Welcome to Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services
We are proud to have the following organizations in RAAVS:
- American Red Cross
- Birthright of Rochester, Inc.
- CASH Coalition
- Catholic Charities of Livingston County
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- CP Rochester
- Episcopal Senior Life Communities
- Fairport Baptist Homes/Senior Options for Independence
- Food Link
- Friendly Home
- Gates Chili School District
- Genesee Country Village & Museum
- Girl Scouts of Western New York
- Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
- Heritage Christian Services
- House of Mercy
- Jewish Senior Life
- Literacy Rochester
- Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
- Monroe Community Hospital
- Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
- Saint Kateri Parish/Irondequoit Senior Ministries
- St Ann’s Community
- St. John’s Home
- St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, Inc
- SUNY Geneseo
- The College at Brockport SUNY
- UR Medicine Home Care/ Meals On Wheels
- Visit Rochester
- Webster Comfort Care
RAAVS is a professional organization for individuals who administer volunteer services in the greater Rochester area.
For over 30 years RAAVS has promoted, advocated for, and supported the development of professionalism among administrators of volunteers. RAAVS meets every second month for a Program meeting and provides mentoring for Volunteer Coordinators as well as support and networking among local agencies. <Read More>
Literacy Rochester improves the reading, math, English language, and digital literacy skills of adults in Monroe County. Our trained volunteers support participants in achieving their personal goals to fully engage in their community as citizens, parents, consumers and workers.
We serve adults 18 years old and up in Monroe County.
Number of Volunteers and how they are utilized
We have 130 Instructional tutors supporting students by one-to-one tutoring, small group reading and math classes, and English conversation groups. We currently have 39 digital volunteers who provide digital assistance to adults on a drop-in basis at the local community libraries and at refugee outreach centers.
Brief Overview of work
All digital volunteers and tutors need to complete an orientation and training before providing services through Literacy Rochester. Digital Volunteers support community members by helping to complete tasks through a digital means either on a computer or mobile device. These tasks range from workforce related to accessing web-based resources to understanding mobile apps. Instructional Tutors work with adults to increase their language, math or reading skills with the help of NYS curriculums. Prospective volunteers should be competent in the area they are providing services and have excellent communication skills.
One important thing to know about your organization
Our volunteers help adults in the community with real world issues that some of us take for granted. They help others to reach goals such as being able to read and write, helping their children with homework and connecting with their friends and community through the web.
St John's Home
We are a senior living community offering a range of services including senior housing, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's/dementia care, transitional/respite care, rehabilitation, adult day care and hospice care.
Community/Clientele Served: Seniors
Number of Volunteers and how they are utilized:
At St. John’s Home, volunteers maintain the library, gift shop, transport residents to activities and appointments, and most importantly, provide welcome companionship.
One important thing to know about your organization:
We invite individuals, as well as groups from corporate volunteer programs or secondary schools and colleges, to exercise their talents and skills as St. John’s volunteers. Please note, to volunteer as an individual, you must be at least 14 years old.