The Good Neighbors Picnic works to build bridges of understanding in our community by reaching out to the homeless annually and helping them prepare for winter. Good Neighbors of Central Ohio, with local support, offers a day of fun, food, and entertainment for guests, volunteers and supporters.
Each year, a group of approximately 20 community volunteers works together to plan the Good Neighbors Picnic. Co-chair positions are available on the following subcommittees: Food, Clothing, Transportation, Public Relations, Community Engagement, and Donations.
Monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month occur March-September. While most of the work can be completed virtually, attendance at monthly planning meetings is highly encouraged.
Ultimately, our hope and vision is that groups and individuals all across America will understand the deplorable and senseless conditions of homelessness and hunger in their own communities, realize they can make a difference, and construct their own Good Neighbors picnic annually. Additionally, we envision communities will use this day as a common mission to bring diverse peoples together, working side by side, building tolerance, acceptance building mutual respect while razing prejudice, bigotry and hate. One day we see our children being a Good Neighbor to anyone who is different than themselves.
- Public Speaking
- Critical Thinking
- Grant Writing / Research
- Public Relations
- Community Outreach
- Program Management
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 22
- 5-10 hours per month during picnic planning season