Sign up for a CCEL Serves project

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Are you looking to get into the Cleveland community and learn about local organizations that align with your passions? Registration is now open for the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning’s (CCEL) Serves program, which provides daily service opportunities and transportation to undergraduate and graduate students interested in volunteering at area nonprofits alongside a small group of peers. 

CCEL Serves includes both sites with a flexible commitment where volunteers can sign up once or as often as their schedules allow and sites that require a weekly commitment of one semester. 

CCEL Serves features service opportunities, such as tutoring youth or adults; sorting books, medical supplies, or donated food; serving a hot meal; and more. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis, so early registration is encouraged.

Visit the CCEL Serves website for more information or to sign up.

Semester Serves options include:  

  • Mondays, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. — Tutor youth at Cleveland Heights Public Library - Lee Road Branch
  • Wednesday, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. — Guide grade 1-4 youth in after school activities including wellness, literacy, creative writing, and STEM through the AdvantageCLE Tennis & Education program
  • Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Assist students with homework and academic learning at William Rainey Harper School
  • Fridays, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Participate in Bolton Elementary Lunch Buddies Program

If you have any questions about the CCEL Serves progra, contact Danielle Hickman at