No experience is necessary to be a PACE CNY Volunteer. Your time and wide array of talents makes a huge difference to the success of our programming and the quality of life for our participants.

We are always looking for new volunteers with a variety of talents to support our participants at the Day Center and in the Community or other areas listed in our downloadable brochure below. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at our PACE CNY team location. Spanish speaking volunteers also needed!

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PACE CNY Volunteer Brochure

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PACE CNY Recognizes the

2018 Volunteers of the Year

Pace team members with award
Cheryl hickein

Congratulations to Cheryl Hickein, Volunteer at PACE CNY Sally Coyne Center, on receiving the Volunteer of the Year award in honor of National Volunteer Month. Cheryl has been an outstanding addition to our volunteer team at PACE CNY’s Sally Coyne location. Despite it being her first year, she has already made a lasting impact on participants lives. She assists participants on outings, she socializes with them in the day center, she helps them play bingo (both the setup and 1:1). What vaulted her to volunteer of the year though, was her wholehearted implementation of a painting group. She first co-led and now has become the leader of the painting group at Sally Coyne. Participants depend on her patience, commitment, and appreciate that she is growing her skills while working alongside them.

Team with Award at PACE
Susan stevenson

Congratulations to Susan Stevenson, Volunteer at PACE CNY McAuliffe Health Center, on receiving the Volunteer of the Year award in honor of National Volunteer Month. Susan retired 15 years ago, but was previously a Recreation Therapist at Loretto for 12 years. Her love and compassion for caring for others brought her back to us and we couldn’t be more grateful! Susan has been volunteering at PACE CNY for over a year now, and is most often described as the “energizer bunny.” Her ambition and enthusiasm to help anyone in need is admirable. Susan says, “I’m stunned honestly that I won. We have so many amazing volunteers here, but I am very proud that my hard work is noticed.” Thank you Susan for being a part of our Loretto family for all these years and the care you continue to provide! #VolunteeroftheYear #NationalVolunteerMonth

Ladies of PACE with Lays

Helping Hands Volunteers are peers helping peers. Pace Participants lend a helping hand by setting up bingo, 1:1 visits, picking up the tables after lunch, IT help, and overall give support to Therapeutic Recreation, the Day Center, and PACE Participants. Thank you for all your hard work it is appreciated.

PACE team with award

Two days, two luncheons and over 20 exceptional PACE volunteers celebrated in honor of National Volunteer Month. PACE CNY’s volunteers were showered with appreciation, gratitude, and lots of food these past two days for their instrumental dedication as they go beyond our expectations everyday. Thank you all as we wouldn’t be able to make such a positive difference in the lives of our participants without you! #NationalVolunteerMonth

Team at PACE CNY

PACE CNY McAuliffe Volunteer Luncheon

High School and College student volunteers play an integral role in PACE CNY Summer Programming!

Lucy Cathcart retired after 21 Years of Service October, 30th 2019.

Lucy has volunteered 20 hours a week for 21 years, which means she has brought smiles to folks faces, and warded off feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and boredom for 21, 840+ hours. She is a blessing to PACE CNY and the Syracuse community, and she will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Lucy has volunteered with 3 different Directors of Therapeutic Recreation since 1998.

Sue Stevenson, at James Geddess and 2018 Volunteer of the Year at PACE CNY McAuliffe Center

Pepper Hess, at The Bernadine and current Day Center Manager at PACE CNY.

Orion Roeder, at PACE CNY.

She is pictured with Interfaith Works Senior Companion Director Lori Klivak.