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.
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 www.metroparks.net. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 614-664-3290
Early Television Museum
Volunteer Opportunities: Give tours of the Early Television Museum during the week as scheduled
Contact: Steve McVoy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or 614-876-7235
Hilliard 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 help families selecting food.
Contact: Debbie Smith at 614-529-9602
Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed to set or clean up for Hollyfest held each year in December and Taste of Hilliard in August
Contact: Libby Gierach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-876-7666
Hilliard Arts Council
Volunteer Opportunities: Set Design, Costumes, Workshop instructors for performances and meetings held thoughout the year
Contact: Robin Brenneman at email@example.com 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. More information is available at www.hilliardareagardenclub.com
Hilliard Historical Society
Volunteer Opportunities: Groups and Individuals are welcome. Docents, event planning for workshops and events throughout year, landscaping, decorating, etc.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and football) to academic competitions (essay and oratorical).
Contact: Chris Lardiere at email@example.com.
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 have volunteer opportunities at THREE sites in Hilliard – close to where children in poverty live and go to school! Contact Alison Gessner Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-586-7939.