Service Opportunities

The Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization of faith communities that helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food and personalized case management thru diverse network of caring volunteers.  The Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization of faith communities that helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food and personalized case management thru diverse network of caring volunteers.

  • Next RAIHN Week Supported by Aldersgate UMC in 2019 will be January 20 – 27. Even if you can’t attend training, you are welcome to help with set up or other tasks, or shadow those serving.
  • April 14 – 21, 2019
  • August 11 – 18, 2019
  • November 10 – 17, 2019
  • Next RAIHN training sessions are:
  • Tuesday February 5, 2019, 6:30 PM at New Hope Free Methodist Church, 62 N. Union St., Rochester, NY 14607
  • Wednesday April 10, 2019, 6:30 PM at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
  • If you have schedule questions contact Jen Canning, coordinator@raihn.org or 506-9050. If you have any questions, contact Carol DeCann (571-4668).

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf:  The following are needed: drivers, verifiers (call client with questions), and dispatchers (contact drivers). If you have any questions, please call Ann Walker at 865-0870.

Community Dinner:  People are needed to serve as greeters, to set up, to serve, and to clean up.  Signup sheets are on the bulletin board in the gathering space.  Join us as we feed our neighbors each month. For additional information see the Community Dinner page

Youth:  Check out the Youth Group Bulletin Board located next to the office for updates on youth events.  Adult volunteers are always welcome to help lead Bible studies, chaperone events, or transport youth to various gatherings.  Contact Christine (Mitch) Mitchell for more information at cmitchell@aumcgreece.org.

Journey Home is looking for people with a desire to care with a loving heart and warm hands.  They offer training/orientation to help facilitate this care.  Check out their website at www.journeyhomegreece.org or contact them at 225-1240.  Journey Home is a not-for-profit, charitable, ecumenical hospice home.

English Village School Partnership:  Read with a child during their lunch hour and/or provide a six-week, once a week after school club (3:30-4:15PM).  Clubs can be anything a 2nd grader might enjoy.

Mission Share Outreach Center includes pregnancy and postpartum classes, parenting classes, food bank, clothing cupboard and Teen Challenge programs. The center is open for clients every Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9 to 3 and by appointment. There are opportunities to serve doing hours open as well as other times set up with Mission Share director. Activities include assisting clients in food bank and clothing cupboard, stocking clothes cupboard and food bank, cleaning facilities, computer input, etc. Contact the Director at 585-368-0744 or msocdirector@gmail.com for more information. Bobbi Mohrmann RMohrmann@rochester.rr.com is our liaison to Mission Share.

Communications & Social Media Team:  We are looking for PowerPoint pros, active Instagram/SnapChat/Twitter users, article writers (for occasional use on blog, Facebook, etc. – if you can write but aren’t a blogger or don’t post to Facebook, we can work with that, it’s the writing we want.).  Also, if you want to learn or improve your technical skills in the above or audio, video, or social media, we are collecting info for future classes. Please e-mail Ron Durbin — RDurbin@aumcgreece.org – if you are interested.  We welcome anyone age 14 and up.

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