Volunteer

The mission of CSC's Volunteer Services department is to facilitate empowering volunteer opportunities that support and promote the mission and progress of Cleveland Sight Center. We have a variety of volunteer positions ranging from ongoing opportunities, to projects to group volunteering. Read more about them below.

Open Volunteer Positions:

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

  • Radio Reading Volunteer
  • Recreation and Socialization Program Volunteer (see additional descriptions below)
  • Share the Vision Volunteer: For those who are well-adjusted to blindness or low vision, share advice and support to encourage those new to vision loss. Apply to be a Share the Vision volunteer here.
  • Dance or Exercise Instructors: Are you a student, expert, or professional in the fields of dance, exercise science, personal training, or any other movement practice? We are seeking an individual to provide a weekly or biweekly movement-based class for adult clients who are blind or visually impaired. General timeline is one 1-hour class per week.
  • Beginner Group Piano Instructor: We are seeking someone to provide a weekly piano class for approximately 6 adults who are blind or visually impaired. Students will learn music by ear and through group and individual instruction. Volunteer must be able to meet the musical needs of each individual in the group, while helping participants grow in their abilities. General timeline is one 1-hour class per week.
  • Art Instructor: Are you an art student, an artist, an expert crafter, or perhaps a retired art teacher? We are seeking a volunteer to run a once monthly art class for adult clients who are blind or visually impaired. This individual would work with the leisure and lifestyle specialist to identify potential art projects and select needed materials within a given budget. Volunteer must be comfortable with providing, or learning to provide, clear verbal instructions to ensure client success with art projects.
  • General Program Assistants: Assistants will help in any program time that they are available. They may help clients participate in art projects, learn dance or exercise movements being taught by an instructor, escort clients to the various locations in the building, and serve as someone clients can socialize and engage with.

Please contact Steven Frohwerk if interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities.Volunteer-made sensory board outside at the CSC playground.


Other Ways to Volunteer:

Volunteer Projects:

For those who are unable to commit to ongoing volunteer positions, Cleveland Sight Center offers volunteer projects that do not require continuous commitment beyond the completion of defined projects. Those who support volunteer projects contribute to Cleveland Sight Center's mission in critical ways, providing resources that fuel our programs and deeply impact our clients.

Volunteer Projects Application

Large group of volunteers posing outside.

Volunteer Groups:

CSC hosts volunteer groups of 2-60 to assist with a variety of projects at our organization. Whether working to clean our preschool, outside to prepare the grounds of our camp, adapt materials, or help with events, volunteer groups support hands on and behind the scenes projects that are critical to the success of our organization. To learn more about arranging group volunteer projects contact us at 216-791-8118.


Volunteer Impact

Cleveland Sight Center volunteers and volunteer groups make an important difference for our community. Through their support, volunteers create meaningful experiences and sustain important services for those who are blind or visually impaired. In the last year, over 300 volunteers contributed over 5,750 volunteer hours to support our organization. THANK YOU! 

Two volunteers touching up paint.    Volunteers putting on a skit.     Volunteer helping a client learn to play the keyboard.