Community Partner Exhibitors

There are over 65 community partners eager to meet you at the Expand Your Horizons Fair!  Just click on the name of a community partner below and more information will drop down for you to explore. 

A non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Latinos and the community at-large through supportive services, education and advocacy for children and families.  

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: children, family services, health & wellness, schools/youth education

Volunteer Needs: Childcare, General Program Support, Interactions with Youth/Adults

Opportunities For:  individuals, groups

Website: www.adelantetoledo.org

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by utilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We provide life-sustaining blood and biomedical products.  We prepare individuals and communities to be ready when disasters strike; we respond when disasters hit; we help with the recovery process

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: disaster response, Humanitarian Group

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, disaster preparedness and response

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: www.redcross.org

BG Alternative Breaks (bGAB) is a student-led program within the Center for Community and Civic Engagement that prepares groups of students to collaborate with communities experiencing social injustices by learning about, providing direct service for, and reflecting on a specific social issue during BGSU academic breaks. Trips currently go out during fall and spring breaks

Location:  BGSU, Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus:  social justice

Volunteer Needs: There are opportunities for individuals to be participants, site leaders, and organizational leadership.

Opportunities For:  individuals  

Website:  www.bgsu.edu/bgab  

The Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Department's provides programs, events, activities, services, facilities, and parks that enhance the social, recreational, fitness, and athletic experiences of the BG Community and surrounding areas.  We offer many different opportunities to engage people of all ages and demographics.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, arts&culture, children, environment, family services, health&wellness, schools/youth education, older adults/senior services

Volunteer Needs: Event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, physical labor, teaching. Presenting, advocacy 

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: http://www.bgohio.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/

Our program pursues the convergence of  technical and liberal arts to inspire and empower students to enhance the built environment for our student population.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Adult Education, Arts and Culture, Environment, Technology

Volunteer Needs: Marketing and Outreach, Teaching, Presenting and Advocacy

Opportunities For:  individuals  

Website: http://www.bgsu.edu/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/departments-and-programs/architecture-and-environmental-design.html

We provide holistic care, using a team of medical and social service professionals, to those living with a terminally illness.  Care is provided in a variety of setting including patient homes, our in-patient care center at Heritage Corners, and local long term care facilities.  Volunteers are involved in all aspects of our operations.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: : health/wellness, older adult/senior services

Volunteer Needs: Interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For: individuals, internships

Website: http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/home-health-hospice-northwest-ohio

An Assisted Living Community for older adults in Bowling Green. We are looking for volunteers for various activities, depending on volunteers’ interest, and visiting with residents! 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: older adult/senior services, assisting with paperwork, going on outings, arts, religion and much more depending on volunteer’s interest

Volunteer Needs: interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.brookdale.com/communities/sterling-house-of-bowling-green-oh/

We address the immediate and urgent needs in regard to hunger for any resident in Wood County.  Our organization provides individuals with a one-time supply of food to help meet their immediate food needs along with a resource guide to help connect people to additional community resources for long-term support.

Location:  Wood County

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: hunger relief

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.brownbagfoodproject.org

Courageous & The Arc of Northwest Ohio is a local non-profit agency that serves individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism, aspergers, down syndrome, ADHD, etc..and their families. We service all ages from 5 to 105! Our seasonal camp sits on 86 acres of beautiful land where campers can swim, play sports, hang out by the firepit, do arts and crafts, or just relax. We offer week long residential camps, weekend respite camps, and day camps for the younger kids from June through September.  In addition to the wonderful camp experiences, we also offer Life Skills classes for the transition age young adult (16-26) where we focus on a variety of topics such as Every day Living Skills (laundry, cleaning, grooming, physical fitness); Gardening; Cooking & Nutrition; Money Management; and Relationships & Dating. These classes are kept small in size to maximize student participation and individual instruction and meet at different locations so we can offer hands on experience. We also facilitate a monthly advocacy group called People First. This group of 70 attendees learn how to stand up for their rights, welcome various speakers throughout the year, hold annual picnics and holiday parties and much more. The parents and caregivers of the individuals we serve are kept in touch with on a regular basis so we can provide support and assistance when needed. We are a full service agency for the special needs community!  There are many different ways to get involved through volunteering at our camp, at a special event, in our Life Skills classroom or just helping out in the office. We welcome those who have an interest in serving on one of our many committees and have employment opportunities available on a seasonal or permanent basis. We look forward to getting to know you!

