Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services

Service Opportunities

Service Learning Community Opportunities
Here is a short list of some local community agencies

Toledo Metroparks
Metroparks of the Toledo Area preserves natural, historical and cultural parklands in Lucas County. Eleven scenic parks and two recreational trails provide access and interpretation in northwest Ohio’s premier natural areas.  Whatever your interest or amount of time you have to devote, there is a place for you as a Metroparks Volunteer. Time commitments vary depending on your chosen area; some positions require a regular schedule, others are flexible, even seasonal.

Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio is celebrating twenty-five years of help and hope this year! We are committed to providing temporary, homelike accommodations and a caring environment to families accessing medical care for children, and to awarding grants and funding projects to organizations that enrich the lives of children.  You can help. We have lots of opportunities, each requiring different skills, time commitments, and rewards, for you to help us help families who battle the often overwhelming effects of a child’s illness and injury.

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art continues its dynamic role in the lives of our community members and in the national and international realm of art and architecture. The Museum’s is committed  to entice and engage diverse audiences and to introducing art to our community. Our School of Art and Design’s outreach partnerships continued to provide satellite art classes for underprivileged children at the Sofía Quintero Cultural Center and the Boys and Girls Club. Volunteers make all the difference! Volunteers are the face of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Imagination Station
Imiganation Station is a non-profit, hands-on science museum located on the riverfront in downtown Toledo, Ohio with over 300 exhibits and educational programming for kids of all ages in the community. You can put your talents and time to great use for COSI! We want you as a valued member of the Team at Toledo's incredible science center. COSI has a volunteer niche for everyone.

Toledo Food Bank
There mission is to enable other community organizations to end hunger.  We strive to maximize community resources by effectively obtaining and distributing food through a food collection and distribution system. The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank relies on the generosity of thousands of individuals who donate their time and effort to help feed the hungry in Northwest Ohio. Volunteers are always welcome at the Food Bank to sort donated food and grocery products, assist the office staff and help with events.

American Red Cross - Greater Toledo Area Chapter
3100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 329-2295
Fax: (419) 537-6690

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio
One Stranahan Square, Suite #252, Toledo, OH 43604 
Phone: (419) 243-4600 or (888) 393-2767
Fax: (419) 243-2402

Cherry St. Mission Ministries
105 17th Street, Toledo, OH 43624
Phone: (419) 242-5141 ext 241
Cell: (419) 356-4795
Fax: (419) 321-1831

Josina Lott Residential & Community Services
120 S. Holland-Sylvania Rd, Toledo, OH 43635-2049
Phone: 419.866.9013
Fax: 419.866.1479 
Mission: Committed to provide quality residential options and supports for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Josina Lott Residential & Community Services is a non-profit organization which provides services to individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers can join us for a single event or come as often as they like.  Staff is present at every event to facilitate comfortable interaction between individuals and volunteers.

Make A Wish Foundation® of Northwest Ohio
405 Madison Avenue, Suite 210, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: (419) 244-9474 or (800) 666-8539
Fax: (419) 244-9221
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

Washington Church MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)
Washington Church, 3925 W Central Ave, Toledo, 43606
Phone: (419) 537-8288
Hours of Operation: 1st and 3rd F 9:00am - 11:30am

Last Updated: 6/9/16