Penfield Area Coalition - 2020 Rehab on Melville Street

Penfield Area Coalition - 2020 Rehab on Melville Street

About This Campaign

Volunteering is now open on the 2020 Penfield Area Coalition house at 77 Melville Street!

When you click the volunteer button, you will see all available shifts, including the primary task that is expected for that day. Please understand that these are the *expected* and *generalized* tasks. Factors such as weather may cause changes and there may be additional tasks available or needed on each day.

Spots are generally available on a first come, first serve basis, but if you want to reserve one of the days as a group, email

Additional days are opened on a rolling basis, so please check back every week or two.

Please sign-up at least one week, preferably 2+ weeks in advance. Most shifts not filled by Penfield Area Coalition volunteers will be opened to public volunteering.

Construction Volunteering FAQs:
• Please review Flower City Habitat COVID Safety Guidelines here
• You will need to fill out a health questionnaire the morning of your volunteer day - BEFORE you arrive at the construction site (a link will be emailed when you register)
• We work year-round as long as conditions are safe. For issues of inclement weather, our construction sites will close when the Rochester City School District has also closed.
• Upon arriving, please sign-in! Signing in is necessary to be covered by our secondary insurance, to confirm volunteer hours, and for us to send you a thank you!
• No skills needed, our construction team are trained professionals who will walk you through your assigned tasks while volunteering.

• COVID CHANGE: We are requesting all volunteers bring your own gloves, as well as your own lunch and water
• Dress for the weather, plan to work outside, and expect to get dirty!
• We recommend hard-soled work shoes or hiking boots, old work clothes, work gloves, and dressing in layers.
• Also recommended: hat or sunscreen for hot weather, hand sanitizer or baby wipes for lunch.
• No halters tops. No sandals or flip flops.
• Avoid wearing jewelry.
• Place valuables in a locked trunk/out of sight, or carried in a waist pouch.

Amenities on Site:
• COVID CHANGE: We are requesting all volunteers bring your own gloves, as well as your own lunch and water
• We provide all tools and safety equipment; but if you have your favorites, you can bring them.
• Portable toilet
• Parking: on street parking is available on surrounding neighborhood streets.

Additional Information:
• Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 16 and 17 year old volunteers must have a parent or guardian's consent: Youth Permission Form is here.
• Youth Permission form can be filled out and brought out on the build day, or sent to our office before the build day (contact info below).
• By volunteering with us, you acknowledge that we carry secondary insurance. This means that in the case of an accident or injury, your insurance is primary, and our insurance will generally cover any additional costs.
• By volunteering with us, you consent to the use of any photos or video taken during your volunteering for public promotion of Flower City Habitat for Humanity and our mission.

Questions? Contact our AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator:

Greg Shriver
Office: 585-546-1470 ext. 315

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 77 Melville Street
  • Rochester, NY 14609
  • USA
Flower City Habitat for Humanity

Campaign to Support Flower City Habitat for Humanity

People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.