Engaging in meaningful service to communities served by Wright State University is truly embraced by the entire campus community. There are many wonderful organizations that need help. Identify a volunteer opportunity today. You will be guided through the process by prompts.
Below are some ideas for volunteer service and/or internship opportunities. If you have additional opportunities that you would like posted here, contact a We Serve U committee member.
AIM for the Handicapped, Inc
Linda Richardson, Director of Education
Our goal is to help individuals with visual handicaps, hearing impairments, emotional or learning disabilities and orthopedic or coordination problems achieve their highest potential through the AIM Method of Specialized Movement Education.
American Red Cross
Cory Paul, Executive Director at 937-221-7501 or 937-553-4665
Disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. There are a number of capacities including:
- Disaster Action Team Member
- Disaster Assessment
- Mass Care Feeding
- Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver
- Shelter Manager/Staff
- Disaster Health Services
- Disaster Mental Health
Wright Patt Air Force Base Volunteer Opportunities
- Leadership Volunteers work with the Volunteer/Human Resources Specialist to lead the volunteer program for WPAFB
- Medical Center Coordinators manage the Volunteer Program in the office at the Wright-Patt Medical Center, coordinate volunteer schedules, answer telephone, and interview and place volunteers in the Medical Center
Joanne George at 937-433-2110 ext. 6229
Centerville-Washington Park District
Crayons to Classrooms
Five Rivers MetroParks
Volunteer Services at 937-275-7275
Volunteers service is needed in many areas and depend on the time of the year.
Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Homefull, a local Dayton nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness, has a variety of internship opportunities available on an ongoing basis. With the mantra of Food, Housing, and Jobs, Homefull is focused on decreasing poverty in our community while holding onto the vision of a community where there is no homelessness.
Internship placements are available throughout the year and are flexible in time commitments, ranging from 8 hours a week to a full 40 hours a week. Students gain experience via direct client services, quality assurance, human resources, strategic planning, development and fundraising, technology support, and more. While having a social services focus, Homefull operates like any nonprofit with a full array of organizational needs and projects.
Otterbein Senior Lifestyles Choices
Annie Phillips, Campus Life Coordinator, (513) 933 - 5472
Students or faculty interested in giving educational talks or offering a workshop or seminar to learn a new skill or offer new levels of understanding on a topic. Or interested in entertaining during one of our Veterans or Christmas events.
Therapeutic Riding Institute
TRI’s Volunteer Coordinator at 937-619-7577
- Design and Produce Digital Version of the Volunteer Orientation detailing TRI’s history and Side Helping skills
- Design and Produce Promo Videos to recruit new students and volunteer
- Design a marketing strategy for TRI’s Annual Triple Crown Campaign
- Design TRI’s End of Year Direct Mail Piece and Analyze Return on Investment
- Join TRI’s Annual FriendRaiser Team and help with obtaining Corporate Sponsorships and Silent Auction Donations – event occurs in August
- Assist with the planning and implementation of TRI’s Annual Celebration dinner in February
- Photograph TRI’s 3 Triple Crown Jockey for marketing pieces
- Brand TRI’s traditional marketing pieces, letterhead, etc. in CANVA Template
- Design TRI’s Penny Race Champion T-shirt and the 2018 Annual TRI T-Shirt
- Literature Review on the Significance of Equine Assisted Therapies such as Hippotherapy, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy or Therapeutic Riding and Equine Facilitated Learning.
- Capital Campaign Assistant – Be part of the team that brings TRI home! With your help, TRI will make its 15th and final move to a permanent home.
- Design a brochure that speaks to the benefits of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to be distributed at area physicians, behavioral specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, etc.
- Develop and recommend strategies and tools to enhance TRI’s student experience in classes
- Research and identify successful programs across the country and make recommendations for which should be considered by TRI based on Dayton’s needs.
- Design a poster, cheat sheet (booklet) and teach a workshop on Sign Language typically used in class to Instructors and Volunteer
- Conduct Office 365 training with TRI Staff
- Optimize and update TRI’s website
- Identify and assist with applying for potential grant sources for funding for continuing education expenses for TRI staff; expenses related to obtaining required certifications to grow, maintain and start new programming; expenses related to maintaining the quality of life/enhancing the care of our horses; purchasing equipment for horses, riders and volunteer to improve their experiences at TRI
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