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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.


Are you looking for a way to engage your community? Are you free Wednesday mornings between 10-11:30a? Then Hughes STEM Scholars need YOU to be a mentor! Assist students as they prepare for the ACT by volunteering today!
When: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30a
Where: Hughes STEM High School, 2515 Clifton Ave., 45219
Volunteer Tasks: engage students in the ACT prep curriculum, develop mentor relationship
Contact: Ashley Felts,

UC Women’s Center Student Listening Session - January 22

Continuing our 35 year history of cutting-edge programming, the Women's Center is engaging in a strategic planning process this year, creating the opportunity to re-imagine our efforts to create gender and social justice. As part of this process, we are conducting an external program review to assess current programming and services provided by the Center, identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and recommend continued innovative and transformative programming. These student listening sessions are a critical component of this review and will directly inform the future of our work.
Two external program reviewers will be co-facilitating the listening sessions. They have already conducted sessions for staff and faculty, as well as an initial session for students. Now’s YOUR chance to inform the future direction of the Center and our work! We need your input.
When: Thursday, January 22, 12-1:30p
Where: African American Cultural & Resource Center

Become a Peer Leader! Applications due February 2

Peer Leaders are responsible for providing academic support and leading LC meetings twice each week with content focused on the FYE target learning areas, planning and implementing social events for LC members, and providing individual and small group mentoring. Peer Leaders attend weekly meetings, have weekly office hours and develop lesson plans to meet the needs of their students. Peer leaders must have experience and the academic background needed to address the academic needs and interests of their students. An important role of Peer Leaders is collaborating with faculty, advisors, organizations, and others to give students a high quality LC experience that prepares them for subsequent academic accomplishments.
Pay: $8.10 hourly, working 8 hours each week.
Requirements: Must maintain good academic standing (minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA)
Must hold sophomore or higher status by the start of Spring 2015
Dedicated to the Peer Leader position (limit outside work/volunteer positions to a maximum of 10 hours each week)
Apply Online:
Contact: Lauren Bosselait,

Mentors and Tutors for the Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy: January - February 25

The UC Center for Hope & Justice Education (CHJE, 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. Our goals are: (1) to engage youth in critical thinking, speaking, and writing activities, (2) to support youth academic progress and achievement; (3) to assist youth in forming and reaching social, emotional, and educational goals; (4) and to empower youth to actively participate in a variety of contexts, including personal relationships, school, sports, and the broader community.
When: Every Tuesday, January 6 - February 24, from 6:15:7:30 p, (boys/baseball)
             Every Wednesday, October 7- February 25, from 6:15:7:30p, (girls/softball)
Where: Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy, 2026 E. Seymour Ave.
Volunteer Tasks: Serve as an academic coach for a student in need (may or may not include serving as a tutor, a “check-in buddy,” an observer, or a facilitator depending on programming needs and volunteer preferences). Please note that we are not looking for baseball or softball instructors, only academic coaches/mentors to help students reach educational and interpersonal goals!
Contact: Melissa DeJonckheere,

Crosstown Donate Life Challenge: January – February

LifeCenter is an area nonprofit that coordinates the recovery of organ and tissue for transplant. We also help to educate the public on the importance of this topic. Currently we have more than 500 people in the Greater Cincinnati area who are awaiting transplants. We are looking to get more registered donors in the Tri-State area, volunteer to help get registrants on campus today!
When: Volunteers can get involved with multiple shifts. We will have LifeCenter staff on hand to help and train at all events.
             TUC: February 12 & 17
             UC Basketball Game January 21, 29, February 7,14, or 18
Where: Volunteers will meet at TUC or 5/3rd Arena depending on the event date (see above)
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be helping other students register as organ and tissue donors and helping to raise awareness about the Crosstown Donate Life Challenge.
Volunteer Perks: Free t-shirts and the chance to help save some lives.
Contact: Katie Dillon, Community Relations for LifeCenter, 513-578-6821,

