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Learn About Volunteering

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Give the gift of time. We offer a variety of 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our listing 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. For those looking for a onetime opportunity – we need greeters, servers, contest helpers and set-up crews at special events. Join us at Springdale, our Golf Classic, the Stables, Heritage Hero or our Spaghetti Dinner. 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 and farm.

Volunteer Application

Apply now for a variety of volunteer opportunities including team building groups and corporate days or individual opportunities like A Second Thought Resale Shop or Springdale Farm.

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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 developmental disabilities.

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

Sheep Shearing Festival, April

Springdale Farm. Help with children’s activities, concessions, face painting and more.

Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Auction, May

Assist with serving meals, ticket sales, venue set-up and clean-up and more.

Boots & Barrels, June

Help with greeting, the silent auction and dinner service.

Golf Classic, June

Assist with registration, contests and the silent auction.

Heritage Hero Run + Stroll + Roll, September

Help with registration, water stops and fun activities.

Christmas With Santa, November/December

Serve breakfast and help with activities for children.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

Each year we are honored to celebrate two outstanding volunteers for their commitment to support HCS and those who choose our services.

In the Finger Lakes Region, Leigh Collins and her therapy dog, Sammie, are the recipients of the 2020 Gail Otto Community Service Award. Together, they have been volunteering with HCS since 2014. They have visited residential homes for more than 1,150 visits to date! Leigh and Sammie’s commitment and their ability to bring joy and comfort to everyone they meet is unparalleled.

 

 

In the western New York Region, Paul O’Leary has received the Carol and Ernie Forth Community Service Award. Paul has been a faithful supporter of HCS fundraising events for the last 12 years, sitting on the Golf and Spaghetti Dinner committees each year. He has been a member of the HCS Foundation Board of Directors since 2010. His insights for hosting successful fundraising events have been invaluable, as have his efforts to solicit countless donations and facilitate sponsorship relationships.

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

Katie

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

Fred

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

Colin