Volunteers and Donations Needed

Volunteer Opportunities


Newark Homeless Outreach: We are making the White Field locker rooms available for unsheltered people to shower, and need volunteers to make that happen. We hope to be open Wednesday from 3-5 pm. We will need at least 4-6 volunteers which must include two women. Jason from Crossroads Crusaders can provide transportation (if we are not able to secure transit through the county). Contact Linda Mossholder at 740-641-4989 or

Catholic Social Services: Driving elderly individuals to essential medical appointments. Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm. Must be 21 years old or older. Contact Dave Descender at 740-319-0158 or

Together We Grow: Together We Grow is in need of volunteers (all ages), since most of our school and corporate volunteer groups have cancelled. Interested in doing some painting at the 165 S. Sixth Street garden? We will be painting there Monday-Wednesday, 10-2, trying to get it completed before Thursday's rain comes in! (We keep our distance between each other, but feel free to wear a mask if you'd like to.)

More to Come: Please check back. We are just beginning this list and will be adding to it.


Donations Needed

Newark Homeless: T-shirts, socks, and underwear of all sizes. Fresh vegetables for lunches. Prepackaged lunches which could include any type of sandwich, snack, fruit, etc. Also needed are tents and hygiene products like razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, cases of water and pull top canned goods. Items can be dropped off at the front door at 282 N. 21st or

7441 Stewart Road or call 740-403-4995.


Salvation Army: Thermometers and hand sanitizer. Drop off at 250 E. Main, Newark or contact Monica Montgomery at 740-345-8120.


Behavioral Healthcare Partners: Handmade and disposable masks, digital thermometers, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, and disinfectant spray. Contact Tim Gano at 740-258-3501


Licking County Aging Program: Handmade and disposable masks, dog food and cat food. Items can be dropped off at 1058 E Main St, Newark or call

Panther Pantry: Hanover Presbyterian Church, 732 N. Main St. Hanover, will serve as a drop-off site for Panther Pantry donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 7 pm. Look for the blue bins by the front door, leave your donations there, and we will make sure it gets to the pantries at Licking Valley.
Between the middle school and high school pantries, there are dozens of children, youth, and elderly community members who receive food and necessities. Items needed include easy open and eat items such a canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter, jelly, microwave meals, cereal, shelf stable milk.