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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity Organization Description Address Contact of Organization
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 age 16 and up.

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
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
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
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
Dragons Parking Good Neighbor House

Good Neighbor House is seeking responsible volunteers to support our parking lot fundraising during Dragons baseball games. It’s an easy way to help make a big difference for our clients. Two volunteers are required per game, and they should arrive at least one hour before the game and stay 30-60 minutes after it starts. It takes a few minutes to set up and tear down, so most are done within 2-2.5 hours.

Contact Sarina Tacovic at 937-224-3003 ext. 116 or
Concert assistance Levitt Pavilion Downtown

Building community through music, one free concert at a time.

Our season will be May 30 – September 21, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm and the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4:30pm.

Duties include:
Tear down
Beverage sales (alcoholic/non-alcoholic)
Greeters (hand out sponsor freebies/Levitt pamphlets)
Merchandise sales (Levitt and band)
Bucket Brigade (solicit donations in buckets)

On-site job training available! Come have fun with us on the lawn. Enjoy great music and have fun with your community!

Call Abbey at 937 281 2144.
Moving Day Walk for Parkinson's Parkinson's Foundation

Moving Day Dayton is the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio Chapter’s first fundraising walk in Dayton. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family friendly walk course, a kids area and a special Movement Pavilion featuring exercises such as Delay the Disease, Dance for PD, Rock Steady Boxing, and ActivMotion Bar; all can help manage the symptoms of PD.

Proceeds raised from the campaign help to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. Moving Day Dayton raises awareness of Parkinson’s both nationally and in the local community.

Volunteer position descriptions within link at right!

Allison Lenz,
Dayton International Peace Museum - Guide Dayton International Peace Museum

Greet and welcome guests into the unique Dayton International Peace Museum. Set the tone for a positive, insightful and rich museum experience for all guests. Guide guests through the museum exhibits on the first and second floors. Answer guests' questions. Engage in peaceful, educational dialogue with guests. Ensure the museum is clean and ready to welcome guests at the beginning of the volunteer shift and maintain museum cleanliness throughout the shift. Answer incoming phone calls and take messages as necessary.
African-American Wellness Walk 2019 Premier

19th Annual African American Wellness Walk will be held at the University of Dayton’s River Campus on June 8, 2019. Many different volunteer opportunities with this one: registration, water stations, greeters and many more. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact Brittany Johnson at with your volunteer role of interest. The deadline to sign-up for a volunteer role is May 24th.
Friends of the Library Book Sale Dayton Metro LIbrary

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Friday, June 21 (3pm—8pm) & Saturday, June 22nd (10am—5pm) in the Community Room of our Northwest Branch, 2410 Philadelphia Drive. If you are a member of the Friends, you get in 2 hours early before the public on Friday! Everything is $1
Visit for more details!

Visit for more details!
The Foodbank The Foodbank

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.

(937) 461 0265 x27
Sean Mitchell
Adult Literacy Brunner Literacy Center

The Brunner Literacy Center (BLC) provides free, individualized tutoring to adults aged 19+ who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. The BLC offers instruction at all learning levels, from basic letter recognition to GED test preparation and beyond. We also provide instruction for students who want to learn English as a new language or to attain U.S. citizenship. There is a continuing need for people willing to give an hour or more a week as tutors, either at one of our Centers or off-site. We provide tutor instruction and all materials. Some of our other volunteer needs include: reception/secretarial help, special events, and fundraising.

4825 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45416
Mud Volleyball “The Game of Mud’ Epilepsy Foundation Ohio

Saturday July 20, 2019

We need lots of folks to help staff the LARGEST (we think!) mud volleyball tournament in the country! All proceeds go toward providing programs and services for persons affected by epilepsy. You’ll get a t-shirt, snacks and have a MUDDY good time!

Wegerzyn Gardens,
1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH 45414.

Go to to sign up. Volunteers must be at least 16. For more information, call 937-233-2500.
Clothes That Work Friday help

We are in need of volunteers who can assist with incoming donations of clothing specifically on Fridays from 1-4 PM.
You would be responsible for customer service as it relates to taking care and providing service to our clothing donors. Other tasks would include assisting the donor in the unload process; Sorting and organizing donated clothing and accessories; and, selecting clothing inventory that represents the best quality among items donated for our clients and Boutique.

Other volunteer positions available i.e., client coaches, Boutique sales help and workshop facillitators. Please see the website on how to volunteer or call Suzy Harris (937)222-3778
x 170.

1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 392
Dayton, OH 45417

We are on the south side of the building
Harvest For Hope Harvest For Hope

We are in need of Garden Volunteers. Assist our garden manager in planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. We need volunteers in spring, summer, and fall. Great opportunity for individuals and groups! Also: Special Events Volunteer. Assist with our special events including neighborhood cookouts and fundraisers. On an as-needed basis.

Please contact Cassie Quinn at for more information.

Harvest for Hope
307 Saint Louis Avenue
Dayton OH 45405-2745
Rock Your Homework! Dayton Metro Library

We are looking for folks that can commit a couple hours a week to helping students with homework. The volunteer led Rock Your Homework program will be offered on the following days and locations:

Burkhardt Library on Thursdays 6pm—7pm
Huber Heights Library on Tuesdays 4pm—5pm
Trotwood Library Tuesdays/Thursdays 6pm—8pm
Madden Hills & Northwest Libraries Monday—Thursday between 3pm—8pm (except Wed closed at 6pm)

Training will be held mid September and applications and details on Homework Helpers are available online:
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