Volunteer To Support Immigrants & Refugees In Northeast Ohio

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Global Cleveland! We are a Northeast Ohio nonprofit that attracts, welcomes, and connects international newcomers to economic, social, and educational opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. It’s with the support of people like you that we can help immigrants and refugees in our community thrive.

Support Global Cleveland

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Global Cleveland.

We can always use extra hands at our events! You can find our upcoming events here, or sign up for our newsletter to get information about opportunities.

Please complete the form with your volunteer preferences and we will get in touch with you!

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    Naturalization Ceremony Volunteer

    Global Cleveland needs your help welcoming our newest American citizens on what is one of the most important days of their lives. Twice a month, Global Cleveland sends representatives to 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 at 9am and 11:30am. Dates for upcoming ceremonies can be found here.

    You will receive a Global Cleveland t-shirt to wear to the ceremony to identify yourself as a volunteer. Check out one of our blog posts about the ceremony here.

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    Event Sponsorships

    Global Cleveland hosts events throughout the year to further our mission and advance our vision of making Northeast Ohio a more welcoming home for all. If your company or brand would like to partner with Global Cleveland as a sponsor, please inquire with us using the button below.

    Learn More About Sponsorships

    Become A Guest Blogger

    We are looking for guest bloggers to contribute to our newsletter on topics including travel, global affairs and international issues.

    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
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    Professional Connection Volunteer

    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.
    Send Us A Message With Your Interest

    Internships At Global Cleveland

    Global Cleveland accepts interns on a rolling basis either by semester, summer, or academic year. We encourage international students, bilingual students, and students with international experience to apply. If you are interested, please fill out our Google Form here: Application

    Questions? Contact Us