Age Program Summer Camp, and an in-school early childcare program for children of students completing high school. Residential include a community residence for dependent males, low income permanent housing, care for homeless veterans, emergency housing individuals and families, a transitional facility for New York State Division of Parole, Federal Corrections Program, an adult living center, and emergency housing programs. Outreach programs include a literacy program, English as a second classes, language interpreters bank, Adopt-a-Family Program, Emergency Food Program, Senior Nutrition Program, Holiday Assistance Program, Community Sentencing Program, Work Experience Program, Crisis Assistance, Handicapped Assistance Program, thrift stores, a recycling program, volunteer opportunities, and the Enterprise Program.

 

Volunteers of America Greater New York
340 W. 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
Tel: 212-873-2600
Fax: 212-769-2629

Volunteers of America initiated its activities in New York City in 1896 with services for the destitute in the Bowery area. The affiliate has been in operation since its founding, and is Volunteers of America's largest affiliate. Today, the affiliate houses more than 25, homeless individuals and 1,500 homeless families each year and teaches basic skills to more than 400 pre-school children with developmental disabilities. This affiliate is the largest provider of services to troubled youth in New Jersey; distributes holiday food vouchers to needy individuals and families; operates a model program to assist families whose children will be orphaned when one or both parents dies from HIV/AIDS; and provides shelter for more than 2,600 needy individuals every night.

 

Opportunities at American Red Cross:

Contact your local Red Cross online for more information. Or fill out the online form to find the best volunteer position for you.

 

Opportunities through Impact WebSite:

Give local zip code, receive local volunteer opportunities. Or search by interest for all related opportunities in your state.

 

Opportunities through Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Helping persons with Developmental Disabilities achieve their goal of independence. Internships available.