Welcome to Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services


January Extended Program Meeting

January Program Flyer 2020 January 14, 2020 Mission RAAVS-Exploring Uncharted Frontiers PRESENTER: Lindsay Tersmette, LMSW, Social Worker at ABVI and member of a local Toastmasters Club. Lindsay has worked for ABVI for over 9 years as both a 211 LIFELINE counselor and...

Jerry Bennett Active Speaker

Jerry Bennett is one of the area's frequently sought-out speakers on the Underground Railroad . He averages 12 to 15 talks annually at places such as Susan B Anthony House, Rochester Museum and Science Center historical societies, area schools, senior clubs, community...

Social November 7 Photos

2019 Carol Ritter and Jerry Bennett Awards

Congratulations to the award winners and nominees.

Who Are We?

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>

Next Event

2:00 pm SUNY Geneseo Spring Volunteer an... @ MacVittie College Union Ballrom
SUNY Geneseo Spring Volunteer an... @ MacVittie College Union Ballrom
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This annual event brings together volunteer agencies, student groups, and representatives from college departments, as well as representatives for all of our Study Abroad programs. Each organization will be provided with a 6 foot table[...]
8:15 am March Program Meeting @ The Girl Scouts of Western New York, Door #9
March Program Meeting @ The Girl Scouts of Western New York, Door #9
Mar 12 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
4th Meeting – Maintaining Orbit Keep your satellites on their charted course with a bit of spit and polish.
8:15 am May Program Meeting @ The Girl Scouts of Western New York, Door #9
May Program Meeting @ The Girl Scouts of Western New York, Door #9
May 12 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
5th Meeting – The TARDIS Training, Awards, Recognitions, Delegation, Information, Support – Mission Accomplished?

Featured Agencies


CP Rochester supports individuals of all ages and abilities to determine their own pathway in life. We partner with the individual, their family, and the community to fulfill the individual’s right to live a productive and rewarding life. CP Rochester provides a wide range of quality health, educational, and support services in the greater Rochester area to assist individuals in achieving their goals.

Community/Clientele Served:     Children and adults with developmental disabilities and rehabilitation needs.

Number of Volunteers:  150 annually

Volunteers throughout our agency support our mission by donating their time and experience to our programs. Specifically, we use volunteers for Recreation Programs such as swimming, skiing, golf, bowling, rock climbing etc. We use volunteers in our preschool and Day Habilitation rooms, to support daily activities. Volunteers add to the success of our fund raisers such as the Lilac Festival Parking and annual Run for Fun 5K. Highly skilled volunteers help out in an Adaptive Workshop building adaptive equipment and volunteer gardeners help our houses be good neighbors in the communities in which they are located .

One important thing to know about your organization:
We partner with Happiness House ( CP of the Finger lakes ) and Rochester Rehabilitation Center .