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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.

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Donor Drive: March 27

Cincinnati Hillel is organizing its fourth annual Gift of Life Donor Drive at The University of Cincinnati. Gift of Life is one of the nation's public bone marrow registries helping children and adults suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other diseases find donors for bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
When: if you'd like to help out at the registration table please email Paula Harlan: paula@hillelcincinnati.org - either way, stop by one of the times listed below to join the registry! It only takes 1 minute and you can save someone's life!
Where: Thursday, March 27 10am - 4pm Campus Rec Center lobby
Volunteer Tasks: Helping students register into the National Donor Registry, or entering yourself!
Contact: Paula Harlan, paula@hillelcincinnati.org

UC’s First Spring Cincy Clean-Up: April 4

The UC college Tribunals cordially invite YOU to join us in UC's 1st Annual Spring Cincy Clean-Up service initiative. This brand NEW event was started by UC Tribunal leaders in an effort to show pride in OUR city.
When: Saturday, April 4, 9:00a-12:00p
Where: various Cincinnati neighborhoods, most walking distance from UC, bus transportation provided for further locations
Volunteer Tasks: In groups, you'll work together to clean-up streets around North, East, South and West sides of campus, Over-The-Rhine, Mt. Auburn, Camp Washington and the West End areas. Most areas are within walking distance, but bus transportation will be provided to locations further away (OTR, Camp Washington, and Mt. Auburn & West End).
Volunteer Perks: An ice cream bar and other sweet treats will be set-up upon your return from the event.
Register Online: http://goo.gl/forms/CRgQn3UfrE
Contact: Katherine VonErden, vonerdkg@mail.uc.edu

9 Service Hours- Relay for Life: April 10 & 11

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life campus events serve as a powerful way for you to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer, from helping people facing the disease in your community to ensuring cancer is a thing of the past for future generations. Consider starting your own team, or joining an existing team! Come join the largest party on campus by joining Relay For Life here at www.RelayForLife.org/UCincinnati
When: Friday & Saturday, April 10-11, 6:00p-12:00p (overnight on McMicken Commons!)
Where: McMicken Commons
Register Online: www.relayforlife.org/UCincinnati
Service Hours: Students who register online and raise a minimum of $50 can earn 9 hours of off-campus community service!
Contact: Rachel Thrun, rlt2424@gmail.com

Super Saturday Tutoring at Rees E. Price Academy: April 4, 11, 18

Super Saturdays volunteer tutors will work with students at Rees E. Price Academy in grades 3 – 6. Tutors will split the day between reading and math assistance. The goal of Super Saturdays is to help local students prepare for state-wide standardized testing, which has huge implications for students and their schools. Help prepare local children to show what they know and do well on this important test!
When: April 4, 11, 18. Leave campus 8:30a, return by 12:30p. Tutoring from 9:00a – 12:00p.
Location: Transportation provided for the first 50 students to register for any given date.
Register Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015SSSuperSaturdays

Earn a Scholarship for Leadership and Service: April 17 Deadline

The Annie Fitzgerald Award for Leadership and Service is awarded to students who possess a passion for community engagement. Students must be actively participating in some form of community engagement and/or service to qualify for this award. Two winners will be selected - one emerging student service or community leader entering their 2nd or 3rd year; and one student who shows commitment to leadership and service focused on a particular project, area, community partner, group or issue entering their 4th or final academic year. Each award is $2,000.

Application Details: http://www.uc.edu/cce/student/awards-scholarships/afa.html
Contact: community.engagement@uc.edu

Spring Neighborhood Enhancement Program: April 18

The Spring Neighborhood Enhancement Program is a campus-wide community service event hosted by the Center for Community Engagement. In partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the City of Cininnati and the Over-the-Rhine (OTR) community north of Liberty St., volunteers from UC will kick-off an exciting season of positive momentum in OTR.
When: Saturday, April 18, 8:45a - 2:30p
Where: Meet on campus, serve in OTR
Volunteer Tasks: Physical service projects including everything from playground building to graffiti romoval.
Volunteer Perks: Transportation and lunch provided for all volunteers!
Register Online: Read more and register at http://www.uc.edu/cce/student/programs/springnep.html
Contact: community.engagement@uc.edu, 513-556-1559

On-Campus Volunteer Opportunity with the Undergraduate Research Conference: April 23, 24

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Endeavors, and Creative Practice is hosting UC’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference in April. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, April 23 to set up and Friday, April 24 to help the event run smoothly.

