How to become involved in Hilliard?

Volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, social, political or other worthwhile purposes helps one connect with the community while making it a better a place to live, work and play. Volunteering can help shape a community. In addition, volunteering is a great way to make friends who have common interests.

Numerous organizations need volunteers to serve on boards, help plan events, serve as docents and assist in other areas. The time commitment can be one time for a few hours or on a regular basis and can accommodate your schedule.

Below is a current list of organizations looking for volunteers. Please contact them directly to inquire about the volunteer opportunity listed.

Capital Area Humane Society
Volunteer Opportunities: Must attend training classes first and then you can help with information and taking care of the animals
Contact: or 614-777-7387 ext. 249

Destination Hilliard
Volunteer Opportunities: Stuffing envelopes for bulk mailings, labeling post cards, making gift bags for large events and conferences, staff information booth to promote Hilliard at various events.
Contact: Christy Clark at or 614-664-3290

Dot’s Tots Foundation
Volunteer Opportunities: Planning events, fundraising

Early Television Museum
Volunteer Opportunities: Give tours of the Early Television Museum during the week as scheduled
with groups.
Contact: Steve McVoy at or 614-771-0510

Franklin County Fair
Volunteer Opportunities: Planning, staffing, set up, clean up of Franklin County Fair or Franklin County Agricultural Society events. Fair held mid July annually.
Contact: or 614-876-7235

Hilliard Food Pantry/ Community Assistance Council
Volunteer Opportunities: Organize a food drive, start a food collection challenge, start a fund raising campaign to benefit the food pantry or assist families selecting food.
Contact: Matt Austin at 614-529-9602

Hilliard Arts Council
Volunteer Opportunities:  Set Design, Costumes, Workshop instructors for performances and meetings held thoughout the year
Contact: Robin Brenneman at or 614-527-4407

Hilliard Area Garden Club
The Club is a group of approximately 40 men and women of all ages who meet at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Hilliard Community/ Center most of the year, with some site visits held during the summer. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with planting and clean up at the Hilliard Veterans’ Memorial, arranging speakers and trips. More information is available at

Hilliard Education Foundation
Volunteer Opportunties: Serving on board, helping plan events, fundraising
Contact: 614- 921-4837

Hilliard Historical Society
Volunteer Opportunities: Groups and Individuals are welcome. Docents, planning for events throughout year, landscaping, decorating, etc.
Contact: 614-876-5880

Old Hilliard Civic Association: Old Hilliardfest 
Volunteer Opportunities: Planning and working day of Old Hilliardfest held each year in September the weekend after Labor Day
Contact: or call 1-844-768-2623 .

Hilliard Optimist Club
Volunteer Opportunities: The Hilliard Optimist Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization providing a variety of athletic and academic programs services to the youth of Hilliard. Programs range from youth athletics (basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse, and football) to academic competitions (essay and oratorical).
Contact: Kathy Kean at

Homestead Metro Park
Volunteer Opportunities: help in the nature center, gardening flower beds around the park and help with activities during children’s programs. Online volunteer applications are available at Volunteer applications are listed under the “Program” tab. Next select “Activities”, the volunteer link is near the bottom. The volunteer application is for all Metro Parks, so be sure to select Homestead .
Contact: Chrissy Hoff, Hub-Naturalist for Homestead and Glacier Ridge Metro Parks at

Patches of Light
Volunteer Opportunties: Planning events, helping assemble care bags and treatment journals, fundraising
Contact: Mindy Atwood at 614-946-7544

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries
Summer Daytime Opportunity: Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids. Adults, teens & families welcome. Exciting community-building, multicultural environment. This year we they have volunteer opportunities at THREE sites in Hilliard – close to where children in poverty live and go to school! Contact Alison Gessner Rooney at or 614-586-7939.

Sharpen your skills for public speaking and meet people who have the same interests.