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The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is seeking new members. Opportunities are available for anyone interested in working on a variety of activities that the organization sponsors, such as the hospital gift shop, a sewing group, and numerous fund-raising events, as well as volunteering in the hospital. For more information, contact L. Grieco at 836-6564.

Make a difference in your community. Help your neighbor live independently in their community of choice. Volunteer on your schedule. Hearts and Hands volunteers are needed to provide door through door transportation and non-medical at-home support services for older, frail, and physically challenged adults in WNY.

We make Volunteering easy...
1.Accept only the assignments that fit your schedule, interest, and talents
2.Training and coordination by Hearts and Hands professional staff
3.Volunteer Liability Insurance provided by Hearts and Hands
4.Mileage Reimbursement

YOU can make a difference in your community on your schedule. Call Hearts and Hands at 716-406-8311.


Rural Transit Service, a non-profit transportation company, servicing the seniors, disabled and income eligible residents of Erie County is looking for volunteer drivers, dispatchers and driver aides to work one (1) four (4) hour shift one (1) day per week or as seasonal or back-up help. Drivers operate the RTS van while dispatchers answer a one line phone at one (1) of our four (4) sites. Aides help riders on and off the vans and help carry groceries, etc. Dispatchers and Aides can use the RTS to get to and from the volunteer site. Please call (716) 578-1584 or visit www.ruraltransitservice.org for more information.

National Parkinson Foundation Western New York, is seeking volunteers for Moving Day, a walk for Parkinson’s . This fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Coca Cola Field from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Volunteers are needed to encourage participation in movement activities, to assist walkers on the route, and to assist in an art project (making posters) at the event . Call 861-1619 or email gckr35@gmail.com. More information at www.movingdaybuffalo.org.

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center
We are currently looking for new volunteers to add to our tremendous family of helpers! If you are age 14 or older, interested in horses and helping people, we're a great fit! No horse experience necessary. We will train all volunteers.
Horse leaders are responsible for the horse during the lessons, helping to lead the horse and rider around the ring. Side walkers work with the rider during the lesson, providing support as needed.
Lessons are offered weekdays and Saturdays at various times throughout each day and evening. We ask volunteers to commit to a weekly schedule for a 4-6 week period and all volunteers are required to attend training and orientation. Please call 716-655-1335 or email volunteerltrc@gmail.com for more information today!

Canopy of Neighbors is providing much needed services to seniors 62 and older in the area from Richmond Avenue to Main Street and from Delaware Avenue to North Street (zip codes 14222 and 14209). Volunteers respond to Member requests, e.g. run errands, grocery shopping, fix-it jobs, hang pictures, change light bulbs, make visits, help with electronics, work in office, help with special events, assistance putting up Holiday decorations around the house, or just having a cup of tea and being a friend. Assistance with mileage, insurance, and Buffalo Car Share opportunities are available if you feel that you would like drive but not in your own car. Call Kathy at 332-6143 or
canopyofneighbors.volunteers@gmail.com

Big Brothers Big Sister of Niagara County
Adult men and women are needed to serve as role models for in-risk youth, 7-15 years of age. Contact: Heather Cahill at 434-1855. Email bbbsnc@roadrunner.com. Website: bbbsniagaracounty.org

Buffalo General Medical Center needs Adult or Student Volunteers, Flexible Hours, looking for Patient Liaisons, Escort Service, Guest Relations and Gift Shop Volunteers. For more information call Volunteer Services at 859-2603 or go to KaleidaHealth.org Volunteer Opportunities for an application packet.

United Church Manor’s lunch program is looking for volunteers to assist with minor preparation, serving, and clean-up of a noon-day meal at a boxed-lunch site in the West Seneca/Cheektowaga area. If you can give as little as two hours of your time and enjoy working with seniors, please call 668-5804 for additional information.


American Red Cross Blood Services- Apheresis Department is seeking volunteers to assist in recruiting Apheresis blood donors in WNY. Volunteer duties include educating potential donors about the benefits of Apheresis blood donations, including platelets, plasma, and double red cell donations, and filling out donation scheduling appointment cards at various blood drives in the Buffalo area. For details please contact Mylinda McCrady at (716) 878-2028 or by Email at McCradyM@usa.redcross.org.

