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:
Scioto Park Clearing – Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. – Noon
Help create another entry way to the river by cutting back brush, and raking out sticks and debris. Weather dependent, tools provided. To volunteer email Shannon at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multicultural B.R.E.A.D! Festival – Sunday, October 14, Noon – 9 p.m., Coffman Park
Produced by the Dublin Arts Council, BREAD stands for: Bake, Reconnect, Educate, make Art and celebrate Diversity. This multicultural festival aims to bring people together for a day of community celebration and connection with community booths, traditional music and dance, hands-on artmaking, international cuisine, bread vendors, food trucks, a fair trade global marketplace and more. Volunteers are needed throughout the day. The needs and registration can be found HERE.
Halloween Spooktacular – Thursday, October 18, 3 – 8 p.m., Coffman Park
This family-friendly kickoff to the Halloween season needs many helping hands to welcome thousands of little ghosts, goblins and costumed kiddos. Pumpkin Bowling Leaders, Craft Assistants, Hay Maze Guides, Trunk or Treat Line Hosts, and more are on the needs list. We guarantee you’ll leave in a great mood! Check out the needs and register HERE. Questions? E-mail Samantha at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed days, evenings and weekends at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, assisting instructors with recreation classes for preschool and youth participants. It’s a great way to keep your heart smiling and help kids grow! To volunteer email Shannon at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. To learn more email Christine at email@example.com.
Water Quality Monitoring program
We are building a Water Quality Monitoring Team with Dublin’s Nature Education Coordinator, Barbara Ray. These leadership volunteers will teach kids and the community how to measure water quality in our many streams. This data is important to our overall environmental understanding and reporting. To learn more about how you can get involved in this leadership opportunity, e-mail Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.