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The Bair Foundation
260 Northland Blvd. Suite. 124
Cincinnati OH 45246

How do I get there: Car
Mission Statement:
The Bair foundation is committed to child and family services across nine states. Our programs range from foster care and adoption services (including children with special and therapeutic needs), to clinical and behavioral health aids and independent living transitions.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Laura Elliott / / 703-863-8663
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
When a child comes into The Bair Foundation’s care, the state allots 30 days to gather all necessary paperwork, such as birth certificates, and hospital and judicial records. Since social case workers are quite often overloaded, the foundation is seeking volunteers who are willing to help gather documents for our location.
Minimum Time Commitment:
No Minimum

Bluegrass for Babies
3448 Uright Place
Cincinnati, OH 45208

How do I get there? Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: Bluegrass for Babies strives to improve the health of children throughout the Cincinnati Area by providing young families practical preventive health information.  Bluegrass for Babies benefits the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center through our annual family friendly festival held at Sawyer Point.
Volunteer Coordinator: Lauren Boehm / / 513-256-5252
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Interacting with children and young parents at Outreach Labs at the Cincinnati Children's Museum- the first Saturday of each month beginning: 9am-4pm
Minimum Time: 2 hours per month

Building Hope in the City
PO Box 112173
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus
Mission Statement:  Restoring the City to God by Intentionally Sharing Christ and Connecting God‚Äôs People in Service to our Urban Communities.
Volunteer Coordinator: John Suguitan / / 513-266-6379
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Kid's Church in Avondale – SAT 11-1  Kid's Church in Over-the-Rhine – SUN 11-1 Tutoring Kid's in Westwood – M 7-8 pm Refugee Resettlement on the West Side - days & times vary  Meal to the homeless in Over-the-Rhine – W 6-7:30 pm Starting a NEW Church Plant in Over-the-Rhine – SUN 9-10:30am
Minimum time commitment: 2 hours per month

Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities
282 N. Fair Avenue
Hamilton OH 45011

How do I get there: Car
Mission Statement:
To support individuals to successfully live, work and learn in the community.
Volunteer Coordinator: Scott Osterfeld / / 513-785-2813
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
An exciting new initiative called "PAUSE" is in need of volunteers to give a break to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. PAUSE Events will be scheduled throughout Butler County and will include safe and fun activities, food, and more for kids with disabilities. Parents will be able to register their kids, drop them off, and get a much needed break to unwind, relax, and recharge. There will be a variety of dates and times that we will share with you.
Minimum Time Commitment:
1 hour per week

Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: 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. The goal is to strengthen our community by assisting these New Americans so that refugees, migrants and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging.
Volunteer Coordinator:  Mike Dutle / / 513- 521-1745
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: A teacher’s assistant is needed to help adult refugees develop enough literacy and language to take care of themselves and their families in the United States, and to obtain meaningful employment. A Refugee services assistant is to bring refugees to a position of self-dependence and provide on-going support as needed, to steer them in the wise way.  An Immigration Assistant will assist with documentation and paper trails required to apply for citizenship. A Homemaking/Daily Life Coach is desired to empower refugees to maintain their household by developing needed skills.  A Medical Companion is needed to accompany refugees to medical appointments and assure promptness and the quality of service.  Activities include communicating with hospital personnel and serving as advocate, being with them and accompanying them from site to site in the same facility, keeping refugees safe and responding to needs as they arise, intercultural exchange, familiarizing refugees to the US and appreciating their culture. An Employment Training Assistant assists the Coordinator with employment services such that refugees obtain and retain employment.  Sample activities include finding positions (on-line), assists with orientation, familiarize with transportation, filing, data entry, and client interaction.
Minimum Time: 2 hours per week

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
1740 Langdon Farm Rd
Cincinnati OH 45237

How do I get there: Car, Metro Route 43 & 41
Mission Statement:
To act as an advocate, provider and facilitator for the full range of public and private resources, programs and policies which give low- to moderate-income individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Pamela Brown / / 513-569-1840 ext. 1446
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
Provide overall assistance to the Community Services Program and Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Minimum Time Commitment:
No Minimum

Clovernook Center for the Blind
7000 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus (Route 17)
Mission Statement: To empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities.
Volunteer Coordinator: Catie Turner / / 513-728-6238
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Transportation, Proofreading, Leisure/Recreation Services; One-to-One/Friendly visitors, Personal Assistance, Youth Services, Administrative/Clerical Assistance, or you can develop your own role as a volunteer.
Minimum Time Commitment: No minimum

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati
103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