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: adult education, disability/accessibility, family services, developmental disabilities

Volunteer Needs: event planning, interaction with youth/adults, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.arclucas.org & www.campcourageous.com

Campus Sustainability coordinates and promotes sustainability at BGSU through operational and behavioral/educational initiatives.  Goals are to reduce emissions, reduce waste, and further sustainability education.  The entire university community is served by the office.  We offer several standing as well as specially planned service opportunities

Location:  BGSU

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: environment, health/wellness

Volunteer Needs: General program support, physical labor

Opportunities For: individuals, groups, court-ordered volunteers, internships

Website: http://www.bgsu.edu/campus-sustainability.html

The purpose of our organization is to enable parents who are court ordered supervised visits to see their child(ren) in a safe, family centered place. Our volunteers sit in on these visits and take notes. We serve parents from all walks of life who just need an opportunity to show that they can be a good parent to their child(ren).

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children, family services, justice/legal 

Volunteer Needs: Visitation supervisors

Opportunities For: individuals, groups, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.crctoledo.com

 In high-poverty communities, too many students face obstacles that interfere with their ability to get to school every day, ready and able to learn, and these students need extra support to help them overcome challenges they’re facing. City Year is a non-profit organization fueled by national service that partners with urban public schools in high-poverty communities to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full-time service in schools, where they tutor students one-on-one, provide support in classrooms and organize school-wide initiatives to improve school culture.

Location:  Cleveland

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children, schools/youth education

Volunteer Needs: event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  individuals

Website: www.cityyear.org

The Cocoon exists to provide safety, healing, and justice across the lifespan for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their loved ones, and all of those affected by abuse. We work to educate and increase awareness about intimate partner violence and commit to building a compassionate and safe community.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, family services, Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, childcare, event planning, marketing and outreach, physical labor, assist with upcoming renovations

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.cocoonshelter.org

We are a spiritual and community development center, based in social justice and experiential education. We offer many different volunteer opportunities, from working in our community gardens to helping individuals organize their own programs. We serve the entire Bowling Green Community.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus:  faith-based, community development

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, physical labor, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.commongoodbg.org

A church in Northwest Ohio that shares the love of God through excellence of ministry. Cornerstone has world class sound engineering, graphics and media departments, kid's programming, counseling, and serves the poor through a variety of outreaches. With 6 active campuses, opportunities to serve the community abound at Cornerstone.

Location:  Maumee

Training Required?  No  

Areas of Focus: Adult Education, Children, Faith-Based, Schools/Youth Education, Technology

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, Childcare, Event Planning, Graphic Design and/or Web Support, Interaction with Youth/Adults, Marketing and Outreach, Physical Labor

Opportunities For: individuals, groups, internships court-ordered volunteers

Website: http://cornerstone.church

Looking for interns to be involved in daily office activities of a Mortgage Loan office and Insurance office.  A background in business, marketing, or related is necessary. 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Business

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, General Program Support, Marketing and Outreach

Opportunities For: individuals

Website: www.evanshomeloans.instantlender.com

We provide services for the businesses and visitors of Bowling Green

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Community and Visitor Services

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, physical labor, events volunteers 

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.downtownbgohio.org

We are an afterschool program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.  We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children, health & wellness, schools/youth education 

Volunteer Needs: general program support, interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals 

Website: www.girlsontherunnwohio.org

We are a non-profit organization that offers peer support for children, teens, and young adults after they have experienced the death of a loved one. We serve children ages 4-18 and young adults 18+. Our organization is completely run by the support of the community and volunteers who help to facilitate our groups.

Location:  West Holland  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Children, Family Services, Grief and Loss Support

Volunteer Needs: General Program Support, Interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For: individuals, group

Website: http://www.goodgriefnwo.org/

Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. Students can visit patients, assist with programs, assist with recruiting, or just listen to their stories. We also offer a volunteer hospice certification.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: older adult/senior services, hospice

Volunteer Needs: Administrative assistance, event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing/outreach

Opportunities For: individuals

Website: www.greatlakescaring.com

At Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, we build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We believe that every person deserves a decent place to live and that every volunteer can make a difference. Habitat for Humanity serves low-income families through two main programs: new home construction and home repair. Whether you’ve swung a hammer or not, you can help make sure that every family has a safe, decent, affordable home. Make sure to check out the BGSU Habitat for Humanity campus chapter too!

