Lifespan

  • Partners in Caring: Caregiver Respite Volunteer   A caregiver near you could use a break - a couple of hours off from caring for a loved one to shop, nap, take a walk, visit a friend.

    Help a local caregiver by providing friendly visits and caring companionship to someone with early stage memory loss, dementia, or other chronic conditions. Visit a few times a month on your own schedule. We will provide training, ongoing support and work with you to find the right match. Activities may include going for walks together, looking at photo albums, engaging in conversation, arts and crafts, gardening, shopping, sharing a meal together, etc. Supplemental training on Reminiscence/Life Review provided. Utilize reminiscence strategies to engage the person you visit- use memories as a point of connection and help them find meaning in their life story.Currently matching volunteers to caregivers in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL  585-498-4030 or email volunteerflci@lifespanrochester.org

** Volunteers who are comfortable doing so are still volunteering in person at this time. We have safety protocols and procedures in place to keep everyone safe. For those who are not yet comfortable volunteering in-person, there is an option to “train now, volunteer later,” or connect with a match family virtually until comfortable meeting in person. **

  • Texting Buddy - Caregiver Support (Virtual) A local caregiver could use your support.

    Become a Texting Buddy and provide regular check-ins and encouragement to a caregiver near you. Be a listening ear as they experience the challenges and joys of caregiving. A little support goes a long way - celebrate the small victories together and be a voice of support on the tough days. Text as little or as often as you can, on your own schedule. We will provide training, ongoing support and work with you to find the right match. Currently matching volunteers to caregivers in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL  585-498-4030 or email volunteerflci@lifespanrochester.org

 

  • Lifespan’s Financial Management Assistance Volunteer program helps those 60 and over with budgeting, bill paying, reconciling bank accounts, debt resolution and other financial guidance.

 We typically meet the client in their homes for about an hour and a half, one or two times a month.

Lifespan provides the training through an Orientation session. We have monthly meetings to keep us well-informed of the latest financial issues facing our client group.

There is an urgent need for more volunteers to serve clients waiting for assistance. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to make a positive difference in an older adult’s life, please contact Jamie Charters at Lifespan  jcharters@lifespan-roch.org (585) 244-8400 ext. 123

Red Cross

  • Volunteer Medical Screener - We are seeking compassionate individuals to assist Blood Donors through the collections process by determining procedure eligibilities and conducting health screenings. Qualifications: Basic computer skills · Customer service experience · Public relations skills · Experience working in a regulated medical environment a plus! Training provided. For more information visit www.redcross.org/volunteer Questions contact Bernadette.Bowie@redcross.org or 585-690-4021

 

  • Blood Donor Ambassador - provide excellent and professional customer service in a medical setting to enhance the blood donor experience. Greet Donors and explain the process; Manage Donor flow at temperature taking station and explain the purpose of temperature screening; Manage the hospitality experience by thanking donors for their contribution and offering refreshments. Minimum age 16 must be 18 to take temperatures. Training provided. For more information visit redcross.org/volunteer Questions contact  Bernadette.Bowie@redcross.org or 585-690-4021

 

  • Blood Transportation Specialist - transport blood from collection sites to the laboratory for processing and deliver life-saving blood products to hospitals and testing facilities. Qualifications: valid driver’s license; ability to lift 45 lbs. Training provided. For more information visit redcross.org/volunteer Questions contact Bernadette.Bowie@redcross.org or 585-690-4021

 

  • Disaster Action Team (DAT) - respond locally to all disasters whenever they occur, either day or night. Determine and provide affected clients with immediate needs that could include food, clothing, medicine, and housing.  The most common response is house fires but may also respond to local disasters such as damage resulting from storms. DAT members commit to being on-call and available for defined shifts. Training provided. For more information visit redcross.org/volunteer Questions contact Bernadette.Bowie@redcross.org or 585-690-4021

 

 

House of Mercy 

  • Evening front desk volunteers. Volunteers must be available 5pm-10pm once a week. Their duties included welcoming, intake, and distributing hygiene items to guests. Front desk volunteers answer phones and work with the support of the shelter manager to meet the needs of clients and other visitors. Interested volunteers can call or email Ellen, 585-546-2580 x112 ellen@houseofmercyrochester.org

 

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