Become a Volunteer at MCH  

Contact the MCH Volunteer Office at (585) 760-6151 or email us at

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available to the community here at MCH. Each experience allows you to share your unique talents with others and participate in something special. We are willing to work with you to find opportunities that are enjoyable and that fit well with your schedule. Whatever your interests may be, you can help enrich the lives of the people who reside at MCH.

Here are just a few of the many opportunities: 

Friendly Visitor 
Supporting residents with a friendly visit may be one of the most rewarding volunteer roles at MCH! Visitors provide conversation, interaction, and companionship; they also accompany residents to recreation programs and activities, or to places of interest within the MCH campus. 


Transport Assistance

These volunteers transport residents in wheel chairs to and from activities, events, and church services held on-site at MCH. This is a great way to make a positive impact, as well as “get your steps in” throughout our beautiful facility!


Gift Shop

Tapestry Gift Shop serves residents, staff, and visitors to MCH, offering a wide range of sundries, snacks, clothes and gifts, as well as friendly customer service! As a Gift Shop Associate, you will greet customers and assist them with purchases; cashier; merchandise; and keep the shop stocked and organized. Retail and/or computer skills required


Thrift Shop

As a Thrift Shop Sales Associate, you will provide great customer service to those shopping for gently used clothes, accessories, and household items. You will greet and assist customers; cashier; and keep the shop tidy and organized. Sorter/Merchandiser volunteers help process, sort, tag and display newly-donated merchandise. Previous thrift shop or retail experience preferred.


Hair Salon

The resident Hair Salon is always bustling, and Transport volunteers make sure residents get to and from their appointments. Clerical volunteers assist with scheduling appointments, answering and placing calls, and record keeping.


This opportunity is available “as needed” by various departments at MCH. If you enjoy filing, making copies, preparing mailings or packets; or data entry and creating or editing documents, this role is a great fit!


Personalized Opportunities

Do you have special skills or abilities that you enjoy sharing with others, such as foreign language, ASL proficiency, artistic or musical skills, or hobbies? Please contact us and let’s discuss!


How to Become a Volunteer

We invite you to join us as a volunteer at MCH and share in the pleasures and rewards of being a member of our community. We are always looking for caring people to volunteer. We welcome individuals of all ages, 16 years and older. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about volunteering at MCH, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at or call us at (585) 760-6151

Next Steps

Prior to starting their service, each volunteer must:

  • Complete an application and interview

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Complete a health evaluation *

  • Complete orientation and training

* Please note, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers at MCH are essential to the quality of life that residents enjoy, and they are respected members of our community. Volunteers receive informal recognition throughout the year as well as the following benefits:

  • Free Parking

  • Lunch voucher for each 4-hour shift

  • Ongoing inservice training

  • Use of dedicated locker room

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Annual Volunteer Luncheon

“I have always liked to help other people, which was why I got into nursing. Once I retired, I started to volunteer as a way of giving back. Its nothing profound, but it makes me feel good to help the residents; to lend an ear, and over time I have learned to really listen to them. It is fascinating to get to know them and hear their stories. I think we are all put on this earth to help each other, and this is my way of doing it, of caring!”

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It’s not just volunteering,
It’s making a difference in people’s lives.