Volunteer

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Become a part of our collaborative model through volunteerism!

Whether you are looking for short or long-term opportunities for yourself or your group, contact us and we can find a meaningful way for you to give back and learn more about your community.

volunteer@uwloraincounty | (440) 255-6530

Signature Volunteer Engagement Opportunities

You can help local families, one item at a time.

Host a collection, join us to sort & inventory items, deliver them to one of our collaborative partners, or do all three! 

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Boxes of tampons & pads

Collect

Host a collection for one of our priority items at your workplace, storefront, or with your family! We'll provide a box, signage and messaging.

  • Books
  • School Supplies
  • Tampons & Pads
  • Work Clothes
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Volunteers sorting items in warehouse

Sort

Schedule a time for your group to join us at the Stephen J. Ross Volunteer Engagement Hub, where we quality check, sanitize, inventory, and package items to be distributed through our collaborative partners.

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Volunteers delivering school supplies.

Deliver

Help us bring needed items to agencies who will distribute them directly to families! We can arrange an opportunity for you to learn more about that agency and what they do to support the community.

*this opportunity is available on an as-needed basis.

Ready to get started?

Email volunteer@uwloraincounty.org or call 440-277-6530.

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Volunteers with books smiling at camera.

Looking for a meaningful, team-building opportunity for you and your colleagues? We can work with you to identify a project that will benefit our community while taking into consideration the interests and skills of your team and company. Fill out the form below to get started:

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Join us at the Stephen J. Ross Volunteer Hub on the third Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. as we sort, inventory, and package items to be distributed to families in need. Volunteers aged 5+ are welcome!

Saturday Sorts are back with safety protocols in place! Next one is on October 17th! See more info and register here.

The VITA program will train and certify you to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families in need of tax preparation assistance. Don’t know much about taxes? Don’t worry—we walk you through a comprehensive & straightforward training – but the software does all of the heavy lifting. So, if you can use a computer, you can help local families by preparing taxes. We encourage all volunteers to train in at least Basic tax preparation, however those who are not comfortable with tax preparation after the trainings can still volunteer as a Greeter or Interpreter