CCEL Serves

CCEL Serves is designed to offer CWRU students structured opportunities to get involved in community service.

Flexible 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. Transportation is provided to all registered volunteers.

Registration for specific sites and dates opens two weeks prior to each service date on CCEL's Campus Groups and 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 Serves

Small groups of students volunteer together at a local nonprofit organization on a weekly basis. Semester Serves 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 CCEL's Campus Groups. 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 Fall 2021 Flexible and Semester Opportunities 

Day

Time

Site

Site Type

Volunteer Activity

Mon

3:30-5:30 p.m.

MLK Branch/Cleveland Public Library

Semester

Provide academic assistance in math and science to youth (grades 1-12) through the MLK Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

Tue

2:45-5:15 p.m.

AdvantageCLE: Tennis & Education

Semester

Guide youth (grades 1-4) through the Advantage Cleveland program at Mary B. Martin school in after school activities including wellness, literacy, creative writing and STEM.

Wed

3:30-5:30 p.m.

MLK Branch/Cleveland Public Library

Semester

Provide academic assistance in math and science to youth (grades 1-12) through the MLK Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

Thurs

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Seeds of Literacy

Semester

Assist adults with high school coursework as they work to complete their GED.

Fri

12:45-2:15 p.m.

Mandarin Chinese with Youth

Flexible

Interact with students and assist in an exploratory Chinese language and cultural program at a local middle school. Students should have at least an intermediate level of Mandarin proficiency.

Fri

1:00-4:00 p.m.

MedWish International

Flexible

MedWish collects and delivers medical supplies to those providing medical care in developing countries. Volunteers will help sort materials for future shipments.

Fri

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Harper Rainey School, CMSD

Semester

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.

Pop-Up Projects

Through Pop-Up Projects, 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 you students can sign-up as your schedule allows. View the calendar of current opportunities on CCEL's Campus Groups events.

 
Accessibility

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 disability@case.edu), and they will work with a representative from our office to answer your questions.