Serve In Our Community

WNY Service Opportunities

There are many ministries that we partner with in the Western New York region where you can make a difference.


Buffalo City Mission

Become a volunteer at the City Mission serving as a chapel speaker, retail attendant, receiver, meal service assistant, clothing organizer, or craft coordinator. Invest in others, change lives, this is your Mission! Contact Sue Cervi at 716.854.8181 x408 or scervi@buffalocitymission.org today to learn more!

Cross Training Athletics

We are in need of adults who love sports and would like to be a part of a team who vote on character athletes of the game. The sports we are currently handing out awards for are football, wrestling, boys and girls soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Watch games free, get fed, and bless young people. Contact Michael Masters at 716.432.5152 at masters@go-cta.com.

Gateway-Longview

There are many ways for people to become involved and make a difference whether it is long term or short term. Contact Jack LePage at jlepage@gateway-longview.org

Heritage Christian Services

There are opportunities for everyone to get involved with HCS and make a difference in the lives of the people with special needs. You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a group; for a one-time event or participate in an ongoing program. Opportunities also exist in the spring, summer, and fall to tend the gardens. Contact Kelly Nash at 585.340.5780 or knash@heritagechristianservices.org.

Imaging Community Gardens – Hope House

Imagine Community Gardens maintains a vegetable garden on this site and depends on adult female volunteers to staff it. Garden experience is not necessary. Many social activities are focused on the children at this site and involve small group activities including crafts and games. Any woman interested in joining our established volunteer staff should contact Richard Tedeschi at 626-5465x2 or rich@jacrist.com for more information.

Imaging Community Gardens – Lockport Locations (Ontario St. and Washburn St.)

Volunteers are always welcome to help care for the flower beds and vegetable gardens used to resource inner city churches. Contact Bob Zima at rjzima@gmail.com.

International Students Inc.

Be a part of an amazing adventure: leading an international to Christ! Lead a Discovery Bible study. No prior experience needed. Training and coaching provided. Contact Donald Manta at 716.998.3989.

International Students Inc.

We would love to have individuals and families befriend international students and scholars and even facilitate basic Bible discovery groups with them. Contact Kathy Matheny 716.548.4072 or kathymatheny@yahoo.com.

Isaiah 61 Project

Isaiah 61 can always use men, women, and teens to help at our project sites. We have landscaping needs, clean-up tasks, and various construction related jobs to choose from. Contact Kevin Wing at 716.870.3979 or director@project-61.org.

Jericho Road

Jericho Road Community Health Center has on-going volunteer opportunities at the Eastside Programs site, as well as, with the other six community development programs. Volunteers can engage in mentoring, teaching ESL, after-school tutoring, child care, and building cleaning and maintenance. Contact Marie Moy at marie.moy@jrchc.org.

Lockport Care Net Pregnancy Center

Now that we are a Medical Facility, our clients have increased by 50%. We are looking for those who have a heart for the sanctity of life, believing the love of Christ is central for those facing unplanned pregnancy to join us! Contact Cindra Enzinna at 716.434.1771 or info@lockportcarenet.com.

Lockport CARES

How can you make a difference in your community? Volunteers are the lifeblood of Lockport CARES Emergency Homeless Shelter. Call Chris Yoder at 716.438.2273 for a tour and explore volunteer opportunities at Lockport CARES.

Matt Urban Hope Center

You can help at the Hope Center by assisting with community dinners, donation organization, and light cleaning of facilities. Contact Joyelle Tedeschi at jtedeschi@urbanctr.org.

Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center

Year round opportunities exist in maintenance and with the Developmentally Disabled Program. Contact Alex Knowles at alex.knowles@pioneercamp.org.

SonRays Ministries

SonRays Ministries has volunteer opportunities in the areas of gardeners, meals, and visits for seniors. Contact Alice Murchie at 716.695.9494 or alice@sonraysministries.org.

The Teacher’s Desk

You can help with product packaging, inventory check-in and sorting, and product replenishment. Contact Robin at volunteer@theteachersdesk.org.