The following organizations will help match you up with health and education (or other opportunities) that need your own special gifts and passions:
Volunteer Center @ Business Volunteers Unlimited (you don’t have to be a “business person” to use this service!): (216) 736-7711 or www.businessvolunteers.org
RSVP Cleveland, offers a wide range of opportunities for anyone over 18, but especially for those in retirement: (216)391-9500 or www.rsvpcleveland.org.
Volunteer Match, a national organization, with links to many local volunteer opportunities, www.volunteermatch.org.
HandsON Northeast Ohio, organizes hands-on volunteer teams to tackle short-term projects throughout the area. (440)339-2268 or www.handsonneo.org.
Many UMC churches in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties offer meal programs, child care or after school programs, and other outreach programs in the community. All can use extra hands to help – call the North Coast District office (216) 441-4527 or their website for suggestions.
West Side Community House is the only United Methodist National Mission Institution in northeast Ohio. Westlake UMC continues our relationship by providing volunteers who share their leadership as board members and generously make contributions of their time, talents and monetary gifts to help sustain WSCH programs and services to low income children, families and seniors in Cleveland’s westside. Learn more about West Side Community House at www.wschouse.org