ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for

Healing Companions, Inc.
5 South Main Street Suite 205, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

  • Grant Writers/Fundraisers – Ideal candidate is someone with prior nonprofit and fundraising experience.
  • Photographers – We’re looking for someone, in the Oberlin, OH area, who can take high-quality photos for our social media pages and web presence, as well as printed materials.
  • Professional Videographers – If you reside in the Oberlin, OH area, we need your help to tell our story in a visually compelling way.
  • Social Media Experts – We’re looking for individuals with experience building a strong following, communicating messages in powerful and effective way, and building brand awareness across multiple platforms.
  • Blog Writers – Healing Companions needs people with who can craft high-quality blog posts on a regular basis.
  • Board Members – We are looking to expand our Board of Directors to help Healing Companions, Inc. grow and meet the increasing demand for Psychiatric Service Dogs. Those with experience serving on nonprofit boards and/or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

We’d love to hear from you!Contact us with a copy of your resume/CV and portfolio, as well as a few words about what attracted you to the mission of Healing Companions, Inc.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Tech Support , Writing , Proofreading , Skills-based , Research , Project-based

Amazon Wish List for

America SCORES Cleveland
3631 Perkins Avenue, Unit 2CE, Cleveland, OH 44114

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  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Collect Donations
  • Learn More
We are looking to have a few volunteers come to Malachi Center to help package supply bags, do shreddings, organize donations, help clean the Center, and fulfill some small scale projects on our second weekend volunteer day!Your help benefits the low income youth we serve as well as the homeless populations we provide services to.Volunteers will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and adhere to CDC guidelines during their service. If you have a specific service you can offer, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or [email protected]
  • Adults (18+)
  • Recurring
  • Weekends
  • In-person , Indoor , Maintenance , Skills-based , Project-based , Other
  • Learn More
EYEJ engages middle and high school youth in programs designed to build community, develop their civic voice and civil discourse, develop social-emotional learning and promote social justice for its core program –the Discussion Series. Having served youth now in 13 schools and 4 recreation centers new avenues for the Discussion Series have been requested by multiple entities for support of our youth. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EYEJ responded quickly to our youth being out of school, and created the Y.O.D.J. program – youth online discussing justice. Y.O.D.J. is a 12 week online Discussion Series program (8 weeks) with a Reflection event (4 weeks) for 6-8th grade youth to exchange ideas and perspectives in an online classroom with diverse and empowered community members, peers, and volunteers twice weekly. A customized copyrighted curriculum is provided to help develop social emotional learning for students by connecting youth to various resources and role models in the Cleveland area. One complete session of the Y.O.D.J. program consists of 24 events.Topics:Toxic Stress Exploring Money w/Federal Reserve Bank and Chase Bank Conflict Resolution Exploring Technology Police and Youth Relationships w/the Cleveland Police Achieving a Positive Mindset w/Case Western Reserve University Fowler Institute Invest in Your Future, Entrepreneurship, College/Trade School Exploring Violence w/the Cleveland PoliceSIGN UP HERE
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Skills-based , Other

Bloggers for

Engage! Cleveland
8200 Sweet Valley Dr #100, Cleveland, OH 44125

Write a blog for Engage! Cleveland about being a young professional or college student in the Greater Cleveland area.
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Writing
  • Learn More
COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed.The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols. A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors, including temperature taking, who are entering drives or donation centers.***When considering volunteering, please review the risk guidance provided by the CDC, local government and your healthcare provider.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • In-person
LACEMENT PURPOSE Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience. Engage with blood donors to promote blood donation and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations.OPEN TIME DAYS
  • Flexible, based on personal schedule
  • The majority of blood drives typically run MF 8am7pm; with shifts a minimum of 4 hours; Intermittent weekend drives available
  • Minimum six month commitment.
REQUIRED TRAINING
  • Orientation to the American Red Cross.
  • Scheduled or day of training for nonregulated volunteer positions (Donor Ambassador Training)
  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • In-person

Board Members for

Adoption Network Cleveland
4614 Prospect Avenue, Ste. 550 Cleveland, OH 44103

Adoption Network Cleveland’s Board of Directors is a group of diverse and passionate individuals, many of whom have been directly touched by adoption or foster care, who share an understanding and commitment to the mission of the organization. The Board of Directors as a body, and its individual members, makeup the primary governing body of the organization. The members of the Board of Directors provide policy governance, serve in leadership roles on the organization’s committees and play a major role in achieving the fund development goals of the organization.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Evenings , Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , In-person , Skills-based , Other

Board Members for

Burning River Baroque
3218 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Burning River Baroque's vision is to inspire social change through music. We are actively growing our board and would love the opportunity to add you to our team!
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Virtual , In-person , Collect Donations , Note Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

Board Treasurer for

Burning River Baroque
3218 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Burning River Baroque is actively recruiting a board treasurer to assist with bookkeeping and financial reporting.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Virtual , Skills-based

Breakthrough Victory Fund for

Friends of Breakthrough Schools
3615 Superior Avenue, Suite 3103A, Cleveland OH 44114

During the last few months of the 2019-2020 school year, Breakthrough Schools, along with schools across Ohio, were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Breakthrough’s model education leaders began meeting virtually to create the initial virtual learning plan, and established a suggested schedule for remote learning, identified select online resources, and built out core structures. This grew into the 2020 Breakthrough Distance Learning Plan. The Plan outlined remote working expectations, family outreach plans, and device distribution. We made sure that every student had a working device and internet access to participate in the program. 500 hotspots were purchased to be distributed to families in need, and we connected with local organizations to assist some of our families in gaining online connectivity. Breakthrough offered distance learning plans through the end of the school year and plans to continue to offer online resources over the summer for our students.The Breakthrough Scholars’ Victory Fund was established to lead us to positive outcomes as we navigate this unfamiliar terrain. Donations from the Victory Fund are being used to provide the technology necessary for our current and new families being enrolled. This is guaranteeing them the chance to continue to learn remotely throughout the summer and into the 2020-2021 school year.We are making sure that EVERY family in our network has access to the best education under the circumstances and the Breakthrough Scholar’s Victory Fund is helping to make that possible!
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Collect Donations
  • Learn More
We need someone to transcribe and upload captions for videos created for our first distance learning curriculum. Videos are hosted on YouTube, but their automated captioning is insufficient.
  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Virtual , Indoor , Tech Support , Writing , Note Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

Cleveland Parents Outreach Program for

Friends of Breakthrough Schools
3615 Superior Avenue, Suite 3103A, Cleveland OH 44114

School might be out for the summer, but Breakthrough Schools are taking steps to plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Breakthrough is a free, K-8, public charter school network with seven locations in Cleveland. We hope to connect with local families looking for high-quality options for their children, and are working to enroll students for the upcoming school year. You can help make a difference by volunteering to be a part of Breakthrough’s Parent Outreach Team. To learn more about this, contact Tim Mann, Friends of Breakthrough’s Senior Advancement Officer via email: [email protected].
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Phone Calling

Communications or Marketing Volunteers for

Adoption Network Cleveland
4614 Prospect Avenue, Ste. 550 Cleveland, OH 44103

We could use help with marketing & communications, visual communication design, fundraising development, social media, and other related areas.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.

Our Walk, Rock and Run will be held virtually on June 21st. Diversity Center staff members, and special surprise guests will be live on Facebook and Instagram at 8:30 a.m., walking the route with you. You may walk or run virtually between June 21st and July 6th. For details, visit https://www.diversitycenterneo.org/events/walk-rock-run/

While much of the world has stopped, our mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism will not be placed on pause. That’s why we’re asking you to help us cover the cost of continuing our diversity, equity and inclusion work with students.

We have all seen how the impact of COVID-19 is especially severe for those in marginalized socio-economic groups (people of color, the elderly, youth, people with disabilities, indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, and migrants).

Our programming, in School & Youth, SHIFT Consulting, and in LeadDIVERSITY, is a strong antidote to the bias, bigotry and racism that has created such inequity.

Our work is needed now, more than ever!

Participating virtually and donating to Walk, Rock and Run, is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to ensure that we can continue our School & Youth programming as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19.

If you were planning on attending Walk, Rock and Run this year, consider donating in the amount that you would have spent on gasoline, parking, breakfast and coffee, had you attended the event. Please consider a donation of $25 to $50 or more.

While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that because of your generosity, we are working overtime to develop an additional program delivery model, Distance Learning.

Click Here to Donate to Walk, Rock and Run

On behalf of all of us at The Diversity Center, thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for helping us to create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness. With your support, not only will we get through this, but we will come out stronger.

