Morning Star Fostercare

Learn About This Ministry & Current Volunteer Opportunities


Morning Star is a foster care home founded to meet the needs of children with exceptional physical and/or emotional needs who would be difficult to place in other homes. All children are welcome, whatever their ethnic, cultural, or spiritual background. They are nurtured in a healthy, empowering, respectful, safe and loving environment, which is developmentally appropriate for each individual.


  • Opportunities

    Assistance with Grounds Upkeep at Morning Star

    Time: As Needed.
    Description: Assisting with the day-to-day/seasonal needs of the Morning Star house property. Duties could include but are not limited to mowing, gardening, shoveling, raking, etc.

    Child Care Provider

    Time: At the moment, help is needed primarily on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    Description: Provide an extra set of hands. Job responsibilities include feeding, appropriate handling of, reading to, and playing with the children, light housekeeping, and possibly taking the children to appointments.

    • Volunteers must be of college age (18 years) or older.
    • Volunteers must have a basic knowledge of child care and safety practices, as well as the desire to nurture and care for the children with the utmost patience and understanding.
    • Volunteers must be able to lift at least thirty pounds due to the medically fragile nature of the children.
    • Volunteers must be active and willing to help with all aspects of the care of the child.

    Cleaning Morning Star House

    Time: As Needed.
    Description: Assisting with occasional “heavy duty” cleaning of the Morning Star house. Duties include but are not limited to vacuuming, mopping, dusting, etc.

  • Contact Information

    Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW

    Residential Enrichment Facilitator, SSJ

    150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618

    P: (585) 641-8415 F: (585)586-0027

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