In addition to the various opportunities directly facilitated by the CFJ, we hope to connect students interested in doing service with organizations throughout Cincinnati.
These opportunities fall within one of three categories:
Ongoing Direct Service: These organizations provide regular (daily, weekly, monthly) opportunities to serve our local community.
One-time Direct Service: These organizations are seeking volunteers for a one-time commitment to projects such as painting, sorting donations from a large event, etc.
Event Volunteers: Some organizations host events such as galas or benefit evenings to raise funds to do the good work they do. Often, they require extra hands to make such events a success.
Community partners hoping to promote volunteer opportunities can complete our Volunteer Opportunity Form to be considered for promotion on this list.
Mentor International Exchange Students
Mentor Local Youth
Guiding Light is a mentoring organization dedicated to serving youth ages 8-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing positive role models, teaching relationship skills, and developing moral character. Our mission is to provide youth with guidance, support, and encouragement to make positive decisions that lead to a successful life. Mentors will serve as a friend, advocate and role model to a young person who needs emotional, social, academic, and career support.Volunteering as a mentor is a one year commitment. Hours are flexible
Contact: Latisha Owens 513-508-2029
Adult Education TutoringEducation Matters is a non-profit located in Lower Price Hill and East Price Hill that focuses on providing adult education. Our mission is to inspire learning and strengthen our community by removing barriers to education. We offer three programs to adults seeking to reengage with education. Our Education Forward program provides one-on-one instruction to individuals seeking to earn their GED. Our Bridge program prepares individuals to enter and be successful in college or workforce training programs through tutoring and mentoring. Lastly, our English Connection program provides one-on-one and small group tutoring to immigrants from all over the world wishing to improve their English language skills.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati TutoringBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati has been changing lives and building great futures for kids who need a safe and positive place to spend the most vulnerable times of the day—immediately after school and at night, when supervision is often lacking and temptations are great. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help our Club members succeed. We are in need of Reading Buddies, Homework Helpers, and Tutors to give our kids the extra help they may need. Reading Buddies read 1:1 with Club members, while Homework Helpers and Tutors may work in a group setting to help different Club members that are struggling with their school work.
Crayons to Computers
Crayons to Computers has always been driven to bridge the gap between families in need and education. To date, we have successfully distributed more than $145 million worth of free school supplies via our partnerships with sponsoring companies and organizations, with no stopping in sight. Since our inception, poverty levels—both national and local—have steadily increased. We have not changed our service area or our eligibility criteria, the need is simply growing. In fact, according to recent census data, approximately 1 out of every 5 children living in the Greater Cincinnati area is living in poverty. Volunteers assist with a variety of projects around our Teacher Free Store. Most needs on Tuesdays and Thursday are helping with check-out as teachers shop at Crayons to Computers. Volunteers should be comfortable using tablets and communicating with others.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00PM-7:00PM
1350 Tennessee Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Contact: Analisa Condon email@example.com
MYCincinnati Orchestra and Tutoring Program
3120 Warsaw Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45205
Contact: Annie Darlin Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Resettlement Planning and PrepCatholic Charities RRS serves disenfranchised populations all over the US. Our services include food assistance, disaster relief, family services, mental health and senior services, and refugee resettlement services. Our particular department assists with helping refugees resettle in Cincinnati. We serviced 350 clients last year from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
Children's Creative Corner
Children's Creative Corner: 220 E. Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact: Sophia Cunningham email@example.com
Nursing & Rehab Home
St. Margaret Hall Nursing & Rehab Facility is offering for students to learn how to function as a Nursing Home Administrator and become familiar with the laws that regulate them. It is the highest regulated service organization, with only NASA beating them, due to dietary constraints in the aged and the need for therapeutic diets. They are also looking for interns in administration, dietary, and social services.
1960 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45206
Contact: Sister Eulaliae, Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Cincinnati Public School - Elementary
The Friars Club is a 156 year old non-profit social service organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Cincinnati’s at-risk children through organized sports, education, nutrition and fitness. Basketball coaches are needed for practices and games. They will teach the kids fundamentals on the game, as well as discipline and core values.
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March of Dimes - March for Babies
March of Dimes is seeking volunteers for the Annual March for Babies. Volunteer opportunities include:
Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00pm -- event setup
Sunday, April 28, 6:30-9:30am -- event setup
Sunday, April 28, 9:30am-12:30pm -- cheerers
Community Action Day
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