Set-Up
When
: Thursday, April 23, anytime 9:00a - 5:00p
Where: 5/3 Arena
Volunteer Tasks: Wear casual attire. Setting-up for the conference area in Fifth Third Bank Arena, adding tablecloths to tables and numbering tables, ushering students, helping them to find their tables to set-up displays, running campus-based errands, liaising between offices, teams, and leaders, Other various duties, TBD.

Day-Of Conference
When: Friday, April 24, anytime 9:00a - 5:00p
Where: 5/3 Arena
Volunteer Tasks: Business casual attire required. Greeting guests and giving tours of the conference, administering the Conference Feedback Laptop Station, running campus-based errands, answering guest and student questions, helping students to find their locations and facilitating the setting-up of their displays, working the registration tables, working the faculty check-in tables, distributing name-tags for faculty judges, general clean-up and breaking-down of the event, returning borrowed items across campus, collection of URSC materials and return to URSC office, liaising between offices, teams, and leaders, other various duties, TBD

How to Volunteer: Follow this link to register- https://webapps.uc.edu/JotForms/forms/ProvostForms/50733001917
Contact: URSC Office, ursc@uc.edu

Green-Up Day: April 25

Green-Up Day at UC is a campus-wide community service event hosted by the Center for Community Engagement. In partnership with the Cincinnati Parks, volunteers will work to beautify and improve two parks within walking distance from campus.
When: Saturday, April 25, 8:45a - 1:00p
Where: Burnet Woods and Inwood Park
Volunteer Tasks: Serve at the direction of Parks employees to remove invasive species, and complete projects to imrove public spaces for all residents.
Volunteer Perks: Have fun serving within walking distance from campus.
Register Online: Read more and register at http://www.uc.edu/cce/student/programs/gud.html
Contact: community.engagement@uc.edu, 513-556-1559

Senior DAAPWorks 2015 Show: April 28, 29, 30 May 1 & 2

The Graphic Communication Design seniors are looking for volunteer room monitors for the spring fashion show.
When: Shifts are available in 3 hour increments (5:45p-7:00p or 7:00p-9:15p) on April 28 (9a-12p, 12-3p, 3-6p, 6-9p) on April 29, April 30, and May 1, and from 10a-1p on May 2.
Where: DAAP Building 2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45221
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be monitoring student projects, computers, ipads, televisions, and other equipment.
Volunteer Perks: Students can get Cincinnatus hours for volunteering. We will coordinate with the DAAP office to make sure they're counted.
Contact: Rachel Lee, grcd2015@gmail.com, (314) 915-5448

Community Opportunities

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

Volunteer at Lecture/Fundraiser at Rhinegeist Brewery: March 26

The Betts House, Ohio’s oldest brick house in its original location, operates as a nonprofit museum presenting exhibits and events on historic preservation, architecture, construction trades and related topics. The upcoming event, Cincinnati Brewing History, is a fundraiser lecture for the Betts House, in honor of its current exhibit, Bricks Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries.
When: Thursday March 26, 2015 from 6 pm. Til about 8 p.m., they are welcome to stay for the lecture that beings at 7:30.
Where: Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm Street Cincinnati OH 45202
Volunteer Tasks: volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to Rhinegeist Brewery, help direct them to parking, guide them into the building and help sell admissions and raffle tickets.
Volunteer Perks: Opportunity to see the Rhinegeist Brewery, have a snack and attend the lecture.
Contact: Dayle Deardurff, Executive Director, 513-651-0734/C:513-703-2949; info@thebettshouse.org

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Tagging Project: March 26, 27

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County seeks volunteer groups to assist with a large-scale project at multiple locations throughout our Library system. Volunteers will assist with the retagging of all items in our vast collection with radio frequency identification (RFID) chip. Instruction and supervision will be provided at assigned location.
When: volunteers are needed for 2-8 hour shifts March 16-27, 2015: Mt. Healthy, Pleasant Ridge, Sharonville, and West End.
Volunteer Tasks: retag books with chip. Volunteers must be affiliated with a group and each group must have a minimum of 5 volunteers. Volunteers for this project must be a minimum of 16 years old to participate.
Contact: Lee Ann Luxenberger, leeann.luxenberger@cincinnatilibrary.org, 513-369-4403

