summer camp

Volunteers needed for upcoming June events

Homeport is currently looking for volunteers to assist at the Marsh Run resource fair and fresh produce distribution on June 5th from 2:00 pm – 6:30pm. The resource fair events are an opportunity to connect residents to helpful organizations in the community they may not be aware of, provide them with resources such as health connections and fresh produce, and motivate residents to make positive changes in their lives. Volunteers are needed to help set up, bag and distribute approximately 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to the residents in attendance, as well as help out with the community cookout and children’s activities that will be going on during the event.

Other opportunities:

  • June 7th from 9:00am – 12:00pm we are looking for volunteers to assist at Pheasant Run with a bench building project. We are working on a build out area around our resident led community garden. Volunteers will be assisting with the assembly and installation of four benches, planting too bushes, installing rod décor, painting plant boxes and the installation of a storage shed.
  • We are still looking for volunteers to assist with our summer camp programming. We will have 5 locations running June 17th from August 9th Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm. Please contact Rachel today for more details about how to get involved!


EMH&T donates computers for communities

The halls at the Homeport main office were recently overtaken by 28 desktop computers. Longtime partner EMH&T made the generous donation, which will help more of our residents become connected to online resources.

A crew of volunteers have been hard at work updating the computers and getting them ready for their new owners. In the coming weeks, we will move the computers to seven of our communities — four per site.  The computers will be given to kids in our summer camp, who will earn the chance to be selected by meeting participation and behavior criteria. Having a computer on display at each site will remind the campers that it takes daily practice to reach long-term goals.

A big thank you to EMH&T for offering the computers to our families. We appreciate you thinking of us.

Looking to make a difference? Join Homeport Community Life’s Summer FunCamp 2012 Team!

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of low-income families in the Columbus, Ohio region? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rewarding Summer Camp Program?

Homeport Community Life Program's Summer Associate VISTA Program provides direct support to Summer Camp and youth programming. Our members will provide direct services to low to moderate income families within Homeport’s rental communities. Members placed at Homeport communities are responsible for the facilitation of Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 and other youth programming ages 14-18. Additionally, VISTA members will assist in the planning and implementation of end of summer Back-2-School Rallies.

We are seeking members who have a desire to help others, experience working with children, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to multi-task.  We need members who are highly organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to problem solve.  This role will help provide our residents with stability in their communities and your skills can make a positive impact on our resident’s lives. 

We prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree and/or working toward a degree, are at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation.  Additionally, candidates who are bilingual in Spanish or Somali are preferred. We need candidates who are ready to start a summer of service by June 11, 2012.  Summer Associates are available to the community on a full-time basis.

Benefits of serving with Homeport include:

  • Education award of $1,174 upon successful completion of service or $125/month
  • Living Stipend to cover necessities during service (approximately $400 bi-weekly)
  • Networking with Community Life and other Homeport Staff and Partners
  • Training Opportunities
  • Mileage Reimbursement for work related travel 

If you want to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve your community and receive top notch training, please email your cover letter and resume to or apply online at the Homeport Service Listing at