Give us your feedback!
The Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps is already planning for 2021. We're so grateful for your dedication and commitment, and despite the challenges imposed by COVID-19, you stepped up and helped make this season successful!

Please share your Volunteer Corps experience with us so we can continue the momentum and offer even more volunteer opportunities to maintain and improve our community!

Your feedback will help us adjust and refine volunteer opportunities and procedures. Tell us what opportunities you enjoyed, what opportunities you would like to explore, and if you would like to take on a bigger leadership role next summer. Your honest feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

Share your Volunteer Corps experience and opinions with us by contacting, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stopping by the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation (LCF) Office at 217 Walnut Ave. We look forward to hearing from you!
Special announcements
  • Record and submit your volunteer hours: Please contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office at, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or stop by 217 Walnut Ave. to report your hours.
  • Inform us if you're staying in Lakeside this fall: If you plan on being in Lakeside after Labor Day and are willing and able to continue volunteering, please let us know. Many volunteer opportunities are available through early October. For more information about upcoming projects, please email
Featured projects
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 so you can be featured!

Hoover railings
The Men's Bible Study Group continue to refurbish the exterior of Hoover Auditorium. Group members repainted the black railings to create a nice, sleek finish. We're so thankful for all the hard work the Men's Bible Study Group has done this summer, and we look forward to working with them next summer!

"As a men’s ministry team, we're glad that we can make such a visible impact in our community. All of the guys that have participated in the volunteer projects this summer truly felt good about making a positive contribution for the good of the community we cherish and love." - Herb Bradford, Men's Bible Study member
Gladiolus Show
Volunteers helped set up the Gladiolus Show for the weekend. They assisted with unpacking, filling and setting up vases for display prior to the show. The displays turned out beautiful - thank you, volunteers, for making this event a success!
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 for volunteer opportunities, please contact the LCF Office at, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visit us in-person at 217 Walnut Ave.
Why record volunteer hours?
Many of you have already been diligent in submitting your volunteer hours for the summer - thank you! Here are some ways your recorded volunteer hours benefit Lakeside:

  • They help Lakeside receive grants. Some grants that Lakeside applies for ask for 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.
  • They help Lakeside better understand and appreciate your labor. Lakeside is experiencing significant financial losses due to traveling and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. In response to these losses, Lakeside has cut down expenses through decreased staff. Because of this, your time and energy is VALUABLE. At the end of this Chautauqua season, Lakeside hopes to include a cumulative total of the hours you have put in to ensuring that this season is a success. We want to reflect on and appreciate how much the Volunteer Corps has grown and evolved.
  • They help Lakeside create goals moving forward. If Lakeside knows how many hours you worked this season, together, we can create goals that will help improve our efforts during the 2021 Chautauqua season and beyond.

For these reasons, we encourage you to submit your volunteer hours by contacting, (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or visiting us in-person 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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