Join the competition for the 2nd Annual Workplace Traveling Trophy and Top Individual Fundraising Prize! The Diversity Center will award prizes in two categories: Workplace and Individual. You will have bragging rights for a year! Grand Marshal Russ Mitchell, Channel 3 News Anchor WKYC TV-3 will present your trophy or prize to you at TV-3. You will also be featured on TV-3's website and The Diversity Center's website. Start your Walk, Rock and Run Team today! To qualify for the prizes, The Diversity Center must be in receipt of all funds by 4 p.m. on Monday, July, 6th! For more information contact, Pat Lyden at 216-752-3000 ext. 230 or [email protected]

  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • One-time
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Collect Donations
Our Employment program and summer youth program are struggling with finding appropriate and meaningful training opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and with supporting people with disabilities in their work skill building and job search. We are looking for small business employers who can provide work experiences in a safe, small environment.
ELA online programming is available for students in grade 5 -12To register family or friends please visit www.effectivela.org/elaonline
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18
  • Recurring
  • Families
  • Virtual

Foster Volunteer for

Cleveland Animal Protection League
1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Cleveland APL will still be moving animals into foster homes and encourages anyone interested in helping the organization to care for an animal during these difficult times to reach out to the Foster Team at [email protected] Our foster volunteers provide temporary, in-home care for animals until they are ready for adoption. We will provide you with training, supplies, and medical care for any foster animal you take into your home.
  • Adults (18+) , Child with Adult
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Families
  • In-person , Indoor , Outdoor , Other
We are looking for dedicated individuals to help distribute food shares at our neighborhood Fresh Stops throughout Northeast Ohio this season. To properly follow distancing guidelines, we need volunteers more than ever. In order to minimize contact and possibilities for cross-contamination, we'll need staff and volunteers dedicated to singular tasks. Volunteer jobs include set up, check-in, distribution, traffic flow coordination, and clean-up.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Evenings , Weekdays
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
  • In-person , Food Distribution , Food Packing
  • Learn More
Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!
  • Purpose Disaster Health Services Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed.
  • Responsibilities
    • Provide hands on care for shelter clients to include but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, assistance with functional needs.
    • Provide health education, health assessments and determination if a higher level of care is needed.
    • Assist clients to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.
    • Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
    • Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
    • Complete required virtual self-paced training required for the position
  • Time Commitment Deploy for a minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts
  • QualificationsRequired qualifications:
    • A current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions:
      • Registered Nurse (RN)
      • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
      • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
      • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)*
      • Paramedic*
      • Medical Doctor (MD)
      • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
      • Physician Assistant (PA)
      • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
    • Minimum 18 years of age
    • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
    • Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!
  • Purpose The Shelter Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.
  • Responsibilities
    • Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID environment
    • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners
    • Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor
    • Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
    • Completing the required virtual self-paced training
  • Time Commitment Deploy for a minimum of 14 days working 8 or 12 hour shifts
  • QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
    • Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
    • Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community.
    • Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
    • Lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift.
    • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
    • Walk on uneven terrain.
    • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
    • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
    • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
    • Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
    • Drive in daytime and at night
    • Willing to complete required virtual self-paced training
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
PLACEMENT PURPOSE Become a member of the nationwide cadre of disaster workers trained to provide compassionate, responsive service to those impacted by disasters large and small. Disaster responders assist the Red Cross in delivering mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters, locally through participation as a Disaster Action Team member and nationally as a trained Disaster Responder. Through training/development and field experience, responders have an opportunity to serve large scale operations within a Region, Division or across the country.OPEN TIME DAYSLocal response commitment is based on availability and rotating on-call schedule
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Virtual

Responsible for responding to callers in need of crisis intervention, support, safety planning, program intakes, referrals, and community resources on the 24-Hour Domestic Violence & Family Helpline.

  • One-time
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Hotline Staff , Phone Calling
Education has come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first distance education course in the early 1840s. The one-size-fits-all educational approach of the past is being transformed as a result of changing worldwide dynamics. Regardless of these changing dynamics, however, one true constant remains – the power and importance of music. For more than a century, TMS has cultivated the power of music as an educational, community-building and public health tool. We have adapted to the needs and interests of our constituents for 108 years. Clearly, while music is very important, an argument can be made that, compared to the heroic public health workers and organizations that are directly addressing life-and-death issues, music’s importance pales. But to underestimate the importance of music in our lives and communities, particularly in times like these, is misguided. Throughout time, music has offered hope and comfort amid fear and uncertainty. But in the age of this novel coronavirus, accessing and investing in music is infinitely more important for another reason. Following closely on the heels of the virus will emerge an emotional and mental health crisis within our populace. The impact of social separation and isolation on issues relating to depression, loneliness, hopelessness and suicide may skyrocket. Research tells us that music is one of our most powerful therapeutic tools in helping to mitigate the effects and impact of depression, anxiety disorders, stress, loneliness and isolation. Music can elevate an individual’s mood, resulting in a more positive outlook. It also offers a pathway to connecting with other humans.
  • Virtual