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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.


The CCCE serves as the central clearinghouse for meeting the community engagement needs for all students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University, as well as for community-based organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Specifically, the CCCE provides the administrative and educational support services to students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations who wish to employ community-based engagement practices for the betterment of students and the community. http://www.ohio.edu/communityengagement/

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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