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Learn About Volunteering

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Give the gift of time. We offer flexible opportunities for individuals and groups. You can volunteer one time at an event or support an ongoing program. Free training is always provided. If you're able to give the gift of time, call our office and ask for our volunteer coordinator or email info@heritagechristianservices.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions for volunteers.

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Information Request Form

Want more information on volunteering for Heritage Christian Services? Contact us for more information.

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Apply to Become a Volunteer

Heritage Christian has a volunteer opportunity for everyone. We offer one-time opportunities and, for someone who can commit regularly for a single season or all year long, we offer ongoing opportunities and welcome student interns, gardeners and extra hands at our thrift store.

Volunteer Application

Apply now for a variety of volunteer opportunities including team building groups and corporate days or individual opportunities.

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Therapeutic Riding Volunteer

Heritage Christian Stables is our largest volunteer program and welcomes 300 side walkers, horse leaders and other helpers each year.

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The Heritage Christian Professionals

The Heritage Christian Professionals network is a volunteer group focused on fundraising through planning and implementation of events, volunteering as a team to support Heritage Christian Service’s events and embodying advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Questions? Contact the volunteer coordinator at info@heritagechristianservices.org.



Each year we are honored to celebrate outstanding volunteers for their commitment to support Heritage Christian Services and those who choose our services. Below is a list of our past honorees.

Gail Otto Community Service Award – awarded to volunteers in the Greater Rochester area

2007   Gail Otto

2008   Norma McLernon

2009   Family Advocates

2010   Linda Nicodemus

2011   Carol Guinta

2012   Ann Spurling

2013   Dana Drake

2014   Joseph Sifaine

2015   Renee Helfer

2016   Fred Petrosino

2017   Geoff Cook

2018   Glenda Roberts

2019   Geoff Tucker

2020   Leigh Collins and her therapy dog, Sammie 🐕

2021   Gavin Neville

2022   Aaron Horning


Carol and Ernie Forth Community Service Award – awarded to volunteers in WNY

2012   Carol and Ernie Forth

2013   Fred and Margaret Henssler

2014   Margaret McManus

2015   The Horschel Family

2016   Quichang Tang

2017   Gina and John Toellner

2018   Beth Taylor

2019   Crystal Schultz

2020   Paul O’Leary

2021   John Osberg


I enjoy knowing how volunteering helps many people, here and internationally.


I enjoy all the activity and interaction with everyone. I get the feeling that I made a difference when I volunteer.


Volunteering makes me feel good and I have fun with my family.