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Weekly Service Update

Listings on this page reflect opportunities submitted by community partners. Students seeking service hours for scholarship renewal or organizational service requirements should work with the awarding office or appropriate organization for approval of specific activities. For important information about the Cincinnatus Scholarship that may also apply to other scholarships, click here.

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Campus Opportunities

Opportunities below are part of a campus-community partnership, but don't necessarily occur on campus.

Super Saturday Tutoring: April 19, 26

Tutor Hughes STEM Middle School's 8th grade students in English, Math, and Science to help them prepare for the Ohio Achievement Assessment.
When
: Saturdays, April 12, 19 and 26 | 9:00a - 12:00p each day.
Where
: Hughes STEM, 2515 Clifton Ave. Teacher leaders will meet tutors in the main hallway once they enter the building.
Volunteer
 Tasks: Tutor 8th graders in English, Math, and Science.
Register Here
: https://uc.ugive.org/Opportunities/Detail.aspx?projectid=69614
Contact
: community.engagement@uc.edu

Re*Use Market: Through April 27

It’s almost time to move out of your dorm or apartment, and you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff you won’t be taking with you.  Instead of throwing all that away (or irresponsibly leaving it on the sidewalk – I’m looking at you, moldy couch), bring reusable clothing, furniture, décor, electronics, non-perishable food items, etc. to the Re*Use Market! Whether you’re moving out or just doing some spring cleaning, the Re*Use Market is here to help.
When:
Wednesday, April 16 - Sunday, April 27, 10:00a - 6:00p daily
Where:
260 Calhoun Street (between Calhoun Hall and the old YMCA building)
More Information:
uc.edu/ucsustainability

Bonus: Ready to move out of your dorm or to get rid of your old stuff?! Instead of throwing away all your trash, consider donating some of the items that are in good condition to those in need. Locate a UCANister (UCAN) in the lobby of your residence hall to drop off any good that can be donated. Items accepted include but are not limited to: well conditioned clothes, toiletries, non-perishable food, blankets, shoes, and school supplies.
Contact: Kunal, karaniki@mail.uc.edu

Stress Less Fest: April 17

The Learning Assistance Center, Student Wellness Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Disability Services have a day full of stress relieving activities for you! Also, tutoring will be offered in Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, Business, Math, Physics, Spanish, and Statistics. And Join NAMI on Campus for the Stress Free Zone from 11:00a - 2:00p in TUC 422 (namioncampusuc@gmail.com for details)
When: April 17, 5:00 - 8:00p
More Info:
www.uc.edu/wellness
Contact: Student Wellness Center, 513-556-6124

Green-Up Day: April 19

The goal of Green-Up Day is to beautify and maintain our precious public green-spaces so the entire community can fully enjoy them in their seasons of highest use. Public parks are a simple but profoundly important component of a community's quality of life, they are a place where people from all backgrounds come together to connect with nature, recreate, and build stronger communities.
Where: Each park is within walking distance of campus, so take your pick of remaining volunteer spots!
Volunteer Tasks: Mulching the park, honeysuckle/invasive species removal, grounds beautification, and any other special projects in need of attention.
Register: We are currently at capacity for these projects, but to see if a volunteer spot has opened up visit http://www.uc.edu/cce/student/programs/GUD.html
Contactcommunity.engagement@uc.edu

DAAPworks Senior Show Art Monitors: April 22 - 26


DAAP seniors need your help to make sure our precious final projects don't get damaged.
When: April 22, 5:00 – 9:00p | April 23, 24, 25, 9:00a – 9:00p | April 26 10:00a – 1:00p (2 hour shift minimum)
Check Available Shifts: By visiting this Google Doc
Where: DAAP

Volunteer Tasks: Brief orientation required during the week before. Watch over project displays and make sure guests don't touch anything they shouldn't
.
Contact: Brianna Sullivan, sullivb2@mail.uc.edu

State Roadway Cleanup: April 26

The goal of the State Roadway Cleanup are to clean, green and beautify our public spaces and gateways into our community that lie adjacent to state roadways and are too often neglected. Join fellow Bearcats, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Young Professionals group Give Back Cincinnati for a great day of service!
When: Saturday, April 26, 9:00a
Where: 14 sites throughout the City
Volunteer Tasks: Clean, green, and beautify public spaces.
More Information/Register: http://givebackcincinnati.org/events/event/hands-on-2/

Earth Month Challenge: Through the Month of April

Hey Bearcats - it's Earth Month! Did you use a UC water bottle today or recycle the News Record? We want to know! Join President Ono, clubs and students across campus in the Bearcat redUCe Challenge to share 5 green actions for Earth Month. Complete 5 'reducing waste' actions to unlock the Bearcat Badge and trigger a donation (from a generous donor) to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Grab your friends and create a group or just join the Bearcat team.  We want to see the impact across UC students with everyday actions. This UC Bearcat Challenge opens Tuesday, April 8, and will run through the end of this month.

Join a UC team & share your first action

  • Visit myActions.org/UC and choose a group
  • Select the a cause - your favorite animal to benefit from action donation match
  • Your activation code will be sent via email and you can start sharing actions
  • You don't have to stop with 5 actions - Earn up to $1/day this entire month for our Cincinnati Zoo by sharing more green actions!

Why share your everyday actions? 

  • Anyone to finish the RedUCe Waste Action Plan is entered to win one of 20 pairs of tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo
  • One grand prize winner will earn a one of a kind Zoo experience with a few friends at the conclusion of the program 
  • Make sure our Campus Impact is better than Ohio State!

Help us celebrate Earth Month by picking up a few new sustainable habits this Spring, and showing the country we bleed red, black and green! Want to see how the program works? Check out this 90 second video.

Poverty in the Academy, Spring 2014 Lecture Series: May 2

“Approaching Poverty” by Frank Russell, Director of the Niehoff UrbanStudio (DAAP). Introduction by Dean Robert Probst, DAAP.
When: Friday, May 2, 4:00 p
Where: 407 Teachers College

East Price Hill NEP Community Cleanup: May 3

Help East Price Hill residents, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, and the City of Cincinnati make the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) a success. The NEP is a 90-day collaborative effort between City departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations. The Center for Community Engagement will hold official campus-wide NEP activities on April 12, but this is a chance to get a jump on the fun!
When: Saturday, May 3, 9:00a - 1:00p both days.
Where: Meeting location TBD, contact for details.
Volunteer Tasks: Picking up litter, clearing brush, cleaning illegal dumpsites and working on Future Blooms.
Volunteer Perks: Lunch provided
Contact: Marissa Burroughs, Marissa.Burroughs@cincinnati-oh.gov

First Year Experience Learning Community Peer Leader

The Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities is seeking excellent students with sophomore or higher standing to serve as Peer Leaders for Learning Communities. A learning community is a group of students who co-enroll in two or more academic classes based on a shared major, program or thematic interest. LC Peer leaders serve as learning coaches, mentors, role models and liaisons or connectors to college and university resources for each student in the LC.
Job Details: Pays $7.95 hourly, working 8 hours each week, must maintain good academic standing and at least 3.0 Cumulative GPA, must hold sophomore or higher status by the start of Fall Semester 2014.
To Apply: http://www.uc.edu/fye.html

Student Social Justice Training Institute

The Student Social Justice Training Institute (SSJTI) is an intensive developmental opportunity for students to examine the complex dynamics of oppression and to develop strategies to foster positive change on their campuses and in their communities.  The program accepts 50 students from the US and internationally per year.
When: July 15 – 19 (applicants notified in May)
Where: Colorado State University
More Information: http://www.sjti.org

Community Opportunities

Opportunities below were submitted by community based organizations and have specific dates and times.

Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show: Now Through June 22

The Krohn Conservatory, one of Cincinnati's most wonderful public places, is looking for volunteers to help make their annual Butterfly Show a success.

Art Education Opportunit
y
Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica - Gain real experience and have fun this summer! Commit to three or more shifts and receive a recommendation letter for your services!
When: Every day, now through June 22, crafts on Saturdays and Sundays only, 9:45a - 1:30p and/or 1:15 - 5:00p
Where: 1501 Eden Park Dr, 45202
Special Event: Family Craft Nights, May 14, May 28, June 11, 5:00 - 8:00p each day.
Volunteer Tasks: Set up craft for weekend activities instructed by the Education Coordinator. Assist families and children with craft execution and keep craft room clean and stocked. Interaction with children and families are an important part of this volunteer opportunity. We strive to provide a stimulating and inviting environment in the Education Room for families to create memories whiles visiting the show.
Contact: Kristin Dugas, kristin.dugas@cincinnati-oh.gov

Butterflies of Costa Rica

Where: 1501 Eden Park Dr, 45202
When: Every day, now through June 22, 9:45a - 1:30p and/or 1:15 - 5:00p. (Some evening shifts are available)
Volunteer Tasks: Door guards, special event assistants, photo assistants
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/3ef7a4d9-44cf-40b9-aa64-6068529691e0/1
Registration Details: Click the ‘sign up’ tab on the right. There, you will create a personal profile. At the top is a tab that says ‘sign up’. Click on any of the activities to choose the specific shifts and dates you want. That’s it!

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful City-Wide Litter Index: April 17

Help Keep Cincinnati Beautiful complete a city-wide Litter Index! Drive around the city and score litter on a scale of 1 - 4. Results are used to direct future volunteer efforts and city resources.
When: April 17, 9:00a – 1:30p
Where: Directions will be emailed to you after you sign up.
Volunteer Tasks: Drive around the city and score litter on a scale of 1 - 4.
Volunteer Perks: Lunch provided!
Contact
: Brooke, brooke.lehenbauer@cincinnati-oh.gov, 513-352-4385 (include day/s you can help)

Granny’s Garden School: April 18, 19

Granny's Garden School runs a plant-based, environmental education program at the Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools and assists other schools with developing school garden programs in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Help us get the gardens and nature trail ready for spring.
When:
 Friday, April 18, 9:00a – 1:00p | April 19, 9:00a – 3:00p
Where
: Loveland Elementary School, 550-600 Loveland-Madeira Rd, 45140 (meet by the green barn between the two buildings).
Volunteer Tasks: Put down wood chips and compost, put up deer fencing, weeding,  make plant sale signs, other general garden tasks.
Volunteer Perks
: Lunch will be provided.
Register on UC.UGIVE.ORG:
Keyword Granny's
Contact: Roberta Paolo, roberta@grannysgardenschool.org

Safe Pastures - Landscape Saturday: April 19

Safe Pastures, right near campus, is a safe place for children from various but unstable backgrounds. The home where these children find safety, and some stability needs landscaping work done to look its best and give its residents a sense of pride and purpose.
When: Saturday, April 19, 10:00a - 2:00p (or later if you'd like)
Where: Safe Pastures Family Home, 355 Howell Ave, 45220 (very close to campus!)
Volunteer Tasks: Landscaping, mulching, stone sidewalk creation, weeding.
Volunteer Perks: Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.
Contact: Val Bairnsfather; valbairnsfather@yahoo.com; 513-460-7893

Pigabilities with Catholic Residential Services: April 19, 26

Catholic Residential Services (CRS) provides services to people with developmental disabilities in Hamilton County.  We need volunteers to help assist in our training program to prepare for the May 3 Cincinnati Flying Pig Pigabilities Race. This race involves individuals with developmental disabilities completing the final mile of the full Flying Pig Marathon route. CRS seeks kind hearted volunteers to help motivate individuals to try their best and to work hard at the training dates.
When: April 19, 26 | 10:00a - 12:00p each day.
Where: International Friendship Park, 1101 Riverside Drive
Volunteer Tasks: Walking, motivating, cheering, logging progress, assisting with stretching, and cooling down.
Volunteer Perks: Drinks and snacks are provided for all volunteers, also free registration to the Flying Pig Pigabilities Race for all volunteers is included, free t-shirt and medal at end of race.
Contact: Ashley Pope, catholicresac@fuse.net, 513-289-8593

Evanston Academy OAA Super Saturday Tutoring Program: April 19, 26

Evanston Academy is a neighborhood public school, serving grades Kindergarten through 6th grade, which is operated by Cincinnati Public Schools.  The school provides each student with a strong academic program that is customized to meet individual needs and offers a strong foundation for lifelong success.  Evanston will be offering Saturday tutoring opportunities in April 2014.  We need volunteers to help prepare students in academic grades 3 through 6 for the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) standardized tests which are given to Evanston’s students in May of each year.
When: April 19, 26 | 8:30 - 10:30a each day
Where: Evanston Academy, 1835 Fairfax Avenue, 45207
Volunteer Tasks: Under the direction of a teacher, volunteers will work one-on-one or with small groups, helping students with reading, math and science skills.  Reading is skills based tutoring including vocabulary, main idea development and comprehension.  Math tutoring begins with computational skills and goes up through elementary algebra.
Contact: Monna Beckford, beckfom@cps-k12.org, 513-363-2733

Cincinnati Parks Salamander Study: Once a Week, Flexible

Students will be working with the Department of Natural Resources as well as the Soil & Water Conservation Department, providing a great learning experience and the chance to network with practitioners in the field.
When: Volunteers needed once a week for approximately 2 - 3 hours. The day of the week is flexible, but starting as soon as possible would be ideal.
Where: Ault Park, 45208
Volunteer Tasks: Help build salamander and macro-invertebrate traps, count number of species in traps, log data.
Volunteer Perks: Great experience, resume building, networking opportunity.
Contact: Sarah Schmalz, 513-253-3987, sarah.schmalz@cincinnati-oh.gov

People with Disabilities, Marjorie Book Continuing Education: April 21, 25, 28 and Dates in May

Marjorie Book Continuing Education is committed to bringing together people with and without disabilities through community service, continuing education and theater experiences. Volunteers assist and participate in activities alongside people with disabilities.
Contact: Joe Link linkj@xaiver.edu, 513-328-6300

Theater Help: The Importance of Being Earnest
When: April 21, 28; May 5, 7, 12, 14 | 6:15 - 9:30p each day
Where: 1025 Springfield Pk., 45215
Volunteer Details: For more than 20 years, Marjorie Book has brought together people with and without acting experience and people with and without disabilities for full-length theatrical plays. Serious drama, comedic farces, and thought-provoking musicals – we continue to do it all! Please consider being a part of our 2014 theater season as an actor in a big role or a small role. We have an ongoing need for help and would welcome you to be a part of our caring and supporting theatrical community. Volunteers are also welcome to help inexperienced actors learn lines and practice blocking.
Register on UC.UGIVE.ORG: Keyword - Marjorie

Braille Classes: April 25, May 16
When
: April 25, May 16, 7:00 – 8:30p
Where: Edwards Center Rm 6144, University of Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: Assist and participate in activities alongside people with disabilities. Volunteers must attend both of the remaining classes.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training: RSVP by April 21

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) invites all to attend the upcoming events on April 23 and 24. The CCTST is very excited to host well-recognized speakers and to learn about their strategies to addressing challenges health disparities and poverty.

Health Transformation Dinner “Improving the Odds: The Role of Academia and Communities in Addressing Poverty and Health”
When
: Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 - 8:30p
Where:
The Phoenix, 812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
RSVP
: by April 21st at http://www.evite.com/l/QugeUNkCZX or to ctsa@cchmc.org

Speaker Presentation & Panel Discussion "Poverty and Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Health Disparities"
When: Thursday, April 24, 11:00a - 1:00p
Where: Children's Hospital Merc Auditorium, 620 Oak St.
RSVP: ctsa@cchmc.org

Friends of Findlay Market Spring Info Session: April 23  

Spring is here, and with that comes lots of fun at Findlay Market...and volunteer opportunities! Join committees and get updates on many volunteer needs for the summer months, from being a weekend ambassador to helping out with the Smokin' Hot BBQ Event. Please tell your friends and join us on April 23rd!
When: Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 - 7:30p
Where: Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street, 45202
Register: http://vols.pt/nppXU
Contact info: Kelly Lanser, 513-744-8003, KLanser@findlaymarket.org

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Take Back the Night 2014: April 24

The mission of Take Back the Night is to increase the community's awareness about sexual assault while empowering, unifying, and freeing those who have survived incest, rape, or assault and honoring those who have not.
When: Thursday, April 24, 6:30p
Where: Beginning at the Newport Peace Bell, marching to Sawyer Point for a rally and candlelight vigil, and back to the Peace Bell to close.
Perks: Live music including MUSE Women's Choir, guest speakers including Roxanne Qualls and more!
More Info: www.cincynkytbtn.org
Contact
: cincynkytbtn@gmail.com

Aubrey Rose Foundation American Girl Fashion Show: April 25, 26, 27

The mission of the Aubrey Rose Foundation is to help families caring for children with life threatening illnesses with our focus being on the family unit. Aubrey Rose Foundation strives to lift families from life's complexities during this difficult time by providing emotional and financial support. The American Girl Fashion Show will raise money to support families of children with life threatening illnesses.
When:
April 25 - 27 | shifts range from 8:30a - 9:30p
Volunteer Tasks: The most pressing need falls under the category of "General Help" to make sure the event runs smoothly, and the spaces are set up correctly. Women who volunteer can help with the models in the show, do merchandise and direct the girls where to go. Men who sign up can do merchandise and direct the girls.
Register:
 http://agfs.aubreyrose.org/volunteers.html
Contact:
Nancy Hollenkamp, Nancy@aubreyrose.org, 513-265-5801

COSI on Wheels at Ethel Taylor Academy: April 25

Ethel M Taylor is a Cincinnati Public School located in Millvale. COSI, a science museum located in Columbus, Ohio is bringing a program to the school. 12 - 14 volunteers are needed to run the Science Booths. 
When: April 25, | 8:00 - 11:00a | 11:00a - 2:00p
Where: Ethel M. Taylor Academy, 1930 Fricke, 45225
Volunteer Tasks: Assisting students with the Science displays. Conducting the experiments at each station.
Contact: Molly Luken, 513-363-3644, lukenmo@cps-k12.org

Make National MS Society's Local Walks A Success: April 26, May 17

With the help of people like you, the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is able to address the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS and help them stay connected to the great big moving world.
When and Where:

  • Walk MS Cincinnati, Saturday, April 26, 6:30a - 11:00a and/or 11:00a - 1:30p, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Walk MS: Northern Kentucky, May 17, 7:00a - 12:30p, at NKU 1 Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Volunteer Tasks: Event Setup/Breakdown, photography, registration, t-shirt distribution
Volunteer Perks: Event volunteer t-shirt and lunch!
Contact: Rebekah Schraer, Rebekah.Schraer@nmss.org, 513-956-4110
Register on UC.UGIVE.ORG: Keyword Sclerosis

