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

  • Recreation: The below opportunities are separated by day. Please consider signing up to a participate on a certain day(s) of the week. This would be a consecutive opportunity.

    Tuesday Recreation: On Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to support the Leisure and Lifestyle department with recreation activities. Recreation is a way for individuals to build a community, be social and active. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity and volunteers can sign up for the suggested shift mentioned. Recreation is a fun and hands-on way to get involved at CSC. Recreation activities include but are not limited to piano class, crafts, acting, dance, games and more.

    Wednesday Recreation: A couple Wednesdays a month, volunteers are needed to support programs and activities hosted by the Leisure and Lifestyle department. Each program would be different, but examples include cheese tasting, candle making, Cleveland Guardians games and more! Each program is about four hours and are not weekly. Dates include:

    -2/7, 1 - 3 p.m.
    -2/14, 1 - 3 p.m.
    -3/20, 12 - 3 p.m.
    -5/22, time TBD

  • Thursday Recreation: Want to assist on field trips? Volunteers are needed to join our group on outings in the community! These trips are about once a month and transportation is available. Each trip is usually four hours. Upcoming trips are visits to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Harry London Chocolate Factory. Dates include:

    -3/21, time TBD
    -4/4, time TBD

    Weekend Recreation: up to twice a month, volunteers are needed to support our weekend trips! These trips can be in the evenings or afternoon and are usually about three hours. Trips may include bowling, going to the orchestra, rock climbing and more. This is a great way to get involved if you don’t have work week availability. Dates include:

    -2/23, 6 - 8 p.m,
    -4/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
    -4/21, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • Adult Literacy Volunteer: Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. One volunteer is needed to assist in the classroom by working one on one with students to promote basic GED© skills. This is at CSC and previous training in tutoring or education is preferred.

  • Cooking Class Volunteer: Starting in March, one volunteer is needed to assist during our Cooking Class led by one of CSC’s Occupational Therapists. The class is 6 weeks long from 2-4:30 p.m. on Monday. This volunteer will work 1:1 with an individual. This is located at CSC and previous training in tutoring or knowledge in cooking basics is preferred.

  • Radio on the Lake Theatre program: Starting in March, CSC is hosting a 10-week program with Radio on the Lake on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. This is a creative theatre development program where volunteers will help individuals navigate the different activities. Two volunteer positions are open.

  • 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. 

 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brooke Tyukodi at btyukodi@clevelandsightcenter.orgPlease contact us for additional information on 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 4,017 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.