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Santa Tree Toy Drive

Friday, Dec 1, 8 am
Baker 333

This holiday season, Ohio University is partnering up with Athens County Children Services in preparation for the annual Santa Tree Drive. Each year, Athens County Children Services provides holiday gifts to 1,500 children in the county through donations alone. I'm reaching out to you in hopes that your organization may be interested in helping Ohio University support the Santa Tree Project.

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Sponsor a child! An individual or organization can sponsor a child...
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Dog Shelter Supply Drive Tabling

Sunday, Nov 5, 2 pm
West State St. Dog Park

Opportunity for Volunteers to work the Dog Shelter Supply Drive Table. This will be a drop off spot for donations for the event.

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Dog Shelter Supply Drive Tabling

Friday, Nov 3, 11 am
Outdoor Space 4th Floor Baker

Opportunity for Volunteers to work the Dog Shelter Supply Drive Table. This will be a drop off spot for donations for the event.

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Dog Shelter Supply Drive Tabling

Thursday, Nov 2, 9 am
1st Floor Baker Center

Opportunity for Volunteers to work the Dog Shelter Supply Drive Table. This will be a drop off spot for donations for the event.

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Dog Shelter Supply Drive Tabling

Tuesday, Oct 31, 9 am
1st Floor Baker Center

Opportunity for Volunteers to work the Dog Shelter Supply Drive Table. This will be a drop off spot for donations for the event.

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Dog Shelter Supply Drive

Oct 30 - Nov 5
Baker Center, Ohio University, room 361/ West State St. Dog Park

Community Ambassadors are partnering with Friends of the Shelter Dogs to have a supply drive to benefit the the Athens County Dog Shelter. Donations can be dropped off in the Baker Center at Ohio University, October 30th-November 3rd, in room 361. There will also be a drop off event at the West State St. Dog Park on November 5th from 2pm - 4pm.

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Rose M Troyer commented on the event Community Partner Service Hours

Off-Campus Housing Fair

Thursday, Oct 19, 11 am
5th Floor Atrium - Baker Center
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Homecoming Trash Cleanup

Sunday, Oct 8, 11 am
Intersection of COurt and Union

Help clean up neighborhoods after the homecoming festivities. Let's keep Athens beautiful. 

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Rake it to Make it

Saturday, Oct 14, 1 pm
Southside Gardens Athens, OH 45701

Join other Ohio University students in gardening at the South Side Garden! The South Side Community Garden is one of many gardens in Athens that grows fresh produce for the local food banks, helping those in need of a healthy, nutritional meal. Winter is fast approaching so we will be help Community Food Initiatives put the gardens to bed for the winter, harvesting and tying up loose ends. 

Please meet outside of Front Room in front of Baker at 12:30. There will be three cars...

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Limited spaces available

Community Ambassador Application

The Community Ambassadors (CAs) are an integral part of the community engagement program within the Campus Involvement Center. CAs are part of our overall staff team. Our 5 core focus areas are:  engaging off campus students  community service  community partnerships  leadership opportunities  campus partnerships

Job Description -  CAs serve as community engagement peer leaders and the core functions of the position include;   Serve as community engagement peer...

Donations for Survivors of Hurricane Harvey

Sunday, Sep 3, 9 am
Baker Center Parking lot - to the West of the building - look for the storage "pod"

Please help us collect donations which will go to survivors in the Houston Texas area as a result of the Hurricane/Tropical storm which has devastated the area.  

A storage POD will be located on the surface parking lot to the West of Baker Center Thurs. 8/31 through Sun. 9/3 - We need volunteers to help "person" the location to accept donated items. The times are 9am -7pm each day.  If interested , please sign up to volunteer...

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Community Partner Service Hours

Thursday, Nov 9, 3 pm
Maggie Davis Room (Next to West 82)
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Brett M Wheeler

can you give more information about this? Does this qualify for Community service

Rose M Troyer

This is an event that brings Service Partners in the Community to Campus to meet with Ohio University students. It doesn't count as service, but you could meet with partners to learn how to get involved with their organizations!

Ohio PawPaw Festival Volunteer Opportunity

Sep 15 - Sep 17
5900 US 50 West, Albany, OH.

The Ohio PawPaw Festival is currently seeking volunteers!

Follow the link and click on the ‘get involved’ tab to sign up for a 4 hour shift. Volunteers get a weekend pass to the festival and free volunteer t-shirt.

