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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.

Campus Opportunities

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

College Bound Career Ready Program: October 19 Deadline

The Center for Community Engagement is looking for students like you, to become mentors to a junior at Hughes! Apply now! Limited Space Available.
When: Sunday, October 19, 11:59p application deadline | Wednesday, October 29, 5:00p - 7:00p, training | Wednesday, November 12, 9:00a, program launch.
Where: On campus!
Volunteer Tasks: Guide and excite a Hughes STEM High School student through the college application process, assist in prepping students for the ACT
Contact: feltsan@mail.uc.edu OR p.roswick@aol.com for the application and any questions!

Academic and Social Mentors for the Transition and Access Program: Now - April 24

The program offers a 4-year, non-degree option for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities who want to actively engage in the full college experience, including participation in regular college classes, engaging  in professional internships, and enjoying an active social life with friends.
When: Mentors create their own schedule based on their Mentee, but we ask that you complete at least 1 hour per week.
Where: Stratford Heights, Building 17, 2647 Stratford Ave, 45220
Volunteer Tasks: Mentors will be assigned one student to work with throughout the school year. Volunteers will be assigned as an academic mentor (assist with study skills, organization skills, time management skills, etc.) or a social mentor (assist with planning social outings and experiencing campus life).
Volunteer Perks: Great experience working with a diverse population and you can complete service hours
Contact: Katie Tagg, taggke@mail.uc.edu, 937-471-0978

Urban Youth Academy: October - December

The UC Center for Hope & Justice Education (CHJE, cech.uc.edu/hope) directs educational programming for the Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy (UYA) for children, ages 8 - 18, multiple times each week during the school year. Educational programming is interspersed with free baseball and softball instruction.
Opportunities
Academic Coach/Mentor: Tuesdays (boys/baseball) - Every Tuesday, October 28 - December 9, from 6:15 - 8:30p.m. Requires 20-minute One-on-One Interview and Group Training in September.
Academic Coach/Mentor: Wednesdays (girls/softball) - Every Wednesday, October 15th- December 10, from 6:15 - 8:30p.m. Requires 20-Min One-on-One Interview and Group Training in September.
Tutor: Tuesdays or Wednesdays – The Reds UYA is also looking for tutors for youth who participate in the program described above. Tutors are needed 4:00-6:00p.m.
Note: Volunteers who can continue past December into our Winter Clinic that runs January - March 2015 preferred.
Where: Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy, 2026 E. Seymour Ave. (15 min. drive from Clifton)
Volunteer Tasks: Serve as an academic coach for a student in need. Must be able to attend trainings. We are not looking for baseball or softball instructors, only academic coaches/mentors.
Contact: Melissa DeJonckheere, dejoncmj@mail.uc.edu, 513-265-0466

OTM | OTR Mobile Kiosk Design Charette: October 3

Interested in using your DAAP skills to help build community among the rapidly changing population of Over-the-Rhine? Do you have a strong Graphic or Form / Structure skillset? OTM | OTR needs YOU to help design a mobile kiosk with an interactive map that will move through OTR!
When: Friday, October 3, 1:00-4:00p (RSVP by Monday, September 29, 11:59p)
Where: specific location provided on RSVP
Volunteer Tasks: assist in the design of OTR interactive map
Contact: Mary Clare Rietz, mcstoriesandart@mac.com, 513-227-1871

District A Kennedy Heights + Pleasant Ridge Arts & Music Festival: October 11

District A partners with the Kennedy Heights Development Corporation to host the 7th Annual Arts & Music festival at the corner of Kennedy & Montgomery. Spread the word! This all day community party’s for everyone, and if you can lend a hand, you’ll double your festival fun.
When: Saturday, October 11, 9:00a-10:00p
Where: the corner of Kennedy & Montgomery Ave’s, 45213
Volunteer Tasks: multiple 2 hour shifts available ranging from parking lot attendants and general help to assistance with family-art activities and drink ticket sales
Volunteer Perks: Transportation from campus and back provided! Choose your shift or take two and make it a solid day of volunteering: Van departing and returning from Rec Center Circle: departing @ 8:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. and final ride at 8:30 p.m. Van departing volunteer site @ 12:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. and final ride back to campus at 10:30 p.m.  Enjoy the music & performances, the Art Show & Sale; discover the urban redevelopment underway at our Festival site, and make some art yourself; we don’t believe in all work/no play!
Register Online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aafa729aafa7-kharts
Contact: Eric Bertelsen, ebertels@fuse.net info@district-a.org, 513-557-3850

UC Blue Ash Dash 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships: October 11

Join us for a morning of fun as we host the 2nd Annual Blue Ash Dash! Proceeds benefit UC Blue Ash College Scholarship Fund.
When: Saturday, October 11, different shifts available ranging from 7:30 - 10:30a
Where: UCBA, 9555 Plainfield Road, 45236
Volunteer tasks: registration table, chip timers, goody bag/t-shirt station, course volunteers, water station, finish line, food station, and food donation tables all can use your help!
Contact: Katelyn Hainline, katelyn.hainline@uc.edu, 513-936-1500

