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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.

Commencement Volunteers Needed: August 8

Commencement marks the culmination of the academic and personal journeys of fellow Bearcats who are set to graduate. With your sites sent on participating in a special commencement ceremony of your own, help this summer's graduates and their families enjoy this special occasion on campus by volunteering at commencement.
When: August 8, 7:15a - 1:00p
Where: Fifth Third Arena Shoemaker Center and surrounding areas
Volunteer Tasks: Help guide families to the ceremony and help with any special needs. Helping students and families with limited mobility, as well as others, locate and access the ceremony from all corners of campus. Work is primarily outside, rain or shine!
Register Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015volcommcon
Contact: Commencement Office, comminfo@uc.edu, 513-556-3502

Service Learning Collaboratory: ServantPreneurship

Service Learning course offered Fall 2015 on M, W, F @ 2:30
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The Service Learning Collaboratory: ServantPreneurship is a fall 2015 class being cross-listed in ProPEL and the College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Communication). This class will carry both the “S” (Service Learning) and “T” (UC Forward) attributes. The educational partner for this 5000-level course is ex-Bengal Chinedum Nkukwe and his multi-faceted portfolio and team working in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. The class will meet three times per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday @ 2:30), and the goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to complete a specific project for our partner. Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse, interdisciplinary team to successfully complete a project with tangible outcomes for an education partner;
  • Gain an understanding of various processes associated with delivering high-quality deliverables to educational partners within a set timeframe;
  • Determine specific target demographics for special projects;
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine best practices for roll out and implementation of deliverables to target audiences;
  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate ideas, designs, and plans to the educational partner;
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply discipline specific knowledge in a diverse group setting;
  • Demonstrate the ability to divide up a multi-faceted project by effectively delegating tasks to best utilize the strengths of the team members and other resources;
  • Demonstrate the ability to receive and respond to feedback from team members, industry experts, and educational partners;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social justice, servant leadership, social entrepreneurship, and community activism.

Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors: 2015-2016 School year

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
When: 2015-2016 Academic Year
Where: University of Cincinnati
Volunteer Tasks: Post and tweet multimedia content about the Peace Corps every week, Identify and connect with diverse student groups around campus, plugging them into Peace Corps activities and sharing the Peace Corps story with them, Help set up and turn people out to events put on by Peace Corps recruiters, Participate in nationwide Ambassador photo and video competitions, Organize movie screening and other activities
Volunteer Perks: Training, T-shirt, swag
Contact: ambassadors@peacecorps.gov

Material Preparation and Conference Guides for Service Learning Workshop at UC: September 24, 25

The Mayerson Service-Learning Program supports teachers in 120 local high schools in connecting community and classroom through service and service-learning. In mid-September, UC hosts the largest high school service-learning conference in the NATION at Tangeman University Center (TUC) and we need your help in two different ways!

1) Material Preparation
Volunteer Tasks: Preparing the materials for student and teacher conference attendees. This includes unloading materials, stuffing folders, collating materials, and creating an assembly line.
When: Thursday, September 24, 3:00 - 5:00p. Come for an hour, come for the whole time!
Where: TUC Room 403. Meet at the main entrance to the UC bookstore near TUC Expressmart.

Conference Guides
Volunteer Tasks: Tasks include familiarizing yourself with the Workshop materials and room locations (all located on the 400 level of TUC), as well as telling presenters when their presentation time is up.
When: Volunteers must be available for a brief training Thursday, September 24 and a two-hour shift on Friday September 25.
Where: TUC

Contact: Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, ClareB@MayersonFoundation.org, and indicate interest in (1) Material Preparation and/or (2) Conference Guides.

