Disability Services

Arc of Livingston/Wyoming

Program Description: Variety of programming to assist both disabled adults and children and their families.
Website: www.lwarc.org
Contact: Kristen, 585- 658 -2828 ext. 102
Volunteer Opportunities: Two homes in Geneseo for adults and children with disabilities need volunteers for one-on-one visits, weekend recreation programs and outing to professional baseball and football games. Short term projects, helping with events, fundraising, serving on a committee.

ARC OF Monroe County

Program Description: Offers a variety of programs to work with adults with mental retardation.
Website: www.arcmonroe.org
Contact: Kim Lombardo, 585-672-2202
Volunteer Opportunities: Accompanying inidividuals to weekly outings or to visit with residents.  

Continuing developmental services (CDS)

Mission: Provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, the support and opportunities needed to build fulfilling and independent lives as active members of our community
Website: www.cdsmonarch.org
Contact: Taryn Mullen, 585-347-1201, taryn.mullen@cdsmonarch.org
Address: 860 Hard Road, Webster NY 14580
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are partnered with some of our different services to help support our Veterans or individuals with disabilities

Compeer of Livingston County

Program Description: Uses the power of friendship to improve the quality of life and assist in the rehabilitation and support of refeered adults recieving mental health care.
Website: www.compeer.org
Contact: Barbara Mestler, 585-226-8220
Address: 1 Genesee Street, Avon NY 14414
Volunteer Opportunities: Pairing volunteers with persons with mental illness for friendship, assisting with day-to-day living easier. .

Finger Lakes Developmental disabilities service office (DDSO)

Program Description: To provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities that promote independence, inclusion, and productivity.
Contact: 585-461-8500
Address: 620 Westfall Rd, Rochester NY 14620

Volunteer Opportunities: Great field experience for psychology, dual cert and speech pathology majors.

Respite Volunteer at Heritage Christian Services

Program Description: Matches volunteers with family members diagnosed with a developmental disability.
Contact: Jen, 585-340-2042 (Monroe County)
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers give 2-3 hours a week, offering the care giver a break. Volunteers are trained: all one needs to begin is patience and the desire to help others.

Special Olympics

Program Description: Every Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm, volunteers go to the Genesee Country Christian School on Long Point Road to work with adolescents and adults with special needs. Volunteers help run different stations (floor hockey in the fall and basketball in the spring). Please contact Karen (information below) to find out more (including transportation, etc.).
Contact: Karen Perrella, kp14@geneseo.edu
Program Location (every Thursday at 7pm): 4120 Long Point Road, Geneseo, NY 14454 (Genesee Country Christian School)
Volunteer Opportunities: Leadership, mentoring, physical activity

Villa of Hope

Program Description: Treatment agency providing mental health service to adolescents and their families. 
Website: www.stjosephsvilla.org
Contact: Lisa Hartmann (Community Relations Manager), 585-865-1550 ext. 284
Address: 3300 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY 14616
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed for mentoring, program aides and internships. Greatest need is one-on-one mentoring.