The Mission of Encore Cleveland is to channel the time, energy and talents of experienced Clevelanders into solving community challenges and filling unmet needs.
The Encore movement is a national effort to leverage the energy and experience of Americans who seek to fill community needs upon retirement or near the end of their primary careers. Encore Cleveland was launched in 2013 by the Cleveland Foundation, which helps to connect and fund a network of organizations to provide experienced Greater Clevelanders with an array of meaningful opportunities in the community.
Encore Clevelanders benefit from the opportunity to remain active and engaged through work in their community that provides personal fulfillment.
Participating programs and organizations benefit from the dedication and expertise that Encore Clevelanders bring to their positions.
The community gains intergenerational collaboration and is able to better address unmet needs in the labor force. Through Encore Cleveland, nonprofits realize opportunities to build capacity, and adults from all socio-economic and education levels may establish deeper connections in the community.
Greater Cleveland Volunteers is pleased to be part of Encore Cleveland. Through the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation, we are expanding our efforts to engage adults age 50+ in volunteer service to the community.
Mock Interviewer - Volunteers are needed to perform mock interviews for first time job seekers with high school students in various schools throughout the county. Flexible hours with convenient locations close to home. All training provided.
Blood Donor Ambassador - Provide a valuable service by volunteering at the Parma Donor Center. Register, help with intake, and support donors through the process. Shifts available every day.
Help make a home safe - Volunteer to provide minor home repairs and modification to make homes safe and healthy. Knowledgeable or trainable in home repair.
Be a Good Neighbor - Help seniors in Maple Heights with daily needs such as changing lightbulbs, taking trash bins to the curb and back, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow and anything else that a person with challenges can no longer do. Hours and days are flexible.
Office Assistance - Help a nonprofit in the Cleveland area by volunteering as a receptionist and/or assist with light office work. Weekday and weekend opportunities available.
Caring Drivers for Cancer Patients - You would transport cancer patients to and from their treatments at local hospitals. Use your own vehicle to pick up patients at their homes. One way or round trip, depending on your availability.