COVID-19 has impacted our community in significant ways. Lakeside has made difficult decisions to reduce expenses. One such decision was to reduce the number of seasonal staff hired. Due to this considerable decrease in staff, a variety of tasks across Lakeside potentially will not get done. Volunteering is how you can help.

Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps

The Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps, a new initiative organized by the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board, is an opportunity for Lakesiders of all ages to help fill the gap of decreased labor in Lakeside by volunteering across the grounds and programming.

Many Lakesiders already volunteer, and we deeply appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to maintain and enhance our special community. Now, we’re looking for additional passionate and dedicated Lakesiders to step up and join them as part of the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps.

Your important commitment will make a huge difference. By committing your time, you will help reduce costs, complete important tasks and give back to your community.

Join the Volunteer Corps

If you’re interested in supporting our community by joining the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps, download, complete and return a Volunteer Application to or the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation office, located at 217 Walnut Ave, or call the office at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.

If you do not have a printer to complete your Volunteer Application, visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation office, located at 217 Walnut Ave, to pick one up.

We're so grateful for Sally DePerro and Jack Allen as Co-Directors of the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps. You can contact them with any questions at:, (614) 570-6898, (419) 356-7600

Who should volunteer?

Whether you volunteer with your friends, family, spouse or individually, the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps is a great opportunity for anyone and everyone who loves Lakeside.

Tell us a little bit about your interests and the areas at Lakeside you’re most passionate about, and we’ll place you in a volunteer opportunity that’s the right fit for you.

Certain volunteer opportunities are more popular than others, so please be flexible in the areas at Lakeside you are willing to help maintain and improve.

Families can adopt a garden in their neighborhood; couples can volunteer for an activity that is close to their hearts; individuals can assist with the Farmers’ Market; and more. All volunteer opportunities will implement social distancing and put your health and safety first.

Continue to check as more opportunities are added throughout the summer.