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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. Complete the online Pause Orientation Training
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 submit my volunteer application? 

  1. New Volunteer Follow-Up Email - This email will include next steps including how to complete a free background check if you 18 or over.
  2. Registration Confirmation -Once you register electronically for any of our events, you will immediately receive a confirmation email.
  3. Event Registration - Once your background check is processed, you are officially part of the Pause family and can register for events! Simply click on any (or all!) of the events listed at the top of this page and complete the Google registration form.  The best part?  YOU choose what volunteer roles you are interested in and comfortable with!
  4. Volunteer Assignment Email -The week of the event, our team will send an email which will include your volunteer assignment, food menu (yes, we feed you!) and other important event information.
  5. Event Reminder Text - The day before the event, a reminder text will be sent to your cell phone number on file.  Feel free to text us back if you have any questions!
  6. 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.

What are the ways I can 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!

Volunteer at an Event

  • Buddy to a Special Needs Child with HIGH needs
  • Tribe LEADER to a small group of children with LOW needs/siblings.
  • Tribe HELPER to a small group of children with LOW needs/siblings.
  • Food (prepare/pick-up/serve)
  • Registration Team
  • Runner (support to other volunteers)
  • Medical Personnel
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist (must have experience in de-escalation of children w/disabilities.)
  • Special Guest – Share a talent, hobby, small business or job with our Pause kids!

Supervised College Internships:

Internships are available during the year and summer to all college students. All applicants must go through interview process.  School year internships require a minimum of 2 semesters and students must have availability to attend 2 evening events a month.  For more information click HERE or call our office at 513-887-5506.

  • Pause Family Facilitator
  • 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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