Community Opportunities

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

North College Hill Soccer Coaches Needed: August - October/November

The City of North College Hill is looking for coaches for our fall Say Soccer. Ages range from 6 up to 13. Practices are two days a week usually starting at 6 and usually last from 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. Games are usually Saturdays and occasionally you have week day games. The ideal would be to have a coach and assistant coach per team. The season begins in August and goes until October, maybe November depending on how well your team performs. and we would love to have some of your college students apart of our community, this is volunteer and the idea candidate must love kids, be patient, and ready to have fun.
Contact: Sheryl@northcollegehill.org

Pre-Med or Interested in Healthcare? Crossroad Volunteer Internship Program: Apply August 8

The Crossroad Volunteer Internship Program is targeted towards pre-medical and pre-health students who are interested in gaining real, hands-on experience in a primary care clinic in a low-income community. This includes a balance of clinical tasks that provide interns with invaluable experiences and non-clinical tasks that improve the standard of care at Crossroad. We are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and reliable individuals that conduct themselves professionally. This is a wonderful opportunity but also a large commitment of time and energy, which is important to keep in mind when applying. The next application process for interns that will join the program in September 2015 will begin on August 8th, 2015. Interviews will be held during the week of August 24th, 2015. Please visit our blog for details regarding the application process and the Crossroad Volunteer Internship Program as a whole: crossroadhc.blogspot.com!

Internship with Girls on the Run! Applications Due August 22

Girls on the Run is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower local girls to be strong healthy and confident through an experience based curriculum that creatively integrates running.  GOTR is currently seeking an office intern for the fall season from September to November. The office is located in Hyde Park.  This unpaid position offers flexibility that is ideal for students who are currently taking classes or employed elsewhere. The weekly hour amount averages around 10 hours, and the intern can set their own schedule. Tasks include a wide variety of hands-on program preparation and basic Excel tasks. The role will enable the intern to gain experience in the non-profit sector, office administration, community organization, organizational leadership, and more.
Contact: Interested individuals may submit interest or resume to info@gotrcincinnati.org by August 22.

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.

CCAC Arts Camp Counselor: August 24 - 28

Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is a truly regional Cultural Arts Center encompassing–and preserving–over 53,000 square feet of historically significant space in an urban campus. Housed in the former Clifton School building, CCAC has welcomed over 80,000 visitors for an exhibit, concert, theater performance, civic function, or class since opening its doors in 2008. CCAC’s mission is to strengthen the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities. Visit www.cliftonculturalarts.org for more info.
Job Title: CCAC Arts Camp Counselor
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Begin/End Dates: August 24 – 28, 2015
Work Schedule: 9:00am – 3:00pm; may also be asked to help with Before and After Care (8 – 9am and 3 – 4pm respectively), depending on camp size.
Total Hours: 30 – 40 hours
Description of Duties: Upbeat, enthusiastic, responsible, and able to take initiative. Reliable, professional in their communications, and thrive in collaborative environments. Work with CCAC Class Providers and Programs Coordinator to assist with the successful execution of camp activities, which may include both performing arts and visual arts activities, and can do so in an enthusiastic manner. Supervise campers ages 5 to 14 – alone and with CCAC Class Providers and Programs Coordinator – in the classroom as well as at outdoor activities and at lunchtime. The CCAC Arts Camp Counselor will help with set up and clean up during camp hours.
Qualifications and Experience: Position open to students of all majors and years of study. Education majors preferred, but not required. Students in Sophomore or Junior year preferred.
Contact: Emalene Benson, emalene.benson@cliftonculturalarts.org

Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure: August 28

Susan G. Komen is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front in the Greater Cincinnati Community. We need volunteers for our “I Am the Cure” booth at the Race. I Am the Cure is the breast health education program of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that teaches people the simple steps they need to know about how to take charge of their breast health.
When: The Race is on August 28th, and volunteers will need to arrive at 5:00 PM
Where: The Race will be at Smale Park down at the Cincinnati Riverfront. Volunteers will go to the volunteer tent and bring their signed waivers (Waiver available upon request).
Volunteer Tasks: There are a couple opportunities for the interested groups to become involved in the work that we do to educate the general public about the importance of breast health:
Cureleaders: These volunteers stand at key points along the race and cheer on the runners and walkers through the Race for the Cure. These volunteers will need to be strong-voiced, energetic volunteers that can motivate our Race participants with educational chants and cheers.  
Rovers: These volunteers will be in pairs that will roam through the crowd prior to the start of the Race for the Cure asking breast health questions and handing out freebies to those who answer the questions correctly.  They will also encourage people to stop by the I Am the Cure booth for more information and to make a ‘curemitment.’ To learn more about the program itself, visit http://cincinnati.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CIN_TR_iamthecure or http://www.iamthecure.org/
Volunteer Perks: Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt that they will be required to wear at the event. Free food will also be provided!
Contact: If you’re interested, please contact Grace Pettit, Komencincinnati1@earthlink.net, (513) 671-9100 ext. 201

