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Save the Date! Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Athens Community Center

 Mission Possible: The Changing Landscape of Volunteerism in Appalachian Ohio. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Athens Community Center an all-day seminar with sessions about volunteer recruitment, training, evaluation, grants and much more… Sponsored by the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement, United Seniors of Athens County. For more information contact Gary Goosman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Athens Student Action

Athens Student Action is an initiative of COAD that aims to connect Ohio University and Hocking College students with community organizations in Athens County. Visit www.AthensStudentAction.org to search for organizations by location, service area, or through a simple alphabetical list. Read about each organization on their profile page and find contact information for their volunteer coordinator. On our main page you can also find upcoming events and news about service opportunities in our community.

Appalachian Ohio Volunteer Action Center

AOVAC is an initiative of COAD, with the mission of increasing the ability of non-profit organizations in Appalachian Ohio to serve their communities. AOVAC accomplishes this goal by promoting volunteerism in Appalachian Ohio communities, through increasing the ability of non-profits to recruit and retain volunteers and providing an online portal that connects non-profits and potential volunteers. Visit www.AOVAC.org to search its database of volunteer opportunities and to learn more.

Database Developer

COAD's Senior Programs Division is seeking volunteers to assist in the development of a recruitment database. The database will provide contacts for churches, community centers and other facilities that could assist with contacting seniors about local programs.

Marketing Assistant

COAD's Senior Programs Division is currently seeking volunteers to assist in surveying older residents in our area and in creating a recruitment plan for enrolling more seniors into the Senior Companion Program or the Foster Grandparents Program.


COAD's Senior Programs Division needs volunteers for videotaping interviews with senior citizens living in Athens, Hocking, Perry, Jackson and Gallia counties. Volunteers would also conduct the interviews about family histories and experiences growing up. Each interview takes about 2 hours and is arranged by COAD staff.

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