Sterling House Newport Aquarium Visit: March 27

Join staff members and residents of the Sterling House of Washington Township as they visit the Newport Aquarium this Friday! We are looking for 9 awesome students to go on this trip with us!!
When: Friday, March 27, 10:15a
Where: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport Kentucky, 41071
Volunteer Tasks: make accessibility to the aquarium easy for residents by pushing wheelchairs
Volunteer Perks: stay to have lunch on the levee with us after!
Contact: Jessica Lowman, jlowman@brookdale.com,937-602-4500

Gardening For Life Class: March 27, April 10, April 17, May 8

Marjorie Book Continuing Education is committed to bringing together people with and without disabilities through community service, continuing education and theater experiences. Volunteers are sought to facilitate and learn along side participants with disabilities. During this series students will explore the how’s and why’s of gardening. Together we will dig deeper into gardening as a leisurely activity and gardening as a life skill. Students are encouraged to bring their own experiences to share with others as well as ask questions in order to cultivate new meaning of how gardening can go beyond growing plants and blossom into a true learning experience. The classes will include lecture and discussion, power point presentation, hands-on activities, and tours of two unique urban garden programs in Over-The-Rhine. (We will have someone waiting at the door to greet you.)
When: March 27, April 10, April 17, May 8 | 7 - 8:30p each day
Location: Rothenberg Academy Rooftop Garden, 241 East Clifton Ave.
UC.UGive.org: Project Number 87020, search keyword "Marjorie"
Contact: Maria Link, mjwlink@gmail.com, 513-368-8720

English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutoring: Now - May 28

Education Matters is seeking individuals to assist in teaching English to students that have traveled to the United States from all over the world.
When: Monday—Thursday 10am-12 & 1pm-3pm
Where: Education Matters, 2118 Saint Michael Street Cincinnati, OH 45204
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro by taking Route 31 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here:http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: one-on-one guided practice, small group instruction, and many other interactive exercises
Volunteer Perks: An extremely unique cultural experience; learning new teaching skills
Contact: Kyle Beck, Kyle@emcincy.org, 513-244-2214 Ext: 205

Spring into Service with Granny's Garden School: March 28th- March 29th

Granny's Garden School would love for you to help prepare the gardens for elementary aged  students. You will doing various gardening tasks that help the gardens become teaching tools to Loveland students. We would love for you to come and join us, we will even provide lunch!
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 28th-29th, 9:00a-3:00p
Where: Granny's Garden School, 550 Loveland Madeira Rd. Loveland, OH
Volunteer Tasks: Miscellaneous gardening activities. Please come with willingness to follow directions and physical work.
Volunteer Perks: We will provide lunch!
Register at UC.UGIVE.ORG: Search Keyword "Granny's"
Contact: roberta@grannysgardenschool.org, 513-324-2873

Northern Kentucky Women’s Crisis Center Shop & Share: March 28

Please help the Women’s Crisis Center collect goods for our Women’s Shelter. This is a great event that produces enough donations to feed our Shelter residents throughout the year- but we can’t do it without fantastic volunteers to help us!
When: Saturday, March 28, 9:00a-5:00p, varying shifts
Where: All Kroger locations in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell County
Volunteer Tasks: To assist in handing out our Women’s Shelter “wish list” to all Kroger shoppers and to collect the donations at the entrances of the store. Volunteer must coordinate their own transportation.
Contact: Regina Bourne rbourne@wccky.org

Happy To Wait: March 28 & 29

Help a team of artists transform the Lower Price Hill health center! We are making the health center into a place of love and respect for all of the women and children who go there. Part of that transformation is painting all of the walls, and that’s where you come in! Come be a part of something amazing!
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 9:00-5:00
Where: 2136 West 8th Street, 45204
Volunteer Tasks: Cleaning and prepping rooms for painting and painting rooms.
Contact: Christine Tweddell, LPHhealthartists@gmail.com, 513-444-3092

