You care. You’ve been hard-wired by God to care.
At CVC, we want to learn how to better reflect the heart and hands of God for the oppressed. We may not be able to do everything, but we can do something. We can be courageous missionaries cleverly disguised – bringing hope, transformation and salvation to people in need.
We pray that you have been encouraged toward missional living by informing you about volunteer opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Thanks for being part of CVC as we seek to invite people to new life in Christ.
You can download the printable booklet or view the missions opportunities online.
We also have a number of local and regional volunteer opportunities through our church planting partnerships. Similar to our local opportunities, you’ll want to contact the churches directly to find out more about volunteering.
Bringing hope, healing and empowerment to women who find themselves in abusive relationships.
American Policy Roundtable
Restoring the historic Judeo-Christian principles to American public policy.
The Arc of Greater Cleveland
Empowering persons affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education and the promotion of activities that improve quality of life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
Help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cleveland
Provide children who are most in need a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential—because they will become tomorrow’s parents, workforce and leaders.
Care on the Square
Providing life needs and spiritual support for homeless and shelter residents.
The City Mission
Serving those who are struggling with homelessness, poverty, and various crises, meeting them at their point of need with practical help, loving concern, and spiritual direction.
Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC)
CBMC strives to encourage individuals to get connected and to stay connected in order to help them grow in their faith.
The Cleveland Food Bank
Alleviating hunger by providing food and support to community organizations that feed the hungry.
Cleveland Leadership Center
Building a continuum of civic leaders committed to our community’s excellence by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement.
Cleveland Pregnancy Center
Providing hope and healing to women and their families in the greater Cleveland area from a pro-life perspective.
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Serving survivors of sexual violence and those who support them with free comprehensive healing and advocacy services, and to creating social change in the community through education, training, and activism.
The Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking
Educating and advocating for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking, while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons.
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
Serving the low-income people of Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Surrounding patients and families with a team of caregivers who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well.
Developing, providing, and encouraging the availability of safe, decent, affordable housing and housing support services for persons who are low-income, mentally ill, and/or disabled.
Father’s Love Ministry
Sharing the gospel through a variety of different means: in nursing homes, at food banks in public school, and through hospital visitation.
Forever Home Adoptions
A Christian adoption agency founded in 2008 and licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Using a model based on Antioch Adoptions in Seattle, FHA is a fee-free agency. Expenses associated with our work are completely covered through grant funding and donations.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Presenting to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of serving Jesus Christ.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Eliminating poverty housing across the globe and in NE Ohio.
Healthy Fathering Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
Supporting and empowering fathers to develop their assets as nurturers, caregivers and providers of their children.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Seeing students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world-changers developed.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Providing hope through Jesus Christ and Christian community to inmates and their loved ones.
Partnering with people who have developmental disabilities to achieve, healthy, fulfilling, enriched lives.
Making known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
MADD Northeastern Ohio
Aiding the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Make a Wish Foundation
Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Neighborhood Leadership Institute
Developing grassroots leadership that will contribute to rebuilding the bonds of community and improving the quality of life for neighborhood residents.
Training leaders to restore communities through collaborative church planting.
The Open Table is a national movement that restores families in poverty to communities through relationship building. The movement trains congregation members, through the Open Table Model, to form communities, called Tables, that transform their vocational and life experiences into tools our Brothers and Sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create change.
Open Table Promo from Cuyahoga Valley Church on Vimeo.
Prison Ministry at CVC
Sharing the gospel of Jesus with those in prison.
Serving terminally ill persons, without cost or regard to gender, race, religion or national origin.
Protecting children, empowering families, and building communities.
Rahab - A Ministry of Hope
A non-profit Christian ministry of staff and volunteers devoted to rescuing and restoring women who are trafficked into prostitution in Akron, Ohio.
Restored Path Ministries
A non-profit mobile organization that provides hot meals and emergency supplies to the homeless population living on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. Currently serving 75 hot meals on average each Saturday.
Click on the contact tab on their website to send an email.
Seeds of Literacy
Providing basic education and GED preparation free of charge for adult literacy in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
South Hills Lend a Hand
Serving emergency supplies, cleaning supplies, and paper products to those in need in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, and Seven Hills.
Special Olympics Ohio
Providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The Twelve of Ohio, Inc.
Specializing in foster care and adoption services.
True Freedom Ministries
An independent, evangelical, non-profit organization dedicated to reaching those in jails and prisons all across Ohio, those homeless on the streets of Cleveland, those abandoned in nursing homes across Northeast Ohio, and those shackled in addictions, with the message of True Freedom that is found only in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mike Swiger – MikeSwiger@gmail.com
Village Grace Mission Center
Assisting, inspiring and equipping urban families to become interdependent, productive community members.
Voices for Greater Cleveland Children
Impacting the changes in public policy that improve the health, safety, education, family stability and childcare of Greater Cleveland children and their families.
Volunteers of America Greater Ohio
Helping rebuild lives so people can reach their full potential.
Helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full and rewarding lives by providing a variety of residential services in an atmosphere of a caring community.
Impacting high school and middle school kids for Christ in the North Coast Region.
Youth for Christ
Reaching young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus.