AIDS Rochester, Trillium HEalth

Mission: Trillium Health leads a compassionate community effort within the eight county Finger Lakes region by providing a continuum of programs and services including education, prevention, advocacy and support services for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Marcia Famolaro, 585-210-4188
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving with nutritional program (preparing food, putting together health information packets, administrative help, helping with special events/fundraisers

American Cancer Society

Mission: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service
Contact: Sadie Mueller, 585-288-1950
Volunteer Opportunities: Cancer prevention program, organize fundraising/awarness events, serve on one of the four areas of Relay For Life: advocacy, cancer education, relay, and survivorship
Get Involved on Campus: Participate in Relay for Life with Colleges against Cancer,

American Heart Association OF Rochester

Mission: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke
Contact: Robbin Annello, 585-426-4050
Address: 25 Circle Street #102, Rochester NY 14607
Volunteer Opportunities: Educational and fundraising programs.

American Red Cross

Mission: Emergency response organization
Contact: Cailin Sofko,
Volunteer Opportunities: Assisting with blood drive (receptionist, canteen, driver).  Other opportunities include: office assistance, craft shows, events.
Get Involved on Campus: Geneseo Red Cross | 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Mission: Working to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease
Contact: Gia Coone, 585-546-5890 or
Volunteer Opportunities: Fund raisers (walk-a-thons, etc.) to find a cure for disease affecting children.


Mission: To end hunger and to leverage the power of food to build a healthier community
Program Description: If volunteering in the warehouse, you will be sorting through donated food and checking for quality control.  You may also be asked to back bags for our BackPack program for local children.  You may also be bagging fresh produce for our partner agencies.
Contact: Ethan DeBruyne, Volunteer Relations Coordinator at 585-328-3380 ext.160 or
Location: 1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14615
Additional Information: If volunteering in the warehouse,  you are to park in lot B which is in the back of the Foodlink building at 1999 Mt. Read Boulevard; The warehouse can be chilly so dress comfortably and you must wear closed-toed shoes.

**Contact Geneseo Alumnae Gabby Ignatti at for the Cooking Matters Workshop: Nutrition Education Program on March 18th at Walmart for adults looking to learn how to shop for healthy foods on a limited budget

Friends of Strong Hospital

Mission: To promote the mission of Strong Hosptial, working with patient needs and supporting the hospital; visiting a variety of units including Pediatrics, Patient discharge and the Gift Shop
Contact: Mary Collins, 585-275-2420
Address: 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
Volunteer Opportunities: Fund raisers, working with patients directly, or helping in the Family Waiting Room.

Kids Adjusting Through Support, CAMP GOod days and Special Times

Mission: To help improve the quality of life for children and adults in our programs that are diagnosed with cancer and other life challenges
Contact: Stephanie D'Amico- Constantino, 585-624-5555 ext. 3222
Address: 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506
Program Description: Coordinated through Camp Good Days and Special Times, KATS offers free servies to families who are coping with the serious illness or death of a family member.
Volunteer Opportunities: Children Coping Support Group, help with Camp Good Days and Special Times events

livingston county department of health

Mission: The Livingston County Department of Health works with the community to assure the availability of health services, to promote healthy living, and to ensure a safe environment for today and tomorrow.
Location: 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris, NY  14510
Contact: Lisa Beardsley,
Volunteer Opportunities: Healthy Retail program. student volunteers help identify and label low fat, low sugar and low sodium food products in Livingston county grocery stores

March of Dimes

Mission: Dedicated to improving the health of babies by reducing birth defects and infant mortality
Linda Berman, 585-424-3250
Address: 3445 Winton Pl., Rochester, NY 14623
Volunteer Opportunities: Office support, fund raisers, public relations, fairs, sponsorships and community relations.
Local Opportunities: Contact Jon Macko in the Volunteer Center at for opportunities in Geneseo
**Sign-up for the next walk on April 26th at Seneca Lake State Park, Route 5 and 20, Geneva, NY 14456 at 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mission: Voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education
Contact: Christina Sherman, 585-424-6560
Address: 1425 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Volunteer Opportunities: Working at summer camp, annual tele-thon

National Kidney Foundation

Mission: Eradicating kidney disease and advocation of organ donation
Contact: Jessica Cipolla, 585-697-0874
Address: 310 Packett's Landing, Fairport, NY 14450
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with local programs, fund raising, special events and office work

Teresa House

Contact: Peter Brandt, 585-243-1978
Address: 21 Highland Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454
Program Description: A volunteer-powered Hospice program that provides round-the-clock comfort and caring for people in their last three months of life.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers spend time with residents and their families in a variety of ways including reading and watching TV with residents, physical and emotional care for residents as well as answering phone and preparing small meals