1. Saturday, May 5: Leadership Dublin’s Community Service Day. Check in at the Dublin Community Recreation Center at 9:00 a.m. and you’ll be matched up with a project site. Volunteers are needed to help with spring clean up projects for our senior citizens who can’t get to their yard work. Go to www.leadershipdublin.org to sign up.
2. Saturday, May 5: Garlic Mustard Pulling! Spend a Saturday morning in Scioto Park while getting rid of invasive garlic mustard. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
3. Saturday, May 19: We’ve got two projects going on that day: 1) Planting flowers in Historic Dublin (age 16 & up only please) and 2) Mulching/Weeding at Belvedere Park. Belvedere is a great family-friendly or youth group opportunity for service. Each project begins at 9:00 a.m. Go to www.dublin.oh.us/volunteer to sign up.
4. Monday, May 14: Dublin Irish Festival applications go on-line at www.DublinIrishFestival.org. Your calendar is already marked, right?
Many organizations are in need of volunteer help this spring and summer. Here are just a few:
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance: Be a part of this extraordinary event where all eyes of the world are on Dublin. Individuals are welcome, and groups are especially needed to help. Go towww.thememorialtournament.com and click the volunteer link at the bottom of the page.
The Nature Conservancy: Have fun and meet like-minded nature lovers as you contribute to protecting the headwater of Big Darby Creek. Projects include trail maintenance, fence removal and trash cleanup. Learn about the natural history of the area as you work to protect it!
The Miracle League: Every child deserves the chance to play baseball, and The Miracle League makes it possible. But it can’t be done without volunteers to buddy up with children with disabilities. Go to http://www.ohiomiracleleague.org/ to learn how you can make a difference.
And finally, we’re always telling you this…but volunteering really is a healthy habit, you know. Please become part of ourHealthy Dublin community by getting involved in the many free program offerings available to you. Go towww.healthydublin.org and register for 411Fit. Be a part of making Dublin a healthier place to live and work!