COVID-19 Update: While we are excited to begin offering volunteer opportunities at our office again, the safety of our volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. We will practice social distancing by limiting the number of volunteers in the office, as well as in each workplace. We will also require all volunteers to wear a face mask while volunteering at the office. If you do not have one we will provide you with one to keep. In addition we ask that if anyone is feeling sick, to please cancel and stay home.
Want to use your skills for the greater good? If you live in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and would like to serve as a volunteer with because I said I would, we’d love to hear from you! There are many volunteer opportunities for one-time service as well as regular and project-related assistance for our organization.
Our address is:
20525 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 365
Rocky River, OH 44116
All volunteers must sign our volunteer waiver or if under the age of 18, have a parent or guardian sign for them. To download our volunteer waiver, please click here.
These tasks include counting and packaging promise cards, assisting with mailings, and preparing and packaging materials for our events. Students must be 14 years or older to volunteer alone; younger students welcome with parent supervision. Use the calendar at the bottom of the page to choose a day and shift convenient to you. Once you choose a date to serve, you will be directed to a brief application for you to complete and submit. Full instructions and driving directions will be emailed to you upon successful signup.
Regular and Project-Related Service:
As part of our commitment to encouraging volunteerism, we have opportunities here at Headquarters for individuals willing to serve on a recurring basis with our organization and have options for most ages and skill levels. Our volunteers help us maintain daily operations as well as work on projects that support the ongoing development of the organization. In addition, we involve volunteers so we can tap into knowledge, experiences, and talents beyond what our professional staff already bring to the organization and its work. Some opportunities require certain skills and experience, while others are more general. Positions are flexible, training is provided, and schedules are based mostly on volunteer interest and availability. These types of volunteer opportunities include:
- Computer (data entry and general internet research)
- Shop for Supplies (list and funds provided)
- Driving (using own car to pick up supplies at warehouses in Lakewood)
- Driving (using organization’s car to transport staff to airports/speaking engagements within five hours of Cleveland)
- Organizing Materials/Spaces at Headquarters
- Ambassadors (representing the organization at community events)
- Assisting with Photography and Filming
- Developing Character Education Lessons and Activities (great for future/current/retired teachers!)
- Proofreading and Editing Content
- Social Media Writing
- Designing training materials for Character Education presentations
- Participating on an Advisory Board that meets quarterly to review Character Education content and materials – professionals such as teachers, counselors, social workers desired
Have other skills? Let us know! Other opportunities may be available to best suit your interests.
Adults interested in learning more about serving as a regular volunteer with the organization should complete the application, found HERE. You may either scan and return via email, or print, complete, and drop off or mail to our office. Return instructions can be found on the application itself. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted with an invitation to complete a New Volunteer Orientation that will provide additional information about because I said I would and next steps to get involved. Thank you for your interest; we look forward to meeting you and having you as a part of the because I said I would team!
Because I said I would has volunteer internships for students with a desire to learn about working at a social movement nonprofit. Not all of us think about working at nonprofits as a career. Think again. You will not only gain experience in your future career, but experience how fulfilling a career can be when your skills are used for the greater good. That is what because I said I would offers. An opportunity to experience a social movement dedicated to the betterment of humanity. This is more than just any internship. Apply here.
Calendar to Sign Up for Limited Volunteer Service: