CCEL Serves

CCEL Serves is designed to offer CWRU students a variety of structured opportunities to get involved in community service including one-time and semester-long experiences.

Flexible Pop-Up Experiences

Through Flexible Pop-Ups, students can engage with other CWRU students to contribute to a project that benefits a community organization. Topics and projects change throughout the semester and students can sign-up as their schedule allows.

View the calendar of current opportunities on CCEL's CampusGroups events. Students are welcome to join the waitlist if their date of interest is full. Students not registered can also come directly to the CCEL office (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165, first floor) at the program's start time on the day of the event to see if a space becomes available.

Semester Experiences

Small groups of students volunteer together at a local nonprofit organization on a weekly basis. Semester sites require at least one semester of commitment. Many of the sites work directly with vulnerable populations, so building relationships and trust are critical including tutoring and mentoring youth, tutoring adults on the GED, and visiting with seniors. Each site has a leader who coordinates the group and provides transportation to and from the site.

Students interested in joining one of the sites below must register for their preferred site on CampusGroups (linked on the site names below). If your preferred site is full, please join the waitlist for the event or contact Erin Corwin with questions. Spots are limited at the sites, so they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Current Spring 2022 Semester Opportunities 




Volunteer Activity


5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Seeds of Literacy

Assist adults with academic material as they work to complete their GED.


2:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Advantage Cleveland: Tennis and Education

Guide youth (grades 1-4) at a local elementary school in after-school activities including wellness, literacy, creative writing, and STEM.


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Harper Rainey School, CMSD

Assist students at a Cleveland International Baccalaureate elementary school (grades 1st-6th) with homework and academic learning on a tech-based platform during the school’s activities period.


CCEL is committed to providing all students with opportunities to take full advantage of our programs. Our staff recognizes that students with documented disabilities may require reasonable accommodations in order to achieve this objective. If you are interested in taking part in a specific project but have questions related to accommodations and/or the accessibility of a site, please contact the office of Disability Resources (216.368.5230 or, and they will work with a representative from our office to answer your questions.