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: housing, home repair

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.wchabitat.org

Offers free and confidential pregnancy related services to anyone in need. We provide a calm and safe place to discuss pregnancy options. Our main services are pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and classes to meet the needs of our clients. Volunteers help us serve our clients and make them feel welcome. They also help with general office support and light administration work.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: family services, health & wellness, pregnancy support

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, general program support, advocacy

Opportunities For:  individuals 

Website: www.bgpc.org

Provides specialized medical, emotional and spiritual care to people of all ages - living with any end-stage illness - in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. We also provide support and education to their families and caregivers

Location:  Perrysburg

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: health & wellness

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  individuals, internships 

Website: www.hospicenwo.org

Our mission is to serve our community by providing informal science education and fun in order to spark a passion for the sciences by combining interactive exhibits and educational programming.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: arts & culture, children, schools/youth education

Volunteer Needs: general program support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, physical labor, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.imaginationstationtoledo.org

Inner Peace Homes is a private foster care and adoption agency.  The agency completes homestudies and supports foster/adoptive families.  It also assists with placing and supporting children through the public welfare system that are placed in the agency's homes. Opportunities for office sorting, cleaning, painting, and watching children await!

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Children and Family Services

Volunteer Needs: Childcare, General Program Support, Marketing and Outreach, and Physical Labor

Opportunities For:  Individual, Group, Court-Ordered, Internships

Website: innerpeacehomes.org

Enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality services, safe environments, and opportunities for self-determination and community integration. We offer a variety of services: Residential and Respite Services, Community Services, Community Adult Recreation Programs, and Volunteer Opportunities in the community.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, disability/accessibility, family services, health & wellness, older adult/senior services

Volunteer Needs: hands-on volunteer opportunities including games night, field trips and holiday dances, interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.josinalott.org

Grassroots community-based organization serving low-income Latinos and recent immigrants with a variety of educational, cultural, and social activities and programs. 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Adult Education, Children, Family Services, Justice/Legal, Schools/Youth Education 

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, Childcare, Graphic Design and/or Web Support, Interaction with Youth/Adults, Fundraising

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.facebook.com/LaConexionDeWoodCounty

The League of Women Voters of Bowling Green promotes the informed, active participation of all citizens in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues and to influence policy through education and advocacy, at every level. We do not endorse candidates or parties.  Volunteers learn first-hand how government works.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, environment, family services, justice/legal schools/youth education, older adults/senior services

Volunteer Needs: Administrative research, event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy 

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: http://lwv.org/local-league/lwv-bowling-green

A Christian ministry dedicated to helping people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We serve those on our main campus in Williston, Ohio and clients in surrounding counties. We have opportunities for individuals and groups: share musical talents, assist with transportation, volunteer at events, engage clients in activities, become a pen pal, collect personal care items and needs list, landscaping and painting opportunities. 

Location:  Williston

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: disability/accessibility

Volunteer Needs: interaction with adults with developmental disabilities, graphic design/videography (training materials)

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.lutherhome.org

Our mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources by creating, developing, improving, protecting, and promoting clean, safe, and natural parks and open spaces for the benefit, enjoyment, education, and general welfare of the public. If you have little or lots of time, like to be outside or inside, prefer hands-on maintaining or monitoring parks, or educating visitors and assisting with programs we have a volunteer role for you!

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: adult education, arts & culture, children, disability/accessibility, environment, health & wellness, schools/youth education, older adult/senior services 

Volunteer Needs: general program support, interaction with youth/adults, physical labor, teaching, presenting, advocacy, outdoor skills, mascot corp

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.metroparkstoledo.com

Montaña de Luz is an organization providing a loving home for children in Honduras who are affected by HIV/AIDS. We give our children comprehensive care, including education, medical care, and emotional support. Long term volunteers gain substantial international development experience in areas of health, education, at-risk youth, and agriculture.

Location: Worthington

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Children, family services, health and wellness, school’s youth education, and international

Volunteer Needs: Event planning, general program support, graphic design, interaction with youth/adults, marketing outreach, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: www.montanadeluz.org

Provides Support, Education, and Advocacy for individuals affected by mental illness in Wood County.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, disability/accessibility, family services, health & wellness

Volunteer Needs: childcare, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, event planning

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.namiwoodcounty.org

Our main purpose and services- native wildlife rehabilitation and community education.  We serve all citizens living in the 22 counties of NW Ohio.