Girl Scouts: 4 hour daytime opportunities March 30 - April 3

Girl Scouts seeking female or male UC students to serve alongside Girl Scout staff to have fun while serving girls from Cincinnati Public City schools in small group settings with the grade level of your preference. We pay for your background check, provide the curriculum and supplies. Training will be on UC Campus in March. Act Fast spots are filling fast.
When: Choose day of week: March 30, March 31, April 1, 2, or 3
Choose session time: 8:30-12 or 12:30-4:00
Must volunteer two 4 hour sessions
Where: Walking distance from UC Campus at Taft Road & Mt. Auburn
Volunteer Tasks: You will be paired with Girl Scout staff to work with a group of 12-20 girls by delivering an easy to follow outline with supplies included.
Contact: Cheryl Shrider, cherylshrider@gswo.org or text to 513-703-0012 with your name and your choices of 2 days/times.

City Wide Litter Index: March 30 - April 2

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help with a City Wide Litter Index to be conducted throughout the city of Cincinnati. We are in need of 4 to 5 volunteers (daily) to ride around with us in a van provided and driven by Public Services. We will be visually assessing the level of litter on the streets. The plan is to meet at KCB's offices at 1115 Bates Avenue at 9am on the day of the index, finishing up the day by 3pm. (Lunch provided.) If you are available during the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm on either Monday March 30th, Tuesday March 31st, Wednesday April 1st, or Thursday April 2nd please contact Megan Beck at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. Phone:
When: Monday March 30-Thursday April 2, 9:00a-3:00p
Where: 1115 Bates Ave. 45225
Volunteer Tasks: visually assess the amount of litter on Cincinnati streets
Volunteer Perks: lunch is provided!
Contact: Megan Beck, 513-352-4517 or e-mail kcbvolunteer@gmail.com.

Tutoring in Millvale: April and May

Ethel M. Taylor Academy is an elementary school in Millvale. We are in desperate need of a few volunteers to help some of our 5th graders in math until the end of the year. We have a handful of 5th graders who cannot advance in math because they still don't know some basic math skills like multiplication tables.
When: Starting as soon as the week of April 6 and running until the end of the school year- end of May. Ideally able to come 2-3 times a week, 11:00a-12:00p
Where: Ethel Taylor Academy 1930 Fricke Cincinnati Ohio 45225
Volunteer Tasks: basic math with a 5th grade student. Materials provided.
Volunteer Perks: Changing a kids life by helping them move forward in school- what better perk! Will also receive a school hoodie.
Contact: Molly Luken, Resource Coordinator at Ethel Taylor 513-519-1394 or mollyluken@gmail.com

Art Museum Rosenthal Education Center

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking volunteers to work in collaboration with museum staff to plan and prepare art projects, assist families and young visitors with art making, and greet visitors. This is a great opportunity to gain museum education experience while interacting and engaging with the community. Must be at least 18 years old, willing to submit to a background check, and have some weekend availability.
When: ongoing
Where: 953 Eden Park Drive, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: greet customers, assist with museum projects
Apply Online: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/education-center
Contact: Chelsea Baker at chelsea.baker@cincyart.org.

Khron Conservatory Butterflies of the Philippines: April 3 - June 21

Krohn Conservatory, located in Eden Park, was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era. Standing as Cincinnati Parks' nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world, you'd have to travel a good distance from Cincinnati to visit a rainforest or a desert displaying works of nature at this caliber. Krohn changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular "Butterfly Show," where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially-themed garden.
When: April 3 - June 21, Shift 1: 9:45a - 1:30p | Shift 2: 1:15p - 5:00p
Where: 1501 Eden Park Drive, 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro by taking Route 17 to 1 to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: roles include: door guard, ambassador, horticulture helper, show change assistant, etc.
Volunteer Perks: Free tickets to the Butterfly Show! Volunteer as a group to cover a whole day of shifts and have your organization's name illuminated on the marquee.
Register Online: visit www.butterflyshow.com and click the volunteer tab!
Contact: Sarah Schmalz, sarah.schmalz@cincinnati-oh.gov, 513-421-4086

Cincinnati Children’s Theatre Aladdin JR.: April 10-18

It’s time once again for another show! Cincinnati Children’s Theatre is looking for volunteers to help us with our spring performance Aladdin JR. !!!
When: Friday, April 10-Saturday, April 18, 6:15p-7:45p
Where: 317 E. 5th St. 45202
Volunteer Tasks: facilitate seat ushering, autograph table, kids club, etc.
Contact: Heidi Moody, heidimoody@mac.com

Johnny Appleseed District Spring Chorus Competition & Convention: April 10-11

Southern Gateway Chorus invites you to be a part of the world’s largest Men’s singing organization, The Barbershop Harmony Society. Some of the best a cappella harmony is found right in our own neighborhoods. You’ll be treated to wonderful singing by some very nice people!
When: Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11
Where: 6000 Oakwood Ave. 45224
Volunteer Tasks: greet guests, act as ushers, and escort competitors to and from the McAuley High School stage. To sign up, click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser):
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/2585aa03-c405-418f-845f-1a5bf7225d2c/1
Contact: Tom Geoghegan at tgeoghegan1@cinci.rr.com

2015 Spring Health Fair: April 12

Santa Maria is an independent, not-for-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors. The Sisters of Charity established Santa Maria in 1897 as a settlement house to serve Cincinnati’s Italian immigrant population. Our mission is to be catalyst and advocate for Great Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our annual Spring Health Fair provides free-screenings, Health information exhibits food music and fun for the families. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Volunteers are needed for preparation before the fair, distributing flyers, set up and clean up as well as all tasks on the day of the fair.
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:00-3:00p
Where: 959 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205.
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro by taking Route 17 to 33 from campus to Price Hill to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Set up, registration, food-service, provider assist, clean up and more.
Volunteer Perks: T-shirts, food, certificate
Contact: Gladys.bell@santamaria-cincy.org, 513-557-2730, Ext. 415.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati Appreciation Week and Day of Service: April 13 - 17, April 18

Our mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.
When: Volunteer week: April 13-17 3:00-7:00PM | Day of Service: April 18th 10:00-2:00 PM
Where: 600 Dalton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45211
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro by taking Route 312 or Route 17 to 27 from campus to the Boys & Girls Club to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: aid students in service projects that benefit our community and homework help and tutoring
Volunteer Perks: for the week of service volunteers will receive cookies and other baked goods and at the Day of Service you will receive a t-shirt and there will be a cook out afterwards!
Contact: Tara Thompson, 513-421-8909 or tthompson@bgcgc.org

Cincinnati Horticultural Society Cincinnati Flower Show 2015: April 15-19

Enjoy spectacular garden and floral exhibits created by the region’s most talented and creative professionals, landscapers, floral designers and amateur gardeners at the Flower Show! Plus attend fascinating lectures and special events with our celebrity guests. This year’s event promises to be better than ever at our new location at Yeatman’s Cove along the banks of the Ohio River. There is something for everyone!!
When: Wednesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 19
Where: 705 E. Pete Rose Way, 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are needed for pre-show set-up and to assist attendees during the event.
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/f82897b5-99be-4bdf-97c9-743a1b7eb7cd/1
Contact: Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam at sbusam01@fuse.net.

WalkMS Cincinnati North: April 18

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between brain and body and stops people from moving. With the help of people like you, the National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world. WalkMS Cincinnati North is one of eleven Walk fundraisers the Ohio Valley Chapter organizes to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against MS. We need your help to put on a great event.
When: April 18, 2015. Shifts available 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
Volunteer Tasks: Walker registration, distributing t-shirts, loading and unloading trucks, setting up tables and chairs, setting up signs along the Walk MS route, directing participants along the Walk MS route, cheering at the finish line, clean-up and more...
Volunteer Perks: All volunteers receive an official 2015 WalkMS volunteer t-shirt & lunch.
Contact: Randy Nickum, randy.nickum@nmss.org, 513-956-4110.

