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COMMUNITY SERVICE


ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Nearly every day after school and many weekends, there are community service opportunities available through EDGE Teen Center’s Community Service Program. This is the only program of its kind in the area and it provides coordination, transportation and supervision while teens serve the under-resourced in their own community. 

Fall Service Opportunities

  • Bicycle Recycle: In the center, we will be dismantling old broken down bicycles to recycle usable parts in rebuilding functioning bikes for kids in foster care
  • Reach Out Lakota: food and clothing pantry to those in need in West Chester/Liberty Township area. Volunteers are expected to sort donations, pack food, or help in clothing pantry. 
  • H.O.P.E-full Pastures: (Healing, Order, Peace, and Encouragement) is a therapeutic farm that allows families and children to overcome trauma, abuse, neglect, fear, and loss. When volunteering, you can expect to do all/some of the following: move/stack hay, clean barn and stalls, construct fences, weeding, clean out animal pens, moving heavy items, etc. 
    • 1st Wednesday’s
      • 11/3, 12/1
    • Sign up here
    • This service requires its own waiver (separate from EDGE forms – please fill out when signing up)
  • Hope’s Closet: Hope’s Closet supports foster children and families via support, clothing boutique, family activities, and foster parent training. Volunteers will be sorting clothes, restocking, and organizing.
  • Chesterwood Village: Chesterwood Village is a continuous care retirement community offering a wide variety of Senior Living options in West Chester, OH. They have assisted living, memory care, and short-term rehab. Volunteers will get to spend time with seniors in the memory care unit, this includes playing games and socializing with them.
  • SELF: Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF)aims to enhance the quality of life for Butler County residents by impacting the causes of poverty and empowering individuals to achieve, sustain and advocate self-sufficiency.Volunteers can expect to do lots of different activities depending on the project.  
    • Only on Saturdays – check back regularly for dates
      • 10/23 (8:30am-1:30pm) – Meet at EDGE
    • Sign up here
  • RASKALS: Matches small groups of local citizens with area senior citizens to help assist in yardwork and basic outdoor chores. 
    • Saturdays – check back regularly for dates
      • 11/13 (8:00am-2:30pm) – Meet at EDGE
    • Sign up here
  • More service opportunities to come – stay connected via our website and social media to see more upcoming opportunities!

Looking for Virtual Community Service Opportunities?

Email Browyn (browyn@edgeteencenter.com) to receive a list of our various virtual volunteering options with directions as a way to stay connected to giving back and supporting our community while maintaining social distance and from the comfort of your own home.  Here is a snapshot of some virtual options:

  • Be My Eyes App
  • Become CPR certified (online)
  • Send holiday cards to military personnel serving overseas
  • Make no sew face masks to donate
  • And many, many more ways to volunteer and serve!


Need a letterhead to receive credit for your service hours?

Upon service completion, please complete the following steps in order to receive your letterhead:

  1. Complete our Community Service Survey.
  2. Email the Community Service Coordinator, Browyn at browyn@edgeteencenter.com to request your letterhead.

**Follow us on our Community Service dedicated social media accounts**

Twitter: @EDGECommunityS1

Instagram: @edgecommunityservice

We thank the Community Grants Fund at the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty and the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty for their support of the EDGE Community Service Program.

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