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Boogie on the Bricks - Volunteers Needed

Saturday, Jun 17, 12 pm
Court St., Athens, OH

Boogie on the Bricks is a one day Community Music & Arts Festival held on the bricks of beautiful Athens, Ohio. Entrance to the festival is at NO CHARGE! That’s right! You can come dance in the streets, listen to an eclectic array of talented musicians, visit with old friends and make some new, all for FREE! This tenth-annual street festival will consist of one stage, a beer garden, a Food Court, a Community Showcase to include Performing Artists, Local Merchandise & Art Vendors,...

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River Sweep 2017

Saturday, Jun 17, 9 am
City of Athens Rec Center - E. State St. in Athens

Volunteer Here:

Please join others in the Athens community on Saturday June 17, 2017 to clean up litter along the Hocking River.  

River Sweep is part of a larger effort all along the Ohio River from Pittsburgh,PA  to Cairo, IL to clean up litter along the Ohio river and it's tributaries.  

To volunteer please go to the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District  (see above link) 





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Putt People First Workday (Athens Area Mediation Services)

Wednesday, May 17, 10 am
Located off Dairy Lane next to the South Side Park - Athens, OH

Please volunteer to assist the Athens Area Mediation Services with their workday to prepare the mini-golf course at the Ridges here in Athens.  Volunteers will be needed to help with weeding, painting, staining, minor repairs, and getting things ready to open the season!

Volunteers needed from 10am - 7pm  - 3 hour shifts are appreciated but anytime you are available to assist is welcome.

Contact Rachel Szostek at: or call  (740) 594-6169 

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Coolville Founders Day Celebration - volunteers for face painting needed !

Saturday, Jun 10, 8:15 am
Coolville, Ohio - Coolville Elementary School -26461 Main St, Coolville, OH 45723

Volunteers needed for face painting booth at the 2017 Coolville, Ohio Founders Day celebration. The event will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9am - 9pm. Volunteers needed to arrive at 8:15 am and report to the "Torch Can Do" booth set up near the Coolville Elementary School (see address below).  Volunteers are needed to paint children's faces until 1pm  ans to assist with clean up afterwards. The Founders Day parade will begin at 9:00 am so it would be best for volunteers to arrive...

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Limited spaces available

"Move Out" Don't Trash Your Stuff: Donation sites volunteers needed

Sunday, Apr 30, 10 am
Athens ,OH - various locations around town

Consider volunteering to assist at "Move OUt"  donation sites. These local community partners need assistance accepting donations and organizing them beginning April 28 - 30th. If interested please contact any of the following site coordinators:

ReStore -

Friends & Neighbors -  740-667-0684

New-To-You -

ReUse Industries - 740-594-5103


If you have questions please contact Barb Harrison...

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"Move Out " door to door food collection at The Summit for the benefit of SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen

Thursday, Apr 27, 11 am

Please join us as we collect non-perishable food items from residents at The Summit on Thursday , April 27th - 11am - 3pm. As many OU students will be moving out during this week we hope to capture some non-perishable food items that will then be donated to the SE Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen for distribution to families in our region who are in need. 

Wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.  

Meet at 361 Baker Center at 11am and we'll go from there in a van to The...

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West side Student Gardens

Saturday, Apr 15, 11:30 am

We will be volunteering at the student gardens. We will be helping to pick fruit or vegetables. Bring water and wear sneakers. Meet at the bottom of Baker at 11:30 pm

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WNF Tire Collection Event

Saturday, Apr 8, 7:45 am
Bottom of Baker or Wayne National Forest Headquarters

Want to help clean the Wayne National Forest? Now is the perfect opportunity! Volunteers will assist Athens Beautification Day members by loading tires onto semi-trailers and hauling them away. Transportation will be provided - meet at the bottom of Baker at 7:45am

Register here:

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TAG Clean-Up

Thursday, Apr 6, 5 pm
Athens City Hall, 8 E. Washington St.

Help members of Athens City Council keep Athens beautiful by removing the graffiti from public city spots! Food will be provided after the service event.

Register here:

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Move Out – A.M.O.R.E.

Sunday, Apr 30, 2 pm

Move Out – A.M.O.R.E. (Athens Move Out Recovery Experience)-  Volunteers will help recover reusable items from various dumpster sites around town. 

·         Times may vary but if you would like to volunteer for “A.M.O.R.E. contact Sue Righi at -


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Move Out – Mattress Recovery:

Sunday, Apr 30, 10 am

Available Time slots: 

Sun., April 30 – 10am – Noon 

Sun., April 30 – 1pm – 3pm 

Sun., April 30 – 5pm – 8pm

·         If you would like to volunteer for “Mattress Recovery” contact:  Ed Newman -

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