Children and Youth
441 Parsells Avenue www.441ministries.org
441 is an outreach effort in the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester striving to “re-neighbor” a broken community through the power of the Gospel.
Opportunities: Saturday kids club, summer meals program, Bible study.
Youth for Christ
One Favor Street. www.yfcrochester.org
YFC focuses on bringing urban youth to a living faith in Jesus through relationships, life coaching, mentoring, and leadership development.
Opportunities: Basketball coach, mentor, tutor, clothing store worker, café worker.
Rochester Family Mission
388 Tremont Street, Rochester, NY. www.rochesterfamilymission.com
Rochester Family Mission is called to help families in the southwest city neighborhoods of Rochester by meeting both spiritual and material need.
Opportunities: After-school tutoring, adult GED tutoring, food cupboard, handyman, office work, meal prep and more.
Pedal for Life
Working with three city recreation centers, this Browncroft team builds relationships with city kids through bike outings and social events to encourage fitness, bike awareness/safety, healthy eating, and fun.
Opportunities: Saturday bike rides and picnics throughout the months of July and August, and other occasional gatherings in the fall.
Bethel Express mentors urban children with biblical principles to allow them to be formed, conformed, and transformed into productive citizens.
Opportunities: Breakfast team volunteers, mentors.
Books and Bears
Aid the Rochester Police Department by providing new stuffed bears and new children’s books. These will be distributed by police officers to children involved in incidences of domestic violence, abuse or other traumatic events.
Opportunities: Bring new items in original packaging to the Missions & Serve Center or call Rochester City Hall directly at 428-7045 for details.
Children’s Reading Programs
Rochester City School District, John Audubon School #33
Rochester City School District, Henry Hudson School #28
Rochester City School District, Charles Carroll School #46
Our caring tutors connect with classroom teachers to make a significant impact for elementary-school-age children.
Opportunities: Tutoring K – 6, Monday-Friday throughout the school year. Times vary.
Ryan Community Center
530 Webster Avenue. www.cityofrochester.gov/ryancenter
Help children learn to read through after-school reading programs administered through the Rochester Department of Recreation.
Opportunities: Read with and build relationships with children, pre-reading through Grade 10. Weekdays, 2:30-6 pm. (2 hours/week commitment)
Interested in Volunteering?
Open Door Mission, Inc.
156 N. Plymouth Ave. www.opendoormission.com
Open Door was founded in prayer to meet the spiritual and physical needs of “the last, the least, and the lost” of our community.
Opportunities: Worship leader, service projects, kitchen service and more.
Goodnews Jail & Prision Ministry
Minister to those at the Monroe County Jail, downtown and Henrietta locations.
Opportunities: Bible teacher, worship leader, prayer leader, church service volunteer, lesson grader.
Crisis Pregnancy & Community Health
His Branches, Inc.
342 Arnett Blvd. www.hisbranches.org
This faith-based non-profit organization provides vital services to inner-city residents and families in Rochester. The network includes health services, reproductive health counseling, the Arnett Block Association, and youth outreach.
Opportunities: Pregnancy counseling, medical, summer bike clinic.
300 White Spruce Blvd. www.compasscare.info
CompassCare operates a professional medical office with staff dedicated to serving women facing unplanned pregnancies by transforming their fear into confidence.
Opportunities: Mentoring expectant mothers, helpline, prayer team, marketing, research & development, office tasks, IT support.