Volunteer Opportunities

Warm The Children

Warm the Children is a program whose mission is to keep local children of families in need warm by providing them with new, winter clothing. To qualify, families must reside in one of the following towns or villages:  Hamburg, Blasdell, Angola, Derby, Boston, North Collins, Lake View, Evans, Eden or Brant. The mission is accomplished through cooperative efforts of Warm the Children, Inc., the Rotary Club of Hamburg (serving as our local, charitable partner), schools, churches, social service agencies and Walmart.
The goal of Warm the Children is to provide new, warm winter clothing to children of families in need who are identified and referred to the program by school social workers in Hamburg, Frontier, Eden, North Collins and Lake Shore school districts, local church outreach/mission teams and social service organizations, such as Child & Family Services, Head Start and Catholic Charities.  In 2019, we assisted 380 youngsters from 160 local families.  This year, we hope to be able to provide new, winter clothing to 500 children in need and are dependent on donations from the community to do so.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Established in 2004, Breakfast with the Bunny is held on the Saturday, one week prior to Easter.  The Easter Bunny is present to greet the children and each child receives a small gift. Face-painting and coloring is also available at no additional cost. There is a basket raffle and various other raffles.  Family members are encouraged to take photographs of their children with the Bunny.
Two seating times are available - either 9:00 am or 10:45 am. Pancakes, sausage, side dishes and beverages are served. Proceeds fund local charities.  

Adopt-A-Highway Program

If you enjoy working outdoors, while beautifying the environment, this project is for you!  Throughout the year, Rotarians gather on a segment of a local highway in Hamburg to remove roadside litter.  Participation in the program fosters a sense of community ownership of the roadway, as well as a sense of pride in its appearance. 
Following the road cleanup, Rotary members usually gather for a bite to eat, as well as a beverage to toast a job well done!