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Meetings: Every Wednesday

Unlike many other fraternities, APO's primary focus is to provide volunteer service within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity, and service to the nation. Being primarily a service organization, the fraternity restricts its chapters from maintaining fraternity houses to serve as residences for their members. This also encourages members of social fraternities and sororities that have houses to join APO as well. If you need service hours for your PanHellenic sorority/fraternity, your scholarship, or just like to help serve the community then consider joining APO!
When: Wednesdays, 7:00p
Where: 413 Zimmer Hall
Volunteer tasks: Become acquainted with a service group to complete service opportunities
Learn More Online: https://www.facebook.com/APODeltaAlpha?ref=br_tf
Contact: Suzy Godber, godberse@mail.uc.edu

UC Beautiful Lengths Campaign

The Beautiful Lengths program is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society that collects hair donations and turns them into free wigs for women with cancer. Our student organization specifically works to plan a hair-cutting event in March 2015 to collect donations to support this cause. If you have ever considered donating your hair for charity or are looking for a way to get involved on campus, contact us!
Volunteer Perks: Donors can expect to receive 3 Cincinnatus hours for their hair donation, as well as a free haircut at our event and various Pantene goodies. There will also be several opportunities throughout the year for planning team members to serve in an important leadership role for this year's campaign.
Learn More Online: facebook.com/ucbeautifullengths
Contact: Irini Sfyris, ucbeautifullengths@gmail.com

Community Opportunities

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

Cincinnati Beer Run: September 26

The Cincinnati Beer Run is a short, fun run that allows participants to sample beers every half mile.  The American Lung Association is partnering with the Cincinnati Beer Run to provide volunteers for the community event and promote upcoming events.  The Cincinnati Beer Run will provide a donation to the American Lung Association for every volunteer provided helping bring awareness and support for local lung disease education programs, research and advocacy.
When: Friday, September 26, 5:50-8:30p
Where: Newport on the Levee 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be needed to help with various race activities; set up, registration, water stops, etc.  Volunteers will be assigned based upon the needs day of.  Due to the nature of this event, all volunteers must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the event.
Contact: Elizabeth Kelley, elizabeth.kelley@lung.org, 513-878-6604

Spring in Our Steps: September 27, 28

Spring in Our Steps researches, promotes, and improves the pedestrian experience in Cincinnati, as it relates to stairways and alleyways, to reconnect communities to its greatest cultural assets. Learn more at springinoursteps.com
When: Saturday, September 27th, 10:00a-1:00p | Sunday, September 28, 10:00a-1:00p
Where: Coates Alley, 45223 (between Langland & Williamson in Northside)
Volunteer Activities: trimming back and pulling large weeds, removing dumped items, and shoveling organic waste from brick pavers.
Contact: Christian Huelsman, springinoursteps@gmail.com (no need to RSVP though!)

Volunteer at the Mayerson JCC: September 27, 28

Mayerson JCC, The Mayerson JCC provides the Jewish and secular communities of Greater Cincinnati with resources, facilities and programs which enhance their physical, intellectual and social lives
When: Saturday, September 27 OR Sunday September 28, after 10:30a
Where: 8485 Ridge Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be moving light panels to our courtyard to help build our Sukkah
Volunteer Perks: Pizza is provided! Volunteer hours can be provided as well.
Contact: Please contact Ari Mann, 513-766-3396 or amann@mayersonjcc.org

Granny’s Garden School-September 27 - 28

Granny's Garden School develops and supports hands-on learning experiences through a four year, school-based, garden and nature focused program. We teach children in the gardens and share the harvest with the hungry. Help at Granny's fifth annual Harvest Celebration this weekend.  Help set up on Saturday and/or help with the event and tear down on Sunday. If you like working with kids, you'll love helping at this event.
When: Saturday, September 27, 9:00a- 3:00p | Sunday, September 28, 11:00-6:00p
Where: 550 Loveland Madeira Rd. 45140
Volunteer Tasks: General garden maintenance - laying down woodchips/compost, weeding and harvesting for the food pantry Dress for gardening come to get dirty and have fun, no open toed shoes please.
Volunteer Perks: Pick a bouquet of flowers from our extensive gardens!  Lunch is on us.
Contact: Roberta Paolo, roberta@grannysgardenschool.org

Preschool Promise: September 27, October 4, 5

The Cincinnati Preschool Promise will provide tuition credits for every child, regardless of income, to attend high quality preschool for up to two years before beginning kindergarten. The only requirement is that the preschool be quality rated. We have a busy few weeks and need some shifts filled at big events. Could you give 2 hours of your time to spread the word about the Preschool Promise?
When: Saturday, September 27, 10:00a-12:00p. 12:00-2:00p, 2:00-4:00p Women’s Empowerment Conference | Saturday, September 27, 12:00-2:00p or 2:00-4:00p Walnut Hills Street Food Festival | Saturday, October 4, 4:00-6:00p, 6:00-8:00p Bend in the River Art & Music Festival | Sunday, October 5, 11:30a-1:30p, 1:30-3:30p, 3:30-5:30p Bend in the River Art & Music Festival
Volunteer Tasks: promote the Cincinnati Preschool Promise
Contact: bobbi@cincy-promise.org

Tree Carnival at the Zoo: September 27

Students are welcome to help facilitate a morning celebration of trees and wildlife as the Cincinnati Zoo highlights biodiversity in the area.
When: Saturday, September 27, 8:30a-12:30p
Where: 3400 Vine St. 45220
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 78 from Campus to the Zoo for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: manage visitor activity tables, wear Mr. Tree costume, lead Mr. Tree activities
Contact: Deb Zureick, deb.zureick@cincinnatizoo.org

Northside Clean-up, Prior to the House Tour: September 27

Northside is an eclectic community with a unique mix of historic homes and a neighborhood full of people with diverse backgrounds. The House Tour on September 28th gives us a chance to show off our neighborhood, and with so many people walking the streets for the tour, we want to spruce things up the day before.
When:  Saturday, September 27, 9:00a-12:00p (may end earlier)
Where: Meet in front of McKie Recreation Center; 1655 Chase Avenue, 45223
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 19, 51 or 17 from campus to the meeting location for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer
Tasks:  Picking up litter along parts of House Tour route (trash bags and gloves provided)
Volunteer Perks : Keep Cincinnati Beautiful t-shirts provided.  NYPD Pizza at the end of the clean-up!
Contact: Cindy Sherding, cindysue@fuse.net, 513-379-2627

Cincinnati Street Food Festival: September 27

Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is a nonprofit community development corporation that works closely with neighborhood residents, organizations, businesses and other partners to enhance our current assets and promote comprehensive development for the entire community. We need volunteers to help run the Cincinnati Street Food Festival. 
When: Volunteers rotate in shifts of 3 hours between 7 AM and 7 PM on September 27th, 2014.
Where: 763 East McMillan, 45206. Volunteers meet at a volunteer tent located on the open field for instructions.
Volunteer Tasks: Anything from setting-up and tearing down the festival, selling and serving beer, manning various merchandising/information booths, operating carnival games, monitoring parking lots and side streets for various nuisances, and being general caretakers of the event.
Volunteer Perks: Free T-shirt, food and water during your shift, and once your shift ends, you are welcome to enjoy Cincinnati's largest gathering of food trucks, the many games and activities present, and the live music and entertainment. 
Register Onlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-OxO6wzw5t6q9LFem072K7bYXBukyGNfKhi4x74uj1s/viewform?usp=send_form
Contact: Brandon Gumm, brandongumm@walnuthillsrf.org, 989-954-0694

St. Margaret Hall Festival: September 27, 28

St. Margaret Hall, a Catholic nursing and residential care facility for the elderly nearUC needs help taking down holiday decorations, and on an ongoing basis for special events such as this festival.
When: September 27 and 28, flexible volunteer times
Where: 1960 Madison Rd., 45206
Volunteer Tasks: Setting up festival (September 27), running festival booths (September 28)
Volunteer Perks: Free food and drink!
Contact: Maria Ceddia, mceddia@stmargarethall.com, 513-751-5880

Let’s Move Avondale! Community Health & Wellness Fair: September 27

Let’s Move! is a long-term, sustainable, and holistic approach to fight childhood obesity. Let’s Move! emphasizes the unique ability of communities to solve the challenge locally, and the critical leadership mayors and elected officials can provide to bring communities together and spur action. This initiative recognizes that every city is different, and every town will require a distinct approach to the issue.
When: Saturday, September 27, 10:00a - 2:00p
Where: 3504 Washington Avenue, 45229
Volunteer Tasks: Assist the Helping Hands group and help work their table.
Contact: Katherine Wilhelm, katherineLwilhelm@gmail.com

Village Life Outreach: September 28, October 12, November 9

The mission of Village Life Outreach is to unite communities to promote “Life, Health and Education.” Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three remote and impoverished villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania in East Africa.
When: Sunday, September 28, 2:00-4:00p | Sunday, October 12, 3:0-5:00p | Sunday, November 9, 3:00-5:00p
Where: 1658 Herald Ave, 45207
Volunteer Tasks: Marjorie Book will design greatly needed flash cards that can help students in Tanzania practice their Swahili and English. No previous experience with Swahili is needed as we will be using Google Translator when we make these flash cards.  
Contact: Maria Link, mjwlink@gmail.com, 513-368-8720

Girl Scouts: October 1 or 2 - November 12 or 13

Girl Scouts seeking fabulous female UC role models with their own transportation to deliver our easy to follow lesson outlines to girls at Mt. Airy Elementary or Winton Woods Intermediate School!  We pay for your background check, provide the curriculum and supplies. Prepare with 1 hour of training on UC’s campus! Act Fast!
Mt. Airy Elementary

When: Every Wednesday, October 1-November 12, 2:00-4:00p
Where: 5730 Colerain Ave 45239
Volunteer Tasks: Manage your own group of 12-20 girls by delivering an easy to follow outline
Winton Woods Intermediate
When: Every Thursday, October 1-November 12, 2:00-4:00p
Where: Winton Woods Intermediate, 825 Waycross 45240
Volunteer Tasks: Manage your own group of 12-20 girls by delivering an easy to follow outline

Contact: Cheryl Shrider, cherylshrider@girlscoutsofwesternohio.org, indicate location of interest.

