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Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events

Click here to see a map of agencies within walking distance of campus

Project of the Week 

CSLC will return with Project of the Week in September 2014. 


Mini Farmer's Market 5/2/14

Come help out the Athens Farmers Market Mini Market right here on campus. Volunteers are needed to help vendors load and unload their trucks. Interested? Sign up here


Southeast Habitat for Humanity O.U. Move Out Donation Drive 5/1-5/3
Athens Habitat for Humanity is putting on a O.U. Move-Out Donation Drive. Thurs-Sat, May 1st-3rd – 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm. The ReStore will be setting up 5 booths around town as drop-off stations for move out donations. We need many, many, many volunteers for both morning and afternoon shifts. Please call either Amber (592-0032 ext. 102) or Molly (592-0032 ext. 106)  to schedule your volunteer shift!



Saturday, May 3rd the SE Ohio Foodbank will be holding a Commodity Supplemental Food Box packing event. Volunteers are needed from  9:00 to noon.  Our goal is to pack 2000 commodity supplemental food boxes during that time. If you or your group would like to join us this Saturday at 1005 CIC Drive Logan, Ohio 43138 please contact Teresa Cline-Scurlock at 740-385-6813 or email at



Athens High School Track Meet Volunteers Needed 5/7 

Please join our local high school athletes in a dynamic volunteer setting at Athens High School. Our kids needs assistance with track and field events at our home meets. Duties might include re-setting pole vault, hurdles, and other equipment, use of measuring tape or stop watch, grooming sand for jumping events, and etc. 
5/7- 10 volunteers
Athens High School 
1 High School Lane
The Plains, Ohio
Contact Kristina at or call 740-591-9149  to sign up! 
St. Jude Volunteers Needed for 2014 Ohio Warrior Dash 5/31/14
On behalf of St. Jude is an upcoming volunteer opportunity. The event is May 31st in Millfield and we are looking for volunteers to help run the St. Jude tent.  The tent is a special perk for runners who choose to run and raise money for St. Jude during  the Warrior Dash. If interested in volunteering contact Kaila Van Fossen at with any questions
Chesterhill Produce Auction May 5-October 23 
The Chesterhill Produce Auction has weekly opportunities for volunteers during the growing season. The auction takes place on Mondays and Thursdays - the auction begins at 4:00 pm and lasts about 2 hours or until all produce is sold. The first auction this year will be on May 5 and the last will be October 23.
The auction is located at 8380 Wagoner Road in Chesterhill, Ohio.  At the auction, volunteers help customers check out, assist growers unloading produce, help during the auction in both the office and floor, and can even help tend the large garden on-site. There are lots of choices!
Volunteers always leave positive feedback about their experiences and often come home with some fresh produce, too! Volunteers can volunteers as few or as often as they would like - from one or two times over the season to a regular weekly volunteer position - we're flexible!
To learn more, interested volunteers can contact Tom Redfern at 740-677-4047 or


S.T.E.M  Series at Nelsonville 

The Girls Scots STEM Series is looking for volunteers for a 6 week series for girls in 2nd to 3rd grade in the Nelsonville area to help teach a program that is completely written out.  Opportunities is available to be worked around volunteers schedule as volunteers are needed after 3:30pm.  If interested please contact Natalie Huggins at  Or call 304-834-3920 ext 2


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens­

Interested in helping with­their­after-school programming? ­Helping with our after-school program is a great way to get experience working with children while having tons of fun! Call­740-797-0037­or email­­!­We still need Bobcats for­our Trimble program and West Elementary Bobcat Buddy Program and carpooling is available!


Athens Habitat for Humanity Bolin Build

The Bolin Build has started construction! The build is on Salem Road in Athens. The builds will be every Wednesday and Friday. For this build there are two shifts, 9-noon and 1-4. ­If you might be interested in helping with this build contact Habitat at­740-592-0032


Graffiti Removal
The Athens Police Department is looking for volunteers to help remove graffiti across Athens. Contact David Williams Monday-Friday 10am-2pm at 740-592-3313 ext 1229 or by email at­
United Campus Ministry­
UCM sponsors a Thursday Supper (3:30pm-7pm) and Saturday lunch (11:30am-2:00pm) every week and are always in needs of volunteers. Contact Melissa Wales atto to sign up.­
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a Mental Health drop-in facility that welcomes volunteers­on an ongoing basis. Volunteer orientations every second and forth Thursday of each month at 3pm. Call ­(740) 592-2690 for more information.

Community Food Initiatives
Seeking volunteers ­to assist with several ongoing events:
Monday Distributions

Donation Station­

Saturday & Wednesday Framer's Markets

If interested, email­
Kids on Campus
Do you like working with kids? Are you interested in making a difference in a child's life? Kids on Campus needs homework helpers and team leaders for after-school help at local elementary schools including Amesville, Coolville and Trimble Elementary. They are also still hiring part-time after school staff. 
Sojourners Care Network
What is Sojourners? It is young women and men in Youthbuild who learn construction and carpentry skills by building homes for low-income families, while receiving leadership and education support leading to a high school diploma or GED. They have many volunteer opportunities! For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Marilyn Maher by phone (740-596-1117) or email her at­
Good Works Volunteer Opportunities
Good Works currently has 30+ Volunteer Opportunities! To see all the opportunities visit their website and click on Volunteer Opportunities.
HAVAR, Inc. is seeking volunteers who are interested in working with adults with disabilities as a program activity leader for their day program. Developmental Disability training will be provided. For more information please contact Rose at 740-594-3533. HAVAR, Inc. is seeking individuals who wish to volunteer at the Athens South Side Park Miniature Golf Course. Putt People First is offering 2-4 hour volunteer shifts with or without Havar consumers. Hours available are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4pm to 8pm. And Saturday and Sunday noon to 8pm.The golf course provides part time remunerative employment for people who have developmental disabilities, and who need partners at the job site to assist with tasks that include the following skills; equipment rental, customer relations, light janitorial and grounds keeping, minor maintenance of course decorations / obstacles, records keeping.
Live Healthy Appalachia
Live Healthy Appalachia is seeking volunteers who wish to participate in, “Live Healthy Kids.” This is a nutrition and cooking program that is taught in elementary schools throughout Athens and surrounding counties. Volunteers will be needed on a rolling basis throughout the school year. For more information, please contact Lindsay at 740-249-1797or
Athens County Child Advocacy Center
ACCAC needs volunteers to answer phones, enter information in the computer, assist with filing and organizing paperwork, prepare caregiver packets, check office/medical supplies, check mail, clean up waiting area and office, gather trash and recycling. Call 740-566-4847 or visit the website at for more information.
Don't forget Community Service Leadership Council meets every Monday at 8:00pm in Bentley 210.
CSLC organizes a volunteer opportunity every Week. CSLC provides the opportunity for other student organizations to access money through our SCORE grant to help with their own volunteer projects.
Email with any questions.
Interested in working at a community based organization?
If you have been awarded federal work study you are eligible for one of 29 open positions in a local community based organization.
Apply NOW to earn $10.00 an hour
Contact ­with questions.

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