ACES, a nonprofit child support advocacy group, seeks volunteers to help with court monitoring, outreach, advocacy, fund-raising, etc. Information: 1-800-738-2237.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs volunteers to help in the new resale shop. Also needed: donated merchandise: furniture, collectibles, adult clothing, linens, jewelry, and more. Information: 419-882-6567.
Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio is seeking seniors over age of 55 to volunteer for the Elder Friendly Program which helps raise awareness for senior consumers and certifies businesses. To become a trained evaluator, call 419-382-7060.
Arthritis Foundation of Northwest Ohio seeks volunteer clerical staff. Information: 419-537-0888.
ASSE international student exchange programs are looking for volunteers to serve as area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Area representatives are reimbursed for expenses and are provided with travel opportunities. Information: 937-903-9584 or 1-800-736-1760.
Bay Park Community Hospital seeks volunteers for the Beacon gift shop and information desk, as well as in the Health Resource Library. Both teen and adult programs are available. Volunteers receive a free health screening, orientation, and training. A 40-hour commitment during a six-month period is requested. Information: 419-690-7509.
Bluebird Passenger Train volunteers needed for Wednesday and Thursday runs; mid-week runs are tour buses and school field-trip programs. Hours vary depending on position; retirees welcome. Please contact Dawn Bly at 419-878-5126 or Bill Linebaugh at 419-878-2177.
Bridge Home Health & Hospice needs volunteers for respite sitting, fund-raising, friendly visits, office work, and bereavement. Information/registration: Julie Tiell, 419-352-9808.
Call for Action, Toledo-area affiliate of the international consumer-assistance organization, seeks volunteers one day a week to help solve consumer problems. Training provided. Information: 419-248-4421.
Coalition to Access Technology and Networking in Toledo seeks volunteers to teach basic computer skills at labs throughout the city. Information: 419-530-3447.
Cherry Street Mission Ministries has many opportunities for volunteers including: administrators, cooks, food prep workers, wait staff, educators, nature lovers to tend the gardens, mentors and Bible study leaders, volunteers with a valid driver s license for pick-ups and deliveries, and groups to organize fund-raisers and community drives for food, clothing, and hygiene products. Those interested should call Randy Kutz at 419-242-5141, ext. 241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocoon Shelter Volunteer Advocacy Training, 50-hour class that prepares volunteers to attend to the needs of victims of domestic violence by providing crisis intervention and conducting intakes into safe shelter. Due to procedural restructuring, applications from women and men are being accepted for volunteer advocates. Information: 419-373-1730.
Crisis Response Team needs committed volunteers to be trained as responders or dispatchers to provide short-term crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence. Shifts available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Must be available to work a six-hour shift at least one day per month. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check. Information: 419-213-4715.
Family House emergency shelter for temporarily homeless families needs volunteers for reception desk or library, to tutor, plan children s activities. Information: 419-242-5505.
Foster Grandparent program is looking for senior volunteers to help in schools, day care facilities, Head Start programs, and other non-profit community organizations. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend for their work and reimbursement for their travel expenses. Training is provided monthly and social activities for the foster grandparents are planned throughout the year. Volunteers make a commitment to work 20 hours or more per week and are placed in assignments close to their homes. Call Debby Kelly at Senior Centers, Inc., 419-242-9511.
GED tutors, probation officers, and case manager assistants for various departments within the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, general trial division. Volunteers must be 18 or older, high school graduates, and available daytime hours. Information: 419-213-6197.
The Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council needs adult volunteers. Must be at least 18 years old and be interested in helping girls develop skills which make them resourceful, competent, and successful adults. Information: 419-243-8216.
Good Bears Of The World is seeking loving, caring, and compassionate people to help provide teddy bears for children and adults who are victims of various traumatic situations, and to older adults in nursing homes. For information, call Terrie Strong at 419-475-2309, Sandy Flick at 419-843-2221 (evenings).
Hal s Pals, a disability awareness program for first-grade classes in Toledo Public Schools, is looking for volunteers to present the program in the schools. Call Amanda at the Easter Seals Toledo office, 419-241-2600.
Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, a mental health and wellness organization in northwest Ohio, needs volunteers to help in several diverse programs. Call Tracy at 419-475-4449 for information.
Heartland Health Care Centers and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center are looking for people interested in working with seniors. Information: 419-494-9506 or 419-252-5500, ext. 71297.
Heartland Hospice of Toledo offers training to volunteers who want to provide support and companionship to individuals facing an end-of-life disease. Information: 419-531-0440.
Immergrun volunteers needed to transport persons from the Amish community to and from bus and train stations to local clinics and hospitals. Immergrun is an organization formed by several area doctors to help the Amish receive surgery at a lower cost. Details: 1-800-333-3561.
Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., needs adult volunteers for grades K-12 in Toledo-area schools. Training and materials provided. Information: 419-865-5511 ext. 201.
Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, clerical duties. Information: 419-893-5512.
Lupus Alliance of America seeks volunteers to work with lupus patients and their families. Information: 1-800-705-6677.
Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek in Springfield Township is looking for volunteers to assist residents, many of whom do not have many visitors. Play cards, games, or just sit and visit. Information: 419-861-5531.
Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio, is looking for volunteers to accompany staff and clients to community outings such as shopping and restaurants, movies, etc. Expenses are paid, trips are scheduled sporadically on Wednesdays and Fridays from about 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activity assistants also needed to assist clients in various centers such as arts and crafts, sewing, gardening, stable care, horse grooming, and music, weekdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. or noon-2 p.m. Call 419-836-7741. Side walkers and horse leaders are needed Monday through Fridays, mid-mornings, at Vail Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, 6118 Cedar Pointe Rd., Oregon, training provided. Call 419-693-9285.
Meals for homebound in Bowling Green area needs individuals or couples to deliver meals, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Lunch provided to licensed drivers who must have own transportation. Call the Wood County Senior Center, 419-353-5661.
University of Toledo Medical Center offers volunteer opportunities for energetic adults and students. Placement opportunities available in direct customer service assignments or volunteers can assist health care professionals, perform clerical tasks in an academic office, or provide courteous and professional service to patients and visitors. Call Amy Finkbeiner at 419-383-3835 or visit www.utmc.utoledo.edu.
Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe offers volunteer training for light duties including patient care, housekeeping chores, letter writing, running errands, and providing companionship. Information: 734-240-8946.
Mercy Health Partners is seeking volunteers to be ambassadors in the main lobbies and patient and family areas of Mercy Children s Hospital, Mercy College, Mercy Healthcare Center, St. Anne Mercy Hospital, and St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. Volunteers needed in clerical areas. Volunteer hours are one day a week, four hours per day. Information: 419-251-4145.
Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. Nearly all neighborhoods in the Toledo area need volunteers two days a month or more to deliver meals to the elderly, ill, disabled, and homebound. Substitutes also needed. Information: 419-255-7806 or visit www.mobilemeals.org.
Monroe County Family Independence Agency is seeking foster parent candidates to provide children s foster care within Monroe County. Call 734-243-7414.
Nature s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education in Whitehouse seeks volunteers age 16 and older. Information: 419-877-0060.
Newborns in Need seeks volunteers to help quilt, knit, sew, or crochet baby items which are donated to facilities that provide for the needs of premature and newborn babies who are sick or in crisis. Work takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. Instruction and supplies provided. Information: 419-865-4470.
Oakleaf Village, 4220 North Holland-Sylvania Rd., is seeking volunteers to escort residents to dinner, beauty shop, and help with other activities. Information: 419-885-3934.
Odyssey Healthcare Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit hospice patients and make caring cards and comfort blankets. Volunteers also needed to provide music therapy to terminally ill patients. Music therapist preferred. Information: 419-887-6700 or 1-866-913-6700.
Ohio Reads program needs mentors to teach reading to grade 1-5, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday. Information: 419-473-3074.
Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, Oregon, needs volunteers for variety of duties. Information: 419-697-7742.
Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter seeks animal-loving volunteers. Information: 419-841-8831.
Planned Pethood, Inc., seeks volunteers to foster a dog or cat in the home. Information: 419-478-2072.
Project Read tutors needed. Information: 734-242-5799, ext. 1325.
Rape Crisis Center seeks individuals 21 or older with valid Ohio driver s license and reliable transportation. Volunteers must complete a 40-hour training program. Information: 419-241-3235.
Reach Out and Read of Northwest Ohio seeks volunteers to read to children in the pediatric waiting rooms of various clinics at MCO and Mercy Children s Hospital. High school students and adults welcome. Information: 419-383-4007.
RSVP Volunteers is looking for members 55 and over to provide service at more than 175 community organizations. Members will benefit from supplemental accident and liability insurance, mileage reimbursement, and recognition. Information: 419-382-7060 or e-mail email@example.com.
S.A.F.E. (Senior Advocates for Fire Education) is seeking volunteers to represent the Toledo Fire/Rescue Department in promoting safety and fire prevention through education, distribution of information, and demonstrations. Must be 55 years or older, possess a valid driver s license, and high school diploma or equivalent. Background check required. Call the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-7060, ext. 15.
Senior Center, Bowling Green, seeks volunteers to accompany seniors grocery shopping on Tuesdays. Information: 419-353-5661.