Sculpture Appreciation Class: October 3, 10, 17, November 7, 21

Marjorie Book Continuing Education is committed to bringing together people with and without disabilities through community service, continuing education and theater experiences. Learn about how famous sculpture pieces have been interpreted over the years, and develop and share your own opinions about various sculpture pieces while participating in this event!
When: Friday nights, October 3, 10, 17 & November 7 & 21, 7:00-8:30p each night.
Where: 2647 Clifton Avenue, 45220
Volunteer Tasks: assist and participate in our activities alongside people with disabilities.
Contact: Maria Link, mjwlink@gmail.com, 513-368-8720

Santa Maria Price Hill Women's Health Fair: October 3, 4

Santa Maria Community Services has been helping families help themselves since 1897. Santa Maria is a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals.
When: Fair - Saturday, October 4, 8:30a - 2:00p | Set up help needed on Friday, October 3
Where: 4005 Glenway Ave., 45205 (park in front lot)
Volunteer Tasks:  Set up, provider and volunteer sign-in, participant registration, participant evaluations, refreshment distribution, provider assistance, fair guides/assistants, clean-up
Volunteer Perks: Free food!
Contact: Nathan Frock (nathan.frock@santamaria-cincy.org) or Gladys Bell (Gladys.Bell@santamaria-cincy.org) at 513-557-2730

Spanish Speakers Needed for Price Hill Women’s Health Fair: October 4

A spanish speaking volunteer to help out at this great event, see the posting above for alternative ways to help or more details about the event itself.
When: Saturday, October 4, 9:00a - 1:00p
Where: 3900 Vincent Ave. 45205
Volunteer tasks: Help mitigate language barriers at this women’s health event!
Contact: Laura Brinson, 513-557-2700

PAUSE Training: October 4

The mission at the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to support individuals with disabilities to successfully live, work and learn in the community. An exciting new initiative called "PAUSE" is in need of volunteers to give a break to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. The training allows students to be a one-on-one buddy with a child who has special needs.
When: Saturday, October 4, 9:00a-12:00p
Where: 7786 Service Center Drive, 45069
Volunteer Tasks: Get training to be a one-on-one buddy to a child with special needs.
Contact: Scott Osterfeld, sdosterfeld@butlerdd.org or 513-785-2813

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: October 4

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill from schools, businesses, and residences. We are holding a one-day collection of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as pesticides, fertilizers, lawn and pool chemicals, cleaners, and automotive fluids, from residents in Hamilton County. When disposed of or stored incorrectly these items could cause poisonings, pollution of waterways, and could be hazardous for trash haulers.
When: Saturday, October 4, 7:30-11:30a OR 11:00-3:00p
Where: 3800 Montgomery Rd. 45212 (Behind Norwood Plaza)
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 31 or 51 from campus to the meeting location for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: help direct traffic and sign people into the event. Volunteers will not come into contact with hazadours materials.
Contact: Michelle Balz, michelle.balz@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-7789

Leeukemia and Lymphoma Society Great Pumpkin Roll Ride: October 4

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. This bike ride is along lightly traveled roads of western Hamilton and Butler counties in Ohio and Franklin and Dearborn counties in Indiana.
Volunteer Tasks: Help with a variety of tasks including registration, rest stops, parking/road monitors, sag drivers, etc.
When: Saturday, October 4, 6:30a - 1:00p
Where: 9830 West Road, Harrison Ohio 45030
Register Online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45acac2fa2fd0-great
Contact: Molly Rebholz, molly.rebholz@lls.org

Fall Festival: October 4, 5

Aubrey Rose Foundation – Our mission is to help families caring for children with life threatening illnesses with our focus being on the family unit. We strive to lift families from life's complexities during this difficult time by providing emotional and financial support.
When: Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5,  9:30a-1:00p OR 1:00p4:30p both days and multiple shifts are welcome.
Where: H. J. Benken’s Florist, 6000 Plainfield Road 45212.  Come to the volunteer check-in booth
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, serving food, could be manning different areas such as horseback riding, hayride, parking, etc.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will get a lunch provided to them and a t-shirt to wear at the event and take home with them
Contact: Nancy Hollenkamp, nancy@aubreyrose.org, 513-265-5801

American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: October 5

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Walk, raises funds that are used to provide comprehensive services to women with breast cancer. We are looking for jovial volunteers to help cheer on, support, and assist our participants.
When: 8:15a-1:00p
Where: 705 E. Pete Rose Way, 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 19, 24 or 78 from campus to Sawyer Point for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: man water stations, cheerers for walkers, clean up after the walk
Volunteer Perks: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk T-shirts
Register Online: www.makingstrideswalk.org/Cincinnati
Contact: Vickie McMullen, 888-227-6446 ext. 4203

Asian Food Fest: October 5

In an effort to promote Asian culture in the Cincinnati community through food, entertainment, and relationship building join the Asian Food Fest committee in hosting their signature event!
When: Sunday, October 5, 11:00a - 9:00p
Where: 1230 Elm Street, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: help facilitate the event
Register Online: http://www.asianfoodfest.org/volunteer/
Contact: Cat Doan, staff@asianfoodfest.org, 513-227-0555

Game Nights for Teens with Disabilities: October 7, November 4, December 2

The mission of the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to support individuals with disabilities to successfully live, work and learn in the community. Want to have some fun helping teenagers with disabilities to learn positive social skills through playing games?
When: Tuesday, October 7, 4:30 - 6:30p | Tuesday, November, 4:30 - 6:30p | Tuesday, December 2, 4:30 - 6:30
Where: 282 N. Fair Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013
Volunteer Tasks: Playing games with teenagers who have disabilities
Contact: Scott Osterfeld, sdosterfeld@butlerdd.org

Build an Art Hub for FotoFocus: October 8 - 12

Come be a part of erecting a temporary Art Hub installation for the FotoFocus Biennial 2014 in Washington Park/Over-the-Rhine. World-renowned architect José Garcia has designed this amazing Art Hub from natural and recycled materials (5000 milk jugs are in play!).
When: Wednesday, October 8 - Sunday, October 12 | Additional opportunities through November
Where: 1230 Elm Street, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: FotoFocus needs your help in bringing this masterwork into existence. Some heavy lifting…and lots of fun! Hurry, though: first responses, first served.
More Info: http://www.fotofocusbiennial.org/volunteer
Contact
: volunteer@fotofocuscincinnati.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Cincinnati Light the Night Walk: October 9

Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
When: Thursday, October 9, 4:30-9:00p
Where: Sawyer Point Park 705 E. Pete Rose Way, 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 19 or Metro*Plus from campus to Sawyer Point for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: Help with the Kid Zone, route marking, food booths, course sweeper, and clean up
Volunteer Perks: Free Volunteer t-shirt and pizza
Contact: Molly Rebholz, molly.rebholz@lls.org

Scholars for Ashley Team at Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: October 9

Ashley was 10 when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, and later it became leukemia. At 14 she passed away. She received a bone marrow transplant and many rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. But she always smiled, always laughed, loved people, cared for animals, and sold the most cookies out of anyone in her girl scout troop. A quote from her, "I wouldn't wish I never had cancer because it has shaped me into who I am today."
When: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 5-9pm
Where: Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 19 or Metro*Plus from campus to Sawyer Point for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: Sign up for the team, raise $30, and attend the event any time between 5-9
Volunteer Perks: free food and giveaways at the event
Contact: scholarsforashley@gmail.com

The River Grill before the Big Chill with Cincinnati Parks: October 9 - 11

Cincinnati's first Ohio state championship, a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned contest. Volunteers needed!
When: Thursday-Saturday, October 9-11
Where: 815 Pete rose Way, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Assist with greeting and directions for attendees, assist contestants and judges, and assist with pre-ordered ticket distribution, among others.
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/3ef7a4d9-44cf-40b9-aa64-6068529691e0/1
Contact: Cheryl Lackey, cheryl.lackey@cincinnati-oh.gov

Ready-Set-Run for your Life!: October 10

Food? Zombies?? Coney Island??? WOW! Sign up to help facilitate this fun run 5K in in support of Greater Cincinnati’s Habitat for Humanity!
When: Friday, October 10, 5:30p-11:00p
Where: 6201 Kellog Ave. 45230
Volunteer Tasks: facilitate race registration and other general tasks
Contact: hfhgc@habitatcincinnati.org

Mt. Healthy Urban Tree Commission Planting Day: October 11

The Mt Healthy Urban Tree Commission is requesting 10 volunteers to assist as we plant approximately thirty trees in our area! Instruction will be provided.
When: Saturday, October 11, 9:00a (rain date will be the following day as the trees need to be planted!)
Where: 7365 Maple St, 45231 (on the sidewalk in front of house)
Volunteer Tasks: Plant 30 trees with the help of other volunteers!
Contact: Karen Arnett, 513-377-1976

Queen Bee Half Marathon: October 11

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is a race put on by the same people as the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The Queen Bee focuses on the health and physical well-being of women. The American Lung Association is partnering with the Queen Bee Half Marathon to provide volunteers for the community event and promote upcoming events.
When: Saturday, October 11, 8:00a-12:00p
Where: Downtown Cincinnati
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 19, 46 or 78 from campus to Sawyer Point for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be distributing energy gel to racers toward the end of the half marathon.  Volunteers will set up and clean the area, per given instructions.
Contact: Elizabeth Kelley, elizabeth.kelley@lung.org, 513-878-6604

Laughter is the Best Medicine: October 11

Aubrey Rose Foundation – Our mission is to help families caring for children with life threatening illnesses with our focus being on the family unit. We strive to lift families from life's complexities during this difficult time by providing emotional and financial support. We need volunteers (18 years of age and older)  to help with the Laughter comedy event
When: Saturday, October 11, 5:30p-11:00p
Where: Champions Baseball Academy, 5994 Linneman Street, 45230
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be helping to seat people, helping with the dinner and clean- up of tables, manning the raffle items, selling raffle tickets and assisting with various aspects of the evening.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will get a dinner provided by Maggiano’s Little Italy and a t-shirt to wear that night at the event and to take home with them, and volunteers will get to see comedians that have toured on the national comedy circuit
Contact: Nancy Hollenkamp, nancy@aubreyrose.org, 513-265-5801

Beauty & the Beast Junior: October 17, 18, 19 & 25

The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre founded in 1924, is dedicated to educating, entertaining and engaging audiences through professional theatrical productions. We are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s rendition of Beauty & The Beast Jr!
Shows:
Friday, October 17, 6:15-9:00p
Saturday, October 18, 12:45-3:30p OR 4:30-8:00p
Sunday, October 19, 12:45-2:15p
Saturday, October 25, 12:45-3:30 OR 3:45-6:30
Where: 317 East 5th Street, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Ushering (1.5 hour shift) | Kids club & autograph table (3 hour shift) | Selling merchandise (3 hour shift) | Ushering and help with Gala (October 18 only, 4 hour shift). Wear nice black pants or skirts and a nice white shirt (No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops).
Volunteer Perks: watch the show after shift is over!
Contact: Heidi Moody, heidimoody@mac.com

Third Annual Dance with my Daddy: October 17

The Dance with my Daddy event is for any father/father figure who has a child with special needs. 40-50 dedicated, detailed, and committed volunteers are needed to help host the Third Annual Dance with my Daddy this October at The Centennial Barn.
When: Friday, October 17, 7:00-11:00p
Where: 110 Compton Road, 45215
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 78 from campus to the location of this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: valets, hosts/hostesses, servers, decorators, and clean-up crew members
Register Online: AwesomeFathersTakingRoles.org
Contact: Julia Stumbo, jstumbo123@gmail.com

