CCEL Serves

CCEL Serves is designed to offer CWRU students weekly opportunities to get involved in community service. CCEL Serves student leaders lead volunteer groups each week to local nonprofit sites and provide transportation to all volunteers in the CCEL vans. CCEL Serves includes both sites with a flexible commitment as well as Semester Serves sites which require at least one semester of commitment. For questions about either CCEL Serves opportunity, contact Erin Corwin.

CCEL Serves: Flexible Commitment

CCEL Serves flexible sites do not require a weekly commitment. Students can participate as their schedules permit, whether it's once a semester or once a week. Students should register through CampusGroups for specific sites and dates. Registration opens two weeks prior to each service date, and students are welcome to join the waitlist if their date of interest is full. Transportation is provided to all registered volunteers.

CCEL Serves flexible sites include sorting food at the Cleveland Food Bank, sorting medical supplies at MedWish International, tutoring Mandarin Chinese at a local elementary school, and serving a hot meal to community members. View the full schedule.

CCEL Serves: Semester Serves

Semester Serves sites require students to commit to a specific site on a weekly basis for at least one semester. Many of the Semester Serves sites work directly with vulnerable populations, so building relationships and trust are critical. Semester Serves are led by student leaders and transportation is provided to all volunteers. Students should register through CampusGroups for their preferred Semester Serves site.

Semester Serves sites include tutoring and mentoring youth, tutoring adults on the GED, and visiting with seniors. View all Semester Serves sites.


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.