North College Hill Community Clean Up: April 18

ATTENTION! Volunteers needed! The North College Hill community will engage in a day of service on April 18 to ensure our neighborhoods are beautiful and we need your help! Register for the community clean up today!
When: Saturday, April 18, 9:00a-12:00p
Where: 1500 W. Galbraith Road, 45231
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 17 from campus to North College Hill to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Students will meet dressed in clothes appropriate to get dirty. We will need some people prepared to pull weeds and cut down shrubbery in our alley ways. Pick up trash throughout North College Hill streets and Parks etc.
Contact: Sheryl Long, sheryl@northcollegehill.org

Take Back the Night March: April 23

The 26th Cincinnati/Northern KentuckyTake Back the Night March is held in order to bring awareness of the ongoing problems of sexual violence in our community. Join us to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence.
When: Thursday, April 23, 5:00p
Where: 705 E. Pete Rose Way 45202
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro by taking Route 17 t 1 from campus to Sawyer Point to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Help us chant across the bridge to raise awareness about sexual violence
Contact: Heather Glenn-Gunnerson, cincynkytbtn@gmail.com

Finneytown High School AfterProm: April 24-26

After-Prom provides a safe environment for high school students to enjoy after the night of prom.
When: Friday, April 24 (set-up) 6pm-12M; Saturday, April 25 (set-up) 1p-6p; Saturday, April 25 (working the event) 10:45p-4:45am; Sunday, April 26 (tear-down) 11a-6p.
Where: 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, 45231
Volunteer Tasks: Set up is removing school furniture, putting up plastic walls and decorating--need to be able to lift 35 lb. or so--wear comfortable, old clothes. Working the event means being paired with another UC student, working in of the activity rooms alongside the Finneytown adults--casual dress. Tear down means moving the furniture back, again need to be able to lift 35 lb. or so--wear comfortable, old clothes.
Volunteer Perks: For those working on Friday evening, we have a meal for all volunteers. For those working set up on Saturday, we have snacks. For those who work the all night event, you may eat all you want from
the food served to the students!! For those working tear down, if there are any leftovers, we serve those.
Contact: Marsha Grubbs. Email her at marshagrubbs@gmail.com or text 513-520-7992. Indicate when you can work in the text or email!

WalkMS Cincinnati: April 25

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between brain and body and stops people from moving. With the help of people like you, the National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world. WalkMS Cincinnati is one of eleven Walk fundraisers the Ohio Valley Chapter organizes to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against MS. We need your help to put on a great event.
When: Saturday, April 25, Shifts available 6:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Walker registration, distributing t-shirts, loading and unloading trucks, setting up tables and chairs, setting up signs along the Walk MS route, directing participants along the Walk MS route, cheering at the finish line, clean-up and more...
Volunteer Perks: All volunteers receive an official 2015 WalkMS volunteer t-shirt & City BBQ lunch.
Contact: Randy Nickum, randy.nickum@nmss.org, 513-956-4110.

American Lung Association Flying Pig Marathon Volunteer: May 3

American Lung Association is volunteering at this year’s Flying Pig Marathon and we would love your help! We are looking for about 25 people to help us keep runners safe and encouraged as they participate in this city tradition
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 5:45a – 8:00a
Where: Newport and Covington
Volunteer Tasks: Course Monitor - Volunteers will be designated to a certain intersection to assist police officers with keeping runners on course and safe. Area will be heavily staffed with police officers and spectators. Must be 18 years old or above.
Contact: Ellen Dressman-Siska at ellen.dressman@lung.org or call 513-878-6603.

Flying Pig “Grunts” Needed: May 3

More than 5,500 volunteers (Grunts) are needed to make the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon special and to help make the Pig “fly." Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a Fluid Station. We need 40-60 volunteers to help us hand out water to runners and cheer them on.
When: Sunday, May 3, 6:00am - 10:00am. Must register by 4/20/15!
Where: Downtown Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: Handing out water and cheering on runners
Volunteer Perks: All volunteers will receive a Flying Pig Grunt T-shirt and a donation will be made to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati on your behalf!
Online Registration Link: http://specialprojects.habitatcincinnati.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1991006
Contact: Monica Human, monica.human@habitatcincinnati.org, #513-482-5614

Girls on the Run 5K: May 9

Assist in the race day celebration as 1,500 local girls run their first 5K!
When: Saturday, May 9, 7:00am - noon
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
Volunteer Tasks: Many race day tasks available! See the online registration link for details.
Register Online: http://www.gotrcincinnati.org/race/233-girls-on-the-run-greater-cincinnati-5k/volunteer

