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  Welcome to Greater Cleveland's resource for volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Since 1993, BVU has been linking volunteers to opportunities that address such issues as homelessness, the environment, crisis support, youth and families, people living with disabilities, seniors and many more.  

We want to make it easy for you to identify and connect with a volunteer opportunity that meet your skills, interest, location and availability. Whether you are volunteering by yourself, or part of a group, we hope you connect with a nonprofit that is close to your heart.

How do we get every child in Northeast Ohio reading at grade level? The answer is easy – it begins at home. When parents read 20 minutes a day with their child, it greatly increases the chances their child will be a strong reader who graduates from high school and stays out of the criminal justice system.
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  Apr 01 - Family Development Advisor (more)

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Global Youth Service Day 2015
You don't need to wait until you grow up to change the world. Children and teens are creating change every day through service to others. On Global Youth Service Day, we come together to celebrate and demonstrate this influence. BVU: Center for Nonprofit Excellence is bringing volunteers together to promote this service day in Northeastern Ohio. There are projects for every age and ability, interest and passion. Join us for Global Youth Service Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015. You CAN make a difference!
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  Encore Cleveland
  Volunteer Library Assistant (EOL. . .   Encore Cleveland
Volunteer will work with patients, families, and the community. He/she will perform circulation duties such. . . (more)

Finance Position: 5 Hours. . .   Encore Cleveland
As a small start-up nonprofit organization we really need help with financial protection, summaries, reports,. . . (more)

Encore Initiative Mentoring Program   Encore Cleveland
Teach For America is proud to partner with the Cleveland Foundation’s Encore Initiative to build. . . (more)

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  Next Chapter Book Club. . .   #WeReadHere
Next Chapter Book Clubs are, first and foremost, book clubs. In Next Chapter Book Clubs you. . . (more)

Help Change a Life:. . .   #WeReadHere
Every day you use your literacy skills to figure out sales prices, check your email,. . . (more)

Reading Buddies- Tutor and. . .   #WeReadHere
Reading Buddies are needed at Malachi Center! Students (grade K-5) enrolled in the After. . . (more)

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  Local Statistics
  Opportunities: 547
Organizations: 382
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  (Mar 27) Day Out With Thomas volunteers (more)
(Mar 25) Organic Plant Sale! (more)
(Mar 25) Get fit! Be a walking. . . (more)
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(Mar 26) Heights Observer Distribution - deliver. . . (more)
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