Learning Stories while Serving: Volunteering in our Community

2022 Equity Summit


Continuing the work started at the November 2023 Equity Summit by learning about individuals stories' in our communities through service. We hope you will find something that interests you and you find time to serve in one of these or one of your own making.


Click on the organization name below to register for the day & time that you want to volunteer.

After registering, if you use the BACK button, please REFRESH the page to add your name to the roster.

Click on the My Courses link in the upper-right corner of every page to view the workshops for which you are registeredwait listedfacilitating and have attended for the past two years.

*Note: Adding your name to a wait list does not register you for the event. Should seats become available, those wait listed will be added to the roster in the order that they registered and emailed to add the event to their calendar.


February 6, 2023
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley

8:30 - 11:30 AM

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley provides social services, guardianship services, mobility management, professional counseling, poverty alleviation services, pregnancy care, refugee resettlement, senior services, and supervised visitation services to the Dayton, OH area.

As many as 10 volunteers will stock and tidy up until 9:30 AM, then help shoppers until 11:30 AM.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 6, 2023
F6A - Ronald McDonald House

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*Participants must wear masks and, if ill, do not participate.

RMHS Dayton is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves families of children with complex and life-changing medical diagnoses and injuries. We are committed to keeping families close to the medical care they need, the comforts of home they crave, and the family members they could not go through their healthcare journey without.

The Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a home away from home with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming, and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children's Hospital and inside Emmett's Place at the Miami Valley Hospital provides a space for familes to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: thier children.

This session is ideal for a creative meal planner to vision 4 meal plans, setting out the correct ingredients to thaw, clean out the freezer and some basement cleaning.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media - #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 6, 2023
F6P - Dayton Metro Library

1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Volunteers will pack and label Summer Challenge Prize books.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and dress comfortably, especially shoes (standing on a concrete floor), bring water bottle to stay hydrated.

Share your picture on social media - #SinclairServes

*Parking pass can be provided with details on which door and phone number to call upon arrival.

*A volunteer waiver is needed for each participant.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 7, 2023
F7P - Dayton Metro Library

1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Volunteers will pack and label Summer Challenge Prize books.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and dress comfortably, especially shoes (standing on a concrete floor), bring water bottle to stay hydrated.

Share your picture on social media - #SinclairServes

*Parking pass can be provided with details on which door and phone number to call upon arrival.

*A volunteer waiver is needed for each participant.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 7, 2023
F7P - Ronald McDonald House

2:00 - 5:00 PM

*Participants must wear masks and, if ill, do not participate.

RMHS Dayton is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves families of children with complex and life-changing medical diagnoses and injuries. We are committed to keeping families close to the medical care they need, the comforts of home they crave, and the family members they could not go through their healthcare journey without.

The Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a home away from home with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming, and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children's Hospital and inside Emmett's Place at the Miami Valley Hospital provides a space for familes to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: thier children.

This session is ideal for a team of up to 10 with cooking skills to prepare a meal.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 7, 2023
Food for the Journey

2:30 - 5:45 PM

FJP founder Charles Worms is passionate about serving others and views hunger as one of the most prominent issues in Dayton. After working with House of Bread for several years, Worms founded FJP. It has been seven years since their inception and he has no plans of slowing down. Originally, volunteers and guests ate together, but meals are now served in to-go containers due to the coronavirus.

Up to 4 volunteers are needed to prepare, serve and clean up dinner.

February 8, 2023
F8A - Ronald McDonald House

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*Participants must wear masks and, if ill, do not participate.

RMHS Dayton is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves families of children with complex and life-changing medical diagnoses and injuries. We are committed to keeping families close to the medical care they need, the comforts of home they crave, and the family members they could not go through their healthcare journey without.

The Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a home away from home with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming, and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children's Hospital and inside Emmett's Place at the Miami Valley Hospital provides a space for familes to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: thier children.

NEED: Linen closet and second floor deep clean.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 8, 2023
F8A - St. Vincent DePaul

9:00 - 11:00 AM

St. Vincent de Paul is the most essential part of our community’s safety net for the homeless and impoverished: we stand between them and almost unimaginable consequences. And we stand behind them as they struggle to reclaim their lives. Without our work – and our respect, dedication, compassion, and effectiveness – thousands of lives would be impacted; many would be lost.

St. Vincent de Paul is a faith-based non-profit serving the Greater Dayton Area. We aid the homeless and impoverished by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, food, clothing, and household items, and guidance to lead a self-sustaining life. 

Contact Christine Grote, Volunteers Manager, at 937-951-8244 to be added to the volunteer roster. Park in the main parking lot at the address listed for each day and enter through the main entrance where you will go through security. Tell the front desk you are there to volunteer and you are to meet, Christine Grote. The front desk will guide you from there.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear, closed-toe shoes and long pants.

