Volunteering

 

ServeOhio works directly with volunteer program administrators at nonprofit, government, and community organizations to provide them with the tools and skills they need to strategically engage volunteers. We help community organizations build capacity to increase their volunteer recruitment efforts, ultimately enabling more volunteers to serve communities in need.

 

Ohioans Give Back

Volunteering has long been a core value in Ohio. Last year, over 3 million Ohioans volunteered which equates to more than $6.7 Billion in economic value for the state! Volunteerism and service is essential for the health of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and communities. Volunteers make a positive difference for others, deepen their knowledge and committment to their community, and are even shown to be healthier than non-volunteers. According to the most recent data from the Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report, here is how Ohioans give back.

Highlights From the Report:

  • 3,052,430 volunteers contribute 278.0 million hours of service
  • 33.2% of residents volunteer, ranking them 23rd among states
  • Volunteer service is worth an estimated $6.7 billion
  • 99.3% of residents regularly talk or spend time with friends and family
  • 57.4% of residents do favors for neighbors
  • 20.8% of residents do something positive for the neighborhood
  • 32.2% of residents participate in local groups or organizations
  • 59.3% of residents donate $25 or more to charity

 

 

Ready to Volunteer? Get Connected.

ServeOhio recently launched a new statewide volunteer engagement platform, Get Connected, the first statewide volunteer portal in Ohio. The COVID-19 pandemic and recent events taking place over the past several months made the need for a system like this even more pressing, as local service has never been more important. Find volunteer opportunities in your community by searching the Get Connected database. 

SEARCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Are you a Volunteer Administrator? We have Resources.

ServeOhio provides grants and resources to organizations that engage volunteers to address critical issues. Additionally, we offer high-quality professional development and recognition opportunities to celebrate and engage volunteers and volunteer administrators throughout the state.

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