It’s National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to celebrate the individual and collective power of volunteerism in communities across the country! Did you know? According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, nearly 63 million Americans gave 7.8 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $184 billion in the past year alone. Here in Cleveland, we’re proud to partner with a number of organizations and initiatives that promote volunteerism – and many that rely on the power of volunteers to make an impact.
National Volunteer Week is a great time to think about ways you can give back through service. Don’t know where to start? We have a few ideas!
Become a Mentor
The True2U initiative of our MyCom program is seeking mentors for 8th grade Cleveland Metropolitan School District students. As positive role models, True2U mentors support students as they explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success – with a focus on career-readiness. Watch a short video about the program, and learn how to apply here.
Discover Your Encore Career
If you’re retired or nearing the end of your primary career and looking for a way to put your time, experience and passion to work for the community, we encourage you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities available through our Encore Cleveland initiative. Maybe you’re looking for a one-day volunteer opportunity, or perhaps you can make a weekly commitment. Encore Cleveland offers volunteer opportunities to meet a range of interests, availability and needs. Learn more here.
Whatever you choose to do, volunteering is a great way to feel fulfilled, build new relationships, and give back to causes you care about. Don’t delay, become a volunteer today!