Volunteer opportunities and their impact

The ideas listed below are just a sampling of the volunteer opportunities and needs that can be found at Homeport. Opportunities range from the small to large and from one-day events to year-long projects. Homeport has opportunities that fit the needs of individuals, families, service organizations, and corporate teams.

Our Volunteer Program is currently in needed of an assistant to work directly with our Volunteer Coordinator. This person would be responsible for visiting the various sites that volunteers are currently placed at and evaluating their progress and satisfaction as a volunteer. Will also assist with various administrative needs including data entry, filing, and time tracking of volunteers service hours.

Our Home Ownership department is currently looking for general Administrative Assistance including filing, data entry, making copies, etc. . An Event Planning and Participation volunteer is also needed to assist with coordinating and overseeing community events including neighborhood clean ups and community building projects.

Our Community Life department is currently looking for Summer Camp Volunteers at five Central Ohio locations starting Mid-June. As a volunteer, you will work with children ages 5-13; participate in and develop fun, educational activities; tutor; spend time with the camp attendees; and set up and cleanup for meals and daily activities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm June 17th through August 9th. We offer flexible schedules for our volunteers assisting with our camps.

Our Community Life department is currently in need of someone to assist with the Creation and Updating of an Alumni Database. This person will create a database to house all former AmeriCorps members information and then will contact these members to ensure all information is up to date. Schedule is flexible within normal business hours.

If you have experience in art, we are looking for volunteers to help run our Homeport Gallery. Job duties would include greeting customers, making sales, answering questions, providing information about the exhibit, artist, and upcoming events.

We are also currently looking for various Administrative Volunteers to assist in our Operations and Housing Advisory Departments. Tasks include filing, research, event planning, creating letters and thank you notes, making phone calls, and auditing. Schedule and positions will vary based on the volunteer.

We will also have a variety of Neighborhood Clean-ups and various events occurring throughout the upcoming year. If you are interested in being notified of these, please contact us today!

Please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, Rachel Ernst, today if any of these opportunities are of interest to you! You can contact her via email at rachel.ernst@homeportohio.org. We will also be happy to hear ideas or create specific projects for local organizations interested in giving back to the community! Please contact us if you would like any information on this!