West Chester is a community with heart!
There are many opportunities for residents to become involved in the community through volunteerism. Organizations such as The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Reach Out Lakota and others provide countless opportunities to support the residents and families of West Chester.
West Chester Township encourages residents to help these local efforts, but also offers a few volunteer programs/opportunities throughout the year that may also be of interest.
West Chester Events Volunteer Corps
Become a part of a team that makes West Chester's summer events a success. Join the Volunteer Corps to help at The Takeover, the Saturday concerts at Keehner Park, Pumpkin Fest, and any of the other events that make West Chester one of "America's Best Places to Live." Volunteer as little or as much as you like throughout the summer season.
For more information, email Drew Reeder or call (513) 759-7301.
RASKALS - Nov. 14, 2020
UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of the community and with guidance from the Ohio Governor’s office regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, West Chester has canceled its April 25 RASKALS event. There may be opportunities for individual volunteers or families (single households) to serve clients on a case-by-case basis yet this spring. To be notified about these potential opportunities, or with questions/concerns, please email Laura Groff at email@example.com or call 513-759-7303. RASKALS will be offered again in the fall on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors is a community-wide service program matching local senior citizens with volunteer teams to complete simple yard clean-up and outdoor home chores. The program is volunteer driven and coordinated through West Chester Township.
RASKALS events are offered twice each year in spring and fall.
To learn more, call (513) 777-5900 or email Laura Groff
The Great Pumpkin Fest - October 10, 2020
Each fall, West Chester hosts a free family event at Keehner Park. The event offers several excellent team-building opportunities for groups of volunteers, both large and small. To learn more, call (513) 759-7301 or email Drew Reeder.
West Chester Senior Van Volunteer Transportation Service
Volunteers manage and operate a community-wide senior transportation service for senior citizens. The service is available to West Chester residents age 60 and older.
The service will take clients to doctor's appointments, the grocery store & pharmacy, and for recreational and social gatherings
Volunteers are asked to commit to 3 to 4 hours per week. If interested in driving the vans or to serving as a dispatcher for the service, please call (513) 759-3960 or email Monica Dexter.
The West Chester Township Park Watch Program is designed to encourage participation in monitoring the Township’s public parks to ensure they remain safe and beautiful assets to the community.
Anyone who regularly uses the parks can be a part of Park Watch simply by being observant and reporting what they see. For those who want to take a more active role, LEARN MORE
Park Watch volunteers are asked to monitor and report activity in local parks which may be suspicious, potentially dangerous, or in violation of park rules; and report maintenance issues to be addressed by the Township.
To learn more about volunteering, call (513) 759-7308 or email Barbara Wilson.
Video Camera Operators
West Chester Television captures important moments in the community including high school sporting events, music programs, concerts and more. Experience operating professional video equipment to capture these moments by signing up to be a West Chester TV volunteer.
Volunteer at VOA Museum
The museum board is accepting volunteer docents to help staff the museum, which houses displays and exhibits from the VOA-Bethany Station; The Gray History of Wireless, Media Heritage; and shortwave radio station WCARA. The museum is open weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Training is provided. To volunteer as a VOA museum docent or for general museum information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call museum director Jack Dominic at (513) 777-0027.
Butler County Volunteer Opportunities
Community Volunteer Force is a local resource connecting non-profit organizations with volunteers and vice-versa. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter to learn about or to advertise volunteer opportunities.