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AARP - Volunteering
AARP offers local volunteer opportunities that include Tax-Aides, the Driver Safety Program, or the Grief and Loss Programs.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Volunteer opportunities are available helping with programs, services, and special events.
The Anderson Township Library Association
A volunteer group that helps support the facilities, services, and resources of the Anderson and Mt. Washington Branch libraries of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County through year-round used book sales.
Bethany House Services
Provides a full range of housing, education and assistance programs to homeless and low-income women and children in the Greater Cincinnati area. Volunteers offer help with childcare, collecting donations, serving meals, yardwork and more.
Better Business Bureau of Cincinnati
Offers volunteer opportunities for answering telephones, complaint handling, mediation and arbitration, public speaking, data entry, receptionist, and clerical duties.
Bigs and Littles
Offers quality mentoring relationships to help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. Provides a variety programs and volunteer opportunities.
Building Value LLC
Building Value's retail outlet in Cincinnati reuses new, used and antique building materials. Volunteers help staff set up displays, stock shelves, and assist customers. Also offers mentor opportunities.
Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio
Offers volunteer opportunities including the Foster Grandparents Program, Senior Companion Program, caregiver assistance, chaplaincy, and refugee resettlement assistance.
Center for Community Engagement
Collaborates with community service agencies to offer community service projects and volunteering opportunities to University of Cincinnati students. Programs include Green-Up Day, Habitat for Humanity, Into the Streets, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, Tutoring programs, and Zoo-Mates.
Cincinnati Arts Association
Offers volunteer opportunities for all ages in the Cincinnati arts venues.
Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Volunteer opportunities include radio reading services, working one-on-one with clients, staff drivers, and readers.
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Offers volunteer opportunities to provide affordable housing for low-income families. Volunteers receive on-site training and guidance from skilled leaders.
Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry
Volunteers help provide temporary food assistance to keep pets with their owners during economic hardship through record keeping, distribution, and fund raising activities.
Cincinnati VA Medical Center - Volunteer
Volunteers perform a number of services and can be closely matched with one of the many volunteer assignments available.
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Offers many opportunities for mentoring, tutoring and other student support programs.
Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Offers many volunteer opportunities in Cincinnati including providing transportation, readers, copy holders, and representatives to help in the Eye Care Provider Outreach Program.
Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati
Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through its partnership with 27 local nonprofit organizations.
Drop Inn Center
Offers volunteer opportunities for individuals, businesses or volunteer groups in the Cincinnati area. Volunteer needs include bringing a meal to the shelter and serving it to homeless residents, conducting donation drives, answering phones and resident questions.
Executive Service Corps of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Provides consulting services, resources and mentors to nonprofits and educational leaders by drawing upon a volunteer network of senior-level executives and professionals committed to helping public service organizations. Serves the nonprofit community throughout the Greater Cincinnati Tri-state area including: Butler, Clermont Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio, Boone, Campbell, Kenton Counties in Northern Kentucky, and parts of Dearborn and Franklin Counties in Indiana.
Freestore Foodbank
Volunteer opportunities at "the largest emergency food and services provider in the Tri-State."
Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that help support the public library and the community it serves. Contribute a few hours every week, volunteer once a month, or be involved in events from time to time during the year. Lists a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Give Back Cincinnati
Give Back Cincinnati is designed for ages 18-35 that live and/or work in the Cincinnati and surrounding communities. Provides young volunteers community engagement opportunities. Events are primarily one-day or weekend projects at various community locations needing assistance. Site lists events and programs offered.
Granny's Garden School
Located on the 25-acre campus shared by the primary and elementary schools in Loveland, Ohio, the garden school contains more than 100 garden beds that offer a creative and environmentally interactive approach to teach curriculum standards. Lists short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities and projects.
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
Helps people with mental illness live productive and fulfilling lives. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available including hosting a monthly birthday party for residents, preparing creative birthday gift bags for residents, helping with social activities, leading group discussions, hosting a lunch or dinner and involving residents in the preparation, home improvement/repair projects, and seasonal gardening projects.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
Volunteers help serve in a variety of capacities including childcare, family mentoring, tutoring, and office help.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
Educates and promotes individuals taking greater responsibility for improving their community environments. Offers educational programs and community improvement initiatives. Sponsors cleanup and beautification events throughout the city on the nation's largest days of citizen volunteerism, Make A Difference Day and the nation's largest community improvement program, Great American Cleanup.
Lighthouse Youth Services
Offers volunteer opportunities for individuals, special event volunteers, or groups in the Cincinnati area. Lists 40 easy ways for volunteers to be involved.
Literacy Center West
Offers tutoring opportunities for volunteers and tutor training in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati - Volunteer
Offers volunteer opportunities with one-on-one tutoring in reading and assisting with GED preparation.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly - Cincinnati
A national, nonprofit organization offers volunteer opportunities to help isolated seniors in the community form friendships. Provides holiday celebrations, social activities, and special services.
Lower Price Hill Community School
The Lower Price Hill Community School in Cincinnati is always seeking volunteers to assist in all programs, such as tutoring for Basic Literacy, ESOL or GED. Volunteers may also assist with clerical work, such as updating database, filing papers, and distributing flyers.
