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Community Engagement: Education

America Reads/Counts: Tutoring

  • Mission: America Reads/Counts is a reading and math tutoring program for children in K-6th grades at local elementary schools and at the PreK program, KidStart
  • Work Study Opportunities: Tutoring students in math and reading 
  • Website: https://www.geneseo.edu/america_reads
  • Contact: Garth Freeman in the Volunteer Center Rm CU353, 585-243-5893 or vc@geneseo.edu
  • Address: Elementary schools throughout Livingston County
  • Additional Information: **You must provide your own transportation, a carpool schedule may be devised

Arc of Livingston-Wyoming: Kidstart

  • Mission: The KidStart mission is to support families and the community in the joys and challenges of childhood.
  • Website: https://lwarc.org/programs/kidstart-childrens-services/
  • Contact: (585) 658-2828
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Help with daycare programs and work with children of all ages in a variety of different activities
  • Location: 18 Main Street, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Mission: Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are a tremendous resource giving their skills and knowledge for the benefit of others in exchange for a thank you. If you have a talent or skill that you would like to share we would appreciate your help. Prospective volunteers complete an application form. All volunteers will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs.
  • Website:http://ccelivingstoncounty.org/
  • Contact: 585-991-5420
  • Address: 3 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse of Livingston County

  • Mission: The Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse of Livingston County, Inc. provides high quality, accessible, and effective prevention, education, treatment, referral, and recovery services to individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: If you’d like to volunteer and get involved, please download and fill out our Volunteer Form.
  • Contact: (585) 991-5012
  • Address: 4612 Millennium Drive Geneseo, New York 14454

Council for Exceptional Children: Tutoring

  • Mission: To help children excel with their academic achievement
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Tutoring students of all ages and abilities in all subject areas
  • Contact: Cassidy Christensen, cc29@geneseo.edu
  • Address: SUNY Geneseo Campus

Genesee Valley Farm Discovery Center

  • Mission: To teach children and others about agriculture and our food system. It is a farm that educates and excites children about the conservation of natural resources and the use of modern farming advancements to grow crops, raise livestock and protect the environment
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Facilities maintenance and clean-up, organization of barn equipment, fundraising
  • Contact: Bruce Dehm, 585-243-4427 or bdehm@farmdiscoverycenter.org
  • Website: http://www.farmdiscoverycenter.org
  • Address: 4376 East Groveland Rd.,Geneseo, NY 14454

HEROS (Higher Education Resource Opportunities in Schools)

  • Program Description: To encourage high school students to go to college; Trained HEROS mentors work one-on-one each week with students that have been selected by their guidance counselor
  • Contact: Paige O'Connor, pbo1@geneseo.edu or Paula McClure at mcclurep@geneseo.edu
  • Website: HEROS website
  • Volunteer Opportunities: As a HEROS mentor, one is expected to complete a training workshop through GOLD entitled "Keys to Effective Mentoring", to show up each week for one hour to meet with mentee and to be an empathetic and non-judgemental supporter of a high school student
  • Additional Information: If you would like to be a mentor for the HEROS program, please complete the HEROS Mentor Application

Keyboard Kamp

  • Mission: Keyboard Kamp offers free piano, guitar and voice lessons to children (ages 8-15) in Livingston County
  • Contact: Geoff Clough, 585-727-6732 (preferred), mglclough@juno.com 
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Seeking college student musicians who are willing to teach one-on-one lessons to kids

Literacy Volunteers of Livingston County, Inc.

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Scorekeepers for scrabble tournaments at the Avon Inn; English language learning class helpers (Thursdays 1-3); fall fundraisers
  • Contact: Joyce Horner, 585-658-7970 or jhorner@gvboces.org
  • Address: 3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road, Leicester, NY 14481

National Warplane Museum

  • About the Organization: In 2013 this organization re-acquired the name of the National Warplane Museum and is both a museum and event center. NWM is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras, as well as the recognition of all United States Military personnel for their service and sacrifice. From 1994 until 2013 this organization was known as the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum.
  • Contact: 585-243-2100
  • Website: https://nwmairshow.com/
  • Address: 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo, NY 14454