The Edge House Art Gallery Design Help

The Edge House is a campus ministry gathering place on the edge of the University of Cincinnati that is home to the ministries of Alice Connor (ELCA and Episcopal), Chris Bean (CCO & Church of the Nazarene), and Jamie Noyd (LCMS). We are looking for talented individuals to help us transform a garage into an art gallery and studio!
When: based on YOUR schedule, trying to finish by February 28
Where: 3007 Clifton Avenue, 45219
Volunteer Tasks: cleaning ceiling, walls, and floor, possible sanding of floor to loosen paint, painting of all of those surfaces
Contact: The Rev. Alice Connor,

Driving Community Connections

The Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning is leading a new service learning opportunity called Driving Community Connections. By providing transportation to help seniors remain independent in their own homes for as long as quality of life permits and helping visually impaired adults to go beyond bus routes, students can earn one credit hour for the course or can opt for the zero credit option, and all participating students will earn money for learning while serving. Make a difference in the life of someone who doesn't drive - serve as a driver for ITNGC. It only takes 3 hours per month and the benefits are endless! BE the difference!
Volunteer Tasks: providing transportation to help seniors remain independent in their own homes
Register Online:
Contact: Michael Sharp, 513-556-1533

Hughes Project RED: Tutoring Opportunity Near Campus

Hughes STEM High School is looking for UC students to assist in maintaining a conducive learning environment, as well as, tutor Hughes STEM High School students. There are open slots for all subjects.
When: Immediately!
Where: 2515 Clifton Ave, 45219
Volunteer Tasks: Assist teachers with course instruction on various subjects, tutor students, help with homework.
Apply Online:
: Ashley Felts,

Community Opportunities

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

Youth Basketball Clock Operator and Book Keeper: Jan 9 through Mid-March

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, looking for a few basketball lovers to keep our games on track.
When: Any Friday and Saturday between January 9 – March 7. Friday games are from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday games are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Must commit to at least 2 days and Saturdays may be split into 2.5 hour commitments)
Where: Games will be played at our LeBlond Boys & Girls Club at 1621 Logan, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Clock operator and/or book keeper for youth basketball ages 8-14
Volunteer Perks: Free snack every game day
Contact: Justin Rogers,, 513-207-7657

CCAC Summerfair Cincinnati Emerging Artists Opening Reception: January 23

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center, just north of campus on Clifton Ave., supports local artists young and old. We’re opening a new exhibit of work by collegiate artists in our Herrick Gallery this month, and we need help at the opening reception!
When: Friday, January 23, 5:00p-9:00p
Where: 3711 Clifton Ave. 45220
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are asked to dress in business casual wear (nice pants/skirt and a nice top). Volunteers will assist CCAC staff in the following ways: set up and clean up, providing directions to reception guests, and helping keep the hors d’oeuvres table stocked.
Contact: Emalene Benson, 513.497.2860,

Aubrey Rose Foundation American Girl Fashion Show Model Call: January 24, 25

The Aubrey Rose Foundation was founded in memory of our angel, Aubrey Rose 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. The American Girl Fashion Show provides an entertaining and educational look at how generations of American Girls have used clothing to express their own unique style and personality. Little girls between the ages of 4-13 of all ethnic backgrounds who would like to model historical and contemporary American Girl Doll fashions at the American Girl Fashion Show. We are looking for volunteers to assist with our model call!
When/Where: Saturday, January 24, 8:00a-12:00p, 8667 Beechmont Avenue, 45255
                           Sunday, January 25, 12:00-4:00p, 9101 Colerain Avenue,  45251
Volunteer Tasks: assist with auditions, measuring the girls to see what size outfits they would fit in (girls only), Sell merchandise, and selling raffle tickets
Register Online:
Contact: Nancy Hollenkamp,, 513-728-2680

CCAC Sunset Salons: January 28

In the 3rd installment of our adult conversation series, Sunset Salons, we’re hosting sommeliers and local wine specialists for an evening of discussion about the art and history of Wine!
When: Wednesday, January 28, 5:30-9:00p
Where: 3711 Clifton Ave. 45220
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are asked to dress in business casual wear (nice pants/skirt and a nice top). Volunteers will assist CCAC staff in the following ways: aiding with set up and clean up, assisting with box office sales, handing out CCAC promotional materials, and providing directions to guests.
Contact: Emalene Benson, 513.497.2860,

