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Greater Cleveland Volunteers recruits volunteers age 18+ to serve at over 100 local nonprofit organizations. We assist people in finding the right opportunity to serve based on their interests, skills, and availability.


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My Mentor My Friend Outreach Specialist

Click Here to view job description and application submission guidelines. Application deadline July 31, 2014.

July - August Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to view July/August 2014 Volunteer Opportunities (PDF)

Viva Volunteers

Experience Corps tutor on NPR

James Williams, an AARP Experience Corps literacy tutor and lunch-time mentor, was a guest recently on NPR’s show, Sound of Ideas on Cleveland’s WCPN 90.3 FM. Williams echoed the show’s topic, Toward Healthier Seniors, explaining his volunteer experiences which provides a healthier outlook on life. He relayed positive comments about his weekly routine with not only serving as a literacy tutor for the past 10 years, but as a lunch-time mentor with the My Mentor My Friend program of Greater Cleveland Volunteers, for the past three years. Both programs are in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

You can listen to the show at


The summer push has been bringing attention to CLE literacy initiatives.

If you have a desire to serve as a literacy tutor before, during or after school we have many opportunities.

As we know, reading is critical in our lives. Help us help area youth and young adults.

Click here to read a article on the importance of combatting illiteracy and follow #CLEliteracy on social media for all the latest news.

Viva Volunteers

Viva Volunteers

Join us at our annual event on Friday, September 26th. Click here for details and to purchase tickets or one of our sponsorship packages.

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Greater Cleveland Volunteers offers many ways to serve our community.

One Time / Short Term Events

  • Help with one-time events or short-term projects through our Team program

Regular Assignments

  • Volunteer through regular assignments. Check out our volunteer opportunities below!

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We Also Manage a Few Volunteer Programs Directly:

My Mentor My Friend

  • Serve as a mentor in our My Mentor My Friend program in the Cleveland Schools.

RSVP Program

  • Adults age 55 and older can be part of our RSVP program to share their life skills and experiences to help with critical needs in our community, through an ongoing assignment at one of over 50 non profit organizations.

AARP Experience Corps

  • Older adults interested in helping Cleveland school children in grades K-3 improve their reading skills can be part of our AARP Experience Corps tutoring program.


For new volunteers! »

We welcome new volunteers to attend an orientation. Come learn about one time and ongoing volunteer opportunities. Below are the current orientation dates offered:


3 event(s) found.

  1. New Volunteer Orientation

    Date: Mon Aug 4, 2014 5:30pm to 7pm  EDT

    Location: Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH, United States

  2. New Volunteer Orientation

    Date: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:30pm to 3pm  EDT

    Location: Greater Cleveland Volunteers, 4415 Euclid Avenue, 3rd FL conference ctr, Cleveland, 44103

  3. New Volunteer Orientation

    Date: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:30am to 12pm  EDT

    Location: Greater Cleveland Volunteers; 4415 Euclid Ave; 3rd FL conf ctr; Cleveland 44103