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Find places in Central Ohio where you can earn service hours for your school's community service credit.
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Books about Volunteering


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FIRSTLINK: A Guide to Services in the Greater Columbus Area
Call Number: Ask at the Adult Reference Desk
Browse this directory of organizations in the Columbus-area for ideas about where to volunteer!

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Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World
Call Number: 361.37 IDE (Adult Non-Fiction)

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It's Your World - If You Don't Like It, Change It
Call Number: 371.81 HAL (Teen Non-Fiction)

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You Can Help! - Jennifer B Gillis
Call Number: 307.3362 GIL (Juvenile Non-Fiction)

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Get Involved!

Check out these ideas for things you can do to help your community.

  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood, school or at a local park.
  • Rake leaves, mow the lawn or shovel snow for an elderly neighbor.
  • Make sandwiches or goodies for a shelter.
  • Read to or with a student at a local elementary school.
  • Tutor a classmate or younger student.
  • Volunteer to work at school events.
  • Work a neighborhood event or party. 
  • Deliver your neighborhood organization newsletter.
  • Help at your church events.
  • Babysit for free.
  • Write letters of appreciation or send cards to service men and women.
  • Make treats for local police/fire fighters to thank them for their service.
  • Organize a book drive.
  • Throw a party and request that your guests provide a non-perishable item for admission. Donate the items to a local food bank.
 

General Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities for Special Events

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Volunteer Opportunities with Animals

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Volunteer Opportunities with Nature

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Volunteer Opportunities for Health-Related Organizations

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Volunteer Opportunities with Senior Citizens

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