There are so many ways to get involved in our community! These are just a few suggestions:
According to their website, Buckeye Community Theatre is “spotlighting youth as one of NEO’s fastest growing youth-centered organizations.” Ask any kid involved or their parents, and they’ll tell you it’s an amazing experience . . . right here in Medina! This summer’s production: High School Musical.
Click here to visit their website.
From PTO to PRIDE, Strategic Planning Committees, classroom parents, literacy volunteers, parent coaches and field trip chaperones, there are so many ways to be involved in the schools. Click here for info on how to contact the Buckeye Schools . . . you’ll make a difference! Note: a background check is required. Contact the schools to learn more.
Because Litchfield Township is in a more rural setting, 4-H is especially popular. There are two groups for kids ages 5 to 19 close by:
- 4-H Litchfield Friendly Workers | Sandy Turner | 330.725.4788 | Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Litchfield Town Hall
- 4-H Litchfield Leprechauns | Holly Stout | 330.421.9027
Don’t forget: there’s always a need for adult 4-H volunteers, too!
The Litchfield Ballpark is run by a board of volunteers that organize baseball and softball for the youth of Litchfield and the Buckeye School District, ranging in age from 3 to 19.
The Ballpark is located south of the Litchfield Circle on State Route 83. The games are scheduled from May through July 1. Stop by and enjoy an evening watching our youth play ball . . . and bring your cheering voice!
Local companies graciously donate sponsorship money for our teams, and the vinyl signs on the fences are a great fundraiser. New sponsors are always welcome, and we need lots of volunteers to help with field maintenance, building upkeep, weed trimming, garbage detail and the concession stand.
If you have a child who wants to play ball or if you are interested in doing something that’s both rewarding and truly appreciated, call Dusty Metter at 330.461.6689. For registration information visit our website by clicking here.
Since 1972, the Litchfield Scholarship Committee has awarded approximately 146 scholarships totaling more than $90,000 to local students, thanks to the generosity of Litchfield Township residents and various fundraising events. The Litchfield Scholarship Fund was established in August 1971 to encourage the Litchfield seniors of Buckeye High School to seek further education.
Interested in helping our township youth?
- Simply support the Scholarship Committee fundraisers.
- Contact the Buckeye High School guidance office at 330.722.8257 to help.
If you’re a Buckeye student who’d like to apply for the scholarship, fill out the Common Application by contacting the BHS guidance office at 330.722.8257 or clicking here for more info.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can stop at the Litchfield firehouse at 9487 Norwalk Road on any Thursday evening between 7-9 pm. Otherwise, call us at 330.725.0911, leave a message, and someone will call you back.
You need no previous experience; we will provide you with all the training you’ll need. Requirements are a high school diploma, driver’s license, and passing a background check and basic physical. We’d love for you to join our team!
Click here to read up more about our Fire & Rescue Team.
Our main mission is preserve and share the history of Litchfield Township. We welcome people of all ages, walks of life and varied interests . . . all you need is a shared love of the history of Litchfield, its families and its story. Click here for more info on how to be a part of our history.
Our band includes musicians ranging in age from seven to their nineties, and new members of various skill levels are always welcome. Click here to read up about the band on their own page.
Trustees: There are three positions, and trustees run for election every four years, staggering open seats every other year. Click here for the list of the current trustees and how to contact them.
Board of Zoning Appeals: Board members are appointed by the Trustees for a five-year term. If you are interested in joining, please contact any LT Trustee to be considered. Click here for the list of the 2018 BZA members.
Zoning Commission: Just like the BZA, members of the Commission are appointed for a five-year term. Click here for the contact info for our Zoning Commission team.
MCDL has seven local library branches, including its Outreach Services and Bookmobile. There are several ways members of any age can make a difference at the library:
- Teens in sixth grade and up can earn volunteering hours by volunteering in the summer and during the school year by helping at special events, lending a hand to prepare for programs and projects, creating crafts for community organizations and sharing their special skills like photography and art.
- Friends of the Library help with regular book sales and fundraiser events, and then the money helps fund the Summer Reading Program, Writers Live, branch signature events and special library needs.
- Book Mates are volunteers who deliver library materials and friendship monthly to local members who may be homebound. It’s more than a delivery service; it’s a special way to touch the lives of others with a visit.
Youth leagues include baseball and softball, soccer, and football and cheerleading.
In addition, the Buckeye Schools offer a wide range of sports beginning in junior high. You can also contact the schools directly at this site or by calling 330.722.8257.
Click here to find out more about our youth and school sports.
Don’t forget: for every sport, there are plenty of opportunities for adults to get involved, from business sponsorships to parent support and booster clubs.