1841 Fairmount Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214
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Our missionBethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families with solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
Ways to help

Child Care

Play games, read books, do a variety of arts & crafts or supervise outdoor play.
  • One-time, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Evenings

Provide Dinner

Prepare and serve dinner at the shelters Monday through Thursday in Fairmount or Bond Hill. Volunteers can cook dinner at home and heat it upon arrival or cook in our fully equipped kitchens.
  • One-time, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Deep Cleaning Shelter Volunteer

We need volunteers to “super” clean both of our shelters in Fairmount and Bond Hill.
  • Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Provide Breakfast

Prepare and serve breakfast at the shelters on Saturdays or Sundays in Fairmount or Bond Hill. Volunteers can cook breakfast at home and heat it upon arrival or cook in our fully equipped kitchens.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekends

Office Assistant

Help with administrative projects, filing, answering phones, etc. (9am-5pm)
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • None
  • Weekdays

Maintenance Volunteer

Handyman/woman needed to help maintain the shelter and staff offices. Bethany House's seven buildings need repair work on an ongoing basis.
  • Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Special Event Committee

Join a Special Event Committee and help plan our 3 annual events. Plan, prepare and run Bethany House fundraising events throughout the year. Activities range from planning the event, making follow up calls to potential attendees, soliciting auction items, making auction baskets, and helping with setup and event registration. Or volunteer the day of the event to help with a variety of activities.
  • Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Office work, Event support
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Third Party Fundraisers

Third Party Fundraisers are a great way to be involved! Host a fundraiser of your own! Gather a group to host small fundraisers such as a bake sale, car wash or pub crawl to raise funds for the many needs our families may have. Or arrange a supply/donation drive for items from our wish list.
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Speakers Bureau

Join our Speaker’s Bureau and be an advocate for Bethany House. Share information with the community by speaking at organizations and corporate group meetings, visiting churches or schools.
  • Occasional
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpAs the largest family homeless shelter in Cincinnati, we definitely need your help and support! Volunteers are an integral and significant part of fulfilling our mission. We rely on your support to make a difference in the lives of our families and we could not do what we do without YOU!
About usBethany House Services (BHS) provides emergency shelter for families living on the streets, in their cars or abandoned buildings, and helps them achieve stable housing and income. The shelter meets each family's immediate needs for safety, housing, food and other necessities and provides a secure environment for parents to plan for their futures. Bethany House is the largest family shelter in Cincinnati serving over half of the families experiencing homeless in our community. Bethany House is the also largest provider of HUD-funded housing for families in the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care (CoC) offering Shelter Diversion, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing.
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