Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

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 History, Americana Festival and the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council.


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 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

Since 2003, Washington Township has recognized a Centerville High School student with the annual Community Service Award for exemplary service. Starting in 2018, the award is accompanied by a $500 scholarship. 

LogoCenterville-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.

CW Foundation Board members

Spring 2019 Grants

Washington township was fortunate to receive two of the ten grants presented to nine organizations by the Centerville-Washington Foundation for its spring 2019 grant cycle. The township received:

  • $2,500 to fund the training of a recreation staff member as an instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. This certified instructor will in turn provide annual training for 97 staff members on how to manage difficult behaviors.

  • $1,000 to Woodland Lights to maintain and improve the annual display.

The Impact Grant

The Centerville-Washington Foundation has announced a new, $10,000 Community Impact Grant for one organization that best demonstrates a unique initiative to serve and improve the Centerville-Washington Township community. 

Fall 2018 Grants

The Foundation awarded $10,000 in its Fall Grant cycle. Recipients are: Clothes That Work - $1,000; Feeding Friends at Harmony Church - $1,000; Washington Township Recreation Center’s Woodland Lights - $1,000; Living Water Lutheran Church - $1,500; Friends of Project READ - $1,500; Girls on the Run of Dayton, Inc. - $2,000; Dayton Performing Arts Alliance - $2,000. 

Joyce Young and staff

Founder's Day Event

Joyce Young, retired Washington Township Trustee, was recognized for her many years of community activism at the September 2018 Founder's Day Event, the foundation's major fundraiser. Township staff members attended the event to honor her service.