Kilgour Carnival: May 16

The Kilgour Carnival is a fun, family wide event. This community wide celebration includes game booths, bouncing rides, prizes, a family friendly DJ and wonderful carnival food. The Carnival is also a fundraiser for the Kilgour PTA. The money we raise goes to support our many before and after school clubs, field trips, assemblies, the teachers’ fund and many other extras that help make Kilgour stand out above the rest!
When: Saturday, May 16,12:00p-5:00p
Where: 1339 Herschel Ave. 45208
Volunteer Tasks: assist with facilitation of carnival attractions
Contact: Sara Lippert at saraelippert@gmail.com or 513-325-8274

Walk To Cure Arthritis: May 17

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. It is a tremendous opportunity to help improve the lives of the 50 million men, women and children with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015 with shifts from 6:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Sawyer Point, Downtown Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: There are many rewarding volunteer positions available on the day of the Walk. Volunteer positions include: set-up, parking, food, registration, kid zone, tear down and course worker.
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will receive a complimentary souvenir t-shirt and a light breakfast and lunch. Also, you may come early or stay late to visit vendor booths and receive free goodies.
Contact: Kathy Guran@ gurankt@cinci.rr.com, 513-891-4889

Acting Irish International Theatre Festival: May 18-24

Started in 1994, this annual festival of full-length Irish plays is performed by Irish community theatre companies and hosted by a different member group each year. When the festival is hosted in 2015, ten different theater companies from Ireland, Canada and the United States will visit Cincinnati’s Irish Heritage Center for a week of fun Irish theater and antics.
When: Monday, May 18 – Sunday, May 24
Where: 3905 Eastern Ave. 45226
Volunteer Tasks: assist facilitation of events
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/29ad453e-4d2c-4a3b-8420-ee60b061e471/1
Contact: 513-533-0100, email info@irishcenterofcincinnati.com

Cincinnati All-Star Summer: June 23-July 15

The MLB All-Star Game, which includes All-Star FanFest at Duke Energy Convention Center, will be hosted in Cincinnati in July 2015. However, we aren't waiting until July to begin celebrating! The regional community is planning Cincinnati All-Star Summer, several events leading up to and surrounding MLB All-Star Week. Our goals are to ensure that the city core is activated to its fullest, so area residents have an opportunity to participate and guests leave with great impressions of our region. Sign up to volunteer at an event today!!
When: Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, July 15
Where: Held at various locations throughout the region
Volunteer Tasks: work various All-Star events
Register Online:http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/7e1b007c-d8f5-4516-9f97-1384bd7d29ff/1
Contact: Rhonda Dickerscheid, welcomers.network.manager@gmail.com

BikeMS Cincinnati/Camp Kern: August 22-23

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between brain and body and stops people from moving. With the help of people like you, the National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world. BikeMS is the nation’s premier charity ride, and raises funds for and awareness of the fight against MS. We need your help to put on a great event.
When: August 22-23, 2015. Multiple shifts available both days 5:30a- 7:00p
Where: Bellevue Beach Park, 665 Frank Benke Way, Bellevue, KY 41073, OR Camp Kern, 5291 Ohio 350, Oregonia, OH 45054, OR various points between – call for details.
Volunteer Tasks: Help us cheer on our cyclists, get people registered, or man a hydration station, to mention a few.
Volunteer Perks: Free food and t-shirt. Bring a tent and stay overnight on Saturday & listen to live music.
Contact: Randy Nickum, randy.nickum@nmss.org, 513-956-4110.

Weekly Volunteer Needs

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

Senators 4 Success

Taft IT High School is looking for students to assist high school students with preparation for the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) and other coursework.
When: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30p
Where: 420 Ezzard Charles Ave. 45214, enter Dining Commons entrance (parking lot) off John St.
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 31 to 6 to volunteer at this event. Plan your trip here!
http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: UC Students will tutor high school students at designated cafeteria tables with OGT test prep or coursework. Participating students will attend an orientation and be given tutor tracking sheets, a student folder, and access to online student tutoring reporting that you can do on your mobile devise.
Contact: Monica Keenon, mk@gradcincinnati.org

Swing a Hammer with Habitat for Humanity! Every Tuesday – Saturday

Habitat for Humanity volunteers makes a difference in the lives of thousands of families who deserve simple, decent, affordable shelter. Come help us build a home for a local, deserving family. No experience or skills necessary. You will be trained on site.
When: Every Tuesday-Saturday. Shifts available between 8:30am - 4:00pm. Volunteer once or as often as you would like.
Where: Multiple locations within 5-20 minutes of UC’s campus
Volunteer Tasks: Will vary depending upon the job site.
Volunteer Perks: Good workout, meet new people, get off your butt and do something to help someone else!
Register Online: http://newbuilds.habitatcincinnati.volunteerhub.com/events/index
Contact: Monica Human, monica.human@habitatcincinnati.org, 513-482-5614

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: http://www.go-metro.com
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 paula.mcintosh@redcross.org.