Feet in the Street 5K: October 19

The Avondale Feet in the Street 5K will benefit the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation’s mission to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood by implementing health & wellness activities. We are looking for volunteers to help us make our inaugural race day a fun filled success. Sign up today!
When: Sunday,  October 19, 7:30a
Where: 3529 Reading Rd, 45229
Volunteer Tasks: help facilitate race registration and after race activities
Register Online: http://www.avondalerunningclub.com/5kvolunteer.html
Contact: admin@avondalerunningclub.com

PAUSE Events: October 23, November 6, December 4

The mission of the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to support individuals with disabilities to successfully live, work and learn in the community.” An exciting new initiative called "PAUSE" is in need of volunteers to give a break to parents and caregivers of children with special needs.
When: Thursday, October 23 | Thursday, November 6 | Thursday, December 4
Where: 7786 Service Center Drive, 45069
Volunteer Tasks: You can either take the PAUSE Training to become a one-on-one buddy to a child with special needs; in which you would hang out, play games, etc. with the child OR you can just simply volunteer without the training by being a greeter, work at the registration, craft, or food tables, or be a runner.
Volunteer Perks: Get to socialize with a child with special needs and give parents of the children a break. Food is provided.
Contact: Scott Osterfeld, sdosterfeld@butlerdd.org or 513-785-2813

The Child Wellness Fund Guinness World Record-breaking event: October 25

The Child Wellness Fund is a hometown, Cincinnati-based group that focuses on "true collaborations." Here in Cincinnati, we'll be hosting the world's largest Nerf blaster battle to raise money for the CWF. The fund itself is a non-profit that works to engage communities for children and their families. We are looking for volunteers to help put on  Guinness World Record Breaking Event. Money raised during the event will go toward helping the fund sustain its level of commitment around the city. Costumes are encouraged.
When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2014 (fundraising can start now)
Where: Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave, 45216
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 78 from campus to the Fairgrounds for this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: Help teams sign up for the event and ensure the event goes off smoothly day-of
Volunteer Perks: Free tickets to the event (normally $15 apiece)
Contact: Gin Ando, 513-254-3502, ando.gin.a@gmail.com

Weekly Volunteer Needs

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

Academy of World Languages: Dragon Zone After School Clubs: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

The Academy of World Languages is a diverse and multicultural K-8 Cincinnati Magnet School located just 3 miles from UC’s uptown campus. Alongside having a great program for teaching English as a Second Language, our students learn Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian as part of their curriculum. Over half of our student population is non-native to the United States coming from over 50 different countries around the world!!!
When: Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:30-3:30p
Where: 2030 Fairfax Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Volunteer Tasks: help with numerous after school programs for the school’s student body including tutoring and homework help, food preparation and clean-up for kids’ cafe, assisting with after school dragon zone clubs, and preparing materials for teachers.
Contact: Matthew Woodruff, woodrumd@mail.uc.edu

Stepping Stones Adult Services: Monday - Friday

Stepping Stones programs help children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities become more independent and contributing members of the community. Make a difference in someone’s life and join us! It’s fun, rewarding and an excellent way to meet new people!
When: Year-round, Monday-Friday
Where: 5650 Given Rd, 45243 OR 1414 Lake Allyn Rd, 45103
Volunteer Tasks: Build independent living skills in adults with disabilities. Volunteers assist with cooking, daily living skills, arts & crafts and community activities. Must be 18 or older.
Register Online: steppingstonesvolunteer.org
Contact: 513-965-5110

Social Skills Game Night for Kids with Disabilities: Thursdays, October 9 - November 13

The mission of the Butler Country Board of Developmental Disabilities is to support individuals with disabilities to successfully live, work and learn in the community. The Fall Social Skill Game Night will be for ages 11-15 year olds. This is a fun and practical way for children with disabilities to learn social skills by playing games and interacting with peers.
When: Thursdays, October 9 - November 13, 4:30 - 6:30p
Where: 282 N. Fair Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011
Volunteer Tasks: To help promote great social skills to children from ages 11-15 through activities such as playing games.
Contact: Scott Osterfeld, sdosterfeld@butlerdd.org

Washington United Church of Christ Tutoring Program: Monday - Thursday

Washington United Church of Christ in partnership with Camp Washington has established the Homework Club, an after-school program designed to assist neighborhood primary school students in increasing their reading, writing, math and life skills.
When: Every Monday - Thursday, 4:15 - 5:30p
Where: 2950 Sidney Ave, 45225, Enter through the Rachel Street Breezeway
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring children K-6 in reading, writing, math, and life skills
Volunteer Perks: Occasional free food, networking opportunities
Contact: Kendra Pressley, wuccvista@outlook.com, 513-541-7757, 513-390-6491

After School Tutoring: Every Tuesday: Starting September 16

Volunteer with Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for after school tutoring in French, Latin, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Reading, Math, Science, History, Spanish, and Social Studies with a focus on grades 6 - 12.
When: Every Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:30p, starting September 16
Volunteer Perks: Transportation provided! Pick-Up at Turner Circle, 5:15p
Contact: Al Sewell, 513-227-0262, bj500@fuse.net

