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Do you want to be a part of a growing program that is helping masons and their families throughout Ohio? The Masonic Volunteer Program, a part of The Ohio Masonic Home Resource Center, was started in December of 2017 in Southeast Ohio and has expanded to 10 Districts with over 200 volunteers. MVP Committees have partnered with the Resource Center Liaison in their area to reach out to fraternal and OES members in need of information or assistance. Our volunteers act as our “eyes and ears” in the community to alert the Liaison to potential needs before they become major health or safety issue. Volunteers can be as active as they choose, making referrals, calling or visiting older members of their lodge or chapter, providing rides to lodge or medical appointments, or sharing information about the help that is available through the Resource Center. Some volunteers have chosen to be more “hands on”, offering to rake leaves, shovel snow, clean gutters, take a meal to a shut in or do minor home repairs.

In 2018, 64% of the Resource Center’s new client cases in Southeast Ohio came in through referrals from our volunteers!

If you would like to join an already existing MVP Committee, in the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, and 24th districts, or are interested in starting a Committee in your area, please call DeAnna Kinney at 740-262-1974 for further information. A presentation or Committee Training can be scheduled at your convenience.

Suggested MVP Committee Activities

  • Transportation to Lodge/Chapter events and meetings
  • Transportation to Church, appointments, shopping, etc
  • Yard Work: rake leaves, shovel snow, plant flowers, mulch
  • Card games, art activity or movies
  • Mail cards
  • Read mail or newspaper for those with poor eyesight
  • Change lightbulbs, empty trash, change smoke alarm batteries
  • Advocate: Be an extra set of eyes during contracted services or estimates
  • Install screen or storm windows
  • Assist with pet care or walks
  • Equipment installation: handrails, grab bars, etc
  • Errands: pick up prescriptions, groceries
  • Clean gutters, drains
  • Take a hot meal or share a meal together
  • Listen to music, watch a movie or share a hobby
  • Holiday outing, Widows’ Luncheon, Family Night at Lodge or Chapter
  • Conversation: Having someone to talk to is one of our most frequent and important requests
Volunteer Training Guide