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Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Volunteer Coordinator: Gloria McCurdy
Address:
3631 Perkins Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44114
Email: volunteer(at)neoch(dot)org
Community Volunteers: Yes
Telephone: 216-432-0540 ext 102 (Fax#) 216-432-0620

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
Reliability, good communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse cross section of individuals.

Do you have daily activities for volunteers? Yes
Description: Clerical, special events and planning for meetings with homeless people with gathering items for giveaways, taking notes and preparing for the meetings


Care Alliance Health Center

Volunteer coordinator: Mary Kate Hannan
Address:
1530 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Email:
mhannan(at) carealliance(dot)org
Community volunteers:
Yes
Telephone: 216-781-6228 ext. 263 (Fax#) 216-781-6723

What skills are you lookin ext. g for in a volunteer?
Reliability, Flexibility, respect for diversity

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description: Supporting medical records and reception work.  Project organizational skills.


Domestic Violence Center

Volunteer coordinator: Sara Otts
Address:
P.O Box 5466 Cleveland, OH 44101
Email:
sotts(at)dvcac(dot)org
Community volunteers:
Yes
Telephone:
216-229-2420 ext. 233 (Fax#) 216-229-2474

What skills are you looking for: For our direct service opportunities, we are looking for volunteers who can participate in our comprehensive 20-hour volunteer training and then a make a year long commitment (at least) to working for us. We ask that they be open to the learning process so that they can be the best advocate for the women and children we serve.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description: We have many opportunities: Hotline advocate, shelter work, support group facilitation, court escort, and childcare.

Do you have monthly projects: Yes

Description: We have a Meals that Heal program where we are looking for individuals or groups to donate a personal meal to our shelter. We are always in need of this opportunity. Additionally,  from time to time, we have service projects that we need help with.


Frontline Service

Volunteer coordinator: Meredith Black (Director of HR)
Address:
1744 Payne Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Email:
blackm(at)mhs-inc(dot)org
Does your organization use community volunteers:
Yes
Telephone:
216-623-6555 ext.1023 (Fax#) 216-623-6539

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? Strong interpersonal skills, computer skills; word processing, creative and flexible problem-solving skills and ability to effectively and professionally interact with professionals of many disciplines and with professionals and clients of diverse values, strengths and backgrounds.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description:
Answering phones, sorting/organizing donations, childcare, assisting volunteer coordinator with various duties. Clerical work: filing, data entry and processing.

Do you have monthly projects? Yes
Description:
Organizing seasonal clothing and maintain donation room. Assisting with “Camp Bridges”- Camp for CWWV. Facilitating activities and childcare for CWWV and child therapy room. Assisting with identifying the needs of MHS supportive permanent housing sites and gathering ongoing programs information.

Do you have larger, long-term projects: Yes
Description: Assisting with the needs of the individual programs and sites of MHS. For instance, a regularly scheduled arts and crafts activities, self-esteem and social skill building. Facilitating a life skills workshop for young and older adults. Organizing agency-wide 12 step programs at various sites. Helping individual sites/programs gather items of direct use client i.e. Resource referrals, and collaborative with other MHS partners. Creating an agency wide newsletter, and developing an on-going communication forum for volunteering groups. Establish and develop website content for volunteer information online.


Y-Haven

Volunteer coordinator: Chip Joseph
Address:
6001 Woodland Ave 4th Floor, Ste. 703 Cleveland, OH 44104
Email:
cjoseph(at)clevelandymca(dot)org
Does your organization use community volunteers:
Yes
Telephone:
216-431-2018 ext. 222 (Fax#)216-431-2023

Community volunteers: Yes
What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?

We only use volunteers for our advisory board. We would love to find a volunteer Psychiatrist, art therapist, or music therapist.


Volunteers of America Veteran’s Resource Center

Volunteer coordinator’s name: Malik Shikir
Address:
775 E. 152 St. Cleveland, OH 44110
Email:
malikshikir(at)voago(dot)org
Telephone:
216-541-9000 Ext. 1309 (Fax#) 216-541-5143

What skills are you looking for in volunteer?
Cooking, answering phones and utilizing other skills and experience your willing to commit to.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Special projects and answering phones.

Do you have monthly projects available to you volunteers? Yes
Description: Cleaning pantry area in kitchen


Joseph’s Home

Volunteer Coordinator: Georgette Jackson
Address:
2412 Community College Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
Email:
georgettejackson(at)josephshome(dot)com
Telephone:
216-685-1551 (Fax#) 216-685-1553

Daily activities: No, but open to ideals.

Do you have monthly projects available to volunteers? Yes
Description:
Weekend cooking

Do you have larger, long term projects for volunteers? Yes
Description:
Program yet to be developed.


The West Side Catholic Center

Volunteer coordinator: Terrie Garr
Address:
3135 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113
Email:
tgarr(at)wsccenter(dot)org
Community volunteers:
Yes
Telephone:
216-631-4741 ext. 122

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
Flexibility, empathy, understanding, ability to get along with many people, and a desire to serve.

Do you have daily activities? Yes
Description: Receptionist, intake persons, friendly visitors, resume writing, healthcare services, sorting, childcare, serving and preparing meals, legal services, assisting with the I.D program, registration for clothing and household, assisting in art education program, tutors for the Learning For Life Adult Education classes etc.

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes

Do you have larger, long term projects for volunteers? Yes please check with us.


Hitchcock Center for Women

Volunteer Coordinator: Brittney McClain
Address:
1227 Ansel Rd. Cleveland, OH 44108
Email:
bmcclain(at)hcfw(dot)org
Telephone:
216-421-0662 (Fax#) 216-421-0911

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
We have various levels for volunteers from Clinical staff with CDCA license to clerical duties.  Have customer service knowledge.

