Since our beginning in 1973 volunteers have played a significant role in our history by providing food and services to the homeless; allowing us to keep our doors open to the needy each day. Here are some ways you can get involved. The Drop Inn Center needs both individual and group volunteers. For individuals, businesses or volunteer groups, there's always an opportunity to get involved, whether for a one-time event or an on-going program:

  • Feed the Need: Become a part of our Feed the Need program by bringing a meal to the shelter and serving it to our homeless residents. This program is ideal for any group or business and provides a significant benefit to the shelter by reducing our food costs. You must call ahead and reserve a day and meal time in advance. Contact us at 513-721-0643 x112 or click here to make your reservation.
  • Short on time? Buy us a meal and we’ll cook it and serve it for you. Plan on enough food for 200 people. Or you can also send us a check for $300 to cover the cost of a meal. We strive for balanced meals. Please aim to provide a protein, vegetable, fruit, starch, and dessert.

Suggested Menus:
Chicken Pot Pie, Salad, Lemonade, Brownies
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Cookies
Lasagna, Corn, Garlic Bread, Fun-Size Candy

Other Volunteer Opportunities

  • Conduct a donation drive at your school, church, or office. Sell END HOMELESSNESS bracelets within your school, church, or office.
  • Assist with resident surveys.
  • Sort and organize donations.
  • Organize a food or hygiene drive.
  • Make phone calls for company donations.
  • Share your talents with our residents (play an instrument, sing, crafts, etc.)

To schedule your volunteer opportunity, please contact the Volunteer Department at 721-0643 x 112.

Please sign up @ Select the Drop Inn Center as the organization that you would like to support.

The Drop Inn Center is a member of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati. Being a member of Community Shares allows you to donate through payroll deduction to the Drop Inn Center. For more information, please visit their website at