Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

The Columbus Urban League relies on the time and talent of its volunteers to help move its mission of empowering communities and changing lives. Our team can assist you in finding the right volunteer opportunity. There are multiple areas where your help is needed.

Visit Our Initiative Pages to select an initiative that interests you. Or look at a couple of our featured options below.

To speak with someone about additional volunteer opportunities, please call 614-257-6300 or email volunteer@cul.org.


Fishing with Dad 2018!

Fishing with Dad is a fun, safe, family-friendly event that encourages bonding time between fathers and their children. Our volunteers help ensure the success of this event by having fun while engaging with fathers and their children so they are aware of all of the activities and events available throughout the day and can make the most of the event.

This year’s event is set for Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Linden Park, 1254 Briarwood Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211. A special volunteer orientation will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Columbus Urban League, 788 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43203.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more & sign up!


Volunteer at the 2018 National Urban League Conference!

The Columbus Urban League is looking for volunteers for the 2018 National Urban League Annual Conference. This event will have multiple opportunities for you to support us during these four power packed days! There will be political, business and community leaders joining us in Columbus, August 1-4.

To support the conference, we are looking for volunteers to assist with pre-conference preparation, session monitoring, logistics support, community focused events and multiple other conference-related tasks. In return for volunteering, volunteers will receive a complimentary conference registration, giving you access to educational workshops on a wide range of topics, as well as other non-ticketed events and the exhibit show.

As a volunteer, choose from a wide array of activities and events, including hosting important conversations, distributing backpacks to kids in need, walking with National Urban League President Marc Morial or sitting down to mentor people seeking to practice their job interviewing skills. (To name a few!)

If you’re 18+, sign up today!  It’s easy:

  • Go to the CERVIS volunteer page
  • Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities by searching Service Events titled: 2018 National Urban League Conference, then click on the option(s) that most interest you.
  • Either connect to or follow the directions to create a volunteer profile when you go to the “Login to CERVIS” prompt.
  • After you’ve logged in, choose a date and time to volunteer that fits your schedule and/or make edits to your volunteer profile or even unregister for an event.
  • When finished, click on the “Complete Registration” button.

Questions? Email volunteer@cul.org to learn more about volunteering during the 2018 National Urban League Annual Conference.

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