Your Time Can Transform the Lives for Our Community’s Children!

Volunteering with CIS of Central Ohio is a fun and rewarding way to have a positive impact on the life of a child. Each year, volunteers just like you make it possible for us to serve hundreds of Central Ohio students in need.

Those who are interested in being more directly involved in our work are welcome to inquire about the following volunteer opportunities:
  • “Mentors” needed at Report Card Conference: March 30th, 8:00 – 10 am
  • “Mobile Market Workers” needed for food give-away: March 10th, 2:30 – 6:00 pm
  • “Produce Market Workers” needed for food give-away: March 9th, 2:30 – 6:30 pm
  • “Readers” needed daily (except Wednesdays): 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • “Readers” needed in afterschool: Mon-Fri, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

We work in a variety of elementary, middle and high school campuses where there are opportunities for you to help. These can include activities such as reading to a child, tutoring, test prep, or support in achieving a student’s goals. Our staff will provide training and coaching to help you positively interact and support the students. Tell us your strengths, passions, and school location/grade level preferences so we can best match you to a student who can’t wait to meet you!

Our Site Coordinators, inside each of the schools, are involved in additional activities throughout the year. These include working with larger groups (i.e. corporations, small businesses, volunteer organizations, etc.) to conduct career fairs, field days, holiday parties, CIS field trips, job shadowing, service learning projects, career panels, and college visits for students. Please let us know if your group can offer resources or volunteers to support these activities and we will connect you!

All volunteers who work with children in the schools must have FBI and BCI background checks. Through our partnership with Mentoring Center of Central Ohio, we can arrange background checks for our CIS volunteers, often free of charge or completed at a reduced price.

To learn more, please contact:

Oather Talley, Administrative Program Coordinator
Communities In Schools of Central Ohio
Phone:  614.268.2472, ext. 22
Email:  otalley@ciskids.org