American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb: February 15

The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The 10 year anniversary Fight for Air Climb is a stair climb challenge to raise money and awareness to support local lung disease education programs, research and advocacy. Participants of the Climb will climb the 45 flights of stairs up the Carew Tower to fundraise for the organization. We are looking for volunteers to help us facilitate the event!
When: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 6:00a-3:30p (shifts available)
Where: Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are needed to help set up, register participants, pass out t-shirts & water, monitor the reception area, assist with the climb events and clean up. Volunteer opportunities for preparation during the weeks leading up to the Climb are also available
Contact: Ellen Dressman-Siska,, 513-878-6603

Girl Scouts: 8 Weekly Meetings for 1 ½ hours on Tuesdays or Thursdays

Girl Scouts seeking fabulous female or male UC role models to deliver our easy to follow lesson outlines to girls in the inner city schools. We pay for your background check, provide the curriculum and supplies. Prepare with training on UC Campus. Act Fast girls are waiting for your response!
When: Tuesdays starting February 10 choose your meeting time: 3:30-5 or 4-5:30 pm or Thursdays starting February 5 at 3-5 or 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: 3 different schools to choose from - all within 15-20 minute drive of UC Campus.
Volunteer Tasks: You and other UC students will manage your own group of 12-20 girls by delivering an easy to follow outline with supplies included.
Contact: Cheryl Shrider, or text to 513-703-0012 with your name and the meetingday/time.

NOLA Social Justice Student Organizing Retreat: February 6 - 8

Solidarity Ignite brings together labor and consumer groups to hold corporations accountable to uphold human rights by changing industry-wide market incentives. Increasing transparency between workers and consumers, encouraging large-scale support of fair working conditions, and pressuring corporations to respect human rights on the job through real financial consequences, can achieve dignified workplaces. Strengthen your social justice organizing skills and meet other students working towards change, just like you! Explore New Orleans with student social justice leaders!Music! Dancing! Food! Mardi Gras!
When: February 6-8
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Volunteer Tasks: Hands-on interactive workshops, presentations, and dialogues- for students by students- focused on winning concrete economic justice and workers’ rights campaigns.
Register Online:

Covedale Elementary Cookie Sale Series: February 12 - April 2

Want to help girls learn how to run their own business, teach them business ethics, goal setting, money management, people skills? You can do it by using our Girl Scout "It's Your Business Run It" curriculum! We are looking for two-three students who work together to teach girls these skills, while they are having fun selling Girl Scout cookies! Girl Scouts provides the training, curriculum, supplies, girl roster and meeting location details.
When: Thursdays, February 12-April 2 from 2:30-4 p.m. at
Where: Covedale School’s cafeteria, 5130 Sidney Road, 45238
Volunteer Tasks: assist girls selling girl scout cookies. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check (free of charge) prior to the series.
Contact: Christine Sevindik at 513-619-1438 or

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE Jr.: February 13, 14, 15 & 21

The mission of The Children’s Theatre is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. In our 90th season, we’re excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities – usher, autograph line, kid’s club and merchandise counter. Our next production in February is at the Taft Theatre, located at 5th and Sycamore Streets downtown.
When: Friday, February 13, 6:15-7:45
             Saturday, February 14, 12:45-2:15p OR 3:45-5:15p
             Sunday, February 15, 12:45-2:15
             Saturday, February 21, 12:45-2:15
Where: 317 E. Fifth Street, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: ushering, kids club, autograph table, selling merchandise. Volunteers need to wear nice black pants or skirts and a nice white shirt (No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops please).
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 17, 19, or 46 from campus down to The Children's Theatre to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Perks: stay and watch the show after!
Register Online:
Contact: Heidi Moody,

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Intergenerational Art for Dementia: February 16 - May 1

