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The services of our organization may have evolved over the years, but our mission is as clear and as urgent as ever, which is to provide affordable housing, supportive services, and education that assist urban women, children, families, and communities to realize their greatest potential. Our vision is to be a galvanizing leader in the development of social service programs for Cincinnati’s most troubled neighborhoods.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cincinnati Union Bethel.

Early Childhood Education

Our preschools need volunteers for a number of tasks. Some of the volunteers work directly with the children, who are three to five years old; some do not. All volunteers work with teaching staff to ensure safe, educational opportunities for our children.

There is a screening process in order to protect the children in our care. Often volunteers must undergo a physical, including a Tuberculosis test, and a criminal background check, but the requirements vary depending on what you will be doing. We will be happy to explain the paperwork and outline what is needed to do this important work.

Opportunities include:

  • Reading to the children
  • Helping serve lunch
  • Answering phones at one of the preschools
  • Painting a classroom
  • Mulching/cleaning a playground
  • Being involved in the soccer program
  • Preparing classrooms in August
  • Cleaning closets, storage areas
  • Organizing the Toys for Tots in December
  • Chaperoning a field trip
  • Serving food or helping with games at the end of the year party

The Anna Louise Inn

The new Anna Louise Inn in Mt. Auburn has just opened, so we have a wonderful new building for our residents with many modern conveniences. However, we serve 85 women at the Inn, so there will definitely be some volunteer opportunities coming available soon.

Opportunities include:

  • Mulching and tending flowers
  • Organizing donated items
  • Stuffing envelopes for mailings

Off the Streets

The Off the Streets program is heavily supported by volunteers who run sessions throughout the day for the women in the program. These positions are currently full. However, volunteers may help in other ways.

Opportunities include:

  • Writing letters of encouragement to the women in the program
  • Cooking a meal for the women
  • Making baked goods for a session break
  • Serving on a committee
  • Hosting a potluck with friends to raise money and tell them about the program
  • Collecting personal care items to donate to the program

Please call 513-768-6930 with any questions or to get started.


We rely on your support to better the lives of women and children. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you. Please consider donating to Cincinnati Union Bethel or directly to one of our programs: Early Childhood Education, the Anna Louise Inn, or Off the Streets. 



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