Withrow University High School 7th/8th Grade Advisory Co-Leader

The 7th and 8th Grade teaching team at Withrow has split students into small groups for a twice a week advisory period. This is a time for students to discuss issues that are happening outside of the classroom. We are looking for each teacher to partner with a volunteer (preferably undergraduate or graduate student) to help with the dialogue.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15 - 11:45a, September - May
Where: Withrow University High School, 2520 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, Oh 45208
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 24 from campus to Withrow! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: Develop a relationship with the students and help facilitate discussions with the students alongside a mentor teacher.
Contact: Nick Shaver, 832-455-8832, shavern@cpsboe.k12.oh.us

Gardening Opportunity at the Zoo: September-October

Great opportunity to get your hands dirty! Help the Cinicnnati Zoo’s Horticulture Department as they prepare the zoo grounds for winter.
When: Every Tuesday and/or Wednesday 9:00a-12:00p
Where: 3400 Vine St. 45220
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Route 78 from campus to the Zoo for this opportunity! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: mulching, bulb painting, potting, and various other jobs for the fall season
Contact: Deb Zureick. Deb.zureick@cincinnatizoo.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Free Tutoring Program: Starting October 2

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Over-the-Rhine is offering a Free Tutoring Program for children Preschool through sixth grade. We are looking for motivated volunteers to come provide homework help, reading skills, and mentor support for area youth.
When: Every Thursday starting October 2, 4:30-5;30p
Where: 14 E. Liberty St. 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro, and take Routes 46, 78, or Metro*Plus from campus to the location of this event! Plan your trip here.
Volunteer Tasks: homework help, reading assistance, mentor support
Volunteer Perks: Snacks!
Contact: Pastor John, 513-266-6379 or Ms. Lisa Burns, 859-466-7834

Leadership Scholars Parent Academy: September 24-November 12

Leadership Scholars is a non-profit organization working with Cincinnati Public and Parochial Schools to ensure that students not only graduate from high school, but get to and through college.  Leadership Scholars offers an eight week program, the Parent Academy that teaches parents how to work with the school and their students to ensure that grades, standardized test scores, study, and mindset skills are where they need to be. Volunteers are needed to provide care for children of parents participating in the program.
When: Eight Wednesdays beginning September 24, 6:00-7:30p
Where: 106 Calhoun Street, 45219
Volunteer Tasks: Provide supervision for pre-school through 8th grade students from 6:00-7:30.  The younger children will be in a pre-school room.  The older children will be in the gym which will be divided into three stations:  one for basketball, one for nerf football, and one for jump ropes and other games.
Volunteer Perks: A local chef will be donating meals and student volunteers are welcome to enjoy a free meal from 5:30-6:00. Volunteers will be welcome to attend the hour long Parent Academy graduation ceremony on the UC campus to see the impact of their service and meet with President Ono.
Contact: Sharon Frankart, sharonfrankart@gmail.com, 513-861-5323

Volunteer Soccer Coaches: September 8 - October 17

Activities Beyond the Classroom is a group that is working with Cincinnati Public Schools to help launch a girls soccer program.
When: 2 times per week for 6 weeks, September 8 - October 17 | 75 minute sessions | Start times vary between 2:30 - 4:00p based on school release times
Where: Various Cincinnati Public Schools
Volunteer Tasks: Introduce girls in grades 4, 5, and 6 to the game of soccer. You don't have to know soccer to be a coach, you only need to be willing to supervise girls and help them have fun!
Contact: Jackie Esterkamp, jackie@abccincy.org, 513-236-9806

St Francis Seraph Service Opportunities in OTR: Every Week

St Francis Seraph School Nutrition Program
Assisting with food preparation for programs giving low income families a good meal while teaching the importance of good nutrition, family dining time, and good manners
When: Tuesdays, 2pm – 430pm – food prep shift | 430pm – 7pm – setup and assistance with the program shift
Where: School basement, St. Francis Seraph 14 E. Liberty Street. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact: Sr. Mary Jennings, 859-512-9645 for more information or to volunteer

St. Francis Seraph Ministries Soup Kitchen
Soup kitchen helpers needed, every hour helps.
When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:15 – 6pm
Where: School basement, St. Francis Seraph 14 E. Liberty Street. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact: Bubs Kindt, 513-535-2918 for more information or to volunteer

Parker Woods Montessori Elementary 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, we are seeking to bring tutors into both classrooms and after school program.
When: 45 minutes--1 hour blocks of time, between the hours of 9:15 and 3:30, or in the after school program, between 3:30 and 5:30.
Where: Parker Woods Montessori, 4370 Beech Hill, Cincinnati, OH 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

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.

Stepping Stones Kids Club, Young Adult Club, Respite Weekends: Two Saturdays Per Month

Stepping Stones programs help children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities become more independent and contributing members of the community. Make a difference in someone’s life and join us! It’s fun, rewarding and an excellent way to meet new people!
When: 2 Saturdays per month, with Kids Club during the day and Young Adult Club in the evenings.
Where: 5650 Given Rd, 45243 OR 1414 Lake Allyn Rd, 45103
Volunteer Tasks: Kids Club - be paired with a child, age 5 to 16, and help with arts & crafts, sports, games and seasonally themed activities | Young Adult Club - hang out with teens and young adults in dance parties, recreational activities and sporting events | Respite Weekends - help a teen or adult have a fun weekend and provide a much needed break for a busy family. Activities include sports, games, creative expressions, themed activities, campfires and more.
Register: steppingstonesvolunteer.org
Contact: 513-965-5110

