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One-Time Service Opportunities

Various sites
Cleveland ,  OH  44118

Phone: (216) 397-4698

Description:
One-Time Service Opportunities and Special Events include special service activities that do not happen on a regular basis, but which may be of interest to the JCU community. These service activities are open to JCU students, staff, faculty, and administration, and can be a good introduction to service for those who've never tried it before.

What we do there:
Details for One-Time Service Opportunities can vary. Some involve travel to an off-site location; others happen right here at JCU. Some involve direct service, where participants are interacting with others; others involve indirect service, providing support for a community group or organization.

Website:
www.jcu.edu/service
 
Spring / 2015
February 6, 2015 to February 6, 2015

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER:
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO:
Check it Out!
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population.

February 13, 2015 to February 13, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE PIZZA BOWL (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun!

Service participants will be required to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.

February 13, 2015 to February 13, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
ROSE-MARY CENTER VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion & Accessibility
PARTNER: Rose-Mary Center
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Service participants in this activity will assist the staff by decorating, setting up the dance area; distributing snacks and food; conversing and interacting with residents; face painting; and dancing if the mood strikes! They would also be called upon to clean up after the event.

IMPORTANT: These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

February 17, 2015 to February 17, 2015

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (including travel time)

- - T - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER:
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO:
Check it Out!
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population.

February 18, 2015 to February 18, 2015

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - W - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER:
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO:
Check it Out!
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population.

February 19, 2015 to February 19, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - T - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK (THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Food Security 
PARTNER:
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants assist in indirect service in the Repack Warehouse, where they help to sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the warehouse can be chilly.

IMPORTANT:  All students who register for this service activity will be required to register and review volunteer guidelines ONLINE before the service activity. Upon registration, you will receive an email from CSSA with instructions of how to access this requirement online. Failure to do so will result in removal from the activity.
February 20, 2015 to February 20, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE GAME NIGHT (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants will be required to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.

February 24, 2015 to February 24, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - T - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Food Security 
PARTNER:
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants assist in indirect service in the Repack Warehouse, where they help to sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the warehouse can be chilly.

IMPORTANT:  All students who register for this service activity will be required to register and review volunteer guidelines ONLINE before the service activity. Upon registration, you will receive an email from CSSA with instructions of how to access this requirement online. Failure to do so will result in removal from the activity.
March 9, 2015 to March 9, 2015

6 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- M - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
ROSE-MARY CENTER BLUEGRASS BAND (MONDAY, MARCH 9)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion & Accessibility
PARTNER: Rose-Mary Center
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: A bluegrass band made up of older volunteers performs for the residents at Rose-Mary Center every second month of the month. Service participants in this activity will assist the staff by setting up the stage, equipment, chairs, or other items; distributing snacks and food; conversing and interacting with residents, and dancing if the mood strikes! They would also be called upon to clean up after the event.

IMPORTANT: These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

March 11, 2015 to March 11, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - W - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Food Security 
PARTNER:
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants assist in indirect service in the Repack Warehouse, where they help to sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the warehouse can be chilly.

IMPORTANT:  All students who register for this service activity will be required to register and review volunteer guidelines ONLINE before the service activity. Upon registration, you will receive an email from CSSA with instructions of how to access this requirement online. Failure to do so will result in removal from the activity.
March 13, 2015 to March 13, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE PIZZA BOWL (FRIDAY, MARCH 13)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun!

Service participants will be required to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.

March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2014

7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
GREEK: GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK (SATURDAY, MARCH 14)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Food Security 
PARTNER: 
Cleveland Food Bank
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME:
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

IMPORTANT:  This activity is restricted to Greek Life students. You MUST attribute your hours to one of the Greek Life options when registering.

DESCRIPTION: Participants assist in indirect service in the Repack Warehouse, where they help to sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the warehouse can be chilly.

IMPORTANT:  All students who register for this service activity will be required to register and review volunteer guidelines ONLINE before the service activity. Upon registration, you will receive an email from CSSA with instructions of how to access this requirement online. Failure to do so will result in removal from the activity.
March 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015

3 PM to 5:30 PM (including travel time)

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK PRACTICES (SUNDAY, MARCH 15)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this activity help coach individuals with disabilities in their track and field events.  These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding.

NOTE: Students will need to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
March 20, 2015 to March 20, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE GAME NIGHT (FRIDAY, MARCH 20)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants will be required to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.

March 21, 2015 to March 21, 2015

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CATHOLIC DIOCESE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT JCU - SATURDAY, MARCH 21 (AM SHIFT)
One-Time Service Opportunities

ACTUAL TIME: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

DESCRIPTION: Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will converge in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at JCU for the Annual Catholic School Elementary Science Olympiad for grades four, five, and six. Events include competitions in aerodynamics, bridge building, circuit wizardry, an egg drop, simple machines, "mystery" powders, and more!

Volunteers are needed for the morning shift to help set up for the event and judge and score one event. There is also an afternoon shift where volunteers are needed to assist with the science show, set up a Chemistry Show in Kulas Auditorium, distribute trophies and ribbons at the Awards Ceremony, and help to clean up and return supplies.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants!

NOTE: All participants in this activity MUST:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00 pm at JCU's Einstein's Bagels. Please do NOT register for this activity unless you can attend the training session AND the Science Olympiad event. 
March 21, 2015 to March 21, 2015

12 PM to 5 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CATHOLIC DIOCESE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT JCU - SATURDAY, MARCH 21 (PM SHIFT)
One-Time Service Opportunities

ACTUAL TIME: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will converge in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at JCU for the Annual Catholic School Elementary Science Olympiad for grades four, five, and six. Events include competitions in aerodynamics, bridge building, circuit wizardry, an egg drop, simple machines, "mystery" powders, and more!

Volunteers are needed for the morning shift to help set up for the event and judge and score one event. There is also an afternoon shift where volunteers are needed to assist with the science show, set up a Chemistry Show in Kulas Auditorium, distribute trophies and ribbons at the Awards Ceremony, and help to clean up and return supplies.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants!

NOTE: All participants in this activity MUST:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00 pm at JCU's Einstein's Bagels. Please do NOT register for this activity unless you can attend the training session AND the Science Olympiad event. 
March 22, 2015 to March 22, 2015

9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (including travel time)

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MONTEFIORE PURIM CARNIVAL (SUNDAY, MARCH 22)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Senior Citizens
PARTNER: Montefiore
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Service participants in this activity will help residents enjoy an on-site carnival for the Jewish Holiday of Purim. This includes transporting residents from their rooms to the carnival (pushing their wheelchairs or escorting them), helping the residents play games, and serving them food (hamantachen cookies and punch). When the carnival is over, students will transport the residents back to their units.

Purim is a fun holiday, so service participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes - keeping in mind that they should be appropriate to an older audience and non-offensive to any groups of people. Costumes are not required.

March 22, 2015 to March 22, 2015

3 PM to 5:30 PM (including travel time)

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK PRACTICES (SUNDAY, MARCH 22)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this activity help coach individuals with disabilities in their track and field events.  These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding.

NOTE: Students will need to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
March 27, 2015 to March 27, 2015

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (including travel time)

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (FRIDAY, MARCH 27)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER:
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO:
Check it Out!
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population.

March 29, 2015 to March 29, 2015

3 PM to 5:30 PM (including travel time)

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK PRACTICES (SUNDAY, MARCH 29)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
ACTUAL SERVICE TIME: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this activity help coach individuals with disabilities in their track and field events.  These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding.

NOTE: Students will need to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
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