Washington United Church of Christ AmeriCorps VISTA: April 30 Deadline

A mission church in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, has a year-long position open (June 23, 2014-June 26, 2015)  through AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America, or VISTA. The position is assisting with our Summer Youth Program through July, then with our after-school tutoring program through the school year. Look for those programs on the church website, www.washingtonucc.org. The job description and link to apply online is at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=53788&fromSearch=true. VISTA volunteers are paid a modest living allowance of about $900 a month. Washington UCC can provide an apartment at no cost. At the end of the service year, the VISTA can choose either a $1,500 cash stipend or a $5,550 education award that can be used toward paying student loans or for future tuition. Application deadline: April 30.
Contact: Rev. Pam DeFusco at 859-630-7789

Finneytown AfterProm: May 2, 3, 4

AfterProm provides a safe environment for high school students to enjoy after the night of prom.
When:  Friday, May 2, 5:00 - 11:00 p | Saturday, May 3, 9:00a- 3:00p 10:30p-5:00a (ends Sunday) | Sunday, May 4, 11:00a – 5:00p
Where:  Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, 45231
Volunteer Tasks: Friday - Set up is removing school furniture, putting up plastic walls and decorating--need to be able to lift 35 lb. or so | Saturday - working in one of the activity rooms alongside the Finneytown adults--those working the event have a mandatory meeting prior to the event--date and time TBD the week before. Sunday - moving the furniture back and labeling all decorations as they go into storage--need to be able to lift 35 lb.
Volunteer Perks: Food provided.
Contact: Marsha Grubbs, marshagrubbs@gmail.com, 513-520-7992

Support the Flying Pig with Marjorie Book Continuing Education: May 4

Marjorie Book Continuing Education is committed to bringing together people with and without disabilities through community service, continuing education and theater experiences. We are always seeking volunteers to assist and participate in our activities alongside people with disabilities. Come volunteer at the most popular Cincinnati event this spring and raise money for a great non-profit! The Flying Pig Marathon will make a donation to Marjorie Book Continuing Education for your service.
When:
May 4, 6:45a - 10:45a
Where
: 3350 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Volunteer Task:
Volunteers cheer on the runners with members of Marjorie Book in the Hyde Park area.
Volunteer Perks
: T-shirt provided
Contact:
Joe Link, linkj@xavier.edu, 513-328-6300

Support the Flying Pig with Parkinson Wellness Chapter of Cincinnati: May 4

Parkinson’s Wellness supports about 30 weekly exercise classes and 15 support groups, provide information to families dealing with Parkinson’s Disease, and produces several events for the Parkinson’s Community each year.
When: Sunday, May 4, 6:00 – 11:00a
Where: Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Finish Line
Volunteer Tasks: Handing out Medals and Water
Volunteer Perks: Free T-Shirts and food provided!
Contact: Kristi Siconolfi-Tolle, kmsiconolfi@gmail.com, 513-885-0153

Girls on the Run Spring 5K: May 10

The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
When: Saturday, May 10, 8:00a-12:00p

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Way
Volunteer Tasks: Assist with set up and tear down, work entertainment booths (hair paint, tattoos, making signs and foam tiaras) with the girls. 

Volunteer Perks: Girls on the Run t-shirt
Contact: Kathy Jensen, kathy@gotrcincinnati.org, 513- 321-1056

Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation: May 13, 14

The 16-hour training provides a foundation in analyzing conflict, principles and practices of nonviolence, historical examples of nonviolent social change movements, thought-provoking readings, and educational simulations.
When:
May 13 & 14, 10:00a – 6:00p. Registration deadline is May 6.
Where: Harambee Room at the African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
Perks:
Lunch and training materails provided both days.
Contact
: Rebecca Lehman, lehmanrl@uc.edu, (513) 556-6119
More Information: www.uc.edu/sald/KNCR

Annual Kilgour Carnival: May 16, 17

Volunteers Needed for Elementary School Carnival!
When: Friday, May 16 anytime 9:30a - 3:00p (set up) | Saturday, May 17 anytime 10:00a - 6:00p (carnival)
Where: Kilgour Elementary, 1339 Herschel Ave.
Volunteer Tasks: Friday - Setting up games and booths. Saturday - 
Run game and food booths
.
Volunteer Perks: Lunch and drinks will be provided!
Contact: Libby Frank, libbyshane@gmail.com, 513.703.3038

Voices of Angels Community Celebration & Fundraiser: May 17

We’ve never been closer to a cure then now. Help us make a difference! Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder caused by the loss of function of one single gene. Our “angels” have a happy demeanor that make an inability to speak; profound intellectual & developmental disabilities; seizures; and balance disorders. Scientists already have avenues of research they would like to pursue, and this research will be conducted right here at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital!
When: Saturday, May 17, 4:00 - 10:00p
Where: Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm Street, 45202
Volunteer Opportunities (2-3 hour shifts available), Silent Art Auction, Raffle Basket Ticket Sales, Handicap entrance attendance, Soda/water sales, Kids-Zone check-in/out, Kids-Zone play leader, Early bird check-in & artist check-in, Parking Escorts, Photo booth assistant
Contact: Laura Neeb, laura.neeb1@gmail.com

Oaks Hills High School After-Prom Volunteers: May 16 - 18

After-Prom is an annual event for Juniors and Seniors attending Oak Hills High School. After-Prom begins immediately after the Prom ends and the purpose of this event to have a safe, fun and inexpensive place for the students to go for the entire night.
When: Friday, May 16, 4:00 - 9:00p | Saturday, May 17, 9:00a - 12:00p, 2:00 - 6:00p, 11:00p - 5:00a (ends Sunday) | Sunday, May 18, 5:00 - 10:30a
Volunteer Tasks: Friday - decorating the school, hanging/setting up backdrops etc. Saturday - decorating and/or working with the balloon crew on helium balloon decorations. Saturday night is overnight would help to cover specific areas/areas which can be decided upon prior to even date. Sunday - help take down decorations, backdrops, etc. and loading them on trucks to be returned to storage.
Volunteer Perks: Free food!
Contact: Barb Savage, barbsavage@fuse.net, 513-467-9565

Cincinnati Walk to Cure Arthritis: May 18

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation's annual nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.
When: Sunday, May 18
Volunteer Tasks: Set-up, registration, Kid Zone, and monitoring the course.
Volunteer Perks: T-shirt and food provided.
Contact: Kathy Guran, 513-891-4889, gurankt@cinci.rr.com

Kids Safety Fair: May 22

This is an opportunity for all children in the greater Cincinnati area to be educated in all aspects of safety. At the event the Cincinnati Fire Department, firefighters and police officers in the Greater Cincinnati Area and other safety officials at Yeatman’s Cove will use fire safe houses, puppet shows and mock demonstrations to educate children on fire safety issues.
When: Thursday, May 22, 8:30a - 2:00p
Where: Yeatman's Cove, parking available at the Public Landing
Volunteer Tasks: Students will be directing the children to the various stations and manning (fun) stations, if they have skills they can perform tricks.
Contact: Cheryl Pryor, 513-357-7584

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Choice Pantry: Flexible Friday or Saturday Opportunity

The Choice Pantry's primary mission is to provide supplemental groceries to families in need and to improve their awareness of healthy living. 
When: Friday or Saturday morning in April or May from 8:00a - 10:00a, however times and days are flexible.
Where: St. Vincent de Paul, 1125 Bank St. Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Volunteer Tasks: Lead cooking demonstrations! If you don’t just LIKE cooking but are creative in cooking, you might be able to help. The ingredients should consist of food we readily have at the pantry (ie., canned food, mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, rice etc.) and be wholesome and easy to make. Be prepared to demo 1 batch, and have another big enough for 12-15 people to sample.
Volunteer Perks: A great time! This is a lively bunch, as are the our patrons.
Contact: Skylar Holcomb, 513.470.5946, sholcomb@svdpcincinnati.org

Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati: Year of Service Begins August 2014

St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati has an exciting year of service program called Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (VVC). The program empowers young adults to become community leaders who live their faith by directly serving their neighbors in need. As a VVC member, you will be a full-time volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul’s Outreach Center in Cincinnati and live in an intentional community with other VVC members for 11 months. Work one-on-one with people who are experiencing poverty and gain a new understanding of your roll in the community, issues of justice and poverty, and how our faith calls us to respond.

When: 11-month commitment, starting late August 2014
Where: SVdP’s Outreach Center
Volunteer Tasks: Vincentian Volunteers commit 11 months to living together in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. Each member is placed in a job for their 11 months, working at SVDP in a variety of capacities including the Choice Food Pantry, Charitable Pharmacy, Social Services, and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning. The VVC members live in intentional community in a home in the West End, and will have weekly opportunities for reflection.
Volunteer Perks: Through the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati program, young adults have the opportunity to inspire others by living their faith, growing in friendship by making lasting connections, and serving in solidarity by encountering their neighbors in need and the challenges they face. Other program benefits include:
 Financial education reward ($5,550) upon completion of service; Room and Board with other VVC Members
; Monthly personal and phone stipends
; Health Insurance
; Personal and Spiritual growth
; Professional development and Career exploration
; Assistance in seeking Loan Deferment
Contact: Maura Carpinello at 513-562-8841 ext. 239 or mcarpinello@SVDPcincinnati.org.

Weekly Volunteer Needs

Opportunities below were submitted by a community based organization, and happen on a reoccurring or weekly basis.

