get involved

The City of Mason welcomes volunteers who would like to help the city in various capacities. Opportunities include VIPs, clerical work, nature activities, assisting with special events, and serving on city boards and commissions.

City volunteers receive formal recognition for their work. Assignments are flexible and allow you to form new friendships while using your experience and skills to help others. Volunteering can also help you establish job references.

kids volunteering

Kids show community support helping out with the RASKALS program

volunteer in the parks (v.i.p.)

The city provides educational and recreational programming year-round and is responsible for keeping our parks maintained and safe. If you enjoy the outdoors, perhaps you’d like to become a VIP.

VIPS spend most of their time at Pine Hill Lakes Park, where they check fishing passes, sell daily fishing passes, and help educate park visitors about park rules and policies. VIPs also let our staff know when they see trash that needs to be picked up or equipment that needs to be repaired. We appreciate having these extra eyes and ears at the park to help our visitors.  VIPs may also have opportunities to assist with scheduled events in the park.

How to Apply
All inquiries about volunteering at the City of Mason should be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator at 513-229-8555. Volunteer applications can be picked up at the Mason Community Center.

mason parks & recreation foundation
scholarships, sponsorships, and volunteers

The Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation‘s mission is to preserve Mason’s livability by raising private funds to enhance and expand the community’s parks, trails, and recreation programs, and to provide access and opportunity for all.

The foundation is a non-profit organization. Opportunities available through the foundation include (but are not limited to):

  • fundraising stewardship
  • memorials
  • scholarships for struggling individuals or families
  • donations for general or specific projects

community emergency response team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) stands ready to assist should a disaster ever occur in Mason. Team members assist their neighbors and fellow citizens until professional responders can take over. Members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Training occurs in two parts—an initial training session and an annual exercise. The initial training takes place over a few weeks, meeting one night a week. Members learn the proper use of fire extinguishers, cribbing techniques for securing fallen objects, and other emergency procedures. The capstone of the training is the disaster exercise at the end of the training. On an annual basis, an exercise is held to simulate a mock disaster.

Team members may also be called upon to assist with other activities, such as wellness checks in neighborhoods without power or assisting with public events. As the City of Mason CERT members are trained, they will be utilized in the Mason area on more routine basis.

If you would like to join the Community Emergency Response Team, please fill out and return an application. A member of the City of Mason CERT team will contact you after your application has been reviewed.

Learn more about the Mason CERT