Must I be a City of Kettering resident to volunteer for the City of Kettering?
No. Many of our volunteers are from surrounding communities. You need only have the willingness and desire to contribute to the success of the volunteer program.
How many volunteers are in the City of Kettering's volunteer program?
Currently there are over 1,000
volunteers in our program.
Is there any age
Volunteers need to be at least
15 years of age. We sometimes allow younger youth groups
to assist with special projects providing an adult accompanies
How will I be trained
for a volunteer position?
Staff from the department in which
you are volunteering will be responsible for training you
for your assignment. Many times, training occurs on the
job. Staff will be available to answer any of your questions.
Is there a dress
Volunteers are expected to dress
neatly in clothes suitable for the job they are performing.
If there is a specific dress code for the volunteer assignment,
the volunteer will be notified.
Is there an orientation
process for new volunteers?
The City staff person who will
be your supervisor will orient you to your job.
I work during the
day. Do you have a need for volunteers on weekends and in
Yes. The City holds several special
events throughout the year. Many of these are in the evenings
and on weekends and require assistance from volunteers.
Can I specify the
department in which I would like to volunteer?
Yes. If you would like to volunteer
for a particular department, you can indicate this on your
application form. When a position in the department becomes
available, we will notify you.
May I volunteer for
Absolutely! Many of our volunteers
work in several departments. For example, some of our volunteers
work at Fraze Pavilion during the summer and assist in other
departments during the winter months.
I reside in another
state for a few months each year. Can I still volunteer
during the months I am here?
Yes. Just indicate this on your application and we'll make a note not to call you during these months.
How do I become
a volunteer at Fraze Pavilion?
To become a volunteer at Fraze,
you must call the Volunteer Office at (937) 296-2433 and
ask to be put on the waiting list. Visit our Get More Information page for an application. In the meantime, you might want to inquire about other volunteer opportunities within the City of Kettering.
of volunteer jobs are available?
Volunteers contribute time and talent in every department within the City of Kettering. Some assignments are weekly; others are handled on an "as-needed basis." Listed below are some of the volunteer positions: