We need your help this fall!
While the Chautauqua season may be simmering down, the need for volunteers is still strong. If you plan on being in Lakeside after Labor Day and are available to volunteer, please let us know! Contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation (LCF) Office at (419) 798 4461, ext. 246, communications@lakesideohio.com or stop by 217 Walnut Ave.
We have many volunteer opportunities through early October and appreciate all the help we can get so that our 2021 season is prepped for visiting families and friends. Check out what help is needed below!
2020 Fall volunteer tasks
Please note that this list is tentative and is continuously being updated. Some of these tasks may change in the coming weeks as priorities arise.

To be done:
  • Hotel Lakeside
  • Scraping, power washing and cleaning the fountain
  • Tasks at 617 Polar Ave.
  • Removing vines and growth around garage
  • Removing growth from the north side of lot
  • Scraping and painting garage (Lakeside will supply tools, brushes and paint. If a volunteer offers to buy supplies, we prefer that it will be considered a donation to Lakeside.)
  • Blowing leaves to the street at each building (Bring your own leaf blower)
  • Wesley Lodge
  • Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge
  • Hilltop House & Hilltop Annex
  • Pool frontage
  • Wellness Center and exercise walkway adjacent to pool
  • Any part of the lakefront parks to the streets
  • Memorial Garden near the road and pavilion
  • Bradley Temple

Continue doing:
  • Dusting front porch of Hotel Lakeside
  • Cleaning the lakefront of trash and debris
  • Weeding as needed where volunteers are committed
  • Weed whacking as needed where volunteers are committed

If interested in signing up this fall, contact communications@lakesideohio.com, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visit 217 Walnut Ave.
Featured project
We’re so thankful for your hard work, and we want to recognize your efforts. Therefore, we're highlighting different volunteers and projects each week. Please share your photos with communications@lakesideohio.com so you can be featured!

Painting the Fifth Street fence
It was a joyous family affair this past week as the Lacey family graciously volunteered to paint the fence right outside Lakeside's Fifth Street Gate. Tricia and Mike Lacey brought along their two sons, Brayden and Westin, to help out. Thank you, Lacey family, for taking time out of your day to give back to Lakeside. The spiffed up fence and new white coat of paint is a beautiful entrance into Lakeside.

The Lakeside staff would like to take a moment to say thank you to all who have volunteered during the peak of the summer: none of this work could have been done without your support, dedication and time.
Help wanted!
Loretta Wilken, Lakeside’s Master Gardener & Groundskeeper, is looking for volunteers to weed and help trim dead buds across the grounds. If interested, please meet Loretta at the Memorial Garden at 9 a.m. Thursdays, and bring your own equipment.

To sign up any volunteer projects, contact communications@lakesideohio.com, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visit 217 Walnut Ave.
Why record volunteer hours?
You have already done a great job being diligent in submitting your volunteer hours for the summer. A few of you have been curious as to why the LCF Office may be asking this of you...

  • Some grants that the LCF applies for ask how many volunteers have assisted the institution and how much time volunteers have given. In other words, your volunteering helps Lakeside apply and receive grants to make the quality of your Lakeside experience even better.
  • Lakeside is currently being impacted by the loss of revenue caused by the changes and disruptions of COVID-19. Lakeside has had to cut down costs through staff and programming reductions. Therefore, volunteers' time and energy is VALUABLE. We want to quantify the value of what you have contributed to Lakeside through your dedication, labor and passion.
  • At the end of this Chautauqua season, Lakeside hopes to recognize ALL that each of you have done in giving back to Lakeside, including a final total of the hours you have put into ensuring that this season is a success. We want to reflect on and appreciate how much the Volunteer Corps has grown and evolved and anticipate what we should focus on moving forward.

For these reasons, we encourage you to submit your volunteer hours to communications@lakesideohio.com, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by the LCF Office 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's 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. You'll find information about donating online, mailing a check, giving a donation over the phone, using an employer's matching gift program or giving in honor or memory of a loved one.

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