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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:31

Welcome to the Volunteer Connection!

In Need of Volunteers?

If your organization is in need of volunteers for an event, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following information:

  • Name of organization
  • Contact information
  • Event name, date, location
  • Brief description of the job
  • Number of volunteers needed
  • Where should volunteers reply? Email/Phone?

Looking to Volunteer?

If you are looking for volunteering opportunities, see the list below:

Wood County Committee on Aging
The Wood County Committee on Aging is looking for that special individual looking to help homebound seniors in their community stay in their home by delivering a hot, nutritious meal to their door.
Hot, pre-packaged meals are picked up at a specific location at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, and delivered to homebound clients.
The opportunity is open to people of all ages with the only requirement being that you or someone you are sharing the meal route with has a dependable vehicle and possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with proof of auto insurance. This is a perfect opportunity for families and/or friends to do together or alone.
Training and maps are given to that special individual who is able to give up approximately 1-1/2 hours one (1) day a month or any combination of days to give back to their community.
Call or e-mail J. Metz at 419-353-5661, 1-800-367-4935, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Toledo Zoo

Is seeking people age 18 and older for two volunteer programs:
• Exhibit guides work on zoo grounds to educate the public about the zoo and maintain visitor traffic. Of special note are the children's zoo, Nature's Neighborhood and the new Australian-themed exhibit Wild Walkabout that opens May 24.
• Clerical volunteers help prepare mailings, stuff envelopes, collate and organize binders and enter data.
Visit toledozoo.org/volunteers or contact Bill Davis, (419) 385-5721 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nature Preserve Stewardship Volunteers Needed at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Join The Nature Conservancy's passionate volunteers and staff in enjoying and taking care of Kitty Todd nature preserve - a jewel of The Oak Openings: a globally rare and wonderful natural area right here in your own backyard. On the first and third Saturday of each month from March through December we have volunteer work days often followed by a fun hike to learn about the plants and animals that call this place home. For more information on how to get started email TNC Ohio's Conservation Volunteer Coordinator, Steve Ross at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 614-717-2770, ext. 144.
Link to the volunteer website:
www.nature.org/ohio/volunteer

Wood County Humane Society

Volunteer Opportunities Available!
We have many in-shelter and out-of-shelter volunteer opportunities available. Some examples of these opportunities are cleaning staff, feline companions, dog walking, educational outreach, and staffing our fundraising events. Please see our website for a comprehensive list: http://woodcountyhumanesociety.org/Opportunities.html . If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Sarah Hemingway at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Wood Lane Residential Services is looking for volunteers who are willing to spend time with its residents enjoying community events, reading, gardening, decorating, shopping, cooking, playing sports, going to the movies, and anything else that friends would do together. You may volunteer for an hour or sign up for long-term Community Friend projects. We are also seeking groups (churches, fraternities, sororities, community organizations, student classes, etc.) for large-scale, one-day projects. Internships are also available.
You will spend time with individuals who have physical and/or mental disabilities, and you will have fun!
Call Marte Sorg, Volunteer Coordinator, at 419-353-3018, or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volunteers are needed for Special Olympics Summer Sports of Golf and Softball. Dates and times to be determined.
Volunteers will assist and support Special Olympics athletes while playing golf and softball.
Number of volunteers needed:  The more the merrier! Completion of Wood Lane Volunteer Orientation required. Volunteers ages 15-18 require Parental Permission.
Emily Dunipace, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 419 373-0044

Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocates/ Guardian ad litem Program
Ongoing need for volunteers to serve as CASA/GAL
Volunteers needed to serve as CASA/GAL for a child who is alleged to be abused or neglected whose case is being heard by the Juvenile Court Judge.  Volunteer is appointed to gather information about the child’s needs, advocate in court about child’s best interest, report to the Judge the information gathered and make recommendations and to monitor the child’s situation until a safe, permanent home is located. The CASA/GAL program provides extensive pre-service training and ongoing supports after appointment as a CASA/GAL.
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Volunteer Coordinator 419-352-3554 at the Juvenile Court

Wood Lane Residential Services
Looking for individuals or groups interested in having fun with our residents by participating in their choice of recreational or community service activities.
Description: Activities can include Game Nights, Dances, Holiday Celebrations, Gardening Projects, Sports, Volunteer Projects, Parties, etc.
# Needed: No limit!
Who to Call: Marte Sorg, Volunteer Coordinator at 419-353-3018, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Senior Independence Hospice
Looking for dedicated volunteers to serve seniors in the Wood and Lucas county area. Hospice is a special kind of caring that is person and family centered, and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve. This may be in the form of companionship, respite, office/clerical work, or errands. If this is something you could do, please contact Jennifer Van Vorhis at 419-865-1499 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bittersweet Farms
The company is seeking individuals who want to make a difference and it is are offering an opportunity to volunteer at its locations, locally in Pemberville and Whitehouse.
It is hoped that interested individuals have a diverse background and skill set, as well as believing and committing to serving individuals with autism.   
Volunteers can help to set up the environment for success, positive self-esteem, inter-dependence, and learning for individuals with autism. Bittersweet values the skills, abilities, and energy of volunteers and they play an important role in growing and developing the nurturing and stimulating environment.
Some areas of interest for volunteers include but are not limited to administrative tasks, cleaning, horticulture, weeding, baking, grounds keeping, ceramics, weaving, and woodshop.
Bittersweet, Inc. has many opportunities for interested individuals who wish to volunteer on a consistent basis or help with larger farm projects.
Interested individuals will need to fill out an application and complete a background check, in addition to having a short interview with the volunteer coordinator. Contact Shannon Dane by calling 419-875-6986, Ext. 1263 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Youth Olympics Seeks Volunteers:
The Wood County Youth Olympics is seeking additional volunteers.
Volunteers are specifically needed for the 2 to 7 p.m. shift during the Saturday event.
Those interested may contact Sydney McNulty at 419-354-9250 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The event is held at the Perry Field House on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
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