Leaf Collection Update: Crews are currently working in District 5 and are progressing forward through the districts.  Districts are picked up in numerical order, so please have your leaves raked and placed by the curb before we get to your area. Please check the map for your leaf district.

Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Kettering Volunteer program strives to provide volunteers with a positive experience that will promote creativity, expand knowledge, and utilize skills and talents.
Current volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers answer phones and greet guests at The Kettering Connection, a service for seniors.
Drivers are needed for our senior transportation program. This position requires one morning or afternoon a week. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license. A background check with fingerprinting will be conducted.
Senior Transportation Schedulers  are needed at the Lathrem Senior Center from 8 a.m. – noon on various weekdays. Volunteers need to have a pleasant phone voice and be somewhat familiar with computers.
 Special Event volunteers are needed throughout the  year to assist our Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Dept. with family activities.  These events take place in the evening or during the weekend.  These are excellent opportunities for students and working folks to give back to our community!
Receptionists are needed to answer phones and greet visitors in various offices throughout the city.  These volunteers are on an on-call basis.
Make a Difference Day volunteers are needed on October 27th to help with a neighborhood cleanup and crafts to be donated. This is a great opportunity for groups, families and individuals to come together to make a difference.


Christmas Day at Polen Farm volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities for the annual event. Volunteers must be available on Christmas Day, December 25th. Carolers, musicians, and general volunteers are all needed.
Contact the Volunteer Office at 296-2433 for additional information on these opportunities.
If you don’t see an opportunity that interests you, you may still complete a volunteer application.  Just specify your interests and we will contact you when an opportunity is available.
Kettering’s fire department relies on its volunteer fire couriers.
Eligibility requirements for volunteering:
Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age. We sometimes allow younger youth groups to assist with special projects providing an adult accompanies the group. Our volunteers include those with professional and technical work experience as well as people who don’t live in Kettering. Volunteers 18 years of age and older will be subject to a background check.
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