In 2016, 1,035 volunteers performed 5,684 hours of work for a $182,741 value.
Individual and group volunteer opportunities are embedded in each of our three approaches to creating and preserving healthy, stable, and affordable communities in Central Ohio. In fact, your involvement is critical to achieving this ambitious mission. Just a few examples of how Homeport volunteers support our work include:
Fresh Produce Markets and Take-Home Groceries
Set up small “farmers markets” at Homeport community centers, providing residents with free access to fresh milk, juice, yogurt, fruits, vegetables and non-perishables.
After school Tutoring
Volunteer on your own or with a group to visit a Homeport after-school program on a weekly basis to provide tutoring, mentorship, and homework help to students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. After-school programs are available free for Homeport residents and are located within our apartment communities.
Beautifications, Physical Improvements, and Community Cleanup Projects
Volunteers provide hands-on labor to maintain and improve our homes and communities across Central Ohio. From interior and exterior painting or gardening to making over a new classroom space for children or raking leaves for elderly homeowners, volunteer groups help make our communities safe and desirable places to call home.
Homeport Young Professionals
Join a growing group of like-minded individuals who are interested in volunteering, raising funds, and spreading awareness about Homeport’s work in Central Ohio while developing leadership skills and expanding your professional network.
Bright Ideas Book Bank
Homeport's award-winning Book Bank program encourages hundreds of children to discover the joy of reading and helps retain knowledge and skills during the off-school seasons. Volunteers help sort and distribute about 2,000 books, each hand-picked by a Homeport child.
Back to School Drive and Rallies
Host a school supply collection within your organization and attend a Back to School Rally to distribute backpacks stuffed with school supplies to 600 children in Homeport communities across the city.
Real Estate Development and Community Engagement Volunteers
Each semester, Homeport accepts a limited number of bright, self-motivated students from local colleges and universities who make a long-term volunteer commitment in exchange for field experiences with our staff. Volunteers apply the knowledge learned in Construction Management, GIS, City Planning, Social Work, Education and other courses to complete projects that benefit Homeport communities.
Homeport is only able to do the work we do because of volunteer support throughout the year. Contact us and let us know your areas of interest, and we'll connect you with opportunities to make a difference for people in Central Ohio.
For more information about volunteer opportunities or getting involved with Homeport, contact our Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Morgen Wade, at 614-545-4817.