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 below) to the Student Services Office, so you receive proper credit for your volunteer service. Here are ways to get this commitment completed:
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Cheektowaga High School has partnerships with several local organizations in our community. We would like to give our students more chances to gain volunteer experience 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, 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.
Food Bank of WNY
FeedMore WNY provides food, friendship, and skills training to its Western New York 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 various 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.
These volunteer opportunities are available for all interested high school students. If you have any questions regarding student volunteer hours, please contact the HS Student Services Office 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 Resurrection Life Food Pantry at (716) 656-8995, ext. 14.
St. Joseph Hospital (2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225)
Interested students should complete an online 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.
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.
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. JustServe.org