Location:  Whitehouse OH

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, animal care/rights, environment, schools/youth education

Volunteer Needs: day keeping, hotline, animal transportation, community education and animal fostercare

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: skiessling@natures-nursery.org

Serves local cancer families in NW Ohio & SE Michigan by providing healthy food, special needs, and infection control, such as hygiene, toiletries & cleaning product solutions. Opportunities include marketing, ITT, setting up programs for stats, social media improvement in our ever changing needs & services.  Also looking for interest in nutrition, farming, and environmental specialist for the organic garden.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, disability/accessibility, environment, family services, health & wellness

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: http://www.nightingales-harvest.org/

Community Shares is Northwest Ohio’s only workplace giving federation with a focus on social justice, human rights, animal and environmental issues and the arts, culture and quality of life. We generate essential operating funds for nonprofit organizations that are working for positive change.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: arts &culture, animal care/rights, environment, family services, justice/legal, LGBTQ+services

Volunteer Needs: Administrative assistant/research, general program support, graphic design, marketing and outreach, short term ex officio board members to liaise with our other committees.  

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: https://www.nwohioshares.org/

A state-run psychiatric hospital through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. NOPH thrives on bringing volunteers together to help improve patient care. Volunteer Services’ purpose is to provide supportive recovery services through respectful volunteer and community interaction while helping to erase the negative stigmas associated with mental illness. 

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: disability/accessibility, health & wellness, mental health

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=191

Serves all residents of Bowling Green's 1st Ward, which includes BGSU, and seeks to improve quality of life via legislative initiatives and projects.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: Environment, Justice/Legal, LGBTQ+ Services, and Government/Public Affairs

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, Event Planning, General Program Support, Graphic Design and/or Web Support, Interaction with Youth/Adults, Marketing and Outreach, Teaching, Presenting, Advocacy, and Campaign Work

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: facebook.com/dg4bg

Provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, protection and conservation of Ohio’s state parks and waterways.

Location:  Columbus

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: environment, recreation

Volunteer Needs: Interaction with youth/adults, physical labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: ohiodnr.gov

Ohio Living is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of life plan communities and services in Ohio. With headquarters in Columbus, we serve more than 73,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries Ohio Living Communities and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: disability/accessibility, faith-based, family services, health & wellness, older adult/senior services, veteran's affairs, hospice

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For: groups, individuals, internships

Website: ohioliving.org

Vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

Mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: School/Youth Education, Adult Education, Animal Care/Rights, Environment, Family Services, Health and Wellness

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, General Program Support, Event Planning, Interaction with youth/adults, Marketing and Research, Teaching, Presenting, Advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: https://lucas.osu.edu/

We currently help youth aged 14-24 living or detained in Bowling Green with juvenile justice involvement who are at-risk or have barriers to employment or education. We assess the client's specific needs and help them complete or get into schooling, get a job, and acquire skills for both life and job development. We are always looking for mentors and tutors to help our participants. Mentors take on a wide variety of responsibilities, and we tailor the mentoring relationship to the participant.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  Yes  

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, justice/legal ,schools/youth education

Volunteer Needs: interaction with youth/adults,teaching, presenting, advocacy, some Spanish-speaking, STEM tutoring

Opportunities For:  individuals, groups, court-ordered volunteers  

Website: pathstone.org

The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a lifelong commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. 

Location:  Varies

Training Required?  Yes  

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, environment, family services, health & wellness, schools/youth education, older adult/senior services

Volunteer Needs: general program support

Opportunities For:  individuals 

Website: www.peacecorps.gov

Provides a variety of services to children and adults with emotional/behavioral issues. We specialize in using horses and therapy dogs to help facilitate the therapeutic process. Services are provided by a licensed therapist. Internships and volunteer work involves direct care with the clients and work with the horses in learning how to do animal assisted therapy. 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: animal care/rights, children, disability/accessibility, faith-based, family services, health & wellness, justice/legal, schools/youth education, veteran's affairs

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, childcare, event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, physical labor, teaching, presenting, advocacy, working directly with children and horses

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org

Promedica is seeking friendly, responsible individuals to assist visitors, patients and staff in many areas at our hospitals. The volunteer program is offered to qualified individuals that have an interest in being a part of a family-centered healthcare philosophy.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children, health & wellness

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, General Program Support, Interaction with Youth/Adults, Marketing and Outreach, Physical Labor

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, court-ordered volunteers

Website: promedica.org

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop event to provide a broad range of free services to families and individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness or poverty.

Location:  Bowling Green  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: family services, homelessness and poverty

Volunteer Needs: general program support, interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For:  individuals, groups, internships, court-ordered volunteers  

 

End of life care and comfort for patients and families and support for bereaved family members and children.

