Thank you to our more than 200 Volunteer Corps Members!
On behalf of Lakeside Chautauqua and the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, we want to take a moment to celebrate our now more than 200 Volunteer Corps members! Lakesiders have truly stepped up this summer to help fill the gap of decreased labor in Lakeside. We're extremely appreciative for all that you do, especially as so many of you have exceeded expectations and raised the bar on what it means to volunteer at Lakeside. Let's give a round of applause to YOU!
Special Announcements
  • Record Volunteer Hours: Please record and submit your volunteer hours to, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office, located at 217 Walnut Ave.
  • Craft & Art Show Ambassadors needed: We need help distributing welcome packets to Craft & Art Show vendors from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, July 23 and encouraging social distancing, answering questions and welcoming guests to the Craft & Art Show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24-25. Email, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by 217 Walnut Ave. if interested in signing up for a two-hour shift. Volunteers are required to wear masks.
  • Shuffleboard Tournament Volunteers needed: A series of Shuffleboard Tournaments begin this week. Volunteers are needed to distribute water bottles to competitors and encourage social distancing. If interested, email, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by 217 Walnut Ave. Volunteers are required wear masks.
Volunteer Corps Recognition
Now more than ever, we're grateful for your time and dedication to help keep Lakeside a wonderful and welcoming place. Even though we're unable to gather for our Volunteer Recognition Picnic this summer, we still want to express our gratitude.

Please join us from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand for a Volunteer Corps Recognition event. Stop by for a special treat and reconnect with the Volunteer Corps Co-Directors and Lakeside staff. Please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. RSVP by July 24 to , (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visit 217 Walnut Ave.

This Chautauqua season would not have been as successful without your help, devotion and commitment to Lakeside. Thank you, volunteers!
Featured Projects
We’re so thankful for your hard work and want to recognize your efforts. Therefore, we're highlighting different volunteers and projects each week. Please share your photos so YOU can be featured; e mail .
Hoover Auditorium Doors
Even though we aren't able to enjoy Lakeside's wonderful arts programming at Hoover Auditorium this summer, we still want to share our appreciation for the volunteers who are dedicating their time to refurbish its exterior.

"The Lakeside staff is extremely grateful to the many Lakesiders who have stepped up to volunteer for special projects this summer. And I'm particularly thankful for the Men's Bible Study group for taking on the job of painting the exterior doors of Hoover Auditorium. We appreciate their assistance in caring for this important historic structure. The doors look great - way to go! Thank you, Men's Bible Study!" - Shirley Stary, Vice President of Arts Programming
Weeding around the Grounds
For many of us, our childhood was spent helping out with family chores. In particular, weeding was often the less favorable task. While it may not be the most glamorous activity, we learn as we grow older how weeding is necessary to gardening: weeds rob the soil and plants of important nutrients and water.

Volunteer Corps members have done a fantastic job dedicating their efforts to weeding around Lakeside. Thank you to all who are giving their time and labor to making sure Lakeside's gardens are cleared and ready for new flowers to bloom.
Calling All Lovers of Hotel Lakeside
We're searching for individuals and families who have a passion for the historic Hotel Lakeside. We would love your help with projects, such as painting walls and furniture, removing wallpaper, maintaining the screen doors, etc. Please note, some projects may occur in the fall.

If interested, contact , (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by 217 Walnut Ave.
Upcoming Project
Cleanup of the Dock: Volunteers are picking up garbage and debris along the dock and waterfront. These efforts are kindly led by Ron and Mary Ann Janke. If interested in volunteering, meet Ron and Mary Ann at the entrance of the dock at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Wear gloves and bring a bag for collection.

To sign up for projects, contact or visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office, located at 217 Walnut Ave.
Volunteering FAQs
1. Start volunteering as soon as today! Your help is needed now across the grounds.
2. You're responsible for keeping track of your own hours. Please record and report your hours to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office.
3. Please wear your official Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps name badge and mask while volunteering.
4. Please use your own tools and equipment when possible. Lakeside tools and equipment can be borrowed if necessary, however, each department will have different rules regarding loaning tools and equipment. You will be informed of these rules upon volunteering.
5. Please visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office, located at 217 Walnut Ave., if you're unable to download and print the Volunteer Application. We will give you a physical copy of the application.
Thank you again for stepping up to volunteer. We're so thankful for committed, generous Lakesiders like you who put forth valuable time and effort to help make Lakeside a beautiful and welcoming place. The Chautauqua experience would not be the same without you!

For more ways to support Lakeside, visit our  How to Give page.

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