Summer 2022 Service Opportunities

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May 21st-22nd Cleveland Asian Festival

CAF is seeking volunteers ages 16+ who are ready to take on one or more shifts this May 21st or 22nd to provide a strong experience for their guests. 

Volunteers will be eligible to receive: 

  • Cleveland Asian Festival volunteer t-shirt (while supplies last)
  • Water and snacks during volunteer shift
  • 1 raffle ticket per 2 hours shift for annual volunteer raffle. 
  • 1 $5 food voucher for every 4 hours of volunteering, except for parking volunteers who receive 2 $5 food vouchers for every 4 hour shift
  • Invitation to annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Raffle Drawing
May 28th CWRU Farm Campus Volunteer Day

Come help the CWRU Farm get ready for the growing season on May 28th, 2022 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm!

Jobs might include weeding, digging, bed rake-out, planting, mulching, weed matting, etc.

  • Expect light tool use, some carrying of materials, and lots of bending and kneeling.
  • Please dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes that can get muddy.
  • Light refreshments provided, please bring your own water bottle, they have a water bottle filling station.
June 4th Pride in the CLE Planning and coordinating one of the most colorful weekends of the year requires a team of talented and dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to learn or develop skills, teach skills to others, build self-esteem and confidence, and contribute to a better, stronger community in Greater Cleveland. Pride in the CLE™ 2022 seeks to expand exponentially and our doors are always open for volunteers at every skill level.
June 5th Race for the Place Race for the Place in support of The Gathering Place, takes place the first Sunday in June on National Cancer Survivors Day. Race for the Place, a 5K and 1 Mile walk, is a wonderful celebration of cancer survivors and an opportunity to raise money to support the free programs and services provided at The Gathering Place to help children, teens, adults, individuals, families and friends cope while on the cancer journey. They are seeking volunteers to help out at the event. 
June 25th Larchmere PorchFest Live local music returns to the Larchmere neighborhood. Larchmere PorchFest 2022 brings 22 bands on 22 porches on June 25, 2022. All neighbors, friends, and live music lovers are invited to come take in the sounds of local musicians in our beautiful community. Visit our local shops, taste some local flavors, and enjoy the afternoon into the evening. If you desire to do more than listen, we are happy to have you volunteer, make a donation or generously sponsor Larchmere PorchFest 2022.
June 26th Transplant House of Cleveland 5K Run and Walk

The Transplant House of Cleveland will host a 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on June 26, 2022 to honor the memory of the founder of this event, Brian Vitale. Brian was a transplant recipient, and advocate for the values Transplant House upholds: philanthropy, community work, and accessibility to housing. They are seeking volunteers to help on the day of the event. 

July 9th  Doan Brook Watershed Partnership: Family Fishing Day Volunteers After three years, we are bringing back our big Family Fishing Day on July 9th from 9am - 2pm at Rockefeller Lagoon. We are looking for volunteers to help make this festive day run smoothly. We'd be so grateful for volunteers to help with:
  • Set Up
  • Parking Attendants
  • Registration
  • T-shirts
  • Rod & Reel Distribution
  • Line Ambassadors
  • Grillers
  • Lunch Servers
  • Face Painter
  • DBWP Tabling
  • Tear Down

Contact for more details.

July 20-24th BorderLight International Theatre Festival BorderLight is seeking volunteers ages 18+ who are available for two or more shifts between July 20-24 to enhance the experience for our guests. The theatre festival will be held at a variety of downtown locations from Playhouse Square to Public Square!

Volunteers will be eligible to receive:
  • BorderLight volunteer t-shirt
  • Water and snacks during volunteer shift
  • 1 raffle ticket per shift for annual volunteer raffle (prizes include tickets to see LES MISERABLES, tickets for the 2023 Cleveland International Film Festival, a Mitchell's Ice Cream gift card, and more!)
August 20-27th 

Tennis in the Land WTA 250 Event

The top women tennis players in the world head to The Land for the second annual Tennis in the Land, a WTA 250 event, on August 20-27, 2022 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

As part of the prestigious U.S. Open Series, this one-week tournament marks one of the biggest women’s sporting events to take place in Northeast Ohio and will connect Cleveland to the highest levels of the sport on an annual basis.

Volunteers will receive free parking, a meal, and an event t-shirt to wear while they are working the tournament. A ticket to the event will be provided if you sign up and attend at least two (2) volunteer shifts throughout the week.

For more information and to sign-up, click here.

Ongoing Garden@Case Summer Volunteers Throughout the summer, we will be planting the garden, occasional weeding, daily watering, and starting to harvest late in summer.

We are looking for volunteers. The main task will be to water the garden daily when it does not rain. One person can water the entire garden in 30-60 minutes. In a typical summer, we get enough volunteers that each person only waters once a week or sometimes every other week.

If you can help, please email Brian Gray ( to express interest.
Ongoing Hunger Network Food Rescue Volunteers

Become part of the fight to end hunger in the Greater Cleveland area! Hunger Network Food Rescue volunteers pick up food donations from grocery stores and restaurants, then deliver them to nonprofit organizations who directly help those facing food insecurity. Visit their website for more information, and to download the app to register and claim your first rescue.