Volunteering at The City Mission - The City Mission of Cleveland, Ohio

Volunteering at The City Mission

Serve, Learn, & Grow with Us

Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30pm – Main Campus (5310 Carnegie Ave)

Wednesday, July 24th at 12pm – Virtual via Microsoft Teams

URGENT NEEDS: groups to provide meals, van drivers, support in childcare, and Christian mentors for our youth.

The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending a one hour training called Volunteering 101. Volunteering 101 is a fun, brief overview of The City Mission and the volunteer opportunities we have available. It’s a great chance for you to meet our staff face-to-face, learn about the volunteer experience that is the best fit for you, and see how your commitment can impact the lives of men, women and children in crisis. Please click on “Sign Up for Volunteering 101” to reserve your spot for one of the Volunteering 101 dates below.

*Groups do not need to attend Volunteering 101. Instead please complete the Service Project Request Form below.

Volunteer in Place

Volunteer on your schedule – at the time and place that works for you! Volunteer in Place (VIP) Projects are open to individuals and groups, and can be completed anywhere. These opportunities are great for youth and all ages. 

Email getinvolved@thecitymission.org to coordinate a VIP project!

Bridges Out of Poverty Training

Bridges Out of Poverty is a set of concepts that helps businesses, churches, schools, social service organizations and individuals address poverty in a comprehensive way. It provides ideas and concrete tools a community needs to reduce, alleviate and work with those in poverty.

Whether you’re already a volunteer at The City Mission, considering how to best serve, or simply interested in this topic, we invite you to sign up for one of our free training sessions or inquire about how we can bring this training to your team!

All sessions will take place at The City Mission: 5310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103 at 5:30pm.

If you’re interested in learning more please reach out to our Community Engagement Manager – jbuxton@thecitymission.org. 

What Does it Mean to Volunteer with Us?

Volunteer FAQs

For Group Service Projects, please email the Volunteer Department to coordinate. For the best experience, it’s important to inquire 6-9 weeks before the intended date of service through our form. However, we will do our best to accommodate! Here are some examples of one-time service opportunities:

  • Done in a Day Projects – painting, cleaning, organizing or landscaping projects at our Main Campus or Laura’s Home.
  • Crossroads Fun – Men’s groups to come and provide crafts, snacks, activities and fun opportunities for the men at Crossroads on weekends or evenings (ie. Watch a ball game, bring games or cards, tournaments, etc.). Email our team to start the conversation.
  • Adopt a Day Out of School in Pathways – Adult Groups (5-15 volunteers) come to provide crafts, snacks, activities and fun for our school-age children on days out of school and during Summer Break from 9-11:30am and/or 12:45 – 2:30pm. To inquire about open days, please email the Volunteer Department.
  • Meal Providing – supplying, preparing and serving a meal at Laura’s Home or Crossroads. Please read the Crossroads Dining Room Handbook and Laura’s Home Dining Room Handbook prior to reaching out about coordinating a date to serve.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old or serve with an approved chaperone to participate in any of the positions listed above. Only the Adult Chaperone needs to complete a volunteer application process.

If you served recently and forgot to log-in at our volunteer iPad, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at getinvolved@thecitymission.org.

Sure! We want to give you the best picture of what it looks like to volunteer at the Mission before you commit. View the volunteer handbook here.

Have Further Questions about Volunteering?

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