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We offer a variety of service opportunities specifically arranged for students interested in medical care and/or health and wellness fields.

Year-long service opportunities require a weekly commitment. Transportation is provided for some of these activities. CSSA will track your hours and a transcript is available. Registration for these opportunities is only available during the first two weeks of the fall semester, but students can request to be put on a waiting list for future years. To learn more about the registration process, email JP Graulty at jgraulty@jcu.edu.

  • University Hospitals | Participants in this activity volunteer in a variety of different sections of University Hospitals to provide comfort and companionship to patients, at locations including Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Seidman Cancer Center, and University Hospitals Main Campus. This requires a six-month commitment, spanning across two semesters in an academic year.

One-time service opportunities are arranged by CSSA and listed on our “One-Time Opportunities” website. Transportation is usually provided depending on the numbers who register. New opportunities are posted regularly. CSSA will track your hours and a transcript is available. Registration typically opens during the third week of classes and continues on a rolling basis. Visit our to register online for these activities. Check the site often for new opportunities, and check CSSA’s weekly e-newsletter, too.

  • Cleveland Clinic | Support at various health fairs
  • Cleveland Clinic Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center | Volunteer at their monthly food pantry
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland | Support for their needle-exchange program by assembling kits
  • MedWorks | Support for various health fairs, screenings, and free services
  • MetroHealth | Support at health fairs especially for people in poverty


Self-placement opportunities are arranged by you to fit your