How do I get there? Walk, Bike, Drive
Mission Statement: To build social and economic equity and a healthy environment.
Volunteer Coordinator: Garron Segal / / 513-475-0475
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Answering Phones: M-F 9-5. Office Help: M-F 9-5. Special Projects: Flexible
Minimum Time Commitment: 3 hours per week

Deupree Meals on Wheels
3939 Erie Ave
Cincinnati OH 45208

How do I get there:  Car
Mission Statement:
We enrich the lives of older adults in a person-centered, innovative and spiritually based way.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Sue Susskind / / 513-561-8150
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
Volunteers needed to deliver meals in the community-Tuesday through Friday are delivery days.  You must arrive at the Deupree House between 10:30 and 10:45 to pick up meals on the day you deliver and then run your route.  Time commitment is 1 to 2 hours, depending on the length of the route.
Minimum Time Commitment:
2 hours per week

End Slavery Cincinnati
114 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: End Slavery Cincinnati will train, educate, and reach out to the community to create 100% awareness in the greater Cincinnati area as to the reality and presence of human trafficking.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Erin Meyer / / 513-762-5658
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Street Outreach Training - once or more per month, see website for details  Street Outreach - Tuesday Nights 10pm-12am, Must be Street Outreach Trained
Minimum Time Commitment: 2 hours

English & Acculturation Services
200 McFarland
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 17,18,19)
Mission Statement:  We teach  English, literacy, acculturation and civics for adult refugees and immigrants from around the world.
Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Joan Reutter / / 513-354-5714
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Teaching ESOL, tutoring and computer lab monitoring. M-TH 9-7 pm
Minimum time commitment: 2 hours per week

Give Back Cincinnati
312 Walnut St., Suite 3600
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

How do I get there? Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: Mission:  Enhance our communities through engaging young volunteers and developing leaders by providing unique community engagement opportunities. Vision:  Give Back Cincinnati will be the community service catalyst that makes our region a vibrant and engaged community where YPs move to and stay.  As a result, our region will be nationally known for its unique philanthropic spirit.
Volunteer Coordinator: Ryan Cowan /  / 513-658-5655
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Saturdays - 8a to 2 / Painting schools or low income homes, landscaping, playing with kids, working with residents at retirement homes, create hiking trails, exploring local communities. Weekdays - 6p to 8 /  Attend panel board discussions on hot topic issues in our city led by experts, landscaping. We are an organization of 5,000 members between the ages of 18 and 35.  We work hard but we also undestand the importance of socializing and networking.  The majority of our members are working professionals.  Students will have the opportunity to make key connections in their fields, and make a positive impact in their community.  It is our hope that by engaging them in our city, they'll be more inclined to obtain a job locally and continue to embrace the city of Cincinnati.
Minimum Time: 5+ hours, per month

Grace Place
6037 Cary Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: Provide temporary shelter for women and their children in transition from homelessness in a homelike setting that promotes the dignity and empowerment of each individual.
Volunteer Coordinator: Maura Anaya / / 513-681-2365
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: 4 hour shifts in Residence Weekends and Evenings. Computer & IT Assistance.  Intern (Live-in) requires 1 yr commitment.
Minimum time commitment: 2 hours per week

Greenpeace Ohio
2330 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Volunteer Coordinator: Kate Melges /  / 727-403-9575  
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Data entry, 1-2 hours a week, hours are flexible  Community outreach, 2-4 hours a week, some evenings M-F, mid morning to late afternoon on weekends  Campaign research, 2-3 hours a week, hours are flexible
Minimum Time: 5+ hours per month

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati
4910 Para Dr.
Cincinnati OH 45237

How do I get there:  Car
Mission Statement:
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Kristen Gasperetti / / 513-482-5603
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
Construction tasks - Times can vary. All of our times/locations are on our website.
Minimum Time Commitment:
No Minimum

Interfaith Hospitality Network
990 Nassau Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus (Route 1, 31)
Mission Statement:
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati provides homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and works with these families to find and retain stable housing.
Volunteer Coordinator: Whitney Ruble / / 513-471-1100 ext. 17
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Child Enrichment Program Afterschool Program 3:00-5:00 pm daily. You will be working with children of homeless families who have been through some stress and trauma, we would prefer someone who has worked with the population before, or who is open to receiving training before working with these children.
Minimum Time: 2 hours per week

311 Straight Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: ITNGC provides transportation service for seniors (60+) and visually impaired adults. Transportation is door-through-door, arm-through-arm, go where you want to go when you want to go for members.
Volunteer Coordinator: Nancy Schuster / / 513-559-2856
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Rides provided 24/7, but highest demand is M-F 9-4
Minimum time commitment: 3 hours per month.