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 51 to 32 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com
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 christinesevindik@girlscoutsofwesternohio.org

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, lmboerger@gmail.com 513-253-5069

Tutoring at Roselawn Condon School

Roselawn Condon school is a Pre-K through eighth grade neighborhood school with a 4-8th grade college prep magnet component in the Roselawn neighborhood of Cincinnati. Our mission is to "create and maintain a family friendly environment that ensures that all students will be prepared socially, emotionally, physically, and academically to be productive citizens in this global society. We commit to a comprehensive system of supports to ensure this outcome." Roselawn is working to build a community learning center serving the needs of all of our students and families, including a significant number of students with multiple handicaps and high medical need. Tutoring makes a big difference for our students in terms of both achievement and social development, and we need your help!
When: once per week (set day) from 3:45 - 5 pm
Where: 1594 Summit Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237
GO METRO: Leave tranportation up to Metro and take Routes 31 to 43 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will tutor one or two third grade students, depending on comfort level, in order to prepare them to meet the third grade reading guarantee.
Register Online: http://www.cycyouth.org/how-to-help/volunteer-signup-form/,
Contact: Marlena Smith-Millman, Resource Coordinator at smimarl@cpsboe.k12.oh.us

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, johnsuguitan70@gmail.com, 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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 17 from campus to Rothenberg Prep to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be tutoring either individuals or small groups of children (materials provided)
Contact: Sheena Dunn, sheena.dunn@gmail.com, 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, stacyst@mail.uc.edu

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
Where: 3655 Harvey Ave, 45229
GO METRO: Leav transportation up to Metro and take Route 51 from campus to Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for this opportuntity! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Perks: Transportation provided! Pick-Up at Turner Circle, 5:15p
Contact: Al Sewell, 513-227-0262, alsewell100@gmail.com

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 51 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
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,moyer.dm@gmail.com, mobile phone 513-374-4322.

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: http://www.go-metro.com/
Contact: Sr. Mary Jennings, majen6@yahoo.com, 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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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, http://www.squashacademy.org/ or contact us for more information.
When
: 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: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers can help with academic tutoring and/or with athletics
Contact: Mr. Vir Seth, 347-510-4555, vir@squashacademy.org

Do Right! Healthy Schools Intervention

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, shakeyrah.elmore@uchealth.com

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
GO METRO: Leave transportation up to Metro and take Route 31 from campus to volunteer at this event! Plan your trip here: http://www.go-metro.com/
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, johnsuguitan70@gmail.com, 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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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.
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

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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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

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

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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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.

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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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

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 facebook.com/pickingupthepiecesproject or registering on our website at www.pickingupthepiecesproject.org. They also can follow our Twitter feed @piecesproject. Check it out!

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 https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfCincinnatiCircleKInternational and on Campus Link https://campuslink.uc.edu/organization/circlek. Contact Sean Bloor with any questions! bloorsd@mail.uc.edu

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: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: visit residents with friendly pets
Contact: Maria Ceddia, mceddia@stmargarethall.com, 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, snyderm@cps-k12.org, 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.
Where:
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: http://www.go-metro.com/
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, execdir@thebettshouse.org 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 ghospice.com
Contact: Shelby Duncan, sduncan@ghospice.com, 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: http://www.go-metro.com/
Volunteer Tasks: Tutor students at Cheviot School
Contact: Beth Magnes, magnesE@cpsboe.k12.oh.us

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 www.cdt-dance.org.
Contact: Jennifer Kinsley, gatorjenni@gmail.com, 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: https://www.facebook.com/APODeltaAlpha?ref=br_tf
Contact: Suzy Godber, godberse@mail.uc.edu

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

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

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

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, tbrockman@jfscinti.org, (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.