Our volunteers tell us they’ve never had such a great giving experience. It’s a wonderful way to socialize, explore the campus, work with staff, teach, lead or serve—all in the Spirit of Otterbein.

Current Otterbein residents

Are you eager to get into the swing of things? Seeking a new outlet for your energies?  We’ve got the volunteer opportunity for you!

  • Library assistant
  • Shuttle driver
  • Mail delivery
  • Special events helper
  • Wheel chair escort*
  • Teacher or group leader
  • Reader
  • Musician or vocalist
  • Games and activities host
  • Retail assistant

Do you have a skill or passion to share? We can help you create a volunteer opportunity around it. *Note: wheel chair escorts must take training.

Off-campus individuals and groups

All ages enjoy volunteering at Otterbein. There’s an intergenerational magic that happens here. Our residents don’t just express their appreciation, they make you feel part of the community.

  • Office assistance
  • Yard service
  • Read mail, newspaper
  • Card and game playing
  • Light in-home assistance
  • Certified pet therapist
  • Manicurist
  • Music programs

If you’re a student, age 14 and older, we’ll work around your class schedule. We also have opportunities for younger groups with supervisors.

Tell us about yourself.

After you submit this completed form, we’ll phone you for a personal meeting and an orientation.

Please note: according to medical regulations, anyone volunteering more than ten hours of their time must undergo a quick and painless tuberculosis (TB) test.

 
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