American Red Cross Pillowcase Project Presenter Training

American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We respond to disasters and teach people how they can prevent, prepare for and respond to medical emergencies and to man-made or natural disasters..
When: Following a 4-hour training session, volunteers will be scheduled within the parameters of the availability calendar they provide. We ask presenters to commit to conducting 3 or 4 presentations, along with a co-presenter
Where: Varies; programs conducted at schools, summer camps, summer programs and youth-serving agencies throughout our service area.  Volunteers have the option to restrict the geographic areas where they would like to present.
Volunteer Tasks: Pillowcase Project presenters will provide 60-minute education sessions to students in grades 3, 4 and 5,  teaching them how to prepare for and respond to a disaster situation.  They will be going out in teams of two to area schools, camps and youth programs.
Volunteer Perks: Ability to utilize and grow your presentation skills, and be a part of creating a more prepared citizenry.
Contact: Diana Wood, diana.wood@redcross.org, 513.522.9663

Tutor at Chatfield College near Findlay Market: Any Weekday

The mission of Chatfield College is to empower students who might best succeed in our supportive, small college experience. Success is demonstrated through the achievement of established learning outcomes in a liberal arts education grounded in our Catholic heritage. 
When: Anytime during the hours the college is open, Monday - Thursday, 8:30a - 9:00p; Friday 8:30a - 4:00p. Peak hours of need are 11:00a - 1:00p, 3:00 - 4:30p, and 5:30p - 7:30p.
Where: 1800 Logan Street, 45202 (near Findlay Market). Chatfield is on the second floor of the St John-Mercy Health Building. Volunteers should convene in the Chatfield Library (directly across from the elevator; diagonally across from the stairs). 
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring individual students or small groups of students in English, Math, Biology, or Chemistry and reviewing papers for grammatical and/or structural errors. The most pressing need is for Biology and Chemistry tutors.
Volunteer Perks: The joy that comes from helping others and the increased level of competence and confidence gained from teaching/tutoring someone else.
Contact: Mimi Mickle, mimi.mickle@chatfield.edu, 513-921-9856x206

Roll Hill School Reading and Math Tutors: Monday - Friday

Roll Hill School is a college bound school working hard to help students succeed academically and pass the OAA's! Boys & Girls Club at Roll Hill after school program is also seeking volunteers for the same.
When: Monday - Friday; Between 8:00a and 2:30p; or after school between 2:30 and 5:30p.
Where: 2411 Baltimore Ave, 45225
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are needed to tutor children in the areas of Math & Reading.
Volunteer Perks: Being an important part of a child's academic success!
Contact: Shelley Mokas, mokassh@cpsboe.k12.oh.us, 513-363-4025

Maple Knoll Village: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays Every Week

Maple Knoll Village is a non-profit continuing care retirement community, owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc., with a history of more than 165 years of serving older adults. Each and every day, Maple Knoll’s mission drives the organization to help older adults Live Life! There are many volunteer opportunities to help residents Live Life through visiting programs, reading to residents, and assisting the activity staff with daily activities.
Where: 11100 Springfield Pike, 45246
Volunteer Tasks and Times: Assist with transportation to church on Sundays, 2:30 - 4:30p; Assist with bingo Mondays, 10:30a - 12:00p and Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:15p; Assist the activity department with crafts, exercise, manicures, baking, reading, and various other activities on the specialized dementia unit. Times can be flexible but should be at least one hour.
Contact: Debbie Cattran, 513-782-2434, dcattran@mkcommunities.org

Mt. Healthy High School Tutoring Monday - Thursday

Upward Bound program would like college students to tutor Mt. Healthy High School students weekly in various subjects.
When:  Mondays - Thursdays, 3:00-4:30p
Where: Mt. Healthy High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave, 45231
Volunteer Tasks: Tutor students in pre-calculus, algebra, and geometry.
Contact: Justine Clark Lomax, 513-218-4941, jclark18@cinci.rr.com
Go-Metro! Take routes 16 or 17 to this service site.

Parker Woods Montessori School

Parker Woods Montessori serves predominantly lower-income and African-American students and is actively seeking ways to close the achievement gap. As part of this goal, they are seeking to bring tutors into both classrooms and the after school program.
When: 45min - 1hr block of time, anytime 9:15a - 3:30p, or 3:30 - 5:30p.
Where:
Parker Woods Montessori, 4370 Beech Hill, 45223
Volunteer Tasks:
Volunteers would choose to tutor students in one of the following areas: reading, writing, math, and ESL.
Volunteer Perks:
Parker Woods Montessori T-Shirt
Contact:Brianna Leavitt Alcántara, leavitba@ucmail.uc.edu, 831-277-8139

Tutoring in Spring Grove Village: Weekdays 2:00p - 6:00p

Winton Place Youth Center serves the children of the Winton Hills area. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our children. We are an after school program serving children ages 5 through 14. 
When: Between 2:00 - 6:00p on weekdays.
Where: 4609 N. Edgewood Ave., 45232
Volunteer Tasks: Tutors children by helping with homework and the WPYC curriculum. 
Volunteer Perks: You will receive a WPYC volunteer t-shirt and have the opportunity to attend a volunteer appreciation dinner in December hosted by WPYC staff. 
Contact: Lavenia Jones, jones.lavenis@yahoo.com or Claire Foskuhl, foskuhce@mail.uc.edu, or call the center directly at 513-681-8004

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati Homework Assistant: Monday - Friday

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati is to foster the academic, social, and physical development of boys & girls, ages 6-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances, so that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
When: Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 8:00p (schedule varies based on location). Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering a minimum of 1-hour per week.

  • U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club | 3504 Washington Avenue, 45229
  • LeBlond Boys & Girls Club | 1621 Logan Street, 45202
  • James J. Espy Club | 2312 Glenway Avenue, 45225
  • Taft Elementary Club | 2120 Vine Street, 45202
  • Roll Hill Community Learning Center | 2411 Baltimore Avenue, 45225
  • Chase Elementary | 4151 Turrill Street, 45223
  • John P. Parker School | 5051 Anderson Place, 45227

Volunteer Tasks: Spend 45 minutes to an hour a week helping students with their homework. From spelling words and writing all the way to problem solving and math facts – we are looking for committed volunteers to work one-on-one or in small groups with the students that need a little extra assistance with their daily homework assignments.
Contact: Tara Thompson, tthompson@bgcgc.org, 513-421-8909x19
Go Metro! Get to these servie sites on public transportation!

Interested in Science? Interested in Working with Children? Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays

Are you interested in getting children interested in the sciences through hands on activities ? Two local Cincinnati Public Schools offer an afterschool program to get students grades K through 6 excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  They are looking for UC students to commit to one afternoon a week/month to demonstrate hands-on learning activities in order to make learning about science fun. Their interactive one-hour after school programs are organized around various science topics such as robotics, astronomy, chemistry and physics! After completion students will come together and present their projects in a science fair! Choose a school, a day and make a commitment to encourage future scientist!
When: 4:15 – 5:15p, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Where: Rothenberg Preparatory Academy , 2120 Vine Street. Fredrick Douglass School, 2627 Park Ave.
Contact: Shenna Dunn at Douglas Elementary Shenna.Dunn@gmail.com, 513-262-2410 or Nancy Smith at Rothenberg Nancymae9117@yahoo.com, 513-544-8667
Go Metro! Ride route 17 to Rothenberg, or route 24 to Douglass!

COR Music Project: Mondays - Fridays

COR Music Project is seeking volunteers for our El Sistema-inspired, intensive after-school music program with the Avondale Youth Orchestra (AYO).
When: Monday - Friday, 2:45 - 4:00p
Where: South Avondale Elementary School
Volunteer Tasks: Classroom management, group instruction (choir & strings), individual Lessons (choir & strings), and general administrative duties
Contact: info@CORMusicProject.org
Go Metro! Ride bus routes Metro Plus or 51 to get to S. Avondale.

After School Tutoring: Every Tuesday

Volunteer with Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for after school tutoring in French, Latin, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Reading, Math, Science, History, Spanish, Social Studies with a focus on grades 6 - 12.
When: Every Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:30p
Volunteer Perks: Transportation provided! Pick-Up: Turner Circle, 5:15p
Contact: Al Sewell, 513-227-0676, al1@fuse.net

Mercy Health-St. John: Weekly, Flexible

Mercy Health-St. John assists poor and underserved families and individuals mostly in the central city. We distribute food, clothing and personal care items and offer a free lunch every day. We operate one of the few family shelters in the city and offer long-term counseling in our Family Development Program. St. John also has programs which work with at risk teens and offers a free Bridges Program which teaches computer skills. Our Youth Development Program participants are at risk teens living in poverty.
Where: Mercy Health-St.John 1800 Logan Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Be the reason our students can find a job!
Everyone knows how to use a computer. Right? Well not really! Work with our instructor and coach students in the classroom. Make sure they acquire the skills to get a decent job.
When: Classes are held morning, afternoon, and evening. Be able to commit to three hours a week for one twelve week session. Session has begun and goes through November 13.
Volunteer Tasks: Assist with teen program, helping to facilitate group meetings and helping with outings.
Volunteer Perks: This is a "hands on, make a difference" kind of opportunity. Be the difference between a student "getting it" or dropping out.

Change a Life! Be a Role Model
The goal of our Youth Development Programs is to help our teens make good decisions about their lives. Our participants are at risk teens living in poverty. They need to see it's possible to have a better life.
When: We can be flexible about time and schedules.
Volunteer Tasks: Assist as classroom tutor in our free computer skills/job readiness class for economically disadvantaged adults.

