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 - November 10
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: May 5, 2018 and Nov. 10, 2018.
To learn more, call (513) 777-5900 or email Laura Groff
The Great Pumpkin Fest - October 13
Each fall, West Chester hosts a free family event at Keehner Park. The event requires the support of hundreds of volunteers to lead games and activities, decorate, and more.
To learn more about volunteering, call (513) 759-7308 or email Barbara Wilson
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 email or call (513) 759-3960.
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.
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
The list provided is distributed several times each year and offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities countywide.