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Opportunity Organization Description Address Contact of Organization
The Foodbank, Inc. The Foodbank, Inc.

The Foodbank has a great number of on-site opportunities for groups and individuals, including sorting and packing of food, seasonal outdoor garden work, assisting with mobile pantries, and more. Must schedule in advance.

56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH, 45417

(937) 461 0265 x27
Sean Mitchell
House of Bread House of Bread

House of Bread serves a hot, nutritious lunchtime meal to anyone in need 365 days a year. The volunteer day is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups or individuals welcome. Must schedule in advance.
Volunteers 12 and up; under 17 must be a part of a group or with an adult.

8 Orth Ave, Dayton, OH 45406

(937) 226 1520
Catholic Social Services Catholic Social Services

The Choice Food Pantry at Catholic Social Services serves over 18,000 folks a year. Monday – Friday Mornings: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pantry is CLOSED on the first Friday of every month.

922 West Riverview Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
(entrance on Orth Street)

(93) 223-7217 x 1144
Deborah Pendleton
United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton, Inc United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton, Inc

Every day URS relies on individuals, companies and community groups to fulfill our mission of enhancing the quality of life for our clients.

Volunteer opportunities available in Adult and Youth Services, Development, and on Team Projects, as well with special events (such as the annual Rubber Duck Regatta and Barstool Open).

710 Old Troy Pike (at the corner of Needmore Road), Dayton, OH 45424

(937) 233-1230
Ann Reinhart
Hannah's Treasure Chest Hannah's Treasure Chest

Hannah’s Treasure Chest provides nonprofit and social service agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery, and Warren Counties with clothing, baby equipment, diapers, hygiene items, toys, books and other essential items for their clients.

124 Westpark Rd, Centerville, OH 45459

(937) 439 5039
Trudy Bechtolt
Goodwill Easter Seals Computer Lab Goodwill Easter Seals

Volunteer Community Computer Lab Attendant: the community computer lab is a place where the community can come to sign up for an email account, create a resume, and apply for jobs online. Volunteers assist visitors in helping them navigate around the computer and internet using basic computer skills. The computer lab is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

660 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402

Contact: Amanda Williams
(937) 528 6371
Homefull Homefull

Homefull operates a Farm Stand at Second Street Market (600 E. 2nd Street Dayton, OH 45402) every Saturday year-round from 8:00-3:00, and every Sunday during the Summer from 11:00-3:00, to increase fresh food access and sell our produce from the Homefull micro-farm to support our programs. We are in need of volunteers to help us run the stand’s daily operations and engage with customers. Homefull staff orientation, training, and supervision are provided on-site. Perfect for people with limited availability during the work week!

Takes place at:

Second Street Market (600 E. 2nd Street Dayton, OH 45402

Carly Hall
(937) 293 1945
ext. 530

Donation Sorter -

The YWCA Dayton receives a generous amount of donations on a daily basis. We accept a variety items such as personal care products, clothing, household goods, baby items, toys, and books. We use these donations for our clients in order to improve and empower their lives.

Volunteers are much needed to help sort the incoming donations. There is very limited space to store these items and so it is very important that they be sorted and distributed to the clients of the YWCA in a timely and efficient manner.

YWCA Dayton -

141 W Third St, Dayton

Volunteer Coordinator at (937) 461-5550 extension 108 or email

YW Store Attendant -

The YW Store is a small donation based “store” in the YWCA. YWCA Program Participants receive “Y Bucks” for attending groups and activities. They can “spend” the Y Bucks on items in the YW Store. The YW Store is open on Monday and Wednesday from 10-11am.

Volunteer Hours:
Mondays and/or Wednesdays 9:45-11:15am, Later Afternoon, and Evening hours also available (no holidays)

YWCA Dayton -

141 W Third St, Dayton

Volunteer Coordinator at (937) 461-5550 extension 108 or email
Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is looking to fill a volunteer database assistant position with a weekly commitment of 4-6 hours (or more if available). This position will play a vital role in assisting the Program staff in database entry and as a volunteer will expand the Chapter's capacity and will help in fulfilling the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer's.

The volunteer will be enthusiastic about the vision and mission of the Association, proficient in Microsoft office and other computer technology and have a desire to use skills and expertise to make an impact. Full training will be provided in our offices located in south Dayton (hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm).

