Will You Volunteer in 2017?

Jocelyn Brown-James, Greater Cleveland Volunteers gives an overview to attendees

Greater Cleveland Volunteers held a volunteer information session at the Euclid Public Library in mid-January drawing more than 60 attendees.

The focus was featuring the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in the Euclid City Schools for Kindergarten through second grade students.  

“This was great timing to engage the community to learn more about the program and the positive influences it has on increasing students’ reading skills.” Ross Jones, Program Manager.

Kirsten Frei-Herrmann, Program Director explains, “We were featuring the literacy tutoring program but many attendees appreciated the other volunteer opportunity information we supplied.”

Greater Cleveland Volunteers works with more than 2,500 volunteers in 100+ nonprofit agencies in Cuyahoga County. Opportunities range from office support to assistance at food pantries and soup kitchens to adult tutoring and mentoring to maintenance and preservation of our environment.

“I never knew what I could do as a volunteer. This session gave me clear direction and so many options- I’m surprised.” Joan an attendee exclaimed.

Dennis, an attendee who recently retired stated, “I am very active with what I want to do. I enjoy my hobbies, travelling and being with my friends. I didn’t think my schedule would accommodate volunteering but I found out it can! There are nonprofit agencies that need people a couple of hours a month or just for special events.”

If you have an interest in volunteering contact Greater Cleveland Volunteers website to review the locations, interest areas and contact information, greaterclevelandvolunteers.org

Dianna Kall

Dianna is the Communications Coordinator for Greater Cleveland Volunteers, a nonprofit partnering with 100+ other nonprofits in Cuyahoga County to promote and recruit volunteers.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017