Office Assistant

Organized individuals needed to help with filing, scanning, data entry, phone calls, and other basic office tasks.

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Professional Connection

Help international newcomers with elements of their job search, such as: resume reviews and interview practice. (Engineering professionals in demand!)

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Mock Interviewer

Volunteers are needed to practice interviews with international professionals and provide essential feedback.

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Welcoming Mentor

Help international newcomers get aquatinted to the Cleveland area or practice English conversational skills.

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Office Assistant

Organized individuals needed to help with filing, scanning, data entry, phone calls, and other basic office tasks. Volunteers will have an opportunity to work with different departments in the organization. Training and supervision will be provided by each department. Positions are available one or more days per week, Monday through Friday during business hours.

Required Qualifications: Organizing and problem solving skills are necessary. Experience with filing, scanning, printers and computers; strong attention to detail; dependable and punctual; ability to work with minimal supervision; cultural sensitivity and flexibility essential.


Professional Connection

Professional Connection volunteers are matched with an international newcomer (immigrant, refugee and/or international student) based on similar professional backgrounds and interests. Responsibilities might include reviewing resume and cover letters, mock-interview practicing, and sharing job search skills:

  • Possess experience in job searching and hiring practices in Cleveland.
  • Have a background in Human Resources or a specific industry (for example, engineering) preferred.
  • Connect newcomers to new contacts and professional networks.
  • Attend a volunteer orientation and training session at Global Cleveland.

Mock Interviewer

Volunteers are needed to practice interviews with international professionals and provide essential feedback on their progress. Volunteers will provide expertise on skills needed for interviewing and facilitate mock interviews with students using structured lessons prepared by the staff. Positions are available weekday evenings year-round.

Required Qualifications: Passionate about working in the Greater Cleveland region; Human Resource experience preferred; desire to help individuals in their career path; desire to work with other cultures; dependable and punctual; cultural sensitivity and flexibility essential.


Welcoming Mentor

Welcoming Mentors are matched with an international newcomer (immigrant, refugee and/or international student) based on neighborhoods and interests. Responsibilities include orienting a newcomer to their neighborhood (e.g.where to shop, eat, play, learn, worship, etc.). A mentor will also help the newcomer with English conversation skills:

  • Attend a volunteer orientation at Global Cleveland.
  • Commit to volunteering at a Global Cleveland Welcome Hub in or near your neighborhood.
  • Possess good communication skills, and speak in a friendly and clear manner.
  • Be patient and work through language barriers and accents.

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Sign up to become a Global Cleveland Volunteer online by clicking the button below:

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Requirements & Commitments

A little or a lot of time? No matter what, we can help you find the right time to meet your time availability:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have an appreciation for other ethnicities and cultures
  • Exercise professional and timely communication

For questions about Global Cleveland’s volunteer opportunities, contact Jazmin Long, Welcome Coordinator, at jazmin@globalcleveland.org


Orientation

Global Cleveland will host ongoing volunteer orientations at the Welcome Hub. During this time volunteers will be able to tour the Welcome Hub, meet each other and Global Cleveland staff, and learn more about specific volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are required to attend a one-hour orientation before they are matched with a volunteer opportunity. Refreshments will be served. Street parking downtown is free on the weekends, and free one to two hour street parking is available during the week.

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Naturalization Ceremonies

Global Cleveland needs your help welcoming our newest American citizens on what is one of the most important days of their lives. Three times a month, Global Cleveland sends representatives to the naturalization ceremonies to hand out welcome packets, and collect information on our newest American citizens. Ceremonies are typically held at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Court House in the Jury Assembly Room on Level L1 and dates for 2016 ceremonies can be found below.

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We are grateful to these supporters who have helped Global Cleveland become a reality