Mary Magdalen House
Mary Magdalen House in Cincinnati offers personal care services to the homeless. Volunteers help by sorting donations, helping with guests' laundry, preparing care packages for guests, clerical duties and facility maintenance.
Memorial, Inc. - Volunteer
A non-profit organization in Cincinnati offering educational programs for children 3 months-16 years old, children with special needs, and parents. Volunteer opportunities include classroom assistance, gardening, and guest readers.
National Senior Service Corps
Directory of volunteer service opportunities.
North Avondale Montessori School (NAM)
Located in Cincinnati, NAM offers opportunities to tutor children grades K-6 in reading, writing, or math. Free training is available for volunteers.
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Center
Volunteer opportunities offered include pet care, pet companionship, transportation, and clerical duties.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
OSHIIP's Ohio Department of Insurance trains volunteers to provide free information about health insurance to Medicare beneficiaries in Ohio.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Offers volunteer opportunities for high school students over the age of 16 seeking to fulfill civics, government or scholarship needs.
On the Ohio Homefront
This initiative connects families of deployed military personnel with volunteer services of community, service, and faith-based organizations to help ease the burdens a family faces when one of its members is away. Offers several programs and volunteer training.
Our Daily Bread
Volunteers help prepare and serve meals, help run the Kids Cafe, work food drives, run afternoon Bingo, provide food pick-up and delivery, help with building maintenance and more.
Over-the-Rhine Kitchen
Volunteers assist in meal service, food pick-up, delivery, and pantry stocking, bagging groceries, and building maintenance at the Over-The-Rhine Kitchen, the Walnut Hills Kitchen and the Walnut Hills Pantry in Cincinnati.
Pro Seniors' Ombudsman Program
Pro Seniors' Long-Term Care Ombudsman team trains volunteers on long-term care issues and the rights of persons who live in nursing homes.
ReStore
The TriState Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Hamilton, Ohio recycles new and used building materials, tools, and appliances. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, such as sales, display, cleanup of donations, merchandising, and customer service.
Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati
Provides a supportive "home away from home" for families and their children receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children. Volunteers help with guest services, meals, and activities.
Santa Maria Community Services
Offers many varied volunteer opportunities in the Greater Price Hill area of Cincinnati including tutoring, transportation, and assisting with special events, parenting or senior groups.
Save the Animals Foundation (STAF)
A no-kill shelter for abandoned cats and dogs in Cincinnati, STAF provides shelter and care for animals waiting to be adopted. Offers volunteer opportunities including pet care and companionship, fundraising, and building maintenance.
The Scratching Post Cat Adoption Center
Located in Silverton, Ohio, The Scratching Post offers many volunteer opportunities including pet care, pet companionship, and clerical duties.
Senior Corps
A program for national and community service that connects people over 55 with organizations to help them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Senior Corps Ohio offers the Foster Grandparents program and the Senior Companion program.
Senior Services of Northern Kentucky - Volunteer
Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including home visits, meal delivery, transportation, grocery shopping, housekeeping, home repair, and fundraising activities.
Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE)
A nonprofit association of retired executives who volunteer their time and talents to help small business owners in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.
Shriners Hospital for Children
Offers volunteer opportunities that support the needs of the patients, families and staff in Cincinnati, such as passing out snacks, transportation, and clerical duties.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area include the Bank Street Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Superstore, coat drive, Thanksgiving distribution, and the toy drive.
SPCA Cincinnati
Provides volunteer opportunities for the care and support of rescued dogs and cats. Offers animal handling training for volunteers.
Technology Assisting People in Need (TAPIN)
Provides computers, monitors, printers and more for disabled and disadvantaged individuals and support agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area. Volunteers get hands-on instruction repairing and upgrading computers and personal computer troubleshooting. Offers classes to volunteers on computer hardware and software.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati - Volunteer
United Way of Greater Cincinnati's The Volunteer Connection makes volunteering fun, easy and accessible to individuals, families, groups, and corporations. Offers volunteer opportunities and resources.
Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
Volunteers can help in the employment training programs with job coaching, mentoring and performing mock interviews. The Accelerated Call Center Education classes need people to act as customers so students can gain real-time experience. There are many volunteer opportunities that require only an hour or two of your time on an occasional basis, such as office filing or helping staff prepare mailings.
VolunteerMatch
A volunteer recruiting service for nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and business leaders. Includes a webinar for volunteers about training and screening tools nonprofits use and evaluation tools to determine if the organization is a good fit for you and your skills.
Volunteers of America : Ohio River Valley
Provides a spectrum of services for older people, from home and community-based services to long-term skilled nursing care. Senior services include affordable housing, adult day care, long-term care, senior center & meal programs, and handyman repair. Serves Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren, Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.
VolunTourism
Provides international voluntary service experiences that include travel to a destination with the traditional elements of travel and tourism - arts, culture, geography, history, and recreation - while in the destination.
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
Volunteers provide intake and assessment for emergency assistance, special activities for families in shelter, childcare, mentoring, administrative support, research and planning, pickup and stocking of donations, fundraising activities and facilities maintenance and repair.
The Women's Connection
The Women's Connection, located in Cincinnati, offers volunteer opportunities including help with events, programs, outreach, and children's activities.
YWCA
Offers many volunteer opportunities from tutoring and public speaking to clerical work and assisting with programs in the Greater Cincinnati area.