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Thank you to all who nominated an individual or group for Volunteer of the Year. Westerville is made better by the residents and businesses who come together and selflessly give their time and efforts to support community efforts.

Honorees will be announced at the State of the Community on Thursday, March 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Point at Otterbein University (60 Collegeview Rd.). All are welcome to enjoy this free event.

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Volunteering has a huge impact on a community. It allows a person to connect with their community and help to make it a better place for everyone. However, volunteering is so much more; it benefits the volunteer as much as the cause they choose to help. Before you register for your next volunteer opportunity, brush up on the City of Westerville Volunteer Handbook

Are you ready to help your community?
Visit the City's new 
Volunteer Portal to view opportunities and register!


Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions play a vital role in Westerville's local government by evaluating matters of special interest and when appropriate, making recommendations to City Council. All Boards and Commissions meetings are open to the public.

Other Opportunities to Get Involved
Learn about the many ways to meet neighbors and get active in the community.

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The Westerville Parks & Recreation Department volunteer program, Volunteers In Service In Our Neighborhoods (V.I.S.I.O.N.) goal is to get citizens involved in giving back to the community through volunteer service with the Parks & Recreation Department. Each year the Department utilized the services of hundreds of volunteers that contribute over 8,000 hours of service annually. Westerville Parks and Recreation continues to benefit from the skills, talents and dedication of the V.I.S.I.O.N. Volunteers.

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The Citizen Police Academy is an extension of the Division’s community education efforts.  The purpose of the academy is to increase citizen awareness of daily WPD operations of by educating them on topics relative to the role of police in our community. Each free, 11-session class consists of approximately 40 students. Find other ways to volunteer with WPD.


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Annually, the Citizen's Fire Academy is offered to all Westerville and Blendon Township residents.
This free, 12-week program takes participants through basic training scenarios in firefighting and EMS. Graduates earn certification in first aid and CPR and are invited to join the Citizen’s Auxiliary Resource.
Team, volunteers that assist the Fire Division with numerous community events during the year.

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The Westerville Citizen's Academy (WCA) is an eight-week program in which participants take part in a three-hour class one night a week during the term of the course. Each week is focused on interactive features, such as exploring equipment, facility tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities.