Can You Take A 3 hour Shift for Homefull’s Phone-A-Thon?

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Homefull is hosting a Phone-A-Thon on June 24, 25 and 26, and they need your help!  Homefull, formerly The Other Place, was founded in 1988 in Dayton, Ohio and has grown to meet the challenging needs of our community in service to homeless persons. They have a bold vision of “a community where there is no homelessness” and a mission “to work to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education.” Homefull offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services to those who are at risk of homelessness, to those who are currently homeless and to those who are formerly … [Read more...]



Together We Are Greater…Dayton

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Together, individuals and communities across the region create Greater Dayton. And through working together, we are a greater Dayton. It's simple. It's true. And now, that spirit of volunteerism - those people who make Dayton greater - get a moment in the limelight. The Dayton Foundation invites individuals and groups to connect right now through their newest social media campaign. Last month, The Dayton Foundation launched the “Together we are Greater…Dayton” social media campaign on the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to increase engagement and dialogue with fans about the … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton!: Opportunities Oct. 9-16

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Your weekly round-up of ways to get involved in Dayton's urban revival! Train and fund your neighborhood! Nonprofit training: Though not always necessary, some of our urban neighborhood associations and revitalization groups areincorporated as tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofits. On Oct. 19, the WSU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will present a daylong workshop on more effectively managing your nonprofit, with a keynote by the director of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Associations, and presentations by our local United Way and FilmDayton. Sign up to help your group run as smoothly as … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton!: Opportunities Oct. 2-9

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Your weekly round-up of ways to get involved in Dayton's urban neighborhoods. Give Back in the Halloween Spirit! The Oregon District Business Association needs volunteers to sell tickets and serve beer at its annual Hauntfest on Fifth, October 27, 7pm-1am. It’s a great way to meet people and see all the crazy costumes! E-mail Mike Martin to volunteer and ‘like’ their page to stay in the loop. There will be a special beer booth to fundraise for Garden Station - e-mail Lisa Helm to help there. And if you can’t help out, be sure to attend - $5 tickets will be available this First Friday in … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities Sep. 25-Oct. 2

Bike Miami Valley found some great volunteers for their valet through this column, including these UD students!

Get to know your neighborhood Some of our most effective urban revitalization comes from the city's many neighborhood associations, yet a lot of my well-intentioned friends have never been involved with their local group. Some of them don't even seem to know what neighborhood they live in. (No, all of Southeast Dayton is not Belmont like your realtor told you.) So I thought I'd take a minute to share with you the City of Dayton neighborhood directory and map, divided into 64 unique planning districts. Sometimes the planning district name might not be the same as the common neighborhood or … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities Sep. 25-Oct. 2

Bike Miami Valley found some great volunteers for their valet through this column, including these UD students!

Get to know your neighborhood Some of our most effective urban revitalization comes from the city's many neighborhood associations, yet a lot of my well-intentioned friends have never been involved with their local group. Some of them don't even seem to know what neighborhood they live in. (No, all of Southeast Dayton is not Belmont like your realtor told you.) So I thought I'd take a minute to share with you the City of Dayton neighborhood directory and map, divided into 64 unique planning districts. Sometimes the planning district name might not be the same as the common neighborhood or … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities Sep. 18-25

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Welcome back to my column on getting involved in urban community improvement projects! I hope that you've recovered from another fabulous Urban Nights event last Friday. The Downtown Dayton Partnership coordinated the event, which required not only the work of dozens of their own volunteers, but also that of the hundreds providing art and entertainment, and even eighteen climbing experts who kept novices from falling off a 27-story building! I enjoyed guiding visitors on the RTA shuttles and got to see the public art installation You Are Here! which reminded us to be more involved in the place … [Read more...]



Can You Spare 2 Hours on Thursday Night’s?

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Artemis Center provides support and information for victims of domestic violence and their children.  They currently have a need for  responsible, caring, and reliable babysitters for Thursday Nights. Babysitting services are provided so clients can attend support group worry-free knowing their child is having a blast from 5:45 - 7:45 PM. All volunteers working with children are subject to a criminal background check. For more information contact Sarah @ 937-461-5091 Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities: September 11-18

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Welcome to our new column for urban volunteer opportunities! I'll be posting all kinds of ways to get involved in city neighborhoods - from hand-on service to crowdfunding to fun community-building events - so if you have items for submission e-mail me or add them to our Facebook group! Spotlight on: Garden Station Have you driven on Wayne Avenue downtown and wondered what that raucous splash of color was by the railroad tracks? Or maybe you’re a regular at the many frequent events occurring at this two-acre community art park, such as the weekly Sunday Market or 'Free Music First Friday.' … [Read more...]



Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities: September 4-11

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Greetings MostMetro-land! Welcome to our new weekly round-up of urban Dayton volunteer opportunities! As someone who's been involved in a lot of community improvement projects at both grassroots & government levels, I've sensed a need to better coordinate all the amazing energy that people have for our center city these days. I’ll be pulling these from our Facebook group and items that you e-mail me. So if you’re looking for ways to get involved in Dayton’s revival, check back here every week. Be sure to report back what you've accomplished! Get Your Hands Dirty - Help … [Read more...]