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  • Event

    United Way Day of Action!

    Location: United Way Services of Geauga County | 209 Center St. Unit H, Chardon, OH 44024
    Start Time: Fri 23, June 2017, 8 a.m.
    End Time: Fri 23, June 2017, 2 p.m.


  • Event

    Running with a Mission

    Location: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    Start Time: Sat 17, June 2017, 7 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 17, June 2017, 10 a.m.

    Join The City Mission and Laura's Home for a fun filled morning of running for a good cause, and entertainment. This run is the perfect family outing at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. You and your family can enjoy Kid's Dash, Pavilion Mascots, Live DJ and much more!

    Register by June 11 to receive a race t-shirt. Online registration closes June 16th at 9:00 am.


  • Event

    Blossom Time Festival Volunteers Needed!

    Location: Riverside Park, Downtown Chagrin Falls
    Start Time: Thu 25, May 2017, 5 p.m.
    End Time: Sun 28, May 2017, 9:30 p.m.

    Parkside Church will sponsor a booth at the upcoming Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival. The festival is held over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28 in Riverside Park, located across from the falls in downtown Chagrin Falls.

    Volunteers are needed to represent Parkside Church at the booth during the festival. Volunteers greet people, hand out helium balloons and literature, and help children play our "Parkside Plinko" game to win free candy. Set-up and Pack-up help is also needed.

  • Event

    Alternaterm "Everyday Heroes" Walk/Run

    Location: Mayfield Village Greenway Trail, 425 North Commons Blvd., Mayfield Village, OH 44143
    Start Time: Sat 20, May 2017, 8:15 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 20, May 2017, 10:45 a.m.

    Alternaterm’s 2017 Everyday Hero Fun Walk/Run will take place on a 2-mile path of Mayfield Village’s Greenway Trail on Saturday, May 20th.

    Registration will open online April 6th and all forms can be downloaded by going to

    Print an event flyer here.


  • Diaper Donations Needed!

    Looking for caring individuals to help support the Portage-Summit diaper bank!

    Why diapers? Diapers are a basic need for infants and children and federal programs such as SNAP and WIC do not cover diapers. An inadequate supply of diapers has severe repercussions for the health and emotional well-being of the child and parent. Unfortunately, UnitedHealthcare declined to continue their sponsorship this year, leaving the organization in a very serious financial bind and unable to purchase diapers to make up for any donation shortfall.

  • Hospice of the Western Reserve- Furniture Donations Needed!

    Consider donating your gently used furniture/household items to Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sales. What better way to repurpose gently used furniture and housewares than to donate to a beneficial cause? Proceeds from these sales support seriously ill patients and their loved ones, in addition to programs such as art and music therapy, school crisis and community bereavement services.

    Sales are held several times throughout the year at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. The next Warehouse Sale is Friday, May 12th, 8 am-4 pm and Saturday, May 13th, 9 am-3 pm.

    Items Needed Include: 

  • The Way Out Prison Ministry Volunteers Needed in Summit & Portage Counties

    Summit County: Have you served as a chaplain in some compacity? Are you a retired military or hospital chaplain? The Way Out Prison Ministry is in need of a qualified person in Summit County to oversee and grow religious services in 7 Oriana House facilities for men and women. These are low-level security correctional facilities. They consist of half-way houses, state and federal re-entry facilities and community based correctional facilities.

    Portage County: The Way Out Prison Ministry is offering an exciting ministry opportunity to volunteers with a heart for the youth who are incarcerated in the Portage/Geauga Detention Center in Ravenna. We are looking for a dynamic youth-oriented team from churches in Portage/Geauga County to serve on our ministry team. We bring contemporary Christian music,a relevant Bible lesson, and a small group discussion for one hour every Thursday evening from 7-8 pm. Each team meets one Thursday each month.

    Go to for more information.

  • Drivers Needed for Cancer Patients

    The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteers to help get local patients to their cancer treatments. This year alone an estimated 66,000 Ohio residents will learn that they have cancer and many of them will not feel well enough to drive and may not have friends or family available to help get them to their treatment. The ACS program, called Road to Recovery, helps those with cancer overcome this critical barrier to treatment. In 2015, the Road to Recovery program was able to provide 255 rides for Cuyahoga County residents to get to their important appointments. In 2016, it provided 400 rides to Cuyahoga County residents. We are getting more requests every day and are hoping to spread the word about Road to Recovery to find a few more people who would be willing to help.

  • Mailing Volunteers Needed

    Building Hope in the City is looking for volunteers available during the day to help stuff and prepare mailings, as needed. The frequency of mailings typically varies from once a month to twice a month. If you're interested, please contact Lesa Hess (216) 281-4673.

  • Volunteers Needed for Hospice of the Western Reserve

    Touch a life...Become a Hospice Volunteer.

    Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. We care for our patients wherever they call home. As a vital part of our team volunteers come from all walks of life, and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities.

    Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort, help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, meal preparation, run errands, make phone calls, help with clerical work, attend health fairs, make a presentation. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.