VOLUNTEER ROLES
We have over 10 volunteer teams that serve at a variety of times. There is no minimum time requirement to volunteer. Please read through the descriptions to find a team that aligns with your interests and schedule.
Hospitality Team
The Hospitality Team supports the hub of our daily work at CityLink, while providing a warm welcome to all individuals entering the CityLink Center. This team is knowledgeable about CityLink services and processes and engage all persons entering the center, creating an inviting and professional environment. This team serves as the face of CityLink. Your kind smile, hospitable demeanor, and ability to multi-task with many interruptions without becoming flustered lay the groundwork for welcoming everyone who walk through our doors.

Available Serving Times
Open Hours:
  • M, T, Th, F 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:15 am - 8:30 pm

Anytime I come to volunteer, it's appreciated and needed. It's awesome knowing my volunteer hours are necessary to the program.
Marylou McIlwraith
Hospitality Team, November 2013 - Present
Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Team helps clients prepare for employment by assisting with job search, resume development, the electronic application process, and mock interviews. Your support can make a big difference; these roles provide distinct opportunities to encourage and instill confidence in the lives of our clients.

Available Serving Times
There are several 2-hour shifts that fall M-F, between 9 am - 3 pm.

I feel that this role is one of the strongest contributions I could make to help clients become independent and have a healthy life.
Kevin Ryan
Workforce Development, March 2017 - Present
Automotive Team
The Automotive Team serves in ChangingGears by cleaning and repairing donated cars. These cars are used for parts, sold for funds, or sold to clients when they are purchase-ready. Through private transportation, clients can better access resources that allow them to achieve self-sufficiency.
Available Serving Times
  • Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - 11:30 am
Repair Team
The Repair Team repairs donated vehicles and client-owned vehicles. While extensive knowledge is not necessary, previous car experience is required. Volunteers are expected to know how to conduct basic maintenance checks and fixes with little supervision.
Detailing
The Detailing Team washes and details donated vehicles to prepare them for sale. No prior experience is required.

    I love the mission and seeing ChangingGears get cars to the right people. The skills I've learned volunteering in the garage are really useful! I hope to take what I've learned here and use it on some of my own cars at home.
    Karl Munson
    Automotive Team, March 2016 - Present
    Service Coordinator Support Team
    The Service Coordinator Support (SCS) Team is a critical link in the onboarding of new clients to CityLink. Volunteers support CityLink clients as they provide demographic information used to develop a client's goals toward holistic stability. As a SCS volunteer, you get to lay the groundwork for establishing meaningful, one-on-one relationship with clients. It can be scary for potential clients to take the first step in changing their path to positive life change, and your warm, supportive encouragement can help ease that fear.

    Available Serving Times
    • Mondays - 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    • Wednesdays - 6:00 – 8:30 pm

    I feel like I'm most myself when I'm volunteering at CityLink. When I'm serving here, I am focused and present—which has been a godsend for me. I'm so happy to be a part of a great team that gets to uplift and interact with the clients.
    Natalie Wynn
    Service Coordinator Support, March 2018 - Present
    Clothing Connection
    The Clothing Connection Team helps clients select professional dress attire needed to wow potential employers during interviews. Volunteers in this role work one-on-one with CityLink clients who desire to further their aspirations by securing full-time employment. As a Clothing Connection volunteer, you can inspire, increase, and highlight our clients' sense of value and worth.

    Available Serving Times
    • Tuesday 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
    • Tuesday 3:45 – 5:00 pm

    My favorite experience was when a young man working with CEO wanted me to take pictures of him in his professional attire so he could "send them to his girl." You couldn't wipe that smile off his face!
    Tyler Britton
    Clothing Connection, December 2017 - Present
    Spiritual Growth Team
    The Spiritual Growth Team leads and participates in prayer groups and Bible studies to nurture an environment where clients and volunteers from different backgrounds can grow in their understanding of who God is and the life He has uniquely designed for us.

    Available Serving Times
    Prayer Group
    • Wed. 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
    Community Bible Study Groups
    • Tue. 10:50 am - 12:30 pm (Women)
    • Tue. 2:50 pm-4:00 pm (Co-Ed)
    • Thurs. 11:50 am – 12:30 pm (Men)

    This team teaches you a lot about God and teaches you how to love. I love when we come together, and I like to see God move in people.
    Kim Pryor
    Spiritual Growth Team, December 2017 - Present
    Administrative Team
    The Administrative Team supports CityLink's general office and program operations. This team is knowledgeable about CityLink services and processes to assist staff with administrative tasks such as preparing material packets, photocopying, filing, and data entry. Administrative volunteers are invaluable to maintaining regular operations, measuring outcomes, and supporting clients and volunteers.

    Available Serving Times
    Open Hours:
    M, T, Th, F 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
    Wednesdays: 8:15 am - 8:30 pm

    Workshop Facilitator
    Workshop Facilitators support CityLink's vision and mission by leading various finance and automotive workshops. SmartMoney Workshops help clients attain basic financial literacy, thus empowering them to make better financial decisions for themselves and their families. These workshops are a prerequisite for clients to access 1:1 financial counseling and ChangingGears. Workshop Facilitators also facilitate automotive workshops with existing curriculum on topics such as vehicle ownership and maintenance.

    Available Serving Times
    • SmartMoney and ChangingGears shifts range from 2 to 4 hours, and fall throughout the week, including Wednesday nights.


    There's just something different about this place. I like that the clients are looking to us for help. I'm trying to be a blessing to people using my skills.
    Joe Shults
    Workshop Facilitator, October 2013 - Present
    The Community Learning Garden Team
    The Community Learning Garden Team cares for the garden and helps foster an appreciation and education of plants and vegetables among the children from the Children Inc. daycare on site. Produce from the garden currently goes to clients, partners, staff, and volunteers at the center, and will be used in the up-and-coming Findlay Culinary Training program in the future.

    Available Serving Times
    Harvest and Daycare visits
    • Wednesdays 10 - 11:30 am (April - October)
    Watering
    • M & F anytime (April - October)


    Nutrition Team
    The Nutrition Team facilitates workshops to help clients learn about food nutrition, food preparation, and cooking tips as they prepare to enter the restaurant industry through the Culinary Training Program.

    Available Serving Times
    Thursdays 10 - 11 AM

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