Support the areas of Lakeside you love the most by volunteering
The Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps , a new initiative organized by the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board, is an opportunity for Lakesiders of all ages to help fill the gap of decreased labor in Lakeside by volunteering. You may have seen these volunteers during storm cleanup and in the gardens.

COVID-19 has impacted our community in significant ways, prompting Lakeside to make difficult decisions to reduce expenses. One such decision was to reduce the number of seasonal staff hired . Due to this considerable decrease in staff, a variety of tasks across Lakeside potentially will not get done.
Join your Lakeside friends, Sally DePerro & Jack Allen
Sally DePerro and Jack Allen are Co-Directors of this initiative and look forward to hearing from you. Visit to download a Volunteer Application today!

"Since it's been founded nearly 150 years ago, Lakeside has always had dedicated volunteers," says Jack. "The goal of this effort, driven by the budget difficulties this year, is to make the volunteer process simpler and to attract new friends and families to help out."
We’re looking for passionate and dedicated Lakesiders to step up and join our existing volunteers as part of the Volunteer Corps. More than 150 Lakesiders have already signed up, and we're so grateful for their time and dedication.

“I want volunteers to have a great experience working and helping Lakeside," says Sally. "I believe that by volunteering, you gain a deeper appreciation for Lakeside, feel a greater responsibility for our community and experience a deeper sense of belonging.”
Answers to your volunteering FAQs
1. Start volunteering as soon as today! Your help is needed now across the grounds, start volunteering as soon as you are able.

2. You're responsible for keeping track of your own hours

3. Wear your official Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps badge while volunteering.

4. Use your own tools and equipment when possible. Lakeside tools and equipment can be borrowed if necessary. Each department will have different rules in regards to borrowing tools and equipment, and you will be informed of these rules upon volunteering.

5 I. If you're unable to download and print the Volunteer Application, visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office, located at 217 Walnut Ave.
More ways to support Lakeside this season
In addition to volunteering, your financial support will make a significant impact on the future of Lakeside:

Set up a Monthly Gift: Establishing a monthly gift is easy — set up your gift by contacting the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visit . B y establishing affordable, automatic deductions from your credit card, debit card or checking account, a monthly gift allows you to give in manageable increments and reach a higher level of support.

Give a gift today: Making an online donation is quick, easy and secure. Visit  to give a gift.
For more ways to give: visit our How to Give page or contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.
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