There are many ways to support Courageous Community Services. You have an opportunity to help our campers grow, learn, and succeed.

Disabled & Proud Fest

CCS is hosting a table at the Disabled & Proud Fest on July 8th. This is an all-day event, so we could use some support. We’d like to have two people there from 9:00-1:30 and two people from 1:30-6:00. The Disabled & Proud Fest is at Levis Square– 435 North Saint Clair Street, Toledo. Sign up to help us out here.

2023 LPGA Marathon Golf Classic

We’re a charity partner in this year’s golf tournament, and we get a portion of the proceeds based on how many shifts our volunteers work! Your time is a donation in more ways than one at this event. We need 4-6 volunteers per day over the course of 4 days. Volunteers must be 21 or older as we will be working the concessions stand on the 17 Green. There are morning and afternoon shifts available– either 9:00-3:00 or 11:00-5:00. You’ll be given a free parking pass and a t-shirt. Sign up here.

Volunteer at Camp

Volunteers to assist with camp programming are always in demand. Duties include food preparation, cleaning, and assisting with organized recreation activities such as craft projects, games, or campfire programs. If you would like to help us out throughout the summer, we ask that you first complete the Volunteer Application Form and the Volunteer Background Check, returning them to the camp office at your earliest convenience. The Volunteer Background Check is only necessary for those who want to work directly with our campers rather than do any of the types of work around camp. Contact the camp office for more information.

Peer Buddies

Peer Buddies are neurotypical children ages 7 through 17. These individuals join us for the day camp sessions and work cooperatively with their assigned Courageous Acres Counselor to provide a meaningful camping experience for one peer with disabilities within the same age range. The Peer Buddy must be positive, enthusiastic role models and friends to our campers and have a caring, compassionate heart.

A Peer Buddy is a volunteer that is a typically developing, same-aged student that is paired up with a camper with a disability at Courageous Acres. Being a peer buddy encourages positive social interactions and social relationships to develop between students with and without disabilities. Apply to be a Peer Buddy here.

Community Gardeners

CCS is starting up a community gardening program! We have eight available plots that will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gardening tools and supplies (including seeds) will be provided. You have complete control over your garden plot. At the end of the season, you can harvest your food and cook with it yourself or donate it to a local food pantry. Email laurak@ccsohio.org if you’re interested.

Poker Run

CCs’s annual fundraiser Poker Run will be on August 26th this year! More than just bikers and riders to participate, we also need volunteers to help facilitate. If you’re interested in passing out poker cards, contact laurak@ccsohio.org or quinnt@ccsohio.org for more details.

Awards Gala

Every year, Courageous Community Services puts together an awards gala and banquet to honor the most outstanding disability advocates in our community. This is a night to give those unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. As 2023 is CCS’s 60th anniversary as an organization, our theme this year is a diamond masquerade. We need volunteers in a variety of positions to make this event happen, including a specialized AV tech. We do ask that volunteers dress in line with the theme and in cocktail attire. Sign up to help honor local advocates here.

Do you know a person or company who deserves an award for everything they’ve done for individuals with disabilities? Nominate them here.

Camp Clean-Up

Volunteers assist us with opening camp in May. Skilled project workers such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and other specialized trades are always needed. But we also have a great need for general labor, cleaning, moving things, and raking leaves to get the camp beautiful and ready for our campers this year. If you would be willing to help in any capacity, let us know at quinnt@ccsohio.org or laurak@ccsohio.org .

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