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Click on the links under the "Description" column for full details on each project. Below, you can also sign up for free events for community enrichment and view our completed projects!

Opportunity/Nonprofit Date/Time Location Description Register Now!
Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald HouseOct. 26, 2017
Ongoing
Collection boxes in Lakeland's T Building, Learning Center and Library.Donate your aluminum pop tabs from cans for Ronald McDonald house.Sign up now!
Lake County Free Clinic (LCFC) VideoJan.2018 until completeLakeland main campusLakeland staff and students create a promotional video sharing the mission of LCFC.Sign up now!
Cradle to Kindergarten Literacy ProgramJan.2018
Ongoing
Painesville areaProgram designed to engage parents in their child's lliteracy development.Sign up now!
Forbes House Christmas in JulyMay 2018 - July 2018Lakeland main campusDonate everyday items such as garbage bags, paper towels, detergent, soap and more.Sign up now!
The Crayon InitiativeJan. - May 2018Lakeland main campusCollection boxes will be placed at area restaurants and around campus to collect used/unwanted crayons.Sign up now!
The Crayon Initiative (Donations)Jan. - May 2018Lakeland main campusYour donations will help cover the cost of postage for The Crayon Initiative.Donate now!
Every Child Deserves a Champion Foster & Adoption InformationJuly 11, 2018Perry Township Community Center, 2800 Perry Park Road, Perry, OHInformational open house about foster care and adoption.Sign up now!
Every Child Deserves a Champion Foster & Adoption InformationSeptember 26, 2018Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, Madison, OHInformational open house about foster care and adoption.Sign up now!
Every Child Deserves a Champion Foster & Adoption InformationNovember 21, 2018Lake County Department of Job & Family Services, 177 Main Street, Painesville, OHInformational open house about foster care and adoption.Sign up now!
Create Welding School Walls and TablesSept. 1, 2017
Ongoing
Lakeland main campusVolunteer with welding students and faculty.Sign up now!
Eyeglass RecyclingOngoingCollection box outside Lakeland HR, C-Building, Room 2103Eyeglass collection and recycling.Sign up now!

 

Completed and Ongoing Projects/Volunteer Positions Filled
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Opportunity/Nonprofit Date/Time Location Description
Lake County Back to School BashJuly 26, 2017
9 a.m - noon
Salvation Army at 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OHOrganize/sort school supplies.
Lake County Back to School BashJuly 31, 2017
9 a.m - noon
Salvation Army at 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OHPack school supplies.
Service Learning - Back to School Bash Dental ClinicAug. 5 2017 and Aug. 2018Harvey High School, 200 W. Walnut Street, PainesvilleLakeland Commuity College dental hygiene students perform free dental exams for community members.
Poverty Simulation

