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Learn How To Be A Great Volunteer

3933052662_9b5f464386_oAre you new to volunteering, or wondering how to get more out of your volunteering experience? Have you had a hard time finding the right place to volunteer? This webinar will walk you through some of the training and screening tools nonprofits use, and will better prepare you to ask questions and evaluate whether the organization is a good fit for you and your skills. Potential stumbling blocks that volunteers encounter will be covered, as well as tools to help you identify and overcome them. Presented by two experienced volunteer managers this is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn how to be a great volunteer.

Volunteer Match will host a FREE webinar Thurs, Jan 14th from 2-3pm. Click here to register.

logoVolunteerMatch is a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities byhelping good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service, www.volunteermatch.org, makes it easy to find a way to make a difference bylocation, expertise, or availability. VolunteerMatch provides many of the nation’s most recognized businesses and organizations with Web-based solutions to facilitate and track volunteer engagement at local and national levels. As the #1 result for ‘volunteer’ on Google and Yahoo!, the VolunteerMatch network regularly welcomes more than 850,000 monthly visitors and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for tens of thousands of participating nonprofits.


Santa Claus Pub Crawl benefits Toys for Tots

santa-1This kind of Pub Crawl has been happening in cities around the country for 15 years or so. It was originally started by a small group of friends as a means of raising some Christmas spirit – and having some fun at the same time. Brian Young moved here from Denver, Colorado where he’d participated for years and brought the event to Dayton! The first year there were 14 people. Two years ago the event grew to 80 and last year it more than doubled. It was pretty amazing to watch over 150 Santas, elves, angels, reindeer wander through the Oregeon District.

This year’s even on Sat, Dec 12th promises to be even bigger and better! More prizes — more fun! No covers when dressed as Santa or festive holiday characters!

Cost of admission is a $10 unwrapped toy (or a $10 monetary donation), which will be donated to Montgomery County Children Services and Toys for Tots. The toys/money can be dropped off at The Dublin Pub or The Trolley Stop.

Costume contests are getting better every year! Dress up and be creative! Prizes are at stake!

The schedule is:santa+claus_with+cristina+and+jaione

Dublin Pub: 6 to 7:30 p.m. (drop off toys)
Trolley Stop: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (drop off Toys and sober group picture)
Blind Bob’s: 8:30 to 10 p.m. (contest winners announced)
Tumbleweed: 10 to 11 p.m. (holiday shot specials)
Oregon Express: 11 p.m. to midnight (great dance band)
Newcoms/Ned Peppers: midnight to closing (more dancing)

Each bar will have drink specials, TBA.

See you all there — and don’t forget your $10 unwrapped toy for a child!

Don’t drink and drive: Stay at the Crowne Plaza down the street for a special rate of only $69. Call 937-224-0800 and ask for the “take the elevator home” special.

So spread the word, get your Santa suit and we’ll see you there!


Dayton Holiday Fest Needs You!

daytonholidayfestThe 2009 Dayton Holiday Festival is looking for volunteers to help out during the Grande Illumination on Fri, Nov 27th from 6-9:30pm.  For more info please contact Molly or call her at 224-1518 x 229.Dayton


Be a MetroParks Volunteer!

Logo-1Express your care and concern for the environment, learn new skills and meet people with similar interests as a volunteer for Five Rivers MetroParks. Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the MetroParks themselves. All you need to become a volunteer is enthusiasm for our natural or cultural history, a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others. Your time commitment depends on you and your chosen assignment. No previous training or experience is required; training is provided. As a volunteer, you will make things happen and provide a valuable contribution to the preservation and enjoyment of our natural areas. You will also receive benefits including an annual recognition party and training.

It’s fun, rewarding and easy to get involved! Review the opportunities at the facilities and with various programs and contact the volunteer coordinator for the areas that interest you. Additional information and applications are available by filling out a volunteer opportunities inquiry.


Be A Part of History

If you have a special skill or talent, or if you love the history of the Miami Valley and want to share it with others, Dayton History would love for you to become a part of its volunteer team!

There are currently volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

Historical Interpretation297

Learn the history of the 30 buildings and exhibits at Carillon Historical Park and share that history with visitors. Work with school groups, military reunion groups, families and people from around the world. Enjoy interacting with the public? This opportunity is for you!

298Photograph Digitization and Labeling Projects

Spend time with our collections at the Dayton History Archive Center, scanning photographs and entering them into a searchable database. Or help with labeling some of the thousands of NCR photographs!

2991930s Print Shop

Do you have letterpress skills? Are you interested in learning and preserving a craft that is fading quickly? Become part of the 1930s Print Shop by demonstrating how to operate printing machinery and creating publications for sale. All training is provided.

300Marketing and Publicity

Help tell the world about Dayton History by posting our upcoming events on online community calendars and message boards. Work alongside our development department at the Dayton History offices, or, if you have internet access, work in the comfort of your own home!

301Special Events

Turn the Kettering Family Education Center at Carillon Historical Park into a holiday wonderland! Help decorate during the weeks leading up to our annual Ringing in the Holidays event, which will take place on November 22.

To learn more about the available opportunities, please contact Andrea Green, Volunteer Coordinator at 937-293-2841 ext 102.


ARCOhio wants your help

mragesmposterIt’s been called “Dayton’s party of all parties” and is one of the most talked about events in all of Ohio. Benefiting AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Masquerage is the region’s hottest and fastest growing annual event, featuring great music, non-stop entertainment, gourmet food and sizzling atmosphere!

This is a volunteer driven event. Whether someone is taking tickets at the door, assisting with the raffle, or serving drinks – we couldn’t do any of this without the support of our volunteer team. Please take a few moments to review the following information about the event and the work ARC Ohio is doing to benefit those affected by HIV/AIDS. The party will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at The Roundhouse at the Fairgrounds from 8:00pm-1:00am.

Volunteer orientation will take place at The Roundhouse on October 14, 2008 at 6PM. The Roundhouse is located at 1043 S Main St, Dayton 45409, across from Miami Valley Hospital. To volunteer at Masquerage 2009, your attendance at this orientation is mandatory. To RSVP to the orientation, or if you have more questions on becoming a part of our volunteer team, please call Sandy Hunt no later than Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at (937) 416-7687 or email her at snjc@msn.com. Please complete an online application or print and bring it with you to the orientation. If you are bringing other individuals that are interested in volunteering this year, please give them a copy as well.

This year will prove to be our biggest yet—we cannot wait to provide the best Masquerage experience ever—all because of your commitment!


Help needed for USAF Marathon

The Dayton-Wright Young AFCEA organization will be sponsoring a group of volunteers for the upcoming 13th Annual Air Force Marathon. This is the largest Air Force Marathon in the United States. The Air Force has a goal of 10,000 runners this year.

The USAF Marathon races are held September 19, 2009 on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

The races included are the Marathon, Wheelchair Division of the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. A Sports and Fitness Expo is held at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio on Thursday, September 17 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, September 18 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.

The Dayton-Wright Young AFCEA organization will be assisting in two areas:

Race Day: Runners Refreshment Area – Young AFCEAns Shift 2 (September 19th)
– 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Race Day: Refreshment Area Tear Down – Young AFCEAns Shift 3 (September 19th)
– 12:30PM – 3:30PM

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Andre Wilson (andre.l.wilson@accenture.com) as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Andre L. Wilson


Updayton Action Plan Update

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