Location:  Sylvania

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: older adult/senior services 

Volunteer Needs: event planning, interaction with youth/adults, patient visitation

Opportunities For:  individuals, internships 

Website: https://www.promedica.org/Pages/medical-services/hospice/default.aspx

PUSH @ BGSU is a network of students, faculty/staff members, and community partners committed to creating a food and nutrition secure world. We work to empower students, faculty, and staff to meet the challenge of ending hunger through informed awareness, effective advocacy, policy focus, and strategic action on our campus and in our community and region. We are a clearinghouse for activities and initiatives related to ending hunger and we convene and connect groups currently engaged in this work. We are seeking volunteers to help launch and build the PUSH @ BGSU Network and to engage our community in working together to solve hunger.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: hunger & food insecurity

Volunteer Needs:  administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: 

The purpose of our program is to build a legacy of strong families, primarily by breaking generational cycles of poverty and incarceration.  We provide services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women through TYRO Dads, TYRO Leadership, Couple Communication, Core Communication, and TYRO Job Ethics Training.  We also assist these men and womenwith case management and employment after they are released from prison.  We also support the families of incarcerated fathers through Family Days and Time with Dad activities inside prisons.  We provide services to youth through our TYRO Rites of Passage program.  And we help employers develop their workforce through our TYRO Leadership classes.

Location:  McClure

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: family services, schools/youth education, services targeted toward families who have been affected by incarceration and/or who are living in poverty

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, physical labor, data collection, case management assistance, film production

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.theridgeproject.com

Provides emergency utility, rental, shelter, prescription, and transportation assistance along with free tax preparation. We serve individuals and families who have emergency crisis needs and have income at 200% of the poverty level. We have a summer camp available to families at minimal cost and we also have the following programs; Tools for School, Warm the Family, Thanksgiving Basket and Christmas Assistance. 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children, faith-based, family services, at-risk and literal homelessness

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, physical labor, data entry

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

Sunshine's mission is to create community among people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, and staff. We do this by offering services that enable all of us to build relationships that enhance our lives through mutual caring and growth.

Location:  Maumee

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: disability/accessibility, faith-based 

Volunteer Needs: general program support, interaction with youth/adults, physical labor 

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.sunshine.org

We are a licensed child care program and host a 10-week summer camp, we have health & wellness courses for families and senior citizens, we have a choice pantry to serve the community each week, we have youth diversion program and need volunteers in all youth and social services

Location:  Sylvania

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Family Services, School/Youth Education, Older Adult/Senior Services

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, General Program Support, Graphic Design and/or Web Support, Marketing and Research

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www/sa-fs.org

A non-profit history and education center located in Sylvania Ohio. Each year we welcome thousands of school children and adults to engage with our shared regional history through exhibits, demonstrations and hands on activities in seven historic buildings. We are looking volunteers with all talents! 

Location:  Sylvania

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: adult education, arts & culture, children, schools/youth education, history

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, interaction with youth/adults, marketing and outreach, physical labor, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.sylvaniahistoricalvillage.org

Toledo GROWs is a grassroots effort dedicated to the continued growth and success of community-based gardens in the City of Toledo and the surrounding area. The Toledo GROWs program offers organizational resources and technical assistance to support the development of sustainable garden projects that serve people of diverse ages and abilities. GROWs supports over 125 community gardens in the region. Volunteers are the life-blood of the farm providing daily assistance in horticulture, annual and perennial varieties and urban farming.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: children, disability/accessibility, environment, health & wellness, schools/youth education, older adult/senior services, other, food programs, hunger awareness

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, general program support

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: http://www.toledogarden.org/toledogrows/

Fulfills President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. We offer Healthcare Services to Veterans. We serve Veterans. We offer volunteer positions in Driving, Office Admin., Escorting, Kiosk check in, and more!

Location:  Toledo  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Veteran's Affairs  

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, General Program Support, and Interaction with youth/adults

Opportunities For:  individuals  

Website: https://www.annarbor.va.gov/locations/toledo.asp

Provides resources to organizations that help the  community in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Offer numerous volunteer opportunities such as Day of Caring, Back to School Fair, and Global Youth Service Day.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: children family services, health & wellness schools/youth education, older adult/senior services

Volunteer Needs: Administrative assistance/research; event planning; general program support; interaction with youth/adults, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers

Website: www.unitedwaytoledo.org

URGE envisions a world where all people have agency over their own bodies and relationships, and the power, knowledge, and tools to exercise that agency. URGE builds this vision by engaging young people in creating and leading the way to sexual and reproductive justice for all by providing training, field mobilization, and national leadership for a youth-driven agenda.

