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Volunteer

High school career mentoring  

Help Cleveland Metropolitan School District students understand the breadth of career and internship options available to them by serving on a panel or bringing students to your workplace.

Job shadowing (college students)  

Share your work experience with a college student and help Cleveland’s brain gain. Students in our (i)Cleveland program are matched with professionals of all ages and from all sectors. Fill out a short form and we will contact you to customize the opportunity.

TFA Encore Mentor

Help exceptional Teach for America teachers make community connections outside the classroom by connecting them with Cleveland.

CMSD customer service

Be a “mystery shopper” and provide feedback on the customer service provided by the district.

(i)Cleveland Mentor Network

Young professionals are needed to make a tremendous impact on college-age interns working in Cleveland this summer and participating in (i)Cleveland. Mentors build a personal relationship that helps interns learn about Cleveland’s career, social, and civic scenes.

 

Attend events

Cleveland offers events throughout the year for individuals to become more informed about community assets and issues, build and deepen relationships and create positive change in the community.

 

Join one of our programs

Cleveland Leadership Center develops leaders through transformative experiences that connect, inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive community impact. The core program offerings reach individuals at varying stages of life and career. See which one is right for you.

Other community opportunities

There are lots of ways you can plug in and make a difference. Below are just a few of the opportunities available right now. Have a particular interest, but don't see anything below that's a fit for you? Or does your organization have a specific project or engagement opportunity? Contact us

  • Rainey Institute is launching an Associate Board. The Associate Board will serve as ambassadors of Rainey, promoting Rainey’s mission to change lives through art. The young professionals who serve on this board will have the opportunity to create and implement new fundraising initiatives, as well as introduce new members of the community to the organization. Since this Associate Board is brand new, members will have the unique opportunity to assist in the design and structuring of the Board. For more information: Contact Ann Weinzimmer.

  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), is launching an Associate Board. The Associate Board will serve as ambassadors of Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, promoting CAL's arts education programming through Northeast Ohio. The young professionals who serve on this board will have the opportunity to create and implement new fundraising initiatives, as well as introduce new members of the community to the organization. Being that this Associate Board is brand new, members will have the unique opportunity to assist in the design and structuring of the Board. For more information: Contact Taylor Barnes.

  • John Carroll University’s Nonprofit Administration Program is beginning the process of searching for nonprofit organizations to participate in their Integrative Capstone Project. The capstone project is a 7-week case study which requires graduate student participants to identify, analyze and address an issue, problem or objective in a nonprofit organization. To be considered for this opportunity please follow the guidelines of the attached Request for Proposal (RFP) and create your proposal around one deliverable with goals, objectives and expected outcomes.

  • Literary Cleveland is looking for volunteers to assist in office work, fundraising, programming, organizing the 2017 Inkubator, and more! They are also accepting ideas for upcoming workshops and programs. Please contact info@litcleveland.org to submit workshop ideas and learn more about volunteer opportunities.

  • Local consulting firm, OgdenPost currently has two nonprofit clients, Thea Bowman Center and InMotion, seeking volunteers with expertise to help them assess opportunities and then align them with available resources. The work will be organized into four main buckets of focus (below), but expertise in pretty much any area is valued.
         1. Programs, Services and Clients
         2. Operations
         3. Financial Management including Revenue Generation and Profit Margin management
         4. People, Policies and Practices
    Contact Frances Post (440-429-0579) for more details.

  • Cleveland Codes is looking for folks who would you like to share their experience, advice, and mentorship with 22 up-and-coming future coders. Regardless of your background or specialty, if you can spend an hour or two working with/teaching our students on a Friday afternoon, they want you! You can pick any Friday that works for you. Contact Seth Pinckney for more details.

  • Habitat for Humanity is seeking those between 21 and 40 for its Young Professionals group. (Welcome & membership) Posted 4/28/16

  • Greater Cleveland Volunteers has myriad short- and long-term volunteer opportunities through Northeast Ohio. 

  • Impact Team Member for United Way
    This committee determines funding for health initiatives using United Way dollars. The commitment consists of monthly strategy meetings on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday, from 8:30 - 10:00, RFP review and scoring, and site visits when available. If interested please contact Ben Miladin, LISW-S Director of Health Community Impact at bmiladin@unitedwaycleveland.org or call (216) 436-2227.

  • College Now Mentoring Program.
    They are seeking mentors with professional backgrounds looking to have an impact with helping a student succeed both personally and professionally and, at the same time, improve their own leadership skills. College now is also looking for companies who want a path to direct employees towards community engagement.

  • Participate in The Literacy Cooperative Top 10.
    Step up and take the challenge! 10 things you can do today to help improve literacy in Greater Cleveland. Hashtag #CLEliteracy, Twitter - @literacycoop, Facebook - facebook.com/TheLiteracyCooperative.