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
5530 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 19)
Mission Statement: Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is a non-profit organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.  We offer to people of good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and the celebration of life.  We offer our elderly friends opportunities to create new friendships and relationships.  Through volunteer visits, holiday & birthday parties, art classes, and social outings, our elders are reconnected to the community and other elders.  Our motto of "Flowers Before Bread" expresses our believe that love, dignity, and beauty in life are as basic as physical needs.
Volunteer Coordinator: Cathy Rolfes / / 513-467-0404
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Visiting Volunteers-visit 1 special elderly friend 2 times per month, hours are flexible  Social Events Volunteers-help with outings, art classes, movie nights scheduled throughout the year.  Holiday and Birthday Volunteers-Visit an elderly person in their home on their birthday or major holiday delivering a hot meal and goodies.  Meal preparation or transporation providers-needed to help prepare lunch or drive elderly on 3rd Thursday of each month 11:00 a.m.-2:00  / m. OR to movie night the last Tuesday of each month 6:30 - 9:30  / m.  Many volunteer opportunities available offering flexibility. 
Minimum Time: No minimum

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled
3603 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati OH 45229

How do I get there: Bike, Car, Metro 43, 51, Metro Plus
Mission Statement:
Our mission is to facilitate the education of adults with disabilities to realize their aspirations.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Jesse Byerly / / 513-861-5233
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
The purpose of this position is to create a sustainable and easily navigable database of accessible housing in the Greater Cincinnati area. Flexible between M-F, around 15 hours a week needed.
Minimum Time Commitment: 5+ hours per week

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
5900 Roche Drive, Suite 250
Columbus, OH 43229

How do I get there?  Drive, Metro
Mission Statement:
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking
Volunteer Coordinator:
Randall Young / / 800-552-8641
Volunteer Tasks and Hours
: Court Monitoring. You will be asked to attend a court to observe & collect information on drunk driving cases. The information collected by Court Monitoring volunteers is used to better understand DUIs from the crime through prosecution including more support of prevention efforts and analyzing trends. Hours will dependent on College/University requirements.
Minimum Time Commitment:
5+ hours per month

Marjorie Book Continuing Education
2373 Harrison Avenue, Room 21
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: Marjorie Book Continuing Education provides inclusive experiences among people of all abilities through continuing education, service and theater. Play Rehearsals various nights from April -August  6-9:30pm  Classes various Friday nights March-May, November-December 7-8:30pm  Service Projects various Saturdays March- November 10am-2pm  See website: for specific dates and locations. Volunteers work with teens and adults with and without disabilities, included but not limited to Downs Syndrome, blindness, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.
Volunteer Coordinator: Maria Link / / 513-368-8720
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: 6-9:30pm
Minimum Time Commitment: 1 hour per month

Mayerson JCC
8485 Ridge Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236

How do I get there:  Car
Mission Statement:
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.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Ari Mann / / 513-766-3396
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
On- Call Volunteers-ongoing  Event help- hours and days vary
Minimum Time Commitment:
No Minimum

Miles Away
71 Elk Court
Fairfield, Ohio 45014

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: To encourage and cultivate national awareness and respect for, the sacrifices and struggles of American servicemen and women engaged in armed conflicts. 
Volunteer Coordinator: Kristi Benton / / 513-939-6659
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Fundraising: Flexible hours. Making Phone Calls: Flexible Administrative Assistant: Flexible Company Development: Flexible
Minimum Time Commitment:  2 hours per week

Northside School
5920 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus (Route 17)
Mission Statement: To empower discouraged and burdened people to improve their quality of life through opportunities for education, community service and employment.
Volunteer Coordinator: Charlene Dalton / 513-546-8954
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Tutoring Students T-F 9:30-1:30, Answering phones T-F 9:30-1:30, Social Service Help M-F 9-3. Grant Writing flexible.
Minimum time commitment: 5+ hours per week

2605 Burnet Avenue

How do I get there? Bike, Walk, Drive
Mission Statement: ProKids provides advocacy services to children aged birth through 21 years who are in the foster care system.
Volunteer Coordinator: Jane Cohen / / 513-487-4951
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5
Minimum time commitment: 2-5 hours per month.

