Inspiring Service

Inspiring and enabling people and organizations to engage in volunteering that improves and strengthens their community and themselves 

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to support the strengths, strengthen the weaknesses and fill the gaps in our region’s volunteerism ecosystem. They range from inspiring those who are just beginning to volunteer in schools to those who are ready for an “Encore” volunteer experience later in life, and everyone in between.

Inspiring Service provides Cincinnati Cares, a platform that makes it easy to connect with ways to help in our community!

  • Discover current city-wide volunteer events
  • Explore hundreds of nonprofits and see ways to help with them
  • Groups of volunteers, people with specific expertise to contribute, and retirees looking for an encore experience will be able to make an offer to help and receive responses from Nonprofits


Inspiring Service is facilitating the Give One for Cincy Initiative started by the Mayor of Cincinnati.  The initiative aims to make 2018 the Year of the Volunteer.

Generation to Generation Cincinnati is a regional innovation partner in a national five year campaign, launched in 2016 by Encore.org. The goal of this national campaign is to mobilize one million adults over the age of 50 in a purposeful movement to improve the lives of children in our country.  It is part of our Encore Cincinnati program.

Inspiring Service Awards

The Inspiring Service Awards celebrate individuals, groups, and schools who have dedicated personal time and effort in service to others.  2017-2018 is the second year of this program.

Local to Global

With Local to Global, Inspiring Service illuminates for young volunteers how their local efforts contribute on a global scale, specifically to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The Mission of Encore Cincinnati is to channel the time, energy and talents of experienced adults into solving community challenges and filling unmet needs.

Encore Cincinnati is part of the Encore movement, a national effort to leverage the energy and experience of Americans who seek to fill community needs upon retirement or near the end of their primary careers.

School Inspiring Service Awards

We celebrate individuals, groups, and schools who have dedicated personal time and effort in service to others

Student Awards 2017-18 Student Awards 2017-18

Student Awards 2017-18

School & Group Awards 2017-18 School & Group Awards 2017-18

School & Group Awards 2017-18