Kickball Tourney Umpires for Charity Event: August 29

CincySmiles Foundation is a non-profit free dental clinic. We are seeking 6 individuals to help umpire a charity Kickball Tournament that will be held on August 29th.
When: All day event starting at 9:00a on August 29, two shifts available (8:30a - 1:30p; 1:30 - 6:30p). Volunteers please commit by August 21 if possible.
Where: 5993 Linneman St. Cincinnati, 45230 (meet at the baseball fields).
Volunteer Tasks: Umpire at the Kickball Tournament. Rules will be provided on the day of the event and a pre-tournament meeting will be held to answer any questions. We will have 3 fields for use during the tournament and will need 6 umpires total for the whole day, each doing a 5 hour shift. The first shift will be 8:30 am -1:30 pm and the second shift will run 1:30 pm - ending time around 6:30 pm. We will need 3 people for each shift, one at each field. The first game will start promptly at 9 am.
Volunteer Perks: Pizza!
Contact: Greta Titus, atitus@cord.edu, 320-260-4901

Carol Ann's Carousel Ambassadors: Through - September 6

Join in on some fun at Cincinnati Parks by volunteering at this event!
When: Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, September 6, 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 2:00pm - 4:30pm; and 4:00pm - 6:30pm.
Where: W Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Volunteer Tasks: Ambassadors will greet arriving visitors, assist with directions, and answer a variety of questions.
Register Online: http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/3ef7a4d9-44cf-40b9-aa64-6068529691e0/2
Contact: Cheryl Lackey at cheryl.lackey@cincinnati-oh.gov or 513-357-2614.

Granny's Garden School

Granny's Garden School develops and manages hands-on learning experiences through a four year, school-based, garden and nature focused program to help children experience nature, to feel the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate the simple pleasure of picking a flower.
Where: Granny's Garden School 550 Loveland Madeira Rd. Loveland, OH
When: Contact for details.
Task: Miscellaneous and awesome gardening activities.
Contact: Roberta, roberta@grannysgardenschool.org, 513-324-2873

Data Entry Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Join with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati in building homes, communities, and hope!  We have a new database and need YOUR help to fill it with information. No experience required; only typing ability and basic computer knowledge.
Flexible Hours: Monday - Friday between 9:00a - 4:00p
Where: Habitat for Humanity, 4910 Para Drive, 45237
Volunteer Tasks: Data Entry. Basic computer and typing skills required.
Volunteer Perks: Air conditioned, casual work environment with cool people and flexible hours!
Contact: Jesse Cronin, jesse.cronin@habitatcincinnati.org, 513-482-5648

Cincinnati Library Summer Volunteers

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is looking to place approximately 275 returning and new volunteers throughout our library system this summer. Visit http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/support/volunteer.html and click on the poster to see details.
Contact: Lee Ann Luxenberger, Leeann.luxenberger@cincinnatilibrary.org, 513-369-4403

Cincinnati Art Museum

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. Visit  http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/volunteer-opportunities for more.
Contact: Chelsea Baker atchelsea.baker@cincyart.org

AmeriCorps VISTA Employment Opportunity with Children Inc.

Children, Inc. has partnered with Kentucky Campus Compact for another service year in the AmeriCorps TASK (Toward a Sustainable Kentucky) VISTA program. There are currently four VISTA positions available with Children, Inc. for the 2015-2016 term! These TASK VISTA members will help to build capacity at Children, Inc. and help to end poverty in the community. If you are a recent grad, soon-to-be grad, or even seasoned professional looking for a great way to learn more and serve in advocacy,service learning, or family partnerships, visit https://www.childreninc.org/americorps-vista/ or contact Tess Hammons at thammons@childreninc.org for more information.

Weekly Volunteer Needs

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

Opportunities in this section will be updated during Fall Semester.

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.

Opportunities in this section will be updated during Fall Semester.

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.