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) hopes to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. Students will work one-on-one with an elder who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias to create beautiful work of art. Through this service learning process, students will assist in providing meaningful creative experiences for the elders, develop compassion and communication skills, while gaining insights into aging and dementia. Students will develop genuine and reciprocal friendships with people who are very different from themselves. No art skills are necessary. Must provide own transportation.
When: Tuesday, February 10, 8:30a-12:00p (mandatory meeting)
Thursdays, February 16-May 1, 9:30-11:30a (volunteering)
Monday, May 4, 4:30-6:30p, (mandatory art show)
Where: Cedar Village Retirement Community, 5467 Cedar Village Drive, Mason, OH 45040
Volunteer Tasks: Watch a demonstration of the art project for that morning, Sit with an elder who has dementia and assist the elder in completing the project, Complete 6 reflective journals, Attend art show.
Volunteer Perks: Certificate of completion from Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University and a small piece of original OMA art.
Register Online:
Contact: Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, PhD at 529-2648 or

TechOlympics Expo 2015: February 20 - 22

The TechOlympics Expo (TOE) is an annual event put on by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to educating high school students about local college and career opportunities in STEM fields. TOE is a weekend event designed to expose high school students to STEM opportunities in a fun, enriching environment.
When: February 20 and 210, shifts from 8:00a - 12:00a | February 22, shifts from 8:00a - 6:00p | commit to one or multiple shifts by February 7.
Where: Millennium Hotel 150 W 5th St, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Include supervising video game competitions, technology competitions, movies, and academic competitions. Volunteers will also be playing a security role at the event.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will receive a free TechOlympics Expo 2014 staff T-shirt. Volunteers who are scheduled before or after lunch and dinner will receive those meals for free as well. Plus, college students interested in STEM careers can expand their own personal networks by interacting with industry professionals from companies such as Kroger, P&G, GE, Cintas, and more!
Register Online:

Women’s Crisis Center March 2015 Volunteer Training: March 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 & 21

Women’s Crisis Center serves persons who are or have been victims of partner abuse, rape, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking. Women’s Crisis Center volunteers are involved in many activities within the agency. Runners act as hospital advocates for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors by being available for hospital advocacy to any of the four Northern Kentucky hospitals. Some volunteers co-facilitate peer support groups, or help out in the shelter. Others may assist with office work or fundraising events.
When: March 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 & 21
Where: 835 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011
Volunteer Tasks: get trained to be a Women’s Crisis Center advocate. This is a 40-hour training and the expectation is to attend all classes.
Contact: Kelly Rose at 859-372-3578, or email All interested applicants must contact Kelly Rose for an application and to set up a pre-interview.

Weekly Volunteer Needs

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

Tutor Refugees from Bhudan: Every Tuesday

This is a tutoring program hosted at the Academy of World Languages in the Evanston neighborhood. All of the children served through this program are refugees from Bhudan. English is their second language, but you don't need to know other languages to help. They greatly require assistance with weekly tutors to help them academically.
Where: 2030 Fairfax Ave, 45207 (transportation provided!)
When: Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30p
Volunteer Tasks: All tutors must go through a training session provided by the Literacy Network of Cincinnati, including a background check, then you will work with children to help them succeed academically. The tutoring program is a commitment for the remainder of the academic year.
Volunteer Perks: Transportation provided to and from campus! Contact for details about pickup locations and times.
Contact: John Suguitan,, 513-266-6379

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy in Over-the-Rhine Tutoring: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays

The vision of the Imani Family Center is to impact and serve (in love) the community around the church as we minister to the needs of families with emphasis on support to children and parents. We are looking for volunteers to commit 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours of their time, once a week, to tutor under-served urban youth at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy.
When: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 3:00-3:45p and/or 3:45-4:30p
Where: 351 E. Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be tutoring either individuals or small groups of children (materials provided)
Contact: Sheena Dunn,, 513-363-1989

Children’s Cognitive Research Lab ACT Tutoring: Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays

ACT is a multi-week math tutoring program for children in 4th-7th grade who struggle with math developed by the Children's Cognitive Research Lab at UC. Students are needed to facilitate one-on-one math tutoring with children after school to practice basic math skills.
When: Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays from 3-5 pm
Where: St. Francis DeSales School, 1602 Madison Rd Cincinnati OH 45206 (carpool available)
Volunteer Tasks: Meet weekly with student to practice basic math skills. Some training requirements are necessary
Contact: Sara Stacy,

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, 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,

Youth Volleyball Coaching: January - March, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Fairview Clifton Elementary needs volunteers to help coach and instruct students age 6-12 in volleyball for a two month "clinic." Some formal volleyball experience preferred.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 - 6p plus some additional meeting / coordination times; 6+ volunteers needed
Where: Fairview Clifton Elementary 3689 Clifton Ave, 45220
Volunteer Tasks: Coaching, instructing, teaching basic volleyball skills; refereeing intramural games and assisting Program Coordinator
Volunteer Perks: Working with great kids in a needed capacity to allow kids to learn a sport otherwise not available. T-Shirts will also be provided.
Contact: Lisa Boerger, 513-253-5069

Clark Montessori High School - Bringing Education to Life: Tuesdays & Thursdays

High School is often a challenge academically for many students at Clark Montessori. Experience
has shown when student-athletes get help, encouragement, and positive reinforcement from tutors; they improve academically and in self-esteem. Recognizing this important need, Clark Montessori has a structured tutoring program for student-athletes. It is designed to help students receive the support they need to be successful in the classroom, and ultimately in college.
When: Every Tuesday or Thursday, 2:45-4:00p
Where: 3030 Erie Avenue, 45208
Volunteer Tasks: Tutors undergo a standard background check and attend a one-time information and training session. Tutors are provided with materials to use to help students with subject matter content
and/or organization and study skills. Collaboration among the student, tutor, and Clark teaching staff is an important component of the program.
Contact: David Moyer,, mobile phone 513-374-4322.

Volunteer Tax Preparers for the Earned Income Tax Credit Regional Initiative: February

American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to complete on-line training as volunteer tax preparers and work at our site preparing tax returns for low-income families during the month of February 2015.
When: Wednesdays in February from 4:00p-7:00p
Saturdays in February from 9:00a-1:00p
Volunteers can set their own schedule.
Where: 2111 Dana Avenue, 45207
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 31 from campus to volunteer at this event. Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks/: Using IRS software, volunteers will work with clients to prepare their tax returns for 2014.
Volunteer Perks: Training and experience in tax preparation adds to your resume; we provide refreshments for workers; get satisfaction from helping people who benefit tremendously from the service you provide; work in a congenial environment.
Contact: Paula McIntosh, 513-579-3026 or

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
Return Transportation Provided: Transportation back to campus can be arranged upon request.
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Routes 46 to 78 to volunteer at St. Francis! Plan your trip here:
Contact: Sr. Mary Jennings,, 859-512-9645

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Routes 46 to 78 to volunteer at St. Francis! Plan your trip here:
Contact: Bubs Kindt, 513-535-2918 for more information or to volunteer

Cincinnati Squash Academy Tutoring: Monday - Friday

The Cincinnati Squash Academy is a non-profit organization overlooking Washington Park in OTR. Our program kicks off this fall with our first class of student-athletes. We will be serving 4th, 5th, and 7th graders in our first year. We are currently putting together a team of volunteers who are looking for a fun and active way to help our community. Volunteering opportunities are available for both the fall athletic and spring academic sessions. Please feel free to visit our website, or contact us for more information.
: Monday-Friday from 230pm-430pm, 430pm-630pm
Where: 1308 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 46 or 78 from campus to Washington Park to volunteer with the Squash Academy! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers can help with academic tutoring and/or with athletics
Contact: Mr. Vir Seth, 347-510-4555,

Do Right! Healthy Schools Intervention: Starting in January

The Center for Closing the Health Gap (CCHG) has a great volunteer opportunity for those interested in health, nutrition, and enjoy working with children. “Do Right! Healthy Schools Intervention” is a childhood obesity prevention program for children in grades 4 - 6 that focuses on teaching children about healthy eating and physical activity. The program will be held at selected Cincinnati Public Elementary Schools.
When: Every week in January, Monday - Friday, between 7:30a - 2:30p. Schedules for the exact date and times are still being created.
Where: W.H Taft, Rockdale, and South Avondale elementary schools
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will administer a nutrition and physical activity lesson to children during their regularly schedules PE Classes.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will be  able to enjoy a healthy snack with the children after each lesson.
Contact: Shakeyrah Elmore, 513-585-9863,

Academy of World Languages Tutoring - Tuesdays

Academy of World Languages is a tutoring program that is held at the Academy of World Languages in the Evanston neighborhood in Cincinnati (near Walnut Hills). All of the children that we tutor are refugees from Bhudan. English is their second language. They greatly require assistance with weekly tutors to help them academically. We are in search of volunteers to assist us in our efforts!
When: Every Tuesday, 2:30-3:30p
Where: 1835 Fairfax Avenue, 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.All tutors must go through a training session provided by the Literacy Network of Cincinnati. This training session includes a police background check / screen.
Volunteer Perks: transportation provided
Contact: John Suguitan,, 513-266-6379

Academy of World Languages: Dragon Zone After School Clubs: Mondays, Tuesdays and 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 and Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30p
Where: 1835 Fairfax Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 31 or 24 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
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. All tutors must go through a training session provided by the Literacy Network of Cincinnati. This training session includes a police background check / screen.
: Matthew Woodruff,

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:
Contact: 513-965-5110

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 31 to 64 to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring children K-6 in reading, writing, math, and life skills
Volunteer Perks: Occasional free food, networking opportunities
Contact: Kendra Pressley,, 513-541-7757, 513-390-6491

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,

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Free Tutoring Program

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

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 17 from campus to Parker Woods Montessori to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
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,, 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.

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) 
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 19 or 51 from campus to volunteer with WordPlay Cincy! Plan your trip here:
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,

Picking Up The Pieces: Cool initiative!

Picking up the Pieces is a project, originated in Cincinnati, in which individuals commit to making the attempt to pick up three pieces of litter every day: anyplace, anytime, anywhere! A very simple concept but at the same time a very sustainable daily activity that hopefully becomes a habit for all involved. We currently have over 7500 participants hailing from all 50 states. That is over 8.2 million pieces of litter a year. With more people involved, that number quickly goes much higher! People participate by LIKING our Facebook page at or registering on our website at They also can follow our Twitter feed @piecesproject. Check it out!

AFP New Voices of Fundraising Program: Apply by February

The Association of Fundraising Professional’s “New Voices of Fundraising” program is a free program aiming to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse students intentionally entering the field of non-profit fundraising. Benefits of the program include:
• Unprecedented access to professionals in the non-profit industry
• Free “Fundamentals of Fundraising” Training (a six-session master class in fundraising)
• A complimentary membership to the Association of Fundraising Professionals
• Small group educational training sessions dedicated to specific topics in fundraising
• A paid 120-hour summer internship at a local non-profit

Circle K Student Group

Do you need service hours? Are you looking for a fun way to meet new people and make a difference? With more than 12,600 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day! Here at UC, we blend community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students from around the world. The majority of our service projects are focused on making a positive impact in the surrounding Cincinnati area – come see what we are all about! Check us out on Facebook at and on Campus Link Contact Sean Bloor with any questions!

St. Margaret Hall Pet Visits

Looking for a fun way to complete your service hours and have a friendly, social pet? The resident’s at St. Margaret Hall love pet visitors and we are always looking for dogs to come visit us! If you are interested, please contact Maria Ceddia!
When: ongoing
Where: 1960 Madison Rd. 45206
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 24 from campus to St. Margaret Hall to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks: visit residents with friendly pets
Contact: Maria Ceddia,, 513-751-5880

Woodford Paideia Critical Thinking Academy Tutors Needed!

