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Volunteer Services

Find out more information about volunteering at our Cleveland, Ohio campus and local Family Health Centers. 

Why Volunteer?
Learn about what volunteering at Cleveland Clinic has to offer.
Volunteer Opportunities
Explore a variety of volunteer positions and join more than 1,500 caring volunteers.
Junior Ambassador Program for Teens
Our summer program helps teens grow through service to others and a sense of teamwork.
Volunteer Application Process
How do you sign up? Walk through the process of volunteering, including orientation.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Read about the volunteer work of some of our exemplary ambassadors.
Contact Volunteer Services
Contact a Volunteer Services coordinator by phone or fill out our contact form.

New Opportunities in Cleveland, Ohio

Featuring NEW or NEEDED Volunteer Opportunities:

Taussig Cancer Center High Tea

Location: Main Campus Taussig Cancer Center
Hours: 1:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Wednesdays

High Tea

Can a steaming cup of British tea and delicious pastries keep the doctor away? Not exactly, but for patients with cancer at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, weekly High Tea provides an opportunity to relax and socialize with others – a pleasant diversion from serious treatments and multiple appointments.

Patients and their families dine on delicacies while sipping tea from an array of beautiful porcelain teacups that have been donated by employees and patients. Since its debut on February 21, 2007, the complimentary High Tea has served over 20,000 and welcomes more than 65 guests weekly. High Tea serves as a wonderful healing ritual and provides a supportive atmosphere to enhance patients' experience at Cleveland Clinic.

High Tea

Volunteers share the responsibility of setting up, greeting, serving, washing cups and cleaning up after each week's event. With the generosity of our volunteers and a wealth of donations from Executive Caterers at Landerhaven and other local businesses, the tea offers patients the high level of class and service that they deserve.

Studio 51 Taussig Wig Boutique Volunteer

Location: Taussig Cancer Center Studio 51
Hours: 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. or Noon – 4 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Studio 51, the wig boutique at Taussig Cancer Center, is seeking dedicated female volunteers to provide compassionate support and service to women patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Volunteers assist patients with choosing a complimentary wig (courtesy of the American Cancer Society and individual donors) or cap. This position involves one-on-one interaction with patients and volunteers must be highly attuned to the needs of the patient.

Sweet Dreams Volunteer

Location: Main Campus G80 or G100
Hours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sunday – Saturday

Volunteers make three distinct rounds on these units. In the first round, volunteers assist patients at meal time by clearing the tray tables of clutter, offering warm wash cloths, helping to open containers and cut food, and retrieving items from the pantry.

In the second round, volunteers circulate with the Sweet Dreams Cart and offer patients complimentary comfort items.

Finally, volunteers complete a final round to take extra time to chat with patients and assist with non-clinical concerns. The goal of this program is to prepare patients for a restful evening.

Volunteer Greeter

Location: Beachwood FHC | Brunswick FHC | Elyria FHC | Independence FHC | Richard E. Jacobs (Avon) FHC | Solon FHC | Strongsville FHC | Twinsburg FHC | Willoughby FHC | Wooster Family Health Center
Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Imagine being the person responsible for making a patient or visitor's first impression a positive one! As a welcoming presence at the front doors of our Family Health Centers and Community Hospitals, Volunteer Greeters put a personal touch on patient and visitors' experiences through their greeting, escorting, giving directions and prevailing wheelchair assistance.

We are looking for compassionate, engaging individuals who like to help others and can stand and walk 3 - 4 hours at a time.

Summer Only Opportunities

Summer 2016 – College Student Summer Volunteer Application Process
Summer 2016 – College Student Summer Volunteer Application Process

Cleveland Clinic Volunteer Services invites you to apply for an opportunity to serve patients, visitors and caregivers this summer!

College Student Summer Program Application Deadline: May 20, 2016 at 5 PM to Jennifer Reinke, Volunteer Coordinator, reinkej@ccf.org. After receipt of your fully completed College Student Summer Program Application and Personal Interest Form, there are three basic steps toward volunteering: 

Step One: Information Session. Based on your Application and Personal Interest Form, you will receive an invite to attend an Information Session. 

  • Wednesday, May 25: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 2: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Step Two: Onboarding after Information Session. You may be offered an opportunity to pursue a summer volunteer assignment based on your availability; readiness for volunteer service, and ability to make a clear commitment. Onboarding instructions will be emailed to the applicant upon acceptance.

Step Three: Orientation Session. Incoming volunteers are required to attend Orientation prior to starting an assignment. Mandatory additional training is required for some assignments.

  • Wednesday, June 1: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 9: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

We look forward to a rewarding summer!

Deadline Dates
Deadline Dates
  • Summer Contact Form Deadline: May 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Summer Application Deadline: May 20, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Deadline to complete all Summer onboarding requirements: June 13, 2016
Summer Commitment Requirements
Summer Commitment Requirements
  • Mandatory completion of 75 hours Volunteer service required for satisfactory completion of program
  • Anticipate a required contribution of 8 – 10 hours each week; same days/times each week
  • Non-fluctuating set schedule; same days/times assigned throughout program
  • Set schedules cannot be changed
  • Planned breaks in service are required to be communicated prior to start of program
  • One (1) allowed unanticipated absence during the program
  • Completion of 75 hours required to receive verification letter of volunteer service

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