Daily activities for volunteers? Yes
Description:
Open and run coffee shop from 7:30am – 11:30 M-F.  Office duties ( make copies and highlight forms, shred papers.)


2100 Lakeside Men's Homeless Shelter

Volunteer coordinator: Lydia Bailey
Address:
2100 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland OH, 44114
Email: lbailey(at)lutheranmetro(dot)org
Telephone:
216-566-0047 ext.123
Community Volunteers:
Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
Tutoring, cooking, gardening, escorting people through the stages of recovery,resume writing, on-line researcher, and assisting in the process of interviews and follow-up.

Do you have daily activates for your volunteers? Yes
Description:
Cooking and serving meals, recovery activities, job search, book club and leading groups in current events.

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes                                                        Lend your expertise into making the shelter more energy efficient, kitchen help, community gardening, book club, legal clinic, group discussions and writers group to establish and develop communcation forum to help residents transition themselves back into society.

 

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

Volunteer Coordinator: Violet Turner
Address: 3470 East 152nd Street. P.O. Box 201187 Cleveland, OH 44120
Email: v.turner(at)familypromisecle(dot)org                                                                                                     Community Volunteers? Yes
Telephone: 216-767-4060 ext. 225 (Fax#) 216-751-3707

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
Wide range of skills needed.

Do you have daily activities for volunteers? No
Volunteer opportunities are set up case by case.  They do offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities.  Example facility up keeps, tutoring, and building projects.

Do you have larger, long-term projects for volunteer activities? Yes
Individuals needed to help set up and clean up apartments.  New Life Community has volunteers who address the set up and clean up needs of a single apartment before a guest moves in to begin their independence.

 

St. Malachi Center

Volunteer coordinator: Lynn Scott
Address: 2416 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland OH, 44113
Email: lynn(at)stmalachicenter(dot)org

Telephone: 216-771-3036 ext 19 (Fax#) 216-771-3659 

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?  To share a skill, be a tutor, we welcome all volunteers with all interest and talents and the volunteer must pass a background check.

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes
Description: Clothing ministries, summer camp programs, mailing projects, special events

Do you have larger, long term projects for volunteers? Yes
Description: Literacy program; where individuals will consistently volunteer with one person for a few hours a week.


St. Patrick’s Club

Program Coordinator: Jerry Partyka (call after 12:30pm)
Address: 3610 Bridge Ave. Cleveland OH, 44113
Email: jpartyka(at)wsem(dot)org
Telephone:216-281-5854  (Fax#) 216-281-5516                                                                                 volunteer information #216-631-6872

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes
Description: Volunteers come from all over the greater Cleveland area.

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? Meal servers and some light clean-up.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? No. The meals are operational three days a week. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with the serving of dinner or to help out with the food pantry


Cleveland Catholic Charities- Bishop Cosgrove Center

Volunteer Coordinator Program Assistant: Navina Wylder
Address: 1736 Superior Ave. Cleveland OH, 44114

Email: nwylder(at)clevelandcatholiccharities(dot)org                                                                               Telephone: 216-781-8262 (EX: 12) (Fax#) 216-566-9161

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? The ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds (for stocking purposes)

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description: Volunteer in hot meals and / or pantry program, packing food bags monthly

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes
Description: With the assistance of staff, assist in preparing a monthly meal; volunteer weekly/ monthly to serve a meal.


Stella Maris, Inc.

Volunteer Coordinators: Terry Luria & David Rogers (coffee shop)

Address:1320 Washington Ave.  Cleveland, Ohio 44113 

Email: terry.luria(at)stellamariscleveland(dot)com
Telephone
: 216-781-0550 (Fax#) 216-781-7501

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer?
Detox Unit - sharing with clients their experience, to foster positive effects while creating a new dimension in the lives they touch.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes  Talk about their detoxification experience.

Do you have large, long term projects for volunteers? Yes  Working at the coffee shop, recovery activities.


May Dugan Center

Volunteer Coordinator: Andy Trares
Address: 4115 Bridge Ave. Cleveland OH, 44113
Email:atrares(at)maydugancenter(dot)org
Telephone: 216-631-5800 ext. 121 (Fax#) 216-631-4595

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? Professional computer skills, good phone etiquette, bi-lingual, knowledge of community resources

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description: Reception and clerical (phone, desk work)

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes
Description: Food & clothing distribution day (4th Wed. of the month)

 

YWCA

Volunteer Coordinator: Teresa Sanders
Address: 4019 Prospect Ave. Cleveland OH, 44103
Email:tsanders(at)ywcaofcleveland(dot)org
Telephone: 216-881-68781 (Fax#) 216-881-9922

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? Provide guidance and follow through to foster growth, independence and aspirations.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Description: Reception and clerical (phone, desk work)

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes
Where needed.

Bellefaire JCB (Youth)

Volunteer Coordinator: Brie Katz - Intake
Address: 22001 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland OH, 44118
Email: katzb(at)bellefairejcb(dot)org
Telephone: 216-932-2800 or 216-320-8385 (Fax#) 216-881-9922                                               24hour/Homeless youth hotline 216-570-8010

Does your organization use community volunteers? Yes

What skills are you looking for in a volunteer? Depends on the department; working knowledge on how to work with clients with Autism and the ability to work independently.  Having a good communication skill and maintaining high standards of ethical and professional conduct, while adhereing to agency confidentiality policies.

Do you have daily activities for your volunteers? Yes
Develop communication forum to help residents.  Provide guidance and follow instructions to foster mental growth of clients through positive role modeling.

Do you have monthly projects available to your volunteers? Yes
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Updated February 19, 2014