Contact: Stephanie Brown, scbrown@health-partners.org, 513-981-5816
Go Metro! Ride bus routes Metro Plus, 78, or 17 to get to volunteer here!

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative: Every Wednesday and Saturday

When: Every Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00p; every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 3:00p
What: Recycle computers! Use your skills or learn new ones. Even if you have never seen the inside of a computer you can work with a trained volunteer. You will amaze yourself at how quickly your skills will develop.
Where: 49 Novner Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215
Volunteer Perks: Free pizza at lunch for volunteers who stay the whole day! Bring friends! We love to have groups of 3-4 people working on projects together.
Register on UC.UGIVE.ORG: Search keyword "Cooperative"
Contact: Daniel Meek, 513-771-3262, dmeek@cincinnaticomputercooperative.org
Go Metro! Route 78

Tutor English as a Second Language or GED: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Saturdays

When: Classes start October 1 and end December 14.
Classes: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 3:00p and 6:00 - 9:00p (ESL 6:00 - 8:00p)
Saturday ESL - 10:00a - 12:00p and GED 2:00 - 4:00p
Where: Catholic Charities SW Ohio Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 7036 Fairpark Ave., 45216
Volunteer Tasks: All classes are taught in English. ESL classes require a 2 hour a week commitment and GED requires a 1 hour a week commitment. GED subjects are Math, Science and Social Studies.
Contact: Nora Zavala, nzavala@ccswoh.org or Fernanda Browne@fbrowne@ccswoh.org
Go Metro! Route 78

Breakthrough Cincinnati Tutoring

A national nonprofit, the Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving, middle-school students to enroll and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough’s innovative Students Teaching Students model partners middle-school students with outstanding college and high school students who serve as teachers, role models, and mentors, providing real-life examples that it’s ‘cool to be smart.’
When: Alternating Saturdays from 9:00a - 11:00a, sporadic Super Saturdays (not to exceed seven) from 8:30a - 12:30p
Where: Walnut Hills High School
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring and supporting middle school students
Volunteer Perks: $700 stipend for serving from Oct through April
Contact: Patrice Pennington, penningtp@countryday.net, 513-979-0339
Go Metro! Route 24

Make a Big Impact in a Child's Life - Innovative Tutoring Program: Mondays - Thursdays, Saturdays

WordPlay Cincy is a unique, vibrant nonprofit helping disadvantaged children ages 6-18 with a range of free after-school and weekend programs including homework assistance, literacy skills, tutoring in advanced subjects, social-emotional learning and creative writing. We can use tutors in all subjects, including math and science. You CAN have a big impact on a child's success! www.wordplaycincy.org
When: Available times are Monday - Thursday, 2:30 - 6:00p and Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00p. Minimum of 2 tutoring sessions per month for 1.5 hours each session.
Where: WordPlay Cincy, 4041 Hamilton Ave., 45223 (in Northside) AND occasionally at our partner schools.
Volunteer Tasks: Working one-on-one with students on homework, building literacy skills, and working on fun multi-media artistic projects with a strong emphasis on the written word.
Volunteer Perks: You get to be part of the coolest nonprofit around! WordPlay is celebrating our first anniversary in September 2013, and have had great success due to the amazing volunteers we have.  Be part of this incredible community directly benefitting the kids who need it most. We have regular volunteer appreciation events and much more.
Contact: Libby Hunter, 513-260-9632, info@wordplaycincy.org
Go Metro! Route 17, 19 or 51

The HealthCare Connection Reading Room: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The HealthCare Connection is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center with locations in Lincoln Heights, Mount Healthy, and Forest Park.
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:00a - 12:00p | Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 - 4:00p.
Where: 1401 Steffen Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (The HealthCare Connection – Lincoln Heights Health Center)
Volunteer Tasks: Staff the reading room. Bring a smile and get connected at the HealthCare Connection!
Contact: Melanie Crowe, 513-483-3081, melaniec@healthcare-connection.org
Go Metro! Route 78

Veggie Valet at Findlay Market: Saturdays and Sundays

Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. Findlay Market hosts about two dozen indoor merchants open year round, a thriving farmers market on Saturdays and Sundays from April to November, and dozens of outdoor vendors, street performers and special events.
When: Saturdays 8:00a - 6:00p (can be divided into two shifts) | Sundays 10:00a - 4:00p
Where: Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Operate a refrigerated "Veggie Valet" service for shoppers. It's like a coat check, but for fresh, local veggies! While this is a great way to support Findlay Market and a potential fundraiser for a student org or charity of your choice, it does not qualify for Cincinnatus service.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will be allowed to collect donations for an organization of their choice.
Contact: Rebecca Heine, rheine@findlaymarket.org, 513-744-8002 or 513-614-0300
Go Metro! Route 17, 46 or 78

Cincinnati Works: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Cincinnati Works offers a holistic approach to eliminating poverty in the Tri-State area by providing job skill training and ongoing employment counseling. Cincinnati Works helps people in poverty reach economic self-sufficiency through finding employment, retaining employment, and advancing over time to higher paying jobs.
When: Monthly (or more often if desired); Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:00a - 3:00p any 2-hour shift.
Where: 708 Walnut St. Suite 200, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Job Search Assistant, work with clients in the job search lab to help with online applications, basic computer skills, resume/cover letter preparation, and other computer-based tasks.
Volunteer Perks: Parking costs downtown will be reimbursed.
Contact: Carol Buschhaus, cbuschhaus@cincinnatiworks.org, 513-744-5616
Go Metro! Route 17, 19, 24, 78 or Metro Plus

Deupree House Meals on Wheels: Weekly or Bi-weekly

The mission and cause of Meals on Wheels is to provide home cooked meals and warm visits to the elderly and shut-ins of Cincinnati. Deupree Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers to deliver meals to elderly shut-ins in the Eastern part of Cincinnati. Our program is volunteered based, and only exists because of dedicated volunteers!
When: 10:30a - 12:00p, one day a week or one day every other week.
Where: 3939 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Volunteer Tasks: Pick up meals at Deupree House in Hyde Park then deliver meals on a designated route.
Contact: Bridgette Biggs, bbiggs@erhinc.com, 513-561-8150

Family Night Meals in OTR: Tuesdays

A joint effort between St. Francis Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and The Vineyard Church. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help staff a weekly meal for the families in the inner-city Cincinnati. This is a brand new effort to provide healthy meals for families. The program will provide ideas on recipes and meals for families to enjoy together, have a chef to teach and lead families in food preparation, and nutrition experts present to advise families.
When: Every Tuesday starting the end of September and running 12 weeks.
Where: 1528 Race St, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Serve or prepare meals, interact with families in the program.
Contact: Mary Jennings, majen6@yahoo.com or John Suguitan, johnsuguitan70@gmail.com
Go Metro! Route 17, 46, 78 or Metro Plus

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center: Every Tuesday and Thursday

Help in the MEAC Choice Food Pantry and Clothing Closet. In each of these programs, volunteers are given the opportunity to work with individuals in need and help accomplish MEAC's mission to provide basic needs.
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, anytime from 9:00a - 4:00p
Where: 4600 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45227
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are responsible for helping our clients shop in our choice food pantry and in our clothing closet.
Contact: Carolyn Moseley, carolyn.moseley@fuse.net, 513-271-5501x13
Go Metro! Ride bus route 24 to 11 to get to this service site!

Tri-State Parkinson's Wellness Chapter: Mondays or Wednesdays

Tri-State Parkinson's Wellness Chapter is a chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association dedicated to providing services that ease the burden for people with Parkinson's and their families.
When: Mondays or Wednesdays anytime from 10:00a - 2:00p
Where: The Stetson Bldg., (East Campus, an easy walk from main campus, at the corner of Highland and Martin Luther King Dr. at 260 Stetson Street, Suite 2300 in the UC Department of Neurology)
Volunteer Tasks: involves entering information into a Microsoft Access Data Base. One or more hours of availability during the above listed times will be helpful.
Contact: Nancy, info@parkinsonswellness.org

The Bridge Ministry: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dedicated to reaching out in Christ centered hope, love, and support to individuals desiring to make positive changes in their lives and with the goal of assisting individuals in moving from dependency to independence, The Bridge Ministry provides mentors, fellowship, Bible studies, prayer, devotions, computer access, basic computer training, and the message of Christ's love, forgiveness, and hope to people living and working in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati.
When: Weekly - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:00a - 2:00p
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1528 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45201
Volunteer Tasks: Help hand out donuts and drinks during our Fellowship time at 10:30a on Tuesdays, and Thursdays; serve as an office assistant/computer lab assistant during our office hours (10:00a - 2:00p, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday), teach a basic computer class, and participate in our wide range of services.
Volunteer Perks: Build relationships with diverse groups of people and get to know the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine!
Contact: Deaconess Intern Cara Patton, 513-621-7265, cpatton@poplcmscinci.org
Go Metro! Route 17, 46, 78 or Metro Plus

Whiz Kids: Tutoring & Mentoring

Anthony Munoz Foundation, This is a great opportunity to get involved and make a lasting impact on the lives of youth in the Cincinnati Area. We hope you will join us this school year!
When: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:20p, October 2013 - April 2014 (26 weeks). No Holiday Tutoring.
Where: Roberts Academy, 1702 Grand Ave., 45214
Volunteer Tasks: Aiding K-5th graders in reading at Roberts Academy in Price Hill.
Volunteer Perks: Helping a student that struggles day-to-day read become more accelerated in reading.
Contact: Caleigh Willis, cwillis@munozfondation.org, 513-772-4900

Walnut Hills High School Student-Athlete Academic Support: Mondays - Thursdays

Walnut Hills HS (WHHS) is a college preparatory 7 - 12th grade school. WHHS is nationally recognized as one of America’s top public schools, with over 95% of its student population attending four-year colleges or universities. Student-Athletes at WHHS carry the additional burden of rigorous practice and game schedules.
When: One-Four times a week (Mon-Thur) 2:15p-4:00p these hours are flexible
Where: Walnut Hills HS, 3250 Victory Parkway, 45207
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring/Mentoring 7-12 graders in reading, science and math with the goal of providing Student-Athletes with the required tools to excel in their High School Academic careers as they gain experience and the inspiration to be successful on and off the field of play. Volunteers need to provide their own form of transportation and be willing to perform a background check.
Volunteer Perks: Great hands-on experience for future teachers, coaches or administrators. Brand new state of the art facilities.
Contact: Armand Tatum, 513-967-6139, armandtatum@yahoo.com
Go-Metro! Get to this service site on route 31!

Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Opportunities below were submitted by a community based organization, and don't necessarily have a specific date or time, but are ongoing in nature or flexible.

Jewish Family Service Bigs and Littles

Jewish Family Service Bigs & Littles program promotes the development of youth ages 7-17 in the general community through quality mentoring relationships. We create and support matches that are positive, safe, lasting, and well suited to each child’s needs. Matches get together twice a month, once for a group activity (hosted by Jewish Family Service) and once for an individual outing. Our 
program builds positive relationships, promotes self-confidence, strengthens the lives of children and we have fun!
Where: Greater Cincinnati area
Volunteer Tasks: As a big brother or sister, dedicate a few hours a month  spending quality time with a child and exposing him or her to new experiences. The mentor builds positive relationships, promotes self-confidence to strengthen the life of the child.
Volunteer Perks: FREE monthly group outings hosted by Jewish Family Service and FREE tickets to sporting and cultural events for matches.
Minimum Time Commitment: At least a one year commitment
Contact: Linda Kean (513) 766-1318, lkean@jfscinti.org

Discovery Youth Program Summer Camp Volunteers: June 9 - July 25

Volunteers are needed for Clovernook’s Discovery Youth Program’s Summer Camps.  Clovernook Center serves youth ages 8-22 years who are blind or visually impaired.
When:
June 9 - July 25, 9:00a - 3:00p
Where:
7000 Hamilton Ave, 45231
Volunteer Tasks:
Volunteers would be responsible for assisting youth with activities and serve as sighted guides for many of the fun field trips.  There are six camps: Assistive Technology Camps; Activities in Daily Living (ADL) Camps; Orientation & Mobility Camp, and Art Camp.
Contact:
Christine Sevindik, (513) 728-6261, csevindik@clovernook.org

St. Margaret Hall: Any Day

St. Margaret Hall, a Catholic nursing and residential care facility for the elderly, is always looking for volunteers to help provide activities to enhance quality of life through recreation for residents. There are many opportunities at St. Margaret Hall to make a difference in someone’s life; from reading to people to assisting residents on the computer/nook, and even bringing your pet to visit or just spending one on one time with people.
Where: 1960 Madison Rd., 45206, close to campus.
Volunteer TasksAssist with transportation to Mass - Help residents to attend weekly worship services (10:30a - 11:45a). Coffee Hour- volunteers can do a coffee hour with residents on our assisted living unit. Times can be flexible, but one hour a week during the afternoon would be preferred. Elevator - run the elevator during resident meal times (11:15a - 1:00p and/or 5:15 - 7:00p every day).
Contact: Maria Ceddia, 513-751-5880, mceddia@stmargarethall.com
Go-Metro! Easily get from campus to this site on route 24!

Habitat for Humanity-ReStore

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati partners with low-income families to build, rehab, and repair simple decent housing. ReStore is a social enterprise that supports the work of Habitat for Humanity. Every day it takes up to 5 volunteers in each of our four ReStore locations to help our operations run smoothly.
When: Mondays - Fridays, 9:00a - 6:00p; Saturdays 9:00a - 5:00p
Where: Multiple locations in Greater Cincinnati.
Volunteer Tasks: Keeping the store organized, helping to clean and sort donations, serving as a friendly face to customers.
Contact: Kristen Gasperetti, kristen.gasperetti@habitatcincinnati.org, 513-482-5603

Singers, Pianists, Coordinators for ROKCincy's Barber of Seville: Through - May 2014 (Very Flexible)

Roundabout Opera for Kids: Cincinnati (ROKCincy) is a non-profit bringing fully staged live performances to area schools and educational institutions. Our mission is to provide young students with an engaging first experience with the genre as audience members and to provide developing professional musicians the opportunity to hones their skills. This is a free service to the schools and students.
When: Rehearsals and performances are scheduled around you.
Where: Rehearsals are on campus and performances are at local elementary schools and community centers with transportation provided, if necessary.
Volunteer Tasks: Singers to fill the roles of Barber of Seville (a 40 min. child-friendly version), pianists to coach and accompany performances and rehearsals, volunteer to coordinate rehearsals and performances.
Volunteer Perks: Fun and enriching way to use your time and talents performing for young students whose arts funding is lacking or has been cut entirely, the opportunity to perform at events in which members of the Cincinnati arts scene will see and hear you. Great experience for anyone with an interest in Performing Arts, Arts Administration, Early Education and Non-Profits.
Contact: Kelly Holterhoff, kelly.holterhoff@gmail.com, 513-262-4740

Direct Patient Care Volunteer at Hospice of the Bluegrass

Hospice of the Bluegrass is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing mainstream medicine by integrating palliative care (comfort care). Volunteers help our patients and families celebrate the beauty in every moment.
When: This is a flexible volunteer opportunity with suggested weekly visits.
Where: Right across the river in Kentucky; Newport, Covington, Ft. Thomas areas
Volunteer Tasks: Share your gift, read to patients, listen to/record their wonderful stories, sing/play music, be a calming presence, and/or provide comfort care. Help our patients have the highest quality experiences in the last phases of their life.
Volunteer Perks: Direct Patient care experience, monthly educational opportunities in the health care field, and joy from increasing the quality of someone’s life. Free training!
Contact: Kimberly Heestand, 859-441-6332, kheestand@hospicebg.org

Boys and Girls Club at Taft Elementary: September 3 - May 15

The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe, enriching environment for young people to: Graduate, Fit For Life, and Ready To Serve. In addition to the needs listed below, the Boys and Girls Club seeks individuals or groups to run programs in their area of expertise that would focus on one of these models, i.e. a fitness group, athletic coaches, arts activities, robotics club, young scientists, etc...
Where: 2120 Vine St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (very close to campus)
Volunteer Tasks/Times:

  • Front Desk Attendant: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 5:30p
  • Office Assistant: Monday - Friday, hours based on availability
  • Academic Tutors: Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 5:00p
  • Program Activity Assistants: Monday - Friday, 2:15 - 5:30p

Contact: Catherine Scott, 513-607-4861, cscott@bgcgc.org
Go Metro! Take Routes 19, 24, or 38X to get to this service site.

Refugee Resettlement

Catholic Charities serves refugees who come to the United States through the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Most refugees come from extreme poverty, violence, or religious and political persecution in their homelands; seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Learn More: http://ccswoh.org/services/refugee-resettlement-services/
When: Wide spectrum of times when you can volunteer
Where: Locations throughout Greater Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: Anything from being part of a welcoming team to helping a refugee learn basic computer skills. Specifically, needs include: Computer lab tutor, bus educator, clerical assistant, driver, ESOL tutor, literacy teacher, materials writer assistant, substitute teacher, teacher's assistant, form administration, immigration assistant, inventory control assistant, insurance transport scheduler and communicator, design on a dime, life coach, medical companion, refugee services assistant, employment training assistant, utilities management assistant, welcome team member, young adult services assistant.
Volunteer Perks: Empower refugees and their families to survive and thrive in the US.
Contact: mdutle@ccswoh.org, 513-241-7745

Freestore Foodbank

Your time and energy makes a tremendous impact on our neighbors facing difficult times. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families and groups.
Volunteer Tasks: Range from group volunteer opportunities to receptionist to Giving Fields farm maintenance.
For More Information: http://fsfbmedia.org/beta/take-action/volunteer/
Contact: Volunteer Call Center, volunteerservices@freestorefoodbank.org, 513-482-7550

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread is an Over-the-Rhine ministry of hospitality, comprised of paid staff & volunteers, dedicated to serving the needs of the neighborhood residents and those who frequent the area. Our Daily Bread provides a warm meal in a comfortable place for all who come, a place where all are invited to be a part of a community that is caring, supportive and welcoming.
Volunteer Tasks: Range from Bingo! to helping a social worker with filing.
Register: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org67060.jsp
Contact: Melissa Back, 513-621-6364
Go Metro! Take routes 21, 46, 64 or 78 to this service site.

Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses: Flexible

Findlay Street Neighborhood House has historically served as a Safe Haven in the West End where youth can engage in positive activities. Computer Training, Teen Center and the Gym are open daily giving youth opportunities to engage in activities with the support of caring adults.
When: Days and times can be flexible.
Where: 901 Findlay St., 45214
Volunteer Tasks: Interacting with children as a positive role model, tutoring/academic help and help with any other activities.
Contact: alexis.kidd@7hillsnh.org
Go Metro! Take route 49 to get to this service site.

