Information for Current Volunteers

Dear Volunteer Family,

We find ourselves in a moment in history that is unlike any we have ever seen in our lifetimes. Woven into this are feelings of fear, uncertainty, and a level of exhaustion. But in the midst of all of this, we also find opportunity. Opportunity for hope, for innovation and for change in sometimes very basic but necessary ways. As we move through all of this, it is our hope that we link “virtual” arms, accounting for the most vulnerable among us and work together to lift up each other and the community.

Things are ever changing and by the time you read this, the policies that are in place today may be in the process of being modified. Hopefully we are ensuring we are keeping you up to date with the most recent changes but as always, we want you to reach out if you have any questions.

We are here for you, just as you are there for us and the incredible youth that we serve.

With much love and gratitude,

The Volunteer Department

Volunteer Staff

Melisa Anania, Friendship program coordinator:, (614) 275-2637

Charles (Chuck) Cochran, College-Bound mentoring program and Crisis Center coordinator:, (614) 275-2598

Elizabeth Crabtree, director of volunteer services and child enrichment:, (614) 275-2633

Leesa Evans, Friendship program coordinator:, (614) 275-2560

Jajuana Mclean, Friendship program coordinator: jemclean, (614) 341-6049


Meet our newest addition: Friendship Volunteer Coordinator Jajuana Mclean.


Training and Mentoring Material

Volunteer Events and Activities

Agency Policies

Crisis Center Volunteers

Click here to view photos from the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Reception. 

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