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The local goal of Kids Here & There is to address the needs of our community through donating time to local charities and promoting volunteerism among students. It is our hope to help local kids and their families “here” in congruence with sponsoring medical professionals “there”.

By the Numbers:

  • 7 schools are participating in Central Ohio
  • More than 350 students have affected change
  • Over 5,495 hours have been volunteered
  • $221,000 has been donated
  • The equivalent of 7 full-time nurses have been funded in Zambia

Volunteer Opportunities

April 12, 2014 – Global Youth Service Day
Kids Here and There will partner with City Year for the second year in a row to participate in Global Youth Service Day. Last year we did some neighborhood clean up – stay tuned to learn about our project for this year.

Volunteer Opportunity Information

Date/Time: April 12, 2014, time TBD
Contact: Emily Lockett - EMAIL

April 12, 2014 – KIPP Journey Academy Service Day
Students from KIPP Journey Academy will participate in Global Youth Service Day but organizing a community clean-up throughout the Linden Area.

Volunteer Opportunity Information

Date/Time: April 12, 2014, time TBD
Contact: Anita Mullins - EMAIL

Senior Independence Hospice
Hospice is a special kind of caring that is person and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve.

We are in need of compassionate and caring individuals who can provide companionship to hospice patients in their homes or nursing facilities. A companionship volunteer provides comfort and emotional support by talking with the patient, reading, doing activities, or simply being present. We need people like you to be a friend to those in need!

Please contact us to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others!

Ongoing Opportunities

Address: 6555 Busch Blvd., Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43229
Contact: Stephanie Joseph, Volunteer Coordinator - (614) 433-0031

The Homeless Families Foundation
The Homeless Families Foundation was founded in August, 1986 by Teresa Dowd, Janet Wagner, and Mary Jane Carpenter as an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping homeless families acquire and maintain permanent housing.  In the process of developing this project, they discovered that the need for an organization dealing specifically with homeless families on a long-term basis was so widespread that they needed to work in a larger community in order to be effective; thus, the establishment of The Homeless Families Foundation.The stability of the family and the well-being of the children in homeless families is the motivating force behind the work of The Homeless Families Foundation.

Volunteer Opportunity Information

  • Office Assistants*
    Answering doors and phones, general clerical work, sorting and organizing donations; Creating food boxes, filling resident supply requests, assisting with special projects.

    Date: This is an Ongoing Opportunity
    Time: 8:30 to 5:00 Mon. – Thurs.; 8:30 to 3 Fri.
    Address: The Homeless Families Foundation: 651 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215
    Contact: Karie Gallegos - EMAIL    -  Phone:(614) 461.9247

  • Teachers' Assistants*
    Assist staff with serving and supervising dinner; work alongside teaching staff to provide homework help, academic enrichment, and recreation activities

    Date: This is an Ongoing Opportunity
    Time: (Ongoing Opportunity) During the school year, 4-6:30 weekdays; summer, 9-4:30 weekdays
    Address: The Homeless Families Foundation: 651 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215
    Contact: Karie Gallegos - EMAIL    -  Phone:(614) 461.9247
Additional Details:
*Volunteers must complete and return a Volunteer Application, including references, before joining the HFF Volunteer Corps.  Upon completion of volunteer reference checks, you will be contacted to sign up for Orientation.  Typically, this process takes one-two weeks. Please contact Karie Gallegos for more information.
*All Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.