Please visit our website at to fill out a volunteer application and indicate your interest in our database position. Please direct questions to

Alzheimer's Association,
31 W Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459

Lorna Chouinard, 937 610 7005
Dayton Metro Library Dayton Metro Library

As an official Dayton Metro Library Mascot, you will be a lovable extension of our Library family programs, special appearances, and other community events. While it takes responsibility, energy, and effort, it is also a ton of fun! The Library Mascot will be required to appear at Special Events. A Volunteer must meet the physical requirements/limitations of the Mascot costume by being between 5’2”-5’9” tall and weigh up to 200 pounds. In addition the Volunteer will be trained in the Mascot’s “signature moves”. Training will be provided and is required for this opportunity.

Contact: David Hicks, Volunteer Services Manager, or (937) 496 8638.
Suicide Prevention Center Suicide Prevention Center

Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. needs volunteers to assist on the crisis line, our educational programs for school age children and to attend community events to represent SPC. We also have fundraising events throughout the year that require volunteers.

(937) 226-0818, SPC Business Line
The Bookstore @ Antique Village Project Read

Do you love books? Have you always wanted to work at a library or a bookstore? Here’s your chance—and it supports a great cause! Project READ is looking for volunteers to serve at its partner bookstore, The Bookstore @ Antiques Village (located at 651 Lyons Road in Centerville), where 100% of book sale proceeds support Project READ’s literacy programs. Volunteers scan, sort and stock books and help customers at the bookstore. Volunteers are asked to give three hours per week, if possible. No experience needed! Training is provided onsite.

651 Lyons Rd, Centerville, OH, 45459

Call 937-461-7323, email or visit
Project READ Project READ

Have you ever thought about becoming a literacy tutor? Here’s your chance! Project READ is looking for volunteers to serve as literacy tutors for adult learners seeking basic reading, GED, or English (ESOL) assistance. They are also seeking volunteers to work with youth learners in local area schools. This generous donation of time can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life! Volunteers are asked to give 1-3 hours per week. Literacy training is provided for both opportunities prior to tutoring.

Call 937-461-7323 or email
City of Dayton Earned Income Tax Credit

Would you like to help make a difference to thousands of Dayton residents? The annual Earned Income Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit (EITC/CTC) prepares tax returns for income-eligible residents at designated community centers. There are several ways to help; training is provided.

Call Verletta Jackson at (937)-333-3288 or email at
Homefull Homefull

Volunteer administrative assistant for front desk/lobby area. A couple hours a week, flexible schedule.

33 W First St, Dayton, OH, 45402

Carly Hall
(937) 293 1945
ext. 530
DECA Prep Reading Help DECA Prep

DECA Prep is looking for reading help for 3rd graders (Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:15, through end of school year) and 3rd and 4th graders (Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am, through end of April). Adults and high school students welcome!

Bethany Renner,, 937 251 8353.

200 Homewood Ave, 45405
Dayton Foundation Encore Volunteer Program Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation’s Encore volunteer program is recruiting seniors to interview community leaders and conduct focus groups involving low-income individuals to determine why many people living in poverty do not participate in programs to move themselves to self-sufficiency.
Interview training and project supervision will be provided. A two month time commitment is required.

Dr. Linda Mercuri Fischbach,
Del Mar Encore Fellow
The Dayton Foundation
c/o Miami Valley Works of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton, Inc United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton, Inc

United Rehabilitation Services is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with a 9-hole, 9-bar, indoor miniature golf outing in North Dayton on February 23, 2019! Volunteers will be assigned to a bar, including Rip Rap Roadhouse, Submarine House, Hinders Sports Bar & Grill, Tony’s Bada Bing, Oscar’s Sports Bar and Grill, Bolts Sports Café, Shiloh Athletic Club, Wing’s Sports Bar and Grille and Little York Tavern. During the event, volunteers will maintain flow of play and keep team scores. Volunteers will either be assigned to a morning shift (10 am - 2 pm) or an afternoon shift (1:45 - 6 pm). All proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

If you are interested, please contact Bridgette Bonifas at or (937) 853-5430.
East End Miracle Makers Ruskin PreK-6

The East End Miracle Makers after school program at Ruskin PreK-6 is seeking reading mentors for 3rd grade students. We partner with Project MORE, an evidence-based volunteer reading mentoring project, to help struggling readers build their confidence and skills. Mentors work one-on-one for at least 1 hour a week after being trained in the Project MORE format. Mentors are expected to commit to a weekly schedule for at least one semester. Caring adults who are interested in helping children improve their reading should contact Emily Gray, Neighborhood School Center Site Coordinator, at For more information about Miracle Makers, please go to: For more information about Project MORE, go to:

Emily Gray, Neighborhood School Center Site Coordinator, at
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