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Pause for Volunteers

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Am I old enough to volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 13 years old can serve as a Pause volunteer. Youth volunteers (ages 13 – 17) are typically paired up with an adult to work with throughout the event. Children ages 10-12 may volunteer with a parent.

How do I sign up to be a Pause volunteer?

It's EASY! To apply to be a Pause volunteer, please complete the following:
  1. Download and submit a completed volunteer application
  2. Complete a background check if you're over 18 years old (no cost to you)
  3. Attend the 1 hour Pause volunteer orientation (orientation registration required)
Download Application Here:
Volunteer Application

Mail or Drop off to:
400 N Erie Blvd Ste. A, Hamilton OH 45011
ATTN: Pause/Lisa McCoon
Fax - 513.887.3709

What should I expect after I send in my volunteer application?

  1. New Volunteer Follow-Up Email – Our Pause Volunteer Coordinator is your direct line of support and will contact you with next steps which include information on how to complete a background check if you are 18 or over.   You will also be given a link to register for any of our upcoming events. 
  2. Registration Confirmation – Once you register electronically for any of our events, you will immediately receive a confirmation email.
  3. Buddy Call – If you register to be a Buddy for one of our Parent Night Out events, our Volunteer Coordinator will call you the week of the event to give you information on the child you will be buddied with. 
  4. Reminder Email – prior to any event you have registered for, our Volunteer Coordinator will send an email that will include information on arrival time, food being served and other pertinent information you will need to know!
  5. Launch Emails - At the beginning of every month you will receive an email with information on all of our upcoming events with links to register.

How can I get involved?

Pause is a grassroots, volunteer-community driven initiative and offers many rewarding volunteer experiences. All we ask is to pick what best suits you!

Help at an Event

  • Event Volunteer Positions: (Must be 13 or older)
  • Buddy – Provide 1:1 supervision for a child with special needs or sibling
  • Registration Helper – Check volunteers and families in during events
  • Activity Helper for Arts & Crafts and/or games – lead stations during event
  • Food Helper – may include food delivery, set-up & clean up

Supervised College Internships:

Internships are available during the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters to all college students. All applicants must go through interview process and require minimum of a semester long commitment. For more information, contact the Pause office at 513-887-5506.

  • Pause Family Facilitator (MSW Students)
  • Pause Family Coordinator
  • Pause Volunteer Coordinator
  • Event Support Coordinator

Individual / Group Service Projects:

  • Plan/coordinate a Pause event
  • Plan/coordinate a fundraiser event
  • Develop/research resource materials for Pause families
  • Organize or market collection events for Pause (school supply drives, toy drives, gift card drives, etc.)
  • Design event flyers or other Pause marketing materials

General Volunteer:

Assist with general office work (data entry, stuff envelopes, make copies, etc.)



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