Connections Volunteer Center, a program of HelpLine, has information about the following volunteer opportunities in Delaware County. For more information or to register visit www.connectionsvolunteercenter.org, call 740-363-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRONMAN 70.3 — Join the Connections volunteer group to help with Athlete check-in on Friday, July 27th 1:30-5:00om. Help runners get their paperwork and other necessary articles.
Alzheimer’s Association — Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee and help grow the movement to end Alzheimer’s. The walk is Aug. 11, 2018 in Delaware City.
Kids on the Block — Learn and perform a 10-minute skit at local schools during the school year educating children in ways to get help in situations of bullying, abuse, and from strangers on the internet.
Suicide Prevention Walk — Help raise awareness by volunteering during the walk on Saturday, September 8.
Girls on the Run — Help local youth to build self-confidence and learn how to incorporate physical activity in to their daily lives. Ten-week program creatively integrates running. Coaches needed.
Preservation Parks of Delaware County — Help needed with concessions during the concert series at Gallant Woods Park. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity — Help support Habitat by representing them at this year’s Parade of Homes, Sept. 1-16 by taking a shift at the Foundation House. The parade will be in the Jerome area.
Grace Clinic — This free medical ministry in Delaware City is in need of Pharmacists, Optometrists, Dentists, Physicians, Interpreters, Nurses and Prayer Encouragers. Hours: Monday’s 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday’s 5:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30-9 p.m.
SourcePoint — Help older adults — prepare meals for Meals on Wheels weekdays, 2-3 hours between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.; host/hostesses sought for Café 55; pool attendants needed; Sunbury Meals on Wheels drivers needed.
LSS Food Pantry — Answer questions at the help desk, run food distributions, work in the warehouse preparing trucks and processing incoming stock.
Senior Companion — Help older adults maintain their independence by being a friend who takes them shopping or to doctor appointments, go for walks or play cards. Companions must be 55 or older and able to dedicate 15-20 hours a week. Companions are paid a tax-free stipend and have benefits. Income restrictions apply.
Strand Theatre & Cultural Arts — Movies are magic and The Strand is a magical place that has been in the Delaware Community for 101 years! Keep the magic alive by volunteering.
Railroad Safety Task Force — Educate children (and adults) about safety when crossing railroad tracks at school safety days, community events and fairs. You can help increase the safety of our county by participating.
Delaware County Historical Society — Barn event reporter sought. Compose and publish articles and photos about events at The Barn at Stratford. Events are primarily weddings, but include corporate events and other special occasions.
Common Ground Free Store — Regular volunteers sought to help in the store on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. while the store is not open to sort, organize, do admin work and receive donations.
Volunteer Guardian Program — Guardians serve individuals who have no family or friends able or willing to assist them. People whose ability to process information and conduct their affairs has deteriorated. They are alone and they need your help.
Dublin Irish Festival — August 3, 4 & 5. Lots of different volunteer assignments from hospitality to admission gates, bike parking to ticket sales – there’s lots to help with there’s volunteer perks!!
The Shane Center — Do you enjoy being outside and being around horses and children? Help people with disabilities improve their physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being by volunteering to help with therapeutic horsemanship. No experience necessary.
Founded in 1996, Connections coordinates the referral and placement of volunteers for more than 70 different agencies who offer more than 200 volunteer opportunities. In the past year, Connections matched over 1,300 volunteers who engaged in almost 20,000 hours of service to the community. An affiliate of HelpLine, Connections core services are partially funded by United Way of Delaware County and SourcePoint.
HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides a 24-hour support and information line, prevention education and serves as the area’s only volunteer center. Committed to empowering people through knowledge, support and resources, HelpLine responds to the emotional, financial and informational needs of the Delaware and Morrow County communities. HelpLine is a contract provider of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board and partially funded by the SourcePoint. A United Way partner Agency, HelpLine is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, National Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. For more information, please visit: www.HelpLinedelmor.org.
Information for this story was provided by Connections Volunteer Center.