Helping Hands

Organize a supply drive. 

Read a story. Host a game night!


Discover the wide range of volunteer opportunities at Family Promise – from serving meals, to providing financial literacy training or teaching a life skills class, to assisting with fundraising events or being on a committee. There is something for everyone!


Volunteers play an essential role in helping families experiencing homelessness attain sustainable independence.

Interested in volunteering?

Join more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide by taking our

Virtual Volunteer Training

As a part of a National Affiliate, Family Promise Rochester is committed to the safety of both volunteers and guest families in our community.  To do this, we ask that all volunteers, 18+, be trained and certified in working with families experiencing homelessness.  All volunteers will be working with a vulnerable population therefore we do require a criminal background check prior to volunteering. 

Please view each of the videos, about 5-8 minutes long, and submit volunteer certification that will go to Executive Director, Brigitte Bednar, who will then run your background check.

If you are having trouble viewing the videos below, please visit the Family Promise National website here: 

Module 1: Who are you welcoming?
Module 2: Welcome!
Module 3: Dinner: Setting the table for success
Module 4: Parenting Perspectives: Raising awareness and creating balance
Module 5: Boundaries build beautiful experiences
Volunteer Certification

"Volunteering for Family Promise Rochester is such a great experience.  We love to give back to families in need!"

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