Our mission Neighborhood House walks the path toward self-sustainability with our neighbors during times of hardship.
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Volunteers support client and fundraising events in many capacities. These events are normally held during the weekends but we do have weekday and weeknight opportunities. The majority of these events support group volunteers.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Main Office

Volunteers help in the areas of reception, client program assistance, and administrative support.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Executive Youth Board

To help prepare local high school students to become future leaders and responsible and caring citizens, Neighborhood House offers high school students in the greater Rochester community an opportunity to get involved in serving their community as a member of the youth committee.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry volunteers set up our pantry to prepare for client shopping and then assist clients with their food orders.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Items we need

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Items needed


  • Food Items:

    • Crunchy peanut butter

    • Instant brown rice

    • Pasta sauce

    • Chicken broth

    • Chowder

    • Refried beans

    • Chili beans

    • Mandarin oranges

    • Sugar

    • Cereal (no cheerios please!)

  • Personal Items:

    • Male deodorant

    • Female deodorant

    • Razors


    • New Items

      • Bed Pillows

      • Women’s socks

      • Small Kitchen appliances

      • Kitchen towels

    • New or GENTLY Used

      • Pots and Pans

      • Queen comforters

      • Bath towels

      • ADULT winter coats

      • ADULT insulated gloves

      • Children’s clothing size 6 and up

  • In-Kind Donations
How you help It takes 100 volunteers to operate Neighborhood House on a weekly basis! Volunteers are an essential part of our organization. We welcome and appreciate your assistance at Neighborhood House. We have volunteers that share their time and talents on a weekly basis or a few times a year.
About us Neighborhood House serves over 3,000 households per year. In the communities we serve, 25% of families are living paycheck to paycheck or worse. We are the only one-stop-shop human services agency in our area.
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