Location:  Toledo

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: health & wellness, justice/legal, LGBTQ+ services, reproductive justice and rights, gender equity

Volunteer Needs: general program support, marketing and outreach, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: http://www.urge.org

Protects, restores, and manages wetlands to conserve fish and animal habitats.

Location:  Oak Harbor

Training Required?  No

Areas of Focus: animal care/rights, children, disability/accessibility, environment, family services, schools/youth education, older adult/senior services

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, physical labor, teaching, presenting, and advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

We are a refugee resettlement agency and we would like to offer the learning experience to the students to let them get in contact with families and learn about different cultures

Location:Toledo

Training Required? Yes 

Areas of Focus: Adult and Children Services for refugee population  

Volunteer Needs: Event planning, general program support, interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For: Individual, Group, Internship 

Website: www.ustogether.us

TVC provides cancer patients and their families with a variety of support services at no charge.

Location:  Toledo  

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: health & wellness

Volunteer Needs: Event Planning, General Program Support, and Marketing and Outreach

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.thevictorycenter.org

Provides resources, support, and advocacy for women as they pursue their individual and collective goals.  The Women's Center hosts proactive and responsive programming about women's issues, while offering a safe, gathering place for individuals, committees, and organizations to meet.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Children, Disability/Accessibility, Family Services, LGBTQ+ Services

Volunteer Needs: General Program Support, Marketing and Outreach, Physical Labor, Teaching, Presenting, Advocacy

Opportunities For:  individuals, internships 

Website: http://www.bgsu.edu/womens-center.html

Wood Lane supports and assists Wood County residents with developmental disabilities by increasing their skills, capabilities, and independence. We have a wide range of Volunteer opportunities including Special Olympics, Wood Lane School, Adult skill development, recreation activities.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, disability/accessibility, individuals with developmental disabilities

Volunteer Needs: interaction with youth/adults, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: www.woodlane.us

Multidisciplinary Senior Center that provides programs and services to older adults in Wood County. Volunteer Opportunities in food service, programs and administration 

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, disability/accessibility, health & wellness, older adult/senior services, technology

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, teaching, presenting, advocacy

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: http://wccoa.net/

The Community Learning Centers provide before school, after school, and summer programs to students grades K-5.  We are more than just "daycare," as we provide academic enrichment and intervention, along with homework help and physical activity.  We are in 10 elementary schools around the area.  We offer internships and employment opportunities.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Children, Schools/youth education, history

Volunteer Needs: general program support

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships 

Website: http://www.wood.k12.oh.us/community-learning-centers-of-wcesc

The Wood County Humane Society exists in order to bring about the best possible treatment & quality of life for all animals in Wood County. WCHS provides shelter to adoptable animals until they find homes, assist in cruelty investigations, and provides public assistance in various forms such as Food Assistance, SNIP, Safe Pets, & Education events.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: Adult Education, Animal Care/Rights, Children, Schools/Youth Education

Volunteer Needs: Administrative Assistance/Research, Event Planning, Interaction with Youth/Adults, Marketing and Outreach, Physical Labor, Teaching, Presenting, Advocacy, Animal Socialization

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org/

The Wood County Park District is a conservation agency with 20 parks and nature preserves, volunteer opportunities, free programs and community events. Download the free app: WCPARKS

Location:  Wood County  

Training Required?  No  

Areas of Focus: Environment

Volunteer Needs: Our Stewardship program has volunteer needs throughout the year as we collect, clean and plant native plant seeds then grow the seeds at our Native Plant Nursery and greenhouses to propagate in the parks. Adventure Program volunteer opportunities include archery, canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, geocaching and more.

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: http://www.woodcountyparkdistrict.org/

The Wood County Prevention Coalition is a community organization dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse in the entire Wood County area.  We work on providing information, enhancing skills, changing physical designs, providing support, enhancing access, reducing barriers, and modify policies.  We are currently seeking internships.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  No  

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, health & wellness, justice/legal, schools/youth education.

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach, teaching, presenting, and advocacy  

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships

Website: wcprevention.org

We help people help themselves. We create partnerships and opportunities to help individuals, families, and communities thrive.

Location:  Bowling Green

Training Required?  Yes

Areas of Focus: adult education, children, disability/accessibility, family services, health & wellness, justice/legal, schools/youth education, older adult/senior services, technology, veteran's affairs

Volunteer Needs: administrative assistance/research, event planning, general program support, graphic design and/or web support, marketing and outreach

Opportunities For:  groups, individuals, internships, court-ordered volunteers 

Website: WWW.WSOS.ORG