Public Allies Cincinnati
50 E. Freedom Way, 4th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 1)
Mission Statement: Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.
Volunteer Coordinator: Alisa Balestra / / 513-381-4660
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Move the Needle on Community Issues. Help Initiate and Sustain Partnerships (community and strategic partner recruitment). Categorize list of stakeholders by: issue areas (identified by citizens, neighborhood city council heads, regional reports) and resources (well-funded, etc.) For each organization, create profiles including information about donors, board members, staff roles and contact information, programs offered/services provided, demographics served. Create list of Fortune 500 companies/corporate sponsors and determine issues funded. Match corporate sponsors with stakeholders with minimal resources based on issues funded and programs/services offered
Minimum Time: 5+ hours per week

St Margaret Hall
1960 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

How do I get there? Bike, Drive, Bus (Route 11/24)
Mission Statement: Residents are supported with creativity, humor and kindness and offered opportunities for stimulation or solace, decision making and self-esteem.
Volunteer Coordinator: Maria Ceddia / / 513-751-5880
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Working with residents: 1 hr/week. Updating Website: Flexible. Sign language Volunteer: Flexible. Bilingual French Volunteer: Flexible
Minimum Time Commitment: 1 hour per week

Sts. Peter and Paul Academy
231 Clark Road

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 43)
Mission Statement: We serve children mostly from blue collar, hard working families who see the importance of teaching their children about God as well as their regular school lessons.
Volunteer Coordinator: Sandy Harsch / / 513-761-7772
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Help with Grant Writing/Administrative Tasks: 8:00-2:45.  
Minimum time commitment: 2-5 hours per month

St. Vincent de Paul
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

How do I get there? Drive, Bus
Mission Statement: We foster hope by providing spiritual, emotional and material assistance on a person-to-person basis to the poor, lonely and forgotten in our community.
Volunteer Coordinator: Maura Carpinello / / 513-562-8841
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Front Desk Help: Hours Flexible. Hospitality Volunteer: Hours Flexible. Social Service Volunteer: Wed 9-11am. Food Pantry Volunteer: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 10-12. Pharmacy Volunteer: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30-4:30 or Saturday 8:30-12. GED Tutor Volunteers: Hours Flexible. Garden Caretakers: Flexible. Holiday Distrubutions: Flexible

Stepping Stones Center
5650 Given Road
Cincinnati, Oh 45243

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement:
Stepping Stones works towards creating pathways to independence for people with disabilities.
Volunteer Coordinator: Monica Vernier / / 513-965-5151
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Respite - Join Stepping Stones and volunteer for our Respite program on Saturday from either 9a.m - 2p.m or 3 p.m - 9 p.m, two times a month during the school year. Come be a part of our season/holiday theme based activities, crafting, sports, parties and cooking. (Camp Allyn Location - Batavia)    Kids Club- Join Stepping Stones and volunteer for our Saturday Kids Club from 9:45a.m to 3p.m, two times a month during the school year. Saturday Kids Club is a program for children 5 to 16 and includes swimming, sports and games, arts & crafts, outdoor play, and seasonally themed activities. Volunteers are paired with campers to assist throughout the day. (Given Location – Indian Hill)    Young Adult Club- Join Stepping Stones and volunteer for our Saturday Teen/Young Adult Club (designed for ages 16-25) from 3:45p.m - 9p.m two times a month during the school year.
Minimum time commitment:
2 hrs per week.

Su Casa Hispanic Center 
7036 Fairpark Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45216

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 78/41)
Mission Statement:  To both fulfill the needs of our clients while also encouraging them to become empowered and proactive members of society.
Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Brinson / / 513-761-1588
Volunteer Tasks & Times: Assist Bi-lingual Caseworkers: M-F 9 to 5 and Sun10 to 3. Teach ESL or Computer Skills: flexible; classes meet for two hours a week for 10 weeks.Tutoring bi-lingual kids: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00.
Minimum time commitment: 2 hours per week.

Village Life Outreach Project
3306 Ruther Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

How do I get there? Walk, Bike, Drive
Mission Statement: To unite communities to promote Life, Health and Education.
Volunteer Coordinator: Rachel Vakerics / / 513-584-8614
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Varies. Working at various functions and attending meetings.
Minimum Time Commitment: 1 hour per month

VISIONS Community Services
425 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 1/49)
Mission Statement: to enable young teen mothers to remain in school.
Volunteer Coordinator: Denise Steward / / 513-651-2229
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Working w/ children: Mon-Fri 9-12 & 3-5. Assembling equipment: Thur and Fri 9:30-4:30. Answering phones: Mon-Fri 12:30-2:30
Minimum Time Commitment: 2 hours per week

Women's Crisis Center Northern Kentucky
3580 Hargrave Drive
Hebron KY 41048

How do I get there:  Car
Mission Statement:
To lead our community in the social changed needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Kelly Rose / / 859-372-3578
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
*March 2015 40-hour training  By taking this course, you are eligible for any advocacy work that involves working with our clients. This includes but is not limited to: Working in our Shelter  Hospital Advocacy (Hospital Runners).This opportunity is open to everyone (age 20 or older), however, many social work, women's/gender studies, and law students find the training session very helpful to their field of study.
Minimum Time Commitment: 5+ hours per month