Weekly Service Opportunities

Weekly service opportunities are generally available in both Spring and Fall. Please contact CSSA rather than the community partners with any questions.

Fall 2014 weekly service registration is now closed. If you would like to discuss setting up a self-placement at one of these sites (you would need to provide your own transportation), please email service@jcu.edu.

Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland: Assist as Syringe Exchange Program Workers at two community sites to provide injection drug users with supplies and education to slow the spread of HIV and promote access to social and medical services. Service participants will assist with patient registration, distributing safe kits and brochures. Training is provided.

Hospice of the Western Reserve: Assist directly with patients, providing care and support for patients and their families. Provide companionship, socialization, and comfort. Help with legacy work, light housework, meal preparation, and anything else patients may need. 

Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital: Participate in Friendly Visits, helping to provide a safe, clean, non-threatening play space for pediatric patients on a general medical division. Interact  with children, newborn to 18 years of age, in age-appropriate activities either in the Activity center or at a patient’s bedside; feeding and rocking babies; supervising in the Activity Center; cleaning toys; and other duties. Training is provided.

St. John Medical Center: Assist with general assignments to hospital staff and visit with the patients at the medical center. Located in Westlake, Ohio—approx. 45 minutes from campus. 

South Pointe Hospital: Engage in direct interaction with and provide comfort to elderly patients through baking and distributing cookies, distributing magazines and recreational activities, escorting patients to and from church, performing Guided Imagery Therapy, assisting with dinner trays, and giving hand massages to the patients and their families. ***Spots still available for Fall 2014 on Fridays – email service@jcu.edu to inquire.***

Ronald McDonald House: Provide energetic customer service while staffing the Front Desk at the House. Answer phones and guest questions, take reservations, greet guests, and give House tours. Other duties as requested to keep the House running smoothly. There is NO direct service involved with this activity; this is an administrative role.


One-Time Service Opportunities

Medworks Annual Clinics: Take place in both Fall and Spring in the areas of vision, health and wellness, medical, and diabetes. Direct and escort patients, answer logistical questions, and assist wherever necessary. Click here to view available one-time service opportunities for Fall 2014.

Craniofacial Residence Camp at Flying Horse Farms in conjunction with University Hospitals: Weekend-long service commitment at the end of September 2014. Assist with a transformational experience for children with serious, sometimes terminal, illnesses. Students can directly contact Ms. Danny Grosh, Volunteer Coordinator at Flying Horse Farm, for more information. Her number is 419-751-7077.