Meals on Wheels for Western New York needs more volunteers to help feed the growing number of homebound elderly and disabled individuals in Erie County. It’s easy to volunteer and takes just 60 minutes a day. Individuals 16 years of age or older can volunteer once a month, once a week or even everyday. Meals on Wheels needs both servers and drivers. To learn more about volunteering, call 716-822-2002, ext. 21

Compeer Niagara Program- Both the adult and youth Compeer Niagara programs match a trained volunteer with a child or adult who receives mental health services. The volunteers role is to be a supportive friend/mentor by spending approx. 4 hours a month together. Ongoing supervision and monthly programs are provided. For information call 716-433-3780 or visit www.mhanc.com.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is seeking persons interested in volunteer opportunities at the Summit Heatlplex on Williams Rd in Wheatfield. Volunteers are need in admitting, hospitality and patient escort services from 8am-2pm weekedays. Call Volunteer Services at 278-4440

AIDS COMMUNITY SERVICES - Always need volunteers to run errands for the clients with AIDS, such as grocery shopping, medical appointments, etc. Contact: Eugene Direct Dial: 332-2268

Buffalo Psychiatric Center seeks volunteers to visit residents 1-2:30 pm Saturdays. 400 Forest Ave. Info: 836-0822

Amateur & Professional performers & musical groups sought to volunteer their time and talent to entertain Roswell Park Cancer Institute patients, 10 am – 2 pm M – F. Info: 1-877-275-7724.

LUTHERAN CHURCH HOME in Buffalo seeks volunteers, age 16 and older, to help in various ways including assistance with activities and projects, maintenance, and sharing hobbies and interests. For details, call Vivian Cosentino at (716) 886-4377, ext 365.

GREENFIELD MANOR AND COURT seeks volunteers, age 16 and older, to help in various ways especially in their volunteer-run cafe. They are also seeking someone to lead an art class. For details, call Vivian Cosentino at (716) 886-4377, ext 365.

Second Chance, an all volunteer, no-kill, tax-exempt, 501(C)(3), animal rescue organization located just outside of Buffalo, NY, is seeking volunteers to assist with fund raising activities, animal (mainly cat) maintenance and socialization at showcasing locations (e.g. Petsmart, Petco), and foster homes. For more information please contact 716-652-6051 or go to www.secondchanceshelteringnetwork.com

BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF ERIE COUNTY - Volunteers are needed for one-on-one mentoring relationships with children ages 6-16. Volunteers welcome from high school students to senior citizens, and everything in between. Contact: Alicia, 873-5833. www.beafriend.org

ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER – Ongoing need for volunteers. A variety of areas and opportunities available including clerical work, help directing patients, assisting in waiting areas. For more information please contact Kathi Mitri, Coordinator 898-5337 kmitri@ecmc.edu

CENTRAL REFERRAL SERVICES INC. - Seeking volunteers to answer our community hotline. If you are interested in helping others, please call 851-5413 for more information.

COMPASS HOUSE Seeks volunteers interested in helping runaway and homeless youth. Must be a caring individual over 21 years of age. Many opportunities available.
Contact: Michelle Moore 886-1351 michelle-moore@roadrunner.net

CRISIS SERVICES ADVOCATE PROGRAM Seeking women and men to help provide immediate crisis intervention and support to victims of physical and sexual violence. Extensive training is provided. Contact: 834-2310 Ext. 123, or rstevens@crisisservices.org

Gilda's Club Western New York's mission is to provide social and emotional support for men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends, entirely free of charge. We have a number of volunteer opportunities available on an ongoing, or one-time basis. Please call Heidi Billittier 332-5900 x212 for more information.

KIDS ESCAPING DRUGS - Volunteers needed this summer at all our exciting events! Contact our offices at 716-827-9462 or e-mail aleitten@ked.org for more information. Thank you for your support!

NIAGARA HOSPICE – Opportunities include patient related and non-patient related jobs. Volunteers are needed to assist in music & pet visits with patients, deliver supplies, help with mailings, office work or just read or sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a well deserved break. High school teens are also needed to produce Legacy Videos for hospice patients.
All volunteers are provided a complete, free training and one of the most rewarding experiences they may ever have. For more info call 280-0748 or visit www.niagarahospice.org

NIAGARA FRONTIER RADIO READING SERVICE -
Volunteers needed to record readings of books, magazines and newspapers, and to do two-person "live" readings of daily newspapers. Typical volunteers come in for approximately 90 minutes to record a one-hour reading. There is no minimum requirement of volunteer hours.
Please contact Bob Sikorski at our Cheektowaga studios at: 821-5555.

OLMSTED CENTER FOR SIGHT
Volunteers needed to help out in the office and clinic weekdays: greeting and talking with patients, assisting in patient scheduling and office work. Please contact: Sarah Marché at 882-4532,
or e-mail hr@olmstedcenter.org.

The SCHOFIELD RESIDENCE , a not-for-profit skilled nursing facility at 3333 Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda encourages individuals & groups to join our volunteer team.
Help us make a difference by contacting Schofield’s volunteer department at 874-1566 ext. 324 or www.schofieldcare.org for more information.

WELLNESS INSTITUTE OF GREATER BUFFALO AND WNY INC. Volunteers needed to assist with office work, keeping our website up to date and occasional special events.
Contact: Phil Haberstro, 851-4052.


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