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About Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer! When you make a pledge to provide volunteer service, you will be connected with official Clear Choices Outreach Partners that offer activities that match your volunteer service interests. Partner groups will then contact you directly with information on the kinds of activities they might have available. 

Important considerations

  • Your contact information will only be shared with our official partners and you can opt out of volunteer service communication at any time.
  • Don't see a potential partner listed? Let us know. We are continually looking for additional partners! Check the sponsor and partner page often to see updated lists of official partners.
  • Clear Choices Partners may not always offer volunteer activities that match your availability, so please consider other individual service opportunities like organizing a clean up or adopting a storm drain in your neighborhood.
  • An organization or entity may require a background check or screening of volunteers working with children. These screenings can be done for a nominal fee or sometimes the sponsoring organizations pays for them.

Volunteer with Water Groups

Northwest Ohio has many organizations focused on improving water quality in our streams, rivers, and Lake Erie. Volunteers may be provided with opportunities to clean up streams, staff educational booths, or collect and analyze stream samples. The official Clear Choices Outreach Partners would appreciate your help!


Volunteer with Parks

Local parks offer many opportunities for volunteers who like to be outdoors. When you sign up for the volunteer pledge, you may be offered opportunites to plant trees and native plants, remove invasive species, or pick up trash in a local park. Some parks also offer volunteers opportunities to provide environmental education to park visitors.


Volunteer in Your Community

Have you wanted to become more involved with your community? Connecting with local governments is great place to start. The cities, villages, and townships listed below are all members of TMACOG's Stormwater Coalition, a regional group of local governments with a goal of improving water quality and stormwater management. Stormwater Coalition members are dedicated to providing water quality education and opportunities for volunteerism, and involving their citizens in decision-making processes. 

Volunteer opportunities in your community may include adopting a storm drain and keeping it clear of trash and debris, reporting dumping or illegal discharges into storm drains and streams, and reporting construction runoff and other types of pollution. When you take a volunteer pledge, your local government may also contact you directly to ask for help with organized volunteer opportunities.

Stormwater Coalition Members

Lucas County Engineer's OfficeWood County Engineer's Office
City of ToledoCity of Oregon
City of MaumeeCity of Sylvania
City of WatervilleCity of Bowling Green
City of PerrysburgCity of Northwood
Village of WhitehouseVillage of Ottawa Hills
Village of HollandVillage of Millbury
Lucas County TownshipsWood County Townships
  

 


Host a water quality talk

Everyone has a stake in clean water. It is surprising sometimes to find out the variety of groups that want to learn about water issues. The Clear Choices Partners would be delighted to speak to homeowners associations, faith-based groups, local garden clubs, naturalist clubs, canoe and kayaking groups, community groups, or just about any other group.

If you'd like to organize a presentation for your group, contact a Clear Choices Partner or take the pledge.


Many Skills can be of Value

You don’t need special skills to be a volunteer, just a willingness to commit a bit of time and take some directions… maybe even participate in some training sessions. Your commitment of time and service will be greatly appreciated.

Special skills however, are occasionally needed at events. Do you boat or fish? Do you like to do arts and crafts? Are you a photographer? Are you a natural teacher or just great with kids? Many events often have Do you have a green thumb? specialized activities scheduled and volunteers with special skills, such as those previously listed, are needed to help with the event. It might surprise you how your special skills could be of value to you in a volunteer capacity.   


 


Volunteer Calendar

    What You Should Know

    Training is always helpful when undertaking a task. What would you like to know?

      Legal Considerations

      You may be asked to sign a volunteer liability waiver.  Here is a sample waiver.

        Benefit from Being a Volunteer!

        Not only do you benefit others by your service but volunteering can be good for you too!