Get Involved

We depend on volunteers from the community to help provide direct services and to mobilize resources for services.  

Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen / Southeast Ohio Food Bank

The Southeast Ohio Food Bank and Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen is always accepting volunteers- both individuals and groups- to join the fight against hunger.  Volunteers can help in a variety of different ways such as packing CSFP boxes, helping at CSFP distributions, helping at local produce distributions, preparing meals in the Regional Kitchen and much more.  We have volunteer opportunities not only at our facility in Logan, but also throughout our ten-county region: Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington.  To learn more about current volunteer opportunities with the Southeast Ohio Food Bank and Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen, check out our Volunteer Handbook or contact:

Mallory Ferguson



4-H Produce Distribution VolunteersOhio Benefit Bank VolunteerSoutheastern Ohio Food Bank VolunteerHocking County Health  Department VolunteeringSoutheastern Ohio Food Bank OU Volunteers 

Foster Grandparents
The Foster Grandparent program is helping children in 12 counties in Southeast Ohio.

In Head Start centers, pre-schools and elementary schools all over our area, low-income seniors are getting out of the house and helping children!  The seniors work with 3 to 5 children in a classroom, under the teacher's guidance. The "grandma" or "grandpa" helps with learning life skills, colors, numbers and reading.

It's a special opportunity, and low-income seniors who are 60 and over receive a small, non-taxable stipend, help with mileage, and a free lunch.
They also enjoy the company of the other foster grandparents, when they meet monthly to share ideas.      
Seniors can make a difference in a child's life AND in their own lives —

For more information call the Foster Grandparent program at COAD in Athens: 740-594-8499.

For other volunteer opportunities call the Community Action office at
740-767-4500 or 800-686-1093


We have a wide variety of transportation volunteer opportunities in Athens, Glouster and Logan- and even around Ohio!  
Programs that you can volunteer with are-
GoBus, Athens Public Transit, Athens on Demand, Athens Mobility, Logan Public Transit and more!

Below are a few examples.  Don't see something you are interested in?  That's okay!  We can also develope an experience just for you!  Call today to learn more!

Transportation Office Volunteers
Volunteer in our fun, fast-pased office!  Help with mailings, assist with data entry, help out with development and advocacy initiatives, or lend a hand with a special project.  Office hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Interns and Students
We welcome interns, practicum students and individuals involved with service learning.  Prospective volunteers meet individually with our Director to determine the best placement.  We are the perfect place for your student learning experience!

Committees and Councils
Lend your professional and life experience by serving on a committee or advisory council.  If you are passionate about transportation issues and want to make a difference by sharing your skills, please contact us!

Language Assistance
Do you know a language other than English?  We are always looking at ways to communicate better with all of our riders.  Whether helping to translate brochures or other print information or talking with someone directly- language assistance can really be the key for someone trying to use our services!

As the old saying goes- a picture's worth a thousand words!  We love to document our services, riders and communities.

Marketing, Communications, Website and Social Media
We are always looking for passionate individuals who want to assist us in accomplishing our marketing and communications priorities.  The possibilities here are endless!

Secret Rider
Help us by riding one of our transportation services and reporting back on how we are doing!

Ride Ambassador
Volunteer to show new riders how to become more independent using public transportation.  Join a group of people who are interested in mobility and independence!

Rider Support
Ride along with our drivers and provide support to those who might need a little bit more help with their travels!

For all Transportation Volunteer Opportunities, Contact
Jessica Stroh at 740-767-4500 or


Head Start

We welcome all types of volunteers to the Head Start program.  All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.  There are two classes of volunteers in Head Start: Those that volunteer more than 3 days per month and those that volunteer 3 or fewer days per month.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Service rules require anyone volunteering more than 3 days per month to obtain a physial exam and criminal background check.  If this is something you'd like to do, please contact us and we can help arrange your background check and provide a form for your physical.  If you'd like to volunteer 3 or fewer days per month, you would not be required to obtain the physical or background check.

Volunteers are provided with training prior to entering the classroom with the children.  Volunteers receive guidance regarding how we work with the children, confidentiality expectations and rules of the program.  Volunteers are never permitted to be alone with the children.

Volunteer Opportunities:

~Helping in the Classroom~talking with the children about what they are doing; assist with clean up; assist with following all safety rules; assist with lunch and clean up with the children; interacting with the children as they play and learn.

~Helping on the Playground~talking and interacting with the children; following all safety rules.

~Help with Preparation of Materials or Special Event Activities~
Help decorate bulletin boards

There are many ways a person can volunteer in Head Start.  If you are interested, please contact the main office at 800-868-1093 or the Center Coordinator of the center closest to you.

Athens- Lisa Richards - 740-592-1124
Corning- Patty Watts - 740-347-4685
Laurelville - Suzi Isaac - 740-332-1377
Logan - Melody Turley - 740-385-1880
Nelsonville - Angie Smith - 740-753-9404
New Lexington - Donna McCord - 740-342-1333


There are many different ways you can donate to HAPCAP.

 Make a monetary donation either online or through the mail.

During fair season donate your steer or swine to the food bank.

At times we accept slightly used goods.