NEED: Cleaning and custodial projects for the first hour, Bingo and board games with guests for the second hour. 

Share your pictures on social media - #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 8, 2023
F8A - Woodland Cemetery

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 8, 2023
F8A - Dayton Metro Library

10:30 - 11:30 AM

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Volunteers will learn all the ways Dayton Metro Library is more than a building full of amazing books! Staff will share a variety of surprising facts about services, programs and partnerships with volunteers.?Volunteers will be encouraged to “like, comment or share” existing social media posts about DML or make their own based on what they learned!

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and dress comfortably, especially shoes (standing on a concrete floor), bring water bottle to stay hydrated.

Share your picture on social media - #SinclairServes

NEED: Social Media Ambassadors. Please bring a smartphone, iPad, or tablet and be ready to share info!

*Parking pass can be provided with details on which door and phone number to call upon arrival.

*A volunteer waiver is needed for each participant.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 8, 2023
F8P - Woodland Cemetery

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9A - Ronald McDonald House

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*Participants must wear masks and, if ill, do not participate.

RMHS Dayton is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves families of children with complex and life-changing medical diagnoses and injuries. We are committed to keeping families close to the medical care they need, the comforts of home they crave, and the family members they could not go through their healthcare journey without.

The Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a home away from home with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming, and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children's Hospital and inside Emmett's Place at the Miami Valley Hospital provides a space for familes to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: thier children.

NEED: First floor deep clean.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9A - St. Vincent DePaul

9:00 - 11:00 AM

St. Vincent de Paul is the most essential part of our community’s safety net for the homeless and impoverished: we stand between them and almost unimaginable consequences. And we stand behind them as they struggle to reclaim their lives. Without our work – and our respect, dedication, compassion, and effectiveness – thousands of lives would be impacted; many would be lost.

St. Vincent de Paul is a faith-based non-profit serving the Greater Dayton Area. We aid the homeless and impoverished by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, food, clothing, and household items, and guidance to lead a self-sustaining life. 

Contact Christine Grote, Volunteers Manager, at 937-951-8244 to be added to the volunteer roster. Park in the main parking lot at the address listed for each day and enter through the main entrance where you will go through security. Tell the front desk you are there to volunteer and you are to meet, Christine Grote. The front desk will guide you from there.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear, closed-toe shoes and long pants.

NEED: Cleaning and custodial projects for the first hour, Bingo and board games with guests for the second hour. 

Share your pictures on social media - #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9A - Woodland Cemetery

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9A - Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Volunteers will pack and label Summer Challenge Prize books.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and dress comfortably, especially shoes (standing on a concrete floor), bring water bottle to stay hydrated.

Share your picture on social media - #SinclairServes

*Parking pass can be provided with details on which door and phone number to call upon arrival.

*A volunteer waiver is needed for each participant.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9P - Dayton Metro Library

1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Volunteers will pack and label Summer Challenge Prize books.

Dress - You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and dress comfortably, especially shoes (standing on a concrete floor), bring water bottle to stay hydrated.

Share your picture on social media - #SinclairServes

*Parking pass can be provided with details on which door and phone number to call upon arrival.

*A volunteer waiver is needed for each participant.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
Five Rivers Metro Parks

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Volunteers are needed at Wegerzyn Garden Center to remove honeysuckle and possibly tree planting, weather permitting.

Please register with the Metro Parks at https://metroparks.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=764267

Dress: Comfortable work clothes and bring a water bottle.

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

February 9, 2023
F9P - Woodland Cemetery

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 9, 2023
F9P - Ronald McDonald House

3:00 - 5:00 PM

*Participants must wear masks and, if ill, do not participate.

RMHS Dayton is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves families of children with complex and life-changing medical diagnoses and injuries. We are committed to keeping families close to the medical care they need, the comforts of home they crave, and the family members they could not go through their healthcare journey without.

The Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a home away from home with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming, and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children's Hospital and inside Emmett's Place at the Miami Valley Hospital provides a space for familes to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: thier children.

This session is ideal for a team of up to 10 with cooking skills to prepare dinner for 30 guests.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 10, 2023
F10A - Woodland Cemetery

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

February 10, 2023
F10P - Woodland Cemetery

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Woodland Cemetery's mission is to commemorate the dead, entrusted to our service with care and dignity. Comfort the bereaved with understanding in a tranquil, beautiful, natural landscape. Preserve the heritage and wonder of Woodland in perpetuity.

Contact Sean O'Regan or Debra Mescher at (937) 228-3221 to be added to the volunteer roster.

NEED: Outdoor cleanup, weather permitting. Mausoleum cleaning, if bad weather.

You are encouraged to wear Sinclair gear and share your pictures on social media #SinclairServes

Please complete a short pre-survey before you serve.

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