VOLUNTEER AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES!
Don't forget! Beginning with the Class of 2010 and thereafter, all graduates of Cheektowaga Central MUST have completed a total of 20 hours of volunteer service over their four years of high school in order to graduate. Once you have completed your volunteer hours, be sure to hand in your form (the form is available in the Student Services Office or you can also download and print the form at the top of this web page) to the Student Services Office so you receive proper credit for your volunteer service. Here are ways to get this committment completed:
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Cheektowaga High School is proud to announce new partenerships with local organizations in our community. We would like to give our students more chances to gain volunteer expierence and earn community service hours. Our students and staff will now have the opportunity to volunteer during the school day at Meals on Wheels of WNY, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Food Bank of WNY. Below are detailed descriptions of these volunteer opportunities:
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is an organization which involves volunteers who are responsible for delivering meals to individuals in need in the Western New York area. Student volunteers will be dedicating an hour of their time during the school day to deliver meals to individuals in need in the Cheektowaga Community.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House is a "home away from home" for families with sick or injured children. Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their children in the Buffalo area, and are able to live at the Ronald McDonald House free of charge. Student volunteers will be dedicating two hours of their time during school hours to help clean, organize, and assist with the food pantry at the Ronald McDonald House.
Food Bank of WNY
FeedMore WNY provides food, friendship, and skills training to its Western New Youk neighbors in need. FeedMore WNY works tirelessly to fight hunger one day at a time. They do this by distributing nutritious food and supporting hungry community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. Student volunteers will be dedicating 3 hours of their time at the Food Bank warehouse. Students and staff members will volunteer on variuos dates throughout the school year from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (during the school day). Volunteer tasks will include sorting and repackaging food for those in need in our community.
Student sign up sheets are located outside of the Student Services Office. These volunteer opportunities are available for all interested high school students. If you have any questions regarding our new community partnerships and student volunteer hours, please contact the High School Counseling Center at (716) 686-3634.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Resurrection Food Pantry of Cheektowaga
Resurrection Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers. Interested students should contact the Ressurection Life Food Pantry at (716) 656-8995, ext. 14.
St. Joseph Hospital (2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225)
Interested students should complete an on-line application at: chsbuffalo.org/give/volunteer.
Contact Information: (716) 862-1106 (Volunteer Service Office)
People Inc. is Western New York's leading non-profit human services agency. Through a variety of services including residential, employment, community outreach, health care and recreation programs, we help seniors, families and people with disabilities live more healthy, independent and productive lives.We have exciting volunteer, internship, and career opportunities for students and future graduates who are interested in the fields of Human Service and Health Care. We have recently partnered with other schools in the Western New York area and I would like to schedule a time to meet with you to further discuss these opportunities.I can be reached via phone 716-322-7051 or email Schristian@people-inc.org.
United Way http://www.volunteerwny.org/need
This website was created for students to help them find volunteer opportunities within their surrounding communities. It offers students a one-stop shop for finding service opportunities as well as helping students track and validate student volunteer hours. Signing up is easy and free! Just go to www.ugive.org, click Student, School, Charity, or Parent, and follow the instructions.
Cheektowaga Senior Services
Contact Jamie Acoff, outreach coordinator of senior services (Town of Cheektowaga): (716) 686-3930. Senior citizens in your neighborhood are looking for assistance. Mrs. Acoff can arrange the connection for you.
Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Services)
If you are interested in socializing with residents of nursing homes, doing crafts with little kids or interacting with the physically disabled then you will love the Y.E.S. program. Becoming a Y.E.S. volunteer will also allow you to meet new people, make new friends and have a great time while helping others. If you are between the ages of 12-18 then we invite you to call the Y.E.S. office at 897-7207 ext.17 to register for the next orientation. Volunteer hours can also be obtained through your involvement in school-related activities!
Hospice & Palliative Care
The Hospice Mitchell Campus Clinical Building is looking for volunteers to serve as main greeters. You must enjoy working with people and not mind getting a call at the last minute to fill-in. Call 989-2024 for more information. Hospice is always doing fund raising events throughout the year. They do good work, and need a lot of help.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Special Place, Special People What is a volunteer? At Roswell Park Cancer Institute, they are priceless! Especially in their ability to listen and relate to patients. Each year, we recognize our volunteers during National Volunteer Recognition Week in April with a special ceremony. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at Roswell Park, contact the Volunteer office at 845-5708. The website is: www.yroswell.org/volunteer< Elderwood Elderwood Senior Care Services are located throughout Erie County. It is always a looking for students to volunteer. To volunteer, contact the following phone number: 888-826-9663 or visit the following website: www.elderwood.com
There is no charge to use this website and students can gain access to the many volunteer opportunities available in the Buffalo area. It's very user friendly-you can search by the zip code of the community you want to serve in and you can click on "advanced search" to limit the mileage radius of your travel. JUSTSERVE.org is still growing in the Buffalo area so if by chance you don't see a volunteer opportunity that suits you-just wait a week and check back.