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Resources for Volunteering

ServeOhio works with volunteer program administrators at nonprofit, government, and community organizations to provide them with the tools and skills they need to strategically engage volunteers. We help community organizations build capacity to increase their volunteer recruitment efforts, ultimately enabling more volunteers to serve communities in need.


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Ohioans Give Back

Volunteering has long been a core value in Ohio. Volunteerism and service is essential for the health of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and communities. Volunteers make a positive difference for others, deepen their knowledge and commitment to their community, and are even shown to have better health outcomes than non-volunteers. According to the most recent data from the Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report, here is how Ohioans give back.

Highlights From the Report:

  • More than 2.2 million volunteers contributed 165.9 million hours of service
  • 24.3% of residents formally volunteered through organizations
  • Volunteer service is worth an estimated $4.5 billion
  • 96.3% of residents regularly talked to or spent time with friends and family
  • 54.8% of residents informally helped others by exchanging favors with their neighbors
  • 70.7% of residents had a conversation or spent time with their neighbors
  • 26.7% of residents belonged to an organization
  • 47.1% of residents donated $25 or more to charity


Resources for Volunteer Engagement 

ServeOhio provides grants and resources to organizations that engage volunteers to address critical issues. Additionally, we offer high-quality professional development and recognition opportunities to celebrate and engage volunteers and volunteer administrators throughout the state.