Interested in tutoring elementary students in your spare time? Contact the staff at Woodford Paideia today!
When: Flexible--you plan according to YOUR schedule
Where: 3716 Woodford Road, 45213
Volunteer Tasks: Tutoring elementary school students
Volunteer Perks: --Our gratitude. :)
Contact: Maggie Snyder,, 513-363-6428

Betts House Marketing and Outreach Coordinators

Built in 1804, the Betts House is the oldest residential structure in the downtown Cincinnati area and the oldest brick house in Ohio still on its original site. It is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District in the city's West End. In 1996, the oldest surviving brick building in Cincinnati opened to the public as a museum that interprets the built environment. This remarkable survivor of Cincinnati's period of settlement offers exhibits and programs on architecture, historic preservation, building trades and materials, and construction technologies.
416 Clark Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216 ( 2 blocks west of Washington Park and Music hall)
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 30 to 20 to get from campus to the Betts House to volunteer for this event! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers and interns (unpaid) serve as Marketing and Outreach Coordinators. Resume building experiences valuable in any for profit or nonprofit career setting. Contribute your creative thoughts to help us grow! Responsibilities include: assisting with Facebook & web site updates, researching new marketing and partnering opportunities, providing overview information on the Betts House to our guests, posting exhibit information on various tourism and art related web sites, creating new events and programs that will attract and entertain a diverse public audience, updating marketing and financial data forms, and other projects related to the research, display and presentations of our exhibits. Join the Betts Longworth Historic District Walking tour team and provide walking tours once a month. Fundraising outreach, events and donor management. Betts House is open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday each week, plus the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Volunteer Perks: Fun events that will build your local professional network, gain exposure to the nonprofit, tourism and museum communities of Cincinnati. Put your own creative imprint on the programs that we offer by taking a lead role in developing a Saturday public program. Build your resume with marketing, administrative, and customer service learning experiences. Volunteers will help promote our fun winter exhibit Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries and help to coordinate our summer youth programs that expose children to construction trades.
Contact: Dayle Deardurff, or call 513-652-0734

Grace Hospice Direct Service Volunteer

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. Our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing. If you are caring, compassionate and have a true desire to help others, becoming a Grace Hospice volunteer may be the perfect opportunity for you. Apply today!
When: Once per week as your schedule allows
Where: Throughout the Cincinnati Metro area
Volunteer Tasks: Spending quality time with the terminally ill (reading, playing games, talking)
Volunteer Perks: Thermal mug & good karma
Register Online: Submit an application at
Contact: Shelby Duncan,, 513-458-5545

Cheviot School Tutoring

Interested in helping students at an area CPS school? Get registered to tutor at Cheviot! Background check and training required.
When: Training sessions occur every first Tuesday of the month at The Literacy Network, 4:30-7:30p
Where: 635 W 7th St #309, 45203
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and travel Routes 17 to 32 to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:
Volunteer Tasks: Tutor students at Cheviot School
Contact: Beth Magnes,

Contemporary Dance Theater

Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati’s premier presenter of cutting-edge modern dance for the past four decades, seeks volunteers to assist with data entry and marketing analysis for its 2012-2014 audience member surveys.
When: Volunteers can work remotely and on their own schedule. Suggested time commitment is 5-10 hours, either in one block or over a 2-3 week period.
Where: Volunteers can meet CDT staff and board members at CDT’s headquarters, the College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224, or at any other location that is convenient for the volunteer. 
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be assisting with data entry from audience member surveys, as well as compilation of observations about audience member feedback.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers may take one free dance class at CDT’s dance academy.  A class schedule can be found at
Contact: Jennifer Kinsley,, 513-708-2595. Text or email preferred.

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:
Contact: Suzy Godber,

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:
Contact: Irini Sfyris,

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.
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:

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,, 513-541-4607

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,

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,

Jewish Family Services Downsize Project

Jewish Family Services is looking for volunteers to assist with an individual to downsize his assets and belongings. Sound interesting to you? Contact us today!
When: Fridays, 10:00a-12:00p or by appointment
Where: Private home in Montgomery area
Volunteer Tasks: Individual with some mobility challenges is in need of volunteers to assist him with going through years of personal belongings in order to determine what he needs to keep, sell, donate, or throw away in order to consider downsizing.
Contact: Jewish Family Services,, (513)766-3331

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.