Aug. 11, 2017
7:30-11 a.m. and 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Thomas W. Harvey High School, Painesville, OHInteractive immersion experience that sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.
Poverty SimulationAugust 14, 2017
7:30-11 a.m. and 12:15-3:15 p.m.
Thomas W. Harvey High School, Painesville, OHInteractive immersion experience that sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty
Welding Service ProjectAugust 14-25, 2017Willoughby Fine Arts AssociationFabricate railing on new addition at Fine Arts Association
American Red Cross Blood DriveSept. 12, 2017Lakeland main campus, Y-Building (AFC)Phi Theta Kappa - American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood DriveSept. 13, 2017Lakeland main campus, Y-Building (AFC)Phi Theta Kappa - American Red Cross Blood Drive
Register to Vote at the Lakeland LibrarySept. 14 through Oct. 10, 2017Lakeland main campus, Library, third floor of C-Building, room C-3051Register to vote.
Visualizing Your Data Using GIS Workshop 1Sept. 22, 2017Lakeland main campus, Building C, Room 2063A free workshop for nonprofit professionals who would like to learn more about GIS.
National Voter Registration DaySept. 26, 2017Lakeland main campus, Student Atrium, S-BuildingHelp locals register to vote
How to Live: The Path of Happiness WorkshopSept. 29, 2017Lakeland main campusFree workshop presented by adjunct faculty member James Kargakos.
Free Welding 101 ClassFall 2017Lakeland main campus, Building E, Welding ClassroomThis workshop will present basic concepts, skills and techniques for forming and welding Toyland caricatures for Lake Farm Park's Country Lights Display.
Community SantaOct. 5 through Dec. 7, 2017Donation boxes, Lakeland main campusProvide donations to children in need in the community.
Headlands Beach CleanupOct. 6, 2017
9-11 a.m.
Headlands Beach State ParkHelp keep our beach clean.
Visualizing Your Data Using GIS Workshop 2Oct. 6, 2017Lakeland main campus, Building C, Room 2063A free workshop for nonprofit professionals who would like to learn more about GIS.
Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse SaleDec. 1 & 2, 201717876 St. Clair Ave., ClevelandWarehouse sale for quality, gently used home furnishings.
Red Kettle Campaign - Salvation ArmyDec. 2, 2017Great Lakes Mall, Mentor, OHVolunteers needed to receive donations at Salvation Army red kettles.
Early Childhood Education Toy DriveDec. 6 and 7, 2017Lakeland main campusToy drive for new and used toys.
End 68 Hours of Hunger (Pack and Sort)October 10, 2017Lake Health Physician Office building at 1223 Mentor Avenue, PainesvilleVolunteers will sort and pack food items to be delivered to students in Lake County schools.
Basic Computer Skills WorkshopOct. 16 and 18, 2017
1-4 p.m.
Lakeland main campus, Building C, Room 1009This workshop will present basic computer concepts, skills and techniques for people over 60.
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority: Staff Dining Room "Facelift"Oct. 20, 2017
9 a.m.
189 First Street, Painesville, OH 44077Painting of small staff dining room in administration building.
A Game for Cancer AwarenessOct. 21, 2017Lakeland main campus, Athletic and Fitness CenterLakeland Women's Volleyball hosts a game for cancer awareness.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsOct. 24, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Help library staff run stations for STEAM project
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsOct. 26, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Glow in the dark party for kids
Mooreland Garden Cleanup (Fall)Oct. 26, 2017Mooreland Mansion, Lakeland main campusFall cleanup at the Mooreland Gardens on Lakeland's campus.
Serve Lunch at Salvation ArmyOct. 27, 2017Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OH, 44077Lunch program for those in need.
Shoes and Accessories Collection DriveOct. 30, through
Nov. 3, 2017
Lakeland main campus, Women's Center, C-1076Donate new or lightly used shoes and purses.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsOct. 30, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Spooky dance party for preschoolers and parents
Tree Planting at Lake MetroparksNov. 3, 20173301 Lane Road, PerryTree Planting at Lake Metroparks Lake Erie Bluffs.
Poverty Simulation - Bedford SchoolsNov. 7, 2017Bedford High School, 481 Northfield Road, Bedford, OH 44146Volunteers role play service providers and community members in this simulation.
Project LinusNov. 9, 2017Lakeland main campusBlanket-making event.
American Red Cross Blood DriveNov. 15 & 16, 2017Lakeland main campus, Y-Building (AFC)Phi Theta Kappa - American Red Cross Blood Drive
Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of TreesNov. 17, 2017
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
LaMalfa Center, Heisley Road, Mentor, OHDecorate a Lakeland 50th Anniversary Theme Tree.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsNov. 22 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Server Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving lunch
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsNov. 27 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Help kids decorate gingerbread houses
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsNov. 27 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Help library staff run stations for STEAM project
Early Childhood Education Food DriveNov. 28 and 29, 2017Lakeland main campus, BreakersDonate non-perishable food items or personal care items for the needy.
