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Volunteers & Philanthropy

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a great asset to our community. If you have an interest in volunteering, opportunities are available in most township departments – including Recreation, Police and Fire departments. Volunteers are involved in a variety of ways -- helping with clerical tasks, serving on boards, refereeing sports, and assisting with speed control efforts. Contact individual departments for details.

Further volunteer opportunities are available with the organizations the township helps to support – Centerville-Washington Historical Society, Americana Festival and the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council.

Thank You to our Volunteers!

Volunteers Help Build a Great Community

Volunteers help keep the Township humming – whether they’re coaching youth sports, serving on a public board, tending a township garden, or helping with traffic control at an accident scene.

Volunteers share their skills generously with every department, helping with day-to-day tasks. Many important community events couldn’t take place without them. The annual Ice Cream Social, Americana Festival and Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast are presented almost solely by volunteer workers.

Volunteers also help set up displays and play Santa at Woodland Lights, assist with historical programs, and represent the interests of residents on township boards such as Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Recreation Advisory Board, and Visual Improvement Program Committee.

In other words, volunteers are essential to a healthy community! They help develop a better community by building shared connections and also save taxpayers money through their contributions of time and talent.

Community Service Award

Washington Township recognizes a Centerville High School student each year with the Community Service Award for exemplary service. Read about this year's winner here.

Centerville-Washington Foundation

Helping People, Help Our Community

The Centerville-Washington Foundation exists to be a community partner for corporate and individual charitable giving, functioning in the formation and preservation of charitable donations, providing services to donors and non-profit organizations and serving as a source of funds for community groups.

Fall 2016 Grants

Two Washington Township programs were included in the Fall 2016 foundation grants:

  • $2,000 to Washington Township for general support of Woodland Lights, a holiday celebration for the community in Countryside Park.
  • $1,000 to the Washington Township Fire Department to provide Knox Boxes to place on homes to provide rapid access when help is needed.  Boxes will be lent to residents who meet medical requirements.

The foundation's press release outlines eight grants. See it here.

 


 

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