"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Martin Luther King Jr.
In our small community there is always a need for volunteering. The recent effect of the slow economy has hit Athens County hard, and many agencies and organizations are stretching budgets to help our residents. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact the Athens County Mobility Coordinator who can discuss your desire to support and help our community.
Click on the examples below to contact local organizations that can always use volunteers.
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action
"Through advocacy and a broad variety of services, Hocking Athens Perry Community Action helps families and individuals achieve an improved quality of life by working to alleviate the hardships of poverty...Community Action depends on volunteers from the community to help provide direct services and to mobilize resources."
Athens County Jobs and Family Services
"As the employees of the Athens County Department of Job & Family Services, we have been charged with the most serious and important responsibility in government, that of helping our fellow citizens who experience the despair of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and ill health. We believe that our programs represent the conscience of society and that our strength lies in seeking a decent life for all."
Athens County Children’s Services
"Athens County Children Services continues to work diligently to keep children safe and families strong. We strongly believe that children living in a safe, stable, and nurturing family environment have the greatest chance of growing into productive, contributing members of the community. Athens County Children Services works hard to provide or arrange services that enhance the factors that protect children and promote strong families. We provide prevention services that support families so that incidents of abuse and neglect are reduced or eliminated." Phone: 740.592.3061
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
"COAD became the sponsoring agency for the RSVP program in Athens and Hocking Counties starting September 1, 2009...RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans (55 and older) with opportunities to help solve community problems. RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve--from a few hours each month to over 40 hours a week. RSVP makes it easy for older adults to find the types of volunteer service opportunities that appeal to them." Contact: Mary Lewis, Athens/Hocking RSVP Manager.
United Seniors of Athens County
"United Seniors of Athens County, Inc. (USAC) is a private, not-for-profit, focal point, multi-purpose service provider for senior citizens sixty years old and older living in Athens County, Ohio. United Seniors was incorporated on September 24, 1980." Phone: 740.594.3535