On average 3,000 volunteers contribute over 40,000 hours of service in Dublin alone. This is equivalent to the work of 20 employees. And this doesn’t begin to measure the enormous value of what volunteers give. For everything you do, from the visible impact at events, to those working behind the scenes, the City of Dublin says THANK YOU!
Want to get involved and make an impact in your community? Here are some upcoming opportunities:
Annual Mike Utt Scioto River Clean Up – Saturday, August 18, 9-12 p.m.
Keeping our waterways clean isn’t just an environmental factor, it’s a duty we have to ourselves and each other. Join us at Scioto Park to learn about maintaining clean waterways, then we’ll split up at various access points along the river to clean the banks, wade in and clear out the river, and celebrate this important water source in Dublin. Click here to register, and email email@example.com with any questions.
New in 2018, several City parks have gained dedicated Park Ambassador volunteers to serve as staff liaisons to their neighboring parks, lead planned volunteer service projects and report maintenance or safety concerns to City staff. Park Ambassadors visit their parks at least once per week to fulfill their duties. If you see one of these friendly faces in your favorite park, stop and say hello! To learn more and to volunteer to become a Park Ambassador, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Giving Garden
Located next to Dublin City Hall on the grounds of the Historic Coffman Homestead is “The Giving Garden.” This eight-bed garden produces fresh veggies and herbs, which are tended to by City of Dublin volunteers, so that visitors to the historic area can see firsthand how a garden grew at the time of the homesteaders. But most importantly, is that all of the food harvested is donated directly to the grateful families of the Dublin Food Pantry. It’s a win-win-win for a piece of public land being put to great use for those who need some fresh, healthy doses of goodness. To volunteer, email email@example.com.
Who doesn’t love our Nature Education Coordinator Barbara Ray? Our City expert on all things nature needs assistants this spring to help her on nature walks, park explorations, and classes for kids and adults. There is no better way to learn, explore and serve. Contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is a City of Dublin resident or Dublin City School student in grades K-5, get them involved early with K.I.D.S. (Kids In Dublin Service). This volunteer program aims to inspire our very youngest citizens at an early age to reach out and give to others. Contact Shannon at email@example.com.
K.I.D.S. Leadership Team
The KIDS program is also in need of leaders to help with planning, program leadership and communication efforts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Weekend Park Clean Ups and Invasive Removal Projects
- Various Locations
- To inquire about volunteer opportunities, email email@example.com.
Dublin Bicycle Ambassadors
Adults interested in turning their leisure biking time into a service to the community may inquire about this program that encourages safe biking, offers extra eyes and ears out on our bike paths, and assists City staff with bike-related events.
Office and Project Assistants
Our offices are always in need of project champions. We are especially interested in matching volunteer skills and interests with City initiatives and projects in need of helping minds, whether with technology, with programs and planning, wellness and research, or communication and engagement efforts.
Recreation Program Assistants
Keep your skills sharpened and your connection to the community out front by assisting as a Program Assistant volunteer for preschool/youth programming with Dublin Recreation Services. Our team needs daytime volunteers to help make programming possible. Days and opportunities vary, but it’s a great way to keep your heart smiling and to help kids grow!
If we don’t have what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll help guide you, or check out our Area Opportunities section.