Project Roscoe Donations for Shelter PetsNov., 2017Lakeland main campusHelp shelter pets and rescued wild life with donations.
Fund Raising for Families in NeedNov., 2017Lakeland main campusLakeland's Black Student Union holding bake sale and fidget spinner sale to support Thanksgiving meals for six Lakeland families in need.
Lake County Humane Society DonationsOngoing through Nov. 30Lake County Humane Society, Tyler Blvd, Mentor, OHDonate money toward purchase of elevated dog and cat beds for humane society.
One Warm Coat DriveDec. 1 through Dec. 15, 2017Lakeland main campus, BreakersDonate warm coats for those living in poverty.
Service Learning - Adopt a Family UnitDec. 7, 2017Lakeland main campusLakeland students working to support the Children's Service Department of Lake County Job and Family Services.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsDec. 9, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060You Can't Catch Me gingerbread cookie hide and seek.
Therapy Dog Stress Relief at LakelandDec. 13, 2017Lakeland main campus, Building C libraryTCI certified Newfoundland therapy dog, Gracie, comes to the Lakeland Library.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsDec. 27, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Jumanji activities based on the game.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsDec. 31, 2017Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Happy Noon Year countdown to the new year.
Poverty Simulation - Grant ElementaryJan. 12, 2018Grant Elementary School, 38281 Hurricane Dr., Willoughby, OH 44094Volunteers role play service providers and community members in this simulation.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsJan. 25, 2018Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Library Detective - solve the mystery of the library van through clues.
American Red Cross Blood DriveJan. 30 & 31, 2018Lakeland main campus, Y-Building (AFC)Phi Theta Kappa - American Red Cross Blood Drive
Farmpark - Create Country Lights CaricaturesSept. 1, 2017, and throughout holiday seasonLakeland main campusVolunteer with welding students and faculty.
Service Learning - Lakeland Clean Marinas ProjectJan. 2017 - presentLakeland main campus, Geospatial LabThis project will create GIS dataset and map template for marinas in Ohio registered as clean marinas by the EPA. There was also a map template created to be integrated in the EPA reports for easy reporting and interpretation.
Service Learning - Central Lake Erie Basin CollaborativeJan. 2017 - presentLakeland main campus, Geospatial LabLakeland Community College Geospatial department is developing a means of creating, analyzing and sharing spatial data for watershed managers in this region.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsFeb. 17, 2018Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Spa day for 50 girls.
Mentor Public Library Children's ProgramsFeb. 19, 2018Mentor Public Library Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060Wild Rumpus preschool dance party.
Poverty Simulation - Bedford SchoolsMarch 5, 2018Bedford High School, 481 Northfield Road, Bedford, OH 44146Volunteers role play service providers and community members in this simulation.
Poverty Simulation - Mentor and Perry Library StaffMarch 9, 2018Paradigm at Mentor High School, 6477 Center St., Mentor, OHVolunteers role play service providers and community members in this simulation.
Alternative Spring BreakMarch 12 - 14, 2018 (Application Deadline Feb. 16)To be announcedTake your compassion for others and put it into action this spring break!
Every Child Deserves a Champion Foster & Adoption InformationMarch 21, 2018Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillocothe Road, Willoughby, OHInformational open house about foster care and adoption.
Welding Service ProjectJan. 22 through April 2018Lakeland main campus, Welding lab, E-BuildingJoin students and instructors in welding projects.
Cooking for Families at Ronald McDonald HouseMarch and April, 2018Ronald McDonald House, ClevelandVolunteers will cook dinner for the families staying at the house.
Shoe Collection for 911 Dog Rescue Inc.March 22 - May 21, 2018Lakeland main campus, various locationsWoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues shoe drive.
Mooreland Garden Cleanup (Spring)April 12, 2018Mooreland Mansion, Lakeland main campusFall clean-up at the Mooreland Gardens on Lakeland's campus.
Time to Help the Fine Arts AssociationApril 19-29, 2018The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
Ushers are needed for the spring performance of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Spring Clean - Go Green Rummage SaleApril 19 & 20, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakeland main campus, Athletic and Fitness CenterShop items donated by Lakeland employees and friends. All proceeds benefit Lake County United Way.
Ride the Rainbow CenterpiecesApril 21, 2018Lakeland main campus, Building E welding labHelp Lakeland welding students create centerpieces for Rainbow Babies and Children's fundraising event.
Every Child Deserves a Champion Foster & Adoption InformationMay 16, 2018Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road, Wickliffe, OHInformational open house about foster care and adoption.

Community members and Lakeland employees are hard at work and on their way to completing 50 service projects!

 

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