Baldwinsville Volunteer Center

  • Christmas Bureau
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets
  • Mentoring Program
  • Man/Woman Volunteer of the Year Awards Dinner
  • H.E.L.P. (Household Essentials for Living Pantry)
  • Vision Services Referral Program
  • Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair
  • Helping volunteers find their perfect "volunteer' fit and referring them to our fellow organizations in need of the caring hands of a volunteer!​
Services we provide:

Fundraisers we host:

  • 'a taste of baldwinsville'
  • Margaritafest

Meet our team

Barbara Presley

Board President

Megan O'Donnell

Treasurer/Finance Chair

Margaritafest Co-Chair

Lauri Bernstein

Christmas Bureau Coordinator


Elaine Gagas

Christmas Bureau Chair

Barbara Seiffert

Mentoring Program Chair

Mike Shepard

Advisory Board Member

Margaritafest Co-Chair

Susan McKee

Advisory Board Member

Janet Therrien

Advisory Board Member

Liz Johns

Student Board Member

Tayeesa Ososkalo

Student Board Member

Carmey Evans

Office Manager

Upcoming Events

Man and Woman Volunteer of the Year

Awards Dinner

April 25th at Pasta's on the Green at Foxfire

Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair

April 29th at the Baldwinsville Public Library

The Marilyn Swete Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Teen Volunteer of the Year

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The Baldwinsville Volunteer Center

would like to thank Dependable Disposal for donating their hauling services for the Christmas Bureau and the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center and to PCA - Packaging Corporation of America for donating boxes to the

Christmas Bureau!

  Current  Volunteer needs:

Meals on Wheels - Drivers

B'ville Express - Drivers

Park Terrace Assisted Living

One on one visits and outings

McHarrie Senior Living Community Center

Contact Peggy Lathrop - 635-5020

Beaver Lake Nature Center

needs help with Pancake breakfasts, snow shoe rentals and concession stands....
Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corp

needs a handyman and painters.
Liverpool Elks Club

needs help with Breakfasts, Music Fest

and lawn care in the Spring.
P.E.A.C.E., Inc.

variety of volunteer opportunities.
Syracuse Home Association

needs someone to give manicures on

Fridays @ 11 a.m. for about 1 and 1/2 hours

***does not need to be a professional***


is looking for volunteer videographers to tape village and municipality events as well as special events and school events.

 Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair 

We cordially invite you to participate in our community-wide Volunteer Recruitment Fair which is scheduled for

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

in the Community Room at the Baldwinsville Public Library. 

A Volunteer Fair is a great way to showcase your organization, group or agency to recruit new members or volunteers and promote your upcoming events!  It's also a great way for volunteers to find new and exciting opportunities to donate their time!

Here is the list of participating organizations:

Baldwinsville Meals on Wheels

Baldwinsville Optimist Club
Baldwinsville Volunteer Center
Canton Woods Senior Center/B'ville Express
Female Charitable Society
Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce
PAWS of CNY, Inc.
Rotary Club of Baldwinsville
Silver Fox Senior Social Club
Syracuse VA Medical Center
The Friends of Beaver Lake, Inc.
Vera House

Man and Woman Volunteer of the Year

Awards Dinner

The Man and Woman Volunteer of the Year Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015

at Pasta's on the Green at Foxfire.

The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Cocktail Hour, the Awards Program at 6:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner.

To make a reservation, anyone interested in attending the event can simply call the BVC and make a reservation. The dinner is $27 per person, payable to the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, and the payment can be mailed to the Center or paid at the door, if necessary. Reservations should be made by April 17th.

The Marilyn Swete Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Teen Volunteer of the Year

Open to any high school senior living in the Baldwinsville School District. 

Volunteer activities performed during grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Both the quality and quantity of the volunteer work will be considered. 

May 1, 2015.

Three member of the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center will evaluate the applications. Judges will be impartial but close enough to community services to make competent judgments. Parents of teen volunteers are ineligible to be on the judging committee. The judges will give greater consideration to volunteer activities beyond required commitments to school or religious affiliations. 

The judges’ decision shall be based on time involved and commitment to volunteerism, answers to short essay questions, and letters of recommendation. The winner will be announced in May. A one-time $1000 scholarship will be presented at a mutually convenient time. If the recipient is a Baker High School student, the award will be presented at the school during Moving Up Day. 

It’s that time of year again to celebrate the wonderful community of volunteers in Baldwinsville. We are happy to announce the honorees of the Man and Woman Volunteer of the Year award in advance, to allow everyone the opportunity to come and celebrate with them. This year’s honorees are Theresa Gross and Edward McManus. Both Theresa  and Ed exemplify the passion and commitment to the Baldwinsville community that have been shown by past honorees. We are excited to add their names to the long list of outstanding volunteers in Baldwinsville.

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Announcing the 2014 Man and Woman

Volunteers of the Year

Theresa Gross and Edward McManus