Community Service Campus Internship

myActions on Campus TM is the leading college platform to engage students and deliver real world impact of green, caring and healthy actions across friends, clubs, classes, organizations and events. The community service internship will be focused on creating a healthy campus through team-building activities as well as creating a sense of community between clubs on campus.
When: 2-4 hours per week | 8 months
Where: virtual w/ one office hour required
Volunteer Tasks: Activate & grow your network to recruit and partner with campus leaders on initiatives, Demonstrate & share positive behaviors, Motivate students online and on campus, and Integrate with at least 2 campus events
Register Online: myActions.org/Interns
Contact: Katie.billing@myactions.org

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

WordPlay Cincy is a unique, vibrant nonprofit helping students K-8 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! 
When: Minimum of 2 tutoring sessions per month (2 hours each session). Tutoring programs are Monday through Thursday 3:00 - 5:00p and Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00p.
Where: WordPlay Cincy, 4041 Hamilton Ave., 45223 (in Northside) 
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! We are celebrating our second anniversary this year, 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: Kirsten Zook, 513-260-8129 or info@wordplaycincy.org, www.wordplaycincy.org

Advocates for the Women's Crisis Center of Nothern Kentucky

The Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky’s primary mission is to lead our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse.  We are seeking individuals to attend our state-mandated 40-hour training session to become direct-service volunteers who will provide advocacy and support to our clients in the hospital or our residential shelter.
When: Volunteer Training is throughout the month of October. (Saturday, October 4, 9a - 5p | Mon, Tues, Wed, Oct 6, 7, 8, 9a - 5p | Mon, Tues, Wed, Oct 13, 14, 15, 9a - 5p | Saturday, October 18, 9a - 5p)
Where: 3580 Hargrave Dr., Hebron, KY, 41048
Volunteer Tasks:  Once the volunteer completes training, they will be working “on-call” shifts that they pick throughout the month(s). The hospital advocate will be dispatched to a local St. Elizabeth Hospital in the event that a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence come in to the ER. Volunteers work during specified shifts, Monday- Friday (6p – 6a) and Saturday, Sunday (6a – 6p, 6p – 6a). Some of the advantages of becoming a volunteer with the Women’s Crisis Center is that we can offer certain fields/majors with CEUs, mandatory volunteer hours for their specific major, a certification in hospital advocacy, a 2-hour CEU in HIV/AIDS training.
Contact: Kelly Rose, 859-372-3578 for any further questions or to request an application.

Alliance for Leadership & Interconnection

ALI volunteers work to implement long term environmental sustainability and green STEM Programs for K-12 schools.
Volunteer Tasks: Looking for a volunteer to assist with website maintenance using Word Press, social media management, and manning stations at Green STEM Fairs in area schools.
Contact: Ginny Frazier, nsgreenschool@yahoo.com, 513-541-4607

History Video Narrator/Presenter

History In Your Own Backyard is a video production company based in Sunman, Indiana. We produce short videos of unique, often overlooked historic buildings, bridges & tunnels in the tristate area. We are in need of young adults ages 1530 to narrate and present the films.
When: Beginning Saturday, September 6. This will be an ongoing project with films being produced throughout the tri-state over the next 2 years.
Where: Various
Volunteer Tasks: We are looking for people between 15 & 30 years of age who are comfortable in front of a camera, can speak clearly, are relaible, ans like to learn about the hidden treasure here in the tri-state.
Volunteer Perks: I can guarantee that you will have access to some of the coolest places in the tri-state and meet people who quite possibly could be a very important connection in your network for the future. We will be filming places that you never knew existed and places that most people have no access to.
Contact: Satolli Glassmeyer, 812-623-5727, info@HistoryInYourOwnBackyard.com

Pedigree Consignments: Monday - Saturday

Pedigree Consignments is Cincinnati’s premiere consignment shop offering fine furniture, home accessories, art, jewelry and handbags. In our 10th year, the shop is staffed by volunteers and all net proceeds directly support the United Coalition for Animals (UCAN), a non-profit spay-neuter clinic, whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation.
When: Monday - Friday, 10:00a - 2:00p OR 2:00p - 6:00p | Saturday, 10:00a - 1:00p OR 1:00p - 5:00p
Where: 9889 Montgomery Rd, 45242
Volunteer Tasks: Assist customers with selections and purchases, assist consigners when bringing new items
Contact: Bridgette Huerkamp, 513-793-7387, bhuerkamp@pedigreeconsignments.com

CISV USA Internship Opportunity (Unpaid)

CISV is a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship--and that the real difference can be made by starting with children. CISV is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship. CISV USA is seeking a talented PHP/Drupal developer intern to both maintain and develop new features on CISV Central - the organization's national website made to communicate and organize our several membership chapters.
When: Internship length will vary based on your availability and requirements of your school’s internship program.
Where: telecommunication positon (virtual)
Volunteer Tasks: You will work with the CISV USA Administrative Director and the National Electronic Communications Chair to implement bug fixes and new features.
Skills Desired: PHP, HTML, CSS, and Drupal knowledge is a plus | Familiarity with the version control system GIT or a similar system | Ability and desire to work independently | Be able to devote a minimum of 10 hours/week.
Contact: Scott Solomon, scott.solomon@us.cisv.org

The listings above reflect volunteer, service, and/or engagement 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.