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Cincinnati Volunteer Opportunities

Programs

Program Leader: The Program Leader and Assistant play an integral role within GiGi’s Playhouse Programs – to facilitate skill development activities and connect with families.  It is preferred that the Program Leader has advanced education and/or training in developmental therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, social work, special education, speech-language therapy, music, dance, art or a related field.

Program Assistant: Program Assistants assist the Program Leader in delivering a purposeful program. Duties may include helping greet families, arriving early to set-up, capturing video and/or photographs during the program, participating in the activities and more. Program Assistant volunteers need a general knowledge of Down syndrome (which you can gain at the volunteer orientation).

Host Family: The Host Family attends the assigned program each session to ensure that no family must attend on their own and works in conjunction with the Program Leader.

Greeter: The Greeter is responsible for welcoming the program participants and for ensuring all participants and volunteers sign in and out. Greeters can also assist with set-up and clean-up and other facility needs to help provide a welcoming environment for all participants and families.

Literacy Tutors: This is an exciting opportunity to help those with Down syndrome with reading skills! The time commitment is 1 hour per week for a ten-week session. We match you with a student based on your availability as well as the students, and you can work directly with the family of the child you are tutoring to determine when you will meet for your session each week.

Administrative/ General

Playhouse clean up and toy swap 

  • Monthly for a few hours/Flexible

Playhouse Organization 

  • Monthly or Bi-Monthly for a few hours/Flexible

Site Assistant 

  • Assist Site Manager with various tasks including picking up supplies, data entry, filing, creating marketing/ celebration packets, etc.
  • Bi-monthly for a few hours/Flexible

Volunteer Coordinator  

  • Assist Site Manager with various volunteer related tasks including contacting and recruiting volunteers, volunteer orientations and assigning roles and training.
    Will be trained in Salesforce. Strong computer skills required.
  • 1 – 2 hours weekly

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant 

  • Assist Site Manager and Volunteer Coordinator with various volunteer related tasks including contacting and recruiting volunteers, volunteer orientations and assigning roles and training.
  • 1 - 2 hours weekly

Family Coordinator 

  • Greet, congratulate and connect with new families to the GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati network.
  • Provide empathy and support.
  • Assist in connecting with additional service providers and referrals.
  • Match new families to peer families.

Grant Writer –  Payment may be available for a dedicated and skilled grant writer.  Please inquire by emailing Cincinnati@gigisplayhouse.org. 

  • Identify, build relationships, and write grants for various projects.
  • Follow up with and assist with documentation for grants.
  • 2-8 hours a month

Events

Dueling Piano fundraiser, February 18, 2023:  

  • Event Planning
  • Solicit sponsors and donations for the silent auction
  • Day of event sign up coming soon!

GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge Glow Run, June 2023: 

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing and encouraging team fundraising and event participation
  • Solicit sponsors and donations
  • Day of event

Golf Fundraiser, TBD in Fall of 2023 

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing and encouraging team fundraising and event participation
  • Solicit sponsors and donations
  • Day of event

Current Committee Opportunities

Events: Coordinate all event logistics and planning for GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati while working in various sub-committees by event.

Finance: Prepare annual budget, review budget quarterly, and assist with other financial needs.

Marketing: Help with social media planning, website and newsletter editing, content development, graphic design, blog writing, and media/PR by maintaining local media contacts and writing press releases.

Outreach: Increase awareness about Down syndrome and GiGi’s Playhouse in the community.

Program: Help plan and organize the details of current and future GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati programming. Review program needs and determine potential grant opportunities.

Board Members

Become an active working board member.  We are always looking for new members to join us. Please email Amy directly, apennington@gigisplayhouse.org. 

  • 2-4 hours a month and taking leadership responsibility: marketing, finance, outreach, programs, events, etc.
  • Attend and participate in monthly meetings
  • Voting on budgets, programs and various opportunities
  • Attending the annual National Conference (recommended but voluntary)
  • Training and support provided