Save the Animals Foundation

STAF is a no-kill animal shelter run solely by volunteers, funded by volunteer-run events and donations. We provide a loving home for our residents for as long as they live or until they are adopted. Visit staf.org for more info.
When: Flexible
Where: 4011 Red Bank Rd, 45227
Volunteer Tasks: With dogs, with cats, and with bingo and concessions fundraising.
Contact: info@staf.org, 513-561-7823

Catholic Residential Services

Catholic Residential Services is a non-profit agency dedicated to fostering the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical growth of people with developmental disabilities. Volunteer tasks could include attending a Reds Game, a Bengals Game, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, attending our Choir, Water Fitness, Circus Classes, Adaptive Jazzercise, making crafts in the home, helping update our website and Facebook page, or even creating your own volunteer event. No matter what your interests there is a volunteer opportunity for you.
Contact: Ashley Maynard, catholicresac@fuse.net, 513-784-0400x106

Program Manager - Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Dan Beard Council is looking for enthusiastic individuals to work with youth in at-risk urban areas. The position offers up to 20 hours each week. It will include planning and executing a quality program through a weekly meeting. Training and resources are provided. Must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Contact: Melissa Ford, Melissa.Ford@Scouting.org

Leap Beyond Therapy

Volunteers at Leap Beyond Therapy provide an extra set of hand for our therapists, and staff, but more importantly, they are a “cheerleader” for our children; providing them with encouragement, motivation, and a friendly smile!
When: Flexible
Where: 701A U.S. Route 50  I Milford, OH 45150
Volunteer Tasks: We are  currently looking for volunteers who: enjoy working with children, are passionate about helping others, are not afraid to sing, laugh, or dance (to encourage smiles!), want to make a difference.
Contact: volunteers@leapbeyondtherapy.com

Brighton Center, Inc.

Brighton Center, Inc. is a private not-for-profit community based organization with the mission to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education and leadership throughout the communities of Northern Kentucky.
Volunteer Tasks: include Club Care Food Pantry, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, preparing food items for distribution through our Emergency Food Pantry.
More Info/Register: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org51618.jsp

Pleasant Ridge Community Council Webmaster

Pleasant Ridge is a neighborhood here in Cincinnati, and their Community Council is looking for someone to take advantage of a creative volunteer opportunity. The PRCC needs someone willing to maintain their Wordpress website, which could be done remotely.
Contact: Wendell Robinson, gyasi@mac.com

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati provides educational opportunities and stability to motivated, underserved youth through residential and community-based programs.

Boys Hope Girls Hope Ambassador, Meal Preparation, Home Maintenance, Events
When: Convenient to your schedule
Where: Meal prep & home maintenance at homes in Finneytown or Walnut Hills. Ambassador is flexible.
Volunteer Tasks: Ambassadors - share information about BHGH with friends and family, distribute BHGH literature or host a volunteer or scholar recruitment event; Meal Preparation - prepare a meal for one of BHGH’s three residential houses in Walnut Hills or Finneytown. Meet scholars and take a tour of their homes; Events - Assist to plan, prepare/run events.
Volunteer Perks: Stay for dinner, network with community partners and BHGH staff/board members

Boys Hope Girls Hope Mentors and Tutors for scholars ages 9 - 18 (School Year)
When: Tutors engage with scholars weekly; mentors engage with scholars monthly for 1 academic year evenings and/or weekends for the remainder of the school year.
Where: Boys’ residential homes in Finneytown, girls’ residential home in Walnut Hills, community-Based Program at Purcell Marian HS (Walnut Hills).
Volunteer Tasks: Form supportive relationships; advocate for scholars, support scholars’ academic life through tutoring and homework help; guide life skills and model study skills; encourage post-secondary education.
Volunteer Perks: Open invitations to house dinners, events, and service projects, free tickets to cultural and sporting events.

Contact: Deqah Hussein, dhussein@bhgh.org, 513-372-6195

Winton Place Youth Center

Winton Place Youth Center serves the children of Cincinnati's Spring Grove Village neighborhoodm, offering a caring and safe atmosphere and the skilled intervention of professionals and volunteers.
When: Flexible
Where: 4609 North Edgewood Ave., 45232
Volunteer Tasks: Help with day to day administrative tasks. This could involve a variety of tasks and hours are very flexible.
Register: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp951170.jsp
Go-Metro! Take route 43 toward Winton Hills to get to this site.

Childcare at Emergency Shelter

Individuals are needed to provide child care at the Bethany House Emergency Shelter.
When: Mondays -Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:15p
Volunteer Tasks: Perfect opportunity for college students! Have the opportunity to teach a child how to ride a bike, discover lighting-bugs, play games, read, arts-n-crafts and comforting small infants! A background check is required for all volunteers over 18.
More Info: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp585493.jsp

Girl Scouts

Want to get involved with Girl Scouts on a short-term basis? Girl Scouts has a variety of opportunities. You will apply your leadership skills as well as learning behavior management and patience.
When: Flexible, send your availability of days and times.
Where:  Flexible, send the communities you are interested in volunteering.
Volunteer Tasks: You and a friend work together with a group of 10 - 20 girls for 1 day a week for 6 weeks for 1.5 hours per week.
Contact: Cheryl Shrider, cherylshrider@girlscotusofwesternohio.org, 513-619-1424

Host of the House: Every Day

When a child is hospitalized and scared, the love and support of family is powerful in helping a child's recovery process. Cincinnati's Ronald McDonald House allows families to remain close by their children receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
When: Every day, 4:00 - 8:00p
Where: Ronald McDonal House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., 45229
Volunteer Tasks: Provide a warm and welcoming environment and assistance for volunteer groups preparing meals and hosting activities for families staying at Ronald McDonald House. This is a great opportunity for students in Hospitality Management or who just enjoy cooking!
Contact: Lisa Davis, LDavis@rmhouse.org, 513-636-2760

Mercy Health - St. John

Mercy Health-St. John assists poor and underserved families and individuals mostly in the central city. We distribute food, clothing and personal care items and offer a free lunch every day. We operate one of the few family shelters in the city and offer long-term counseling in our Family Development Program. St. John also has programs which work with at risk teens and offers a free Bridges Program which teaches computer skills. Our Youth Development Program participants are at risk teens living in poverty. Work with our counselors to facilitate weekly peer to peer groups, help organize and accompany groups on outings or just talk. Teens need to see what is possible, that other young people are making it. We can be flexible about schedules. A commitment of one semester is appreciated. Peer to Peer groups meet one afternoon a week after school. outings are usually weekends.
Where: 1800 Logan Street, Cincinnati, 45202
Contact: Stephanie Brown, 513-981-5816, scbrown@health-partners.org

ProKids

ProKids couldn’t survive without volunteers and donors. Whether working directly with a child as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate - must be 21) volunteer, assisting in another capacity, or supporting us financially by making a donation, our children need your help. How can you help abused and neglected children?
Find ProKids on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProKidsCASA
More info: http://www.prokidscasa.org/get-involved
Contact: Stephanie Kuzma, 513.281.2000 or skuzma@prokids.org

Matthew 25 Ministries

The donated goods Matthew 25 Ministries receives must be sorted, counted, packaged, and put on pallets ready for shipment to various parts of the world. There is a job for everyone! Warehouse Hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 4:00p and on Saturday from 9:00a - 2:00p. www.m25m.org
When: Flexible!
Where: 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
More: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp202112.jsp

People Working Cooperatively: Every Day

What: PWC is a non-profit organization that offers critical home repairs to low-income, elderly, or disabled individuals at little to no cost. http://www.pwchomerepairs.org/support-pwc/volunteer.aspx
When: EVERY DAY! Between 8:00a - 5:00p
Where: 4612 Paddock Road, Cincinnati, OH  45229 (right on the bus line/short drive)
Also: Consider joining the PWC Young Professionals group, (contact Tonia Murphy tmurphy24@fuse.net)
Contact: info@pwchomerepairs.org, 513-351-7921 (ask for volunteer department)

The Covington Mentoring Program

Bulldog Connection is the middle and high school program in Covington. You must be 21 years of age, have a clean background check, and the desire to change someone’s life. Committing to at least one year with the student, you will meet with them a total of 4 hours a month, split up however works best for both of your schedules. The Lunch Buddy program involves an adult 18 or older, and an elementary school student. You will meet with them during their lunch period, either in the lunch room or the Family Resource Center at the school. After-School Buddy follows the same criteria as the Lunch Buddies, but meets primarily after school.
Contact: Renee.mains@covington.kyschools.us, 859-392-3188

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

What: The Exhibit Interpreter Program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (www.freedomcenter.org)
When: Tuesday – Saturdays, 9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (On-going program)
Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Downtown Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: The Exhibit Interpreter Program at the Freedom Center is responsible for leading the tours for school groups and the general public.  
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will receive free tickets to the Freedom Center, discounts at the Freedom Center gift shop and café, opportunity to attend trips (places like St. Louis), and shirts.  
Contact: Richard Cooper, rcooper@nurfc.org, (513) 333-7594

Music Resource Center Cincinnati

What: The Music Resource Center (MRC) is a fun and exciting place for students in grades 7 - 12 to learn about music and recording. Help educate and inspire young people through music, and equip them with life skills for the future. The MRC uses music education and performance experiences to teach important life skills, while simultaneously providing a safe alternative to the streets.
Where: 3032 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
When: Volunteer once a week for 2 - 4 hours, anytime 2:00 - 7:00p, Monday - Thursday (School Year) and expanded hours in the summer.
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteer music instructors: generally provide 30 minute private lessons to our teens. Our most frequent needs are personal instruction in voice, piano and drums. Mentoring or tutoring teens and occasional assistance with administrative projects are also possible if interested. Other volunteer options include group instruction (chorus, ensemble, or workshops).
Contact: Josh Elstro, jelstro@mrccinci.org, 567-204-2202
Go Metro! Take route 31 to get to this service site.

Be Concerned

What: Be Concerned, one of the largest free food pantries in Northern Kentucky, needs volunteers.
Where: 714 Washington Street, Covington, KY 41011-2315
Volunteer Tasks: Food room workers for pantry sessions, afternoon receptionists and fill-in van drivers to help make food pick-ups at Kroger, Remke and other donors.
More Information: http://www.beconcerned.org/
Contact: Brenda Young, 859-291-6789

Advocate Conservation of Aquatic Life at the Newport Aquarium

What: The WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium is a non-profit organization that strives to excite, engage and educate our communities about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conserving and protecting our environment.
Volunteer Tasks: Exhibit Interpreter: volunteers interact with the guests and advocate conservation of aquatic life! Eight hours a month is the minimum time commitment to stay an active volunteer.
Volunteer Perks: complimentary aquarium passes, parking passes, and online e-learning.
Apply: http://www.wavefoundation.org/volunteer/

Be A Mentor: Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

At Cincinnati Youth Collaborative 99% of our students graduate from high school and 8 of 10 of our graduates applying to go to college. Please call us today and sign up to spend 1 hour a week for a year to bring a smile not only to the face of a young person growing up in Cincinnati, but to yours as well.
Apply
: http://www.cycyouth.org/ways-to-volunteer.php

Volunteer Broadcasting @ Waycross Community Media

Waycross Community Media needs television videographers to help cover local events including basketball, hockey, wrestling, high school and middle school concerts as well as government meetings. Our volunteers win competitions every year, learn video production as you volunteer, get your name in the credits for local, national, and international recognition. You pick your day and time!
Contact
: Cheryl, Cheryl@waycross.tv, 513-825-2429

Greater Cincinnati Latino Coalition

The GCLC is looking for a student to volunteer with this organization that aims to serve the newly arrived Hispanic families in our area. The student will benefit from making professional contacts, networking and meeting different leaders that have special interest in serving the Hispanic Community.
When: The fourth Tuesday of each month, 2:00 - 3:30p
Where: Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd, 45237
Volunteer Tasks: The student will help by: Attending our monthly meetings (if the student's schedule allows it); updating the website, posting new events, opportunities, contacts and information; updating the directory of resources and activities in the city and state. Some facility in Spanish is a plus, but not required. Time and location are very flexible.
Contact: Ligia Gomez, gomezlc@uc.edu, 513-556-2533

Leadership Scholars Program

The Leadership Scholars Program is looking for successful, caring professional/young professional leaders to get involved with inner-city youth leaders in Cincinnati. Leadership Scholars is currently looking for "coaches" who can attend weekly meetings and provide guidance and support to students. If you can commit to one hour a week (same day, same time throughout the year, Monday through Thursday; earliest meetings are 2:45 - 3:45, and latest ones are 3:30 - 4:30), you can make a huge difference in the lives of inner-city youth leaders in Cincinnati. More info: http://www.leadershipscholars.org
Contact: info@leadershipscholars.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters

We are seeking mentors for our site-based programs near the UC campus. 
Be a Lunch Buddy: 45 minutes a week at Roll Hill Academy or Newport Schools. Have lunch, play games, and share life stories with your mentee. 
Mentor at the Boys and Girls Club: Over-the-Rhine (Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30p), or Avondale (Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30p). Play sports, help with homework, talk, and encourage. You can earn ~35 hours of service time with lunch buddies and 40-50 hours with the boys and girls club program.
Contact: info@bigsforkids.org

Inner City Youth Opportunities Tutoring: Monday - Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00p

What: After school homework assistance and tutoring for inner city children in grades K-6.
When: Monday through Thursday; 5:00 - 7:00p
Where: 1821 Summit Rd, Suite 210, 45237.
Volunteer Perks: A light dinner is provided for students and volunteers!
Contact: Jeanne Bell at jeanne@icyocincinnati.org
Go Metro! Take route 43 toward Reading Rd. to get to this service site.

North College Hill Elementary School

North College Hill Elementary School is looking for one-to-one reading helpers for at-risk third graders.
When: Flexible, at least a half-hour per week.
Where: 6955 Grace Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239
More: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1181121.jsp
Go-Metro! Take route 17 toward Mt. Healthy to get to this service site.

Help Homeless Children with Schoolwork at The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati

When: 3:00p – 5:00p Mondays through Thursdays
Where: 990 Nassau Street, in Walnut Hills
Volunteer Tasks: assist children with homework at the Homework Help Program. As part of the volunteer application process references will be requested and a background check will be required
Contact: 513-471-1100, info@ihncincinnati.org
Go Metro! Take routes 4 or 11 to get to this service site.

YMCA Black and Latino Achievers

The YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program seeks tutors to work with ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Withrow University High School.
When: Flexible scheduling, Monday - Thursday 9:00a - 2:00p; they will take a break in the summer and return in the fall.
Where: 2488 Madison Rd, 45208
Volunteer Tasks: Help completing projects and homework in subjects such as English, Mathematics (Algebra 1/2, Geometry, pre-calculus), Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), and Social Science (American history & Government).  Bilingual volunteers (Spanish or French) are needed but this is not mandatory since our students enjoy practicing and learning English as well. A background check and child protection training are required.
Contact: Mario A. Rodriguez, mrodriguez@cincinnatiymca.org, 513-363-9027

Science and Math Tutors at WordPlay Cincy: Mondays - Thursdays, Saturdays

WordPlay Cincy is a unique, vibrant nonprofit helping children ages 6-18 find their voices through literacy and creative expression. We offer free after-school and weekend tutoring to disadvantaged students, and creative workshops instructing children in a combination of the literary, visual and performing arts. Visit wordplaycincy.org
When: Mondays - Thursdays, 2:30 - 6:00p | Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00p. Minimum of 2 hour and half tutoring sessions per month.
Where: WordPlay Cincy, 4041 Hamilton Ave., 45223
Volunteer Tasks: Working one-on-one with students on homework, understanding key concepts in each field that might have been not understood in class, and helping prepare for exams. Our literacy work covers all facets of literacy, and we have a great need for volunteer tutors to assist high school students in more advanced math (Algebra - Calculus) and science (primarily Biology and Earth Science at this time).
Volunteer Perks: You get to be part of the coolest nonprofit around! Be part of this incredible community directly benefitting the kids who need it most. We have monthly volunteer appreciation events the Second Saturday of each month with food, drinks and great activities (March is our ping pong tournament!).
Contact: Libby Hunter, 513-260-9632, info@wordplaycincy.org
Go Metro! Take routes 17, 19, 27 or 51 to get to this service site.

Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring

Want to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child? Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring is a free, after-school, literacy based tutoring program that currently serves over 1200 at-risk youth in Greater Cincinnati every week! Whiz Kids and CSR Academy are currently looking for 25 tutors.
When: 5:30p - 6:30p every Wednesday
Where: River of Life Church, 2000 Central Parkway (close to campus, carpooling is a good idea!)
Volunteer Tasks: All training, curriculum and guidance is provided. Whiz Kids is a one on one, once a week program that meets for an hour for the duration of the school year.
Volunteer Perks: Give one hour, change two lives!!
Contact: Tim Walker, twalker@citygospelmission.org, 513-345-1052 or Bonnie Link, bonnie.link@me.com, 513-227-4315

Wesley Chapel Mission Center

Volunteers needed for After-School Program.
When: Any afternoon, Monday - Thursday, 2:00 - 5:30p
Where: 80 East McMicken Ave., Cincinnati 45202
Contact: wcmcvolunteers@fuse.net, 513-721-6204

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is looking for school year youth and adult volunteers for Saturday Kids Club and weekend Respites.
Where: 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
More: http://uwgc.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=1065672

Volunteer at Great American Ballpark: All Reds Home Games

Reds Community Fund
The Reds Community Fund is the non-profit arm of the Reds, dedicated to improving the lives of youth by leveraging the tradition of the Cincinnati Reds and the game of baseball.
When: All Reds home games throughout the season, through September 27 (See the Schedule).
Where: Great American Ball Park (easy bus ride from campus!).
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be walking throughout the ballpark, selling Split-the-Pot raffle tickets to benefit theReds Community Fund and its various youth baseball outreach programs.
Volunteer Perks: All volunteers will receive FREE meal voucher and FREE tickets to a future Reds home game!
Contact: Johanna Sandlin, JSandlin@Reds.com, 513-765-7510

Green Guardians
The Cincinnati Reds need a total of 40 volunteers for each home game to assist with recycling collection during the 7th inning! Individuals as well as groups up to 40 are welcome to participate. A "Standing Room Only" ticket is provided for each volunteer.
When: All Reds home games throughout the season, through September 27 (See the Schedule).
Where: Great American Ball Park (easy bus ride from campus!).
Volunteer Tasks: Helping the Reds by collecting recyclable bottles and cans from the fans at the Ballpark.
Contact: Brad.Dunn@rumpke.com

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