Healthcare Service sites

The Bristol Home for Elderly Women
1500 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209 
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Contact: Beth Mack Email: (preferred) 
Phone: 716-884-4372 
Days and Times: M-F, 8:00am to 4:00pm, evenings and weekends limited
About: Since 1868, The Bristol Home has cared exclusively for older women in Western New York. Their main goals have always been to maintain good health and improve the quality of life for the residents. 
Service Opportunities: Provide assistance to elderly residents in and around the Bristol Home. Here you can take place in the 200+ organized daily activities and provide comfort and assistance in any other areas needed. Training will be provided, contact Beth Mack for details.


Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
950 Amherst St., Buffalo NY 14216 
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Contact: Carlise Lipke, Volunteer Coordinator 
E-mail: (Try e-mail first, then leave phone message if no response. The Director, Susie, may respond to you if Carlise is not working) 
Phone: 716-877-9295, ask for Carlise
Days and Times: 2:00-7:30 PM on Mondays
Volunteer Application: click here 
About: The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is the only indoor riding facility uniquely located in the heart of the city of Buffalo, and has been the site of a therapeutic riding program for 10 years. The BTRC currently offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 6 to 16. The classes are limited to four students to enforce a safe and fun experience. Each class is designed to achieve special goals that meet the requirements of the group and the individual. Programs are designed and taught by a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).
Service Opportunites:  
Work with students with disablities helping to provide thereputic care through interactions with horses.  Vounteers will be trained and will work on grooming and tracking horses, leading horses, and walk along-side participants, helping to support and stabilize them. Volunteers also participate in caring for and schooling horses; maintaining our facility; helping with numerous administrative tasks; and assisting with special events and fundraisers.

Meals on Wheels 

(on campus) 
Contact: Joe Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry 
Phone: 716-888-2875 
Days and Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:30am - 12:20pm 
Service Opportunities: Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc. is an independent nonprofit agency supporting the dignity, well-being and independence of the homebound elderly and disabled through home delivered nutrition programs.

Meals on Wheels of WNY and Canisius College Campus Ministry partner together at the Delores Nelson Site on Brunswick Boulevard in the Hamlin Park section of Buffalo.

Niagara Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center
64 Hager Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 
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Contact: Noreen Kayser
Phone: 716-886-4377 ex. 312
Days and Times: Flexible hours
About: When founded in 1956, the Niagara Lutheran Home was the first freestanding nursing facility in Western New York. It was then and is now a not-for-profit, Christian-based organization. Through the years, the Niagara Lutheran Health System has evolved from a 60-bed nursing facility to its current status as a health system serving people on two campuses. Niagara Lutheran Health System affiliates provide high quality retirement living options and various levels of health care to nearly 500 individuals of all faiths and walks of life on a daily basis and employs more than 800 dedicated, compassionate people.
Service Opportunities: Students can serve Niagara Lutheran by socializing with residents via conversations, reading and game playing. Students can also help transport residents throughout the facility and perform moderate paper work.