Senior Center, Rossford, seeks volunteers to deliver meals on Mondays and Wednesdays. A substitute driver is also needed other days. Information: 419-666-8494.
Serenity Farm, Inc., Equestrian Center in Luckey, Ohio, is looking for volunteers to work on projects through the winter. Center seeks 20 people to help for the next nine months (or longer) to help with events. Information: 419-833-1308 or www.serenityfarm.org.
St. Charles Mercy Hospital is looking for volunteers for the gift shop, transportation department (in-house), and clerical opportunities. Information: 419-696-7424.
St. Paul s Community Center, 230 13th St., needs help to prepare and serve breakfasts and lunch for the homeless and the mentally ill. Information: Marcia, 419-255-5520, days.
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Children s Hospital is looking for volunteers to be members of their Ambassador Volunteer Program. Information: 419-251-4145.
Stitches From The Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn also appreciated. Call Kathy Silverton toll free at 866-472-6903 or e-mail her at StitchFromHeart@aol.com.
Suitably Attired, professional clothing closet for women seeking self sufficiency, needs volunteers for reception and inventory duties, assisting clients or fund-raising experience. Information: 419-478-7420.
Sunset House and Sunset Village, providing assisted living and health care to men and women, has opportunities that include companionship, reading, activities, and meal delivery. Information: 419-536-4645 or 419-724-1200.
Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Lane, needs volunteers over age 14 to visit with seniors and participate with them in activities. Information: 419-865-7601.
Toledo Area Humane Society is recruiting volunteers who share a love of animals. Opportunities include animal care, pet therapy, education programs, front office, and special events. Information: 419-891-1561.
Toledo Museum of Art, volunteer information: 419-254-5090.
Toledo Repertoire Theatre is looking for volunteers for office, costume sewers, scene builders, bulk mailers, backstage crews, and actors. Information: 419-243-9277.
United Way volunteer opportunities listed in Share the Joy, a booklet designed to help find ways to serve the needy. Copies: Volunteer Center in Lucas County, 419-244-3063; in Wood County, 419-352-2390; in Ottawa County, 419-734-6645. Also, available at: www.uwgtol.org.
Vail Meadows therapeutic riding center seeks volunteers to work with special-needs students in therapeutic horseback-riding program. Information: 419-697-8960.
Valentine Theatre seeks volunteers to usher, work concessions, and check coats during performances. Information: 419-242-3490.
Victim Witness Assistance Program needs volunteers to assist with light clerical duties and correspondence to victims of crime. Time slots available during business hours at the Lucas County Common Pleas Courthouse Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visiting Nurse Hospice and Health Care, share time with terminally ill patients and their families. Information: 419-897-2803.
Whitehouse Library is looking for volunteers to make a two hour a week or two hours a month commitment for the all-volunteer library to help with books, periodicals, and videos. Call 419-266-3217 on Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. or Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Women Blessing Women has volunteer opportunities in its GED, Job Education and Preparation, and life skills programs. Volunteers are needed for career mentor, basic computing and Microsoft office skills, fundraising, GED coach, GED tutoring/teaching, job coach, job program instructor, Website setup/maintenance, and life skills facilitator. Women Blessing Women is open 9-5 Monday through Friday. Call 419-241-9789.
The Maumee Valley Historical Society is seeking volunteers for the Wolcott House Museum Complex in Maumee. Volunteer store clerks, hosts and hostesses, tour guides, and school guides are needed. Call Sandy Miller, volunteer coordinator, Wednesday through Friday at 419-893-9602.
Wood County CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate program, is looking for volunteers to monitor a victimized child as a result of abuse, neglect or dependency. Volunteers need to be at least 21 years old, submit an application, provide three references, complete training, and make a one-year commitment. Information: 419-352-3554 or www.woodcountycasa.org.
Wood County Historical Center is looking for volunteers to serve as hosts or hostesses inside the museum during special events. The historical center is located at 13660 County Home Rd. Information: 419-352-0967.
Wood County Senior Center looking for a volunteer gardener to take care of plants on the center grounds, 305 North Main St. Fertilizer and soil provided.
World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking a volunteer local community representative to provide high school exchange students with program support. Information, call Sue at 1-800-888-9040.
YWCA Battered Women s Shelter needs volunteers to answer the 24-hour domestic violence crisis line, provide children s activities, sort donations, and perform light office duties. Must be 18 years of age, criminal background check required. Information: 419-241-3235.
YWCA Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers, especially those who speak Spanish and those who can sign for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Must be at least 21 years old, submit an application, pass a background check, attend a monthly meeting for support, commit to a minimum of 12 hours a month, have car and insurance, have a flexible personal schedule, and complete a 52-hour training program. Information: 419-241-7006.
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