Lakeside Ohio

Volunteering at Lakeside is a rewarding and life-changing experience. The Lakeside community members play a vital role in the quality of the Chautauqua program and experience, and we are grateful for the support each year. Read about volunteer opportunities below to see how you can give back to Lakeside Chautauqua.


Lakeside Fund Ambassador

The Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation invites you to consider volunteering your time to raise financial gifts towards the Lakeside Fund as a Lakeside Fund Ambassador. The Lakeside fund supports the Chautauqua program each year. Lakeside Fund Ambassadors work with Lakeside Staff on ways to voluntter time, such as  making visits, completing phone calls and sending personal emails or letters to other Lakesiders and share what the community means to them. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Rhein Center

The Rhein Center is always in need of volunteers.We've expanded our hours, and we'd love to have you join us and assist with studen check-in throughout the week. Volunteers are also needed to assist with online registration at Sunday Open Houses throughout the summer, take photos of classes throughout the week, assist with family activities, and more. For more information, return a Volunteer Application or a Youth Volunteer Application (ages 12-17) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Lakesider Newspaper

Contributers

Do you have a unique story for the Lakesider? Submit article ideas & stories to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Photographers

Throughout the year, volunteer photographers are needed to take pictures of special events in the community. If interested in volunteering your time and providing your photos, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Hoover Performance Greeter

Volunteers greet and count Lakesiders attending the evening Hoover performances Monday-Saturday. If you wish to volunteer from 7:30-9 p.m. during the summer, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Hoover Worship Sunday Usher

Volunteer your time at the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Services. This important ministry involves distributing bulletins, directing congregants to their seats and passing the offering plates during worship. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Gardener

There are more than 30 beautiful gardens to care for within the gates of Lakeside. Volunteers are needed to assist with watering and weeding. To donate your time, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Volunteer at Special Events

Spring Cleanup Day

Volunteer your time to help beautify Lakeside at Spring Cleanup Day in April. Each year, more than 75 volunteers help to improve the overall appearance of the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds and facilities. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lakeside Annual Plant Sale

The Lakeside Annual Plant Sale, which takes place in May, features a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs and ground covers for sale. Volunteers are needed to manage transactions and assist with loading. To donate your time, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Midwest Birding Symposium

In September, volunteers are needed to assist with programming and welcoming birders to Lakeside Chautauqua during the Midwest Birding Symposium. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

Volunteers are needed at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. This annual event takes place in October. Volunteers are needed for set-up, children's crafts, shuttle service, children's inflatable play area, information booths and cleanup.  To volunteer, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Annual Community Christmas Dinner

In December, Lakesiders return to the grounds to gather for the Annual Community Christmas Dinners. Volunteers are needed to assist with decorating, greeting and cleanup. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Volunteer at Recreation Events

Team & Individual Triathlons

The 2015 Team Triathlon and 2015 Individual Triathlon, for age 17 & older, will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, July 20, beginning at the Dock. This year, both triathlons will run concurrently. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Youth Triathlon

The 2015 Youth Triathlon, for ages 9-16, will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, beginning at the Dock. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Kelleys Island Swim

The 2015 Kelleys Island Swim will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, between the ‘L’ Dock on Lakeside’s Dock and Newman’s Ferry Dock on Kelleys Island. Lakesiders are welcome to volunteer for this event by being spotters or boat drivers. For more information about volunteering, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run

Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages will take to the streets of Lakeside at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 26 for the 2015 5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run. Both events start at Orchestra Hall, located on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Second Street. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

How to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please complete a Volunteer Application or a Youth Volunteer Application (ages 12-17).

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