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


Lakeside Fund Ambassador

The Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation invites you to consider volunteering your time to raise financial gifts towards the Lakeside Annual Fund as a Lakeside Fund Ambassador. The Lakeside Annual Fund supports the Chautauqua program each year. Ambassadors work with Lakeside staff on ways to volunteer 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 communications@lakesideohio.com.


Rhein Center

The Rhein Center is always in need of volunteers.We've expanded our hours and would love to have you join us and assist with student 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 communications@lakesideohio.com.


Lakesider Newspaper

Contributers

Do you have a unique story for the Lakesider newspaper? Submit article ideas and stories to content@lakesideohio.com.

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 content@lakesideohio.com.


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 communications@lakesideohio.com.


Hoover Worship Sunday Usher

Volunteer your time at the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Services on Sunday. 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 communications@lakesideohio.com.


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 communications@lakesideohio.com.


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 grounds and facilities. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to communications@lakesideohio.com.

Lakeside Plant Sale

The Lakeside 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 communications@lakesideohio.com.

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

Volunteers are needed at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. This annual event takes place the second Saturday in October. Volunteers are needed for set-up, children's crafts, shuttle service, information booths, pumpkin-decorating contest and cleanup. To volunteer, return a Volunteer Application to communications@lakesideohio.com.

"A Lakeside Christmas" & Community Christmas Dinner

In December, Lakesiders return to the grounds to gather for "A Lakeside Christmas" and the Community Christmas Dinner. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, children’s crafts, childcare, story time and Christmas Dinner decorating, greeting and cleanup. For more information, return a Volunteer Application to communications@lakesideohio.com.


Volunteer at Recreation Events

Team & Individual Triathlons

The Team & Individual Triathlons, for age 17 & older, are held in July. Both triathlons run concurrently. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact programming@lakesideohio.com.

Youth Triathlon

The Youth Triathlon, for ages 9-16, is held in July. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact the programming@lakesideohio.com.

5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run

Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages will take to the streets of Lakeside in July for the 5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run. Various activities will require the support from generous volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact programming@lakesideohio.com.