Small Biz Cares will host the nonprofit’s first Community Service Day Wednesday, May 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm. If you’ve been trying to get your workplace more active in the community, but haven’t found the right opportunity or the time – NOW is the time!
We connected with five local nonprofit organizations to offer unique volunteer experiences to Small Biz Cares members and friends. Connect with other small business leaders and improve employee morale by getting your office involved with Community Service Day. You can sign up as an individual, but we’d love to get your colleagues involved as well!
Check out the volunteer opportunities and select the nonprofit you’d like to help on Community Service Day. Activity descriptions are included under each volunteer opportunity.
Join us immediately following volunteer hours for our happy hour and networking event at North High Brewing Company (directions). Special thanks to North High Brewing Company and our co-hosts BLOC-O and Connected.
Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio ReStore (East) – up to 20 volunteers
Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store open to the public. The money they make goes straight to Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is on a mission to eliminate substandard housing and create the opportunity for home ownership in Franklin and Licking counties.
- Loading and unloading donations into the Donation Processing Center
- Helping customers load their purchases into their vehicles
- Assisting ReStore staff with marking the price on items and organizing merchandise in various departments of the ReStore
Franklinton Farms – up to 20 volunteers
Franklinton Farms is a nonprofit urban farm in Columbus, Ohio that utilizes sustainable agriculture to address our community’s most pressing challenges. They are building a just local food system that improves food security and provides economic opportunity. They are building resilient community that is good for the planet and supports healthy futures for our neighbors.
- Weeding gardens, spreading mulch, lawn maintenance, litter pick up
- Wide range of other possibilities
LifeCare Alliance – up to 15 volunteers
LifeCare Alliance provides essential services to thousands of seniors and people with medical challenges or disabilities throughout central Ohio. Their core purpose is “to serve those in need, through compassionate, responsive, quality care.”
- Helping in kitchen to support Meals on Wheels efforts
God’s Hygiene Help Center’s mission is to help people in need and living in poverty to live more dignified and comfortable lives. They do this by providing hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, school supplies and winter accessories to people who cannot provide these items for themselves.
- Put together ‘blessing bags’ (toiletries with book, etc)
- Help recipients with items in the ‘store’, paperwork, restocking
- Data entry with current information added into system
The Homeless Families Foundation – up to 15 volunteers
The Homeless Families Foundation educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. HFF equips and empowers families to provide a self-sufficient, stable home for their children, who in turn are equipped to actively participate in their own education and, ultimately, succeed in life.
- Create move-in kits for families
- Create baby baskets for newborns within our programs
- Organize our food pantry
- Clean Dowd Education Center classrooms
- Outdoor beautification
Please fill out the form to reserve your spot on May 15!