HOPE Youth Mentoring Program

Program Description: Matches Geneseo students with at-risk youngsters in nearby communities
Contact: 585-658-4466  ext 11
Volunteer Opportunities: Positions available for mentors (meeting one-on-one with a child)

Boy Scouts of America, Iroquois Trail Council

Contact: 585-343-0307 (Information Center for Batavia, NY office)
Volunteer Opportunities: Serve on a variety of committees/help with projects in the areas of finance, training, activities.  Help with events, camping, training. 

Camp Good Days and Special Times

Program Description: Programs and summer camps for adults and children with cancer, AIDS, etc.
Contact: Shannon Grieve 585-624-5555
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children at their summer camp, fundraising

Children's Services

Contact: Peggy Cox
Program Description: Day care and Head Start Programs for children 6mos.-4yrs. Also Avon After School Day Care Program from 3pm-5pm.

Crestwood Children's Center

Contact: Chris Kunz 585-436-4442 (Scottsville)
Program Description: Residential and community based mental health center for children and families--preschool, day school, and evening programs available.
Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact for current opportunities

Girl Scouts of the Genesee Valley

Contact: Cheryl Hayward, 585-289-7982 or Brigid Ryan, 585-239-7921
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist troop leaders with various activities, special events/promotions, mentor, assist with other projects.  Training provided.


Contact: 585-683-1381 or
Volunteer Opportunities: Positions available for mentors who spend four hours per month with a youth in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, or for individuals wishing to lead one-time events such as educational presentations or service learning.

Hillside Family of Agencies

Program Description: Hillside works with emotionally disturbed and mentally ill children across western NY, providing residential education and community based services.
Contact: Heather VanDyne, 585-256-7906
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring/Tutoring Program , reading to children/doing activities.  Fundraising events, and "Special Santa," a holiday project to give presents to needy children. 

Oatka Residential Center

Contact: 585-533-2809
Volunteer Opportunties: Tutoring and socializing with juvenile delinquent boys in a residential setting.  Training, supervision and travel provided.

St. Joseph's Villa

Contact: Sue Greico, 585-865-1550 ext 206 (Rochester)
Program Description: Treatment agency providing mental health service to adolescents and their families. Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed for mentoring, working one-on-one with child, program aides and internships.

St. Michael's Nursery School

Contact: Melinda Curry 585-243-1220 (Geneseo)
Program Description: Working with preschool children in Geneseo.

Visiting Friends for Youth- DSS

Contact: Maureen Randall 585-243- 7300
Training provided and volunteers are matched to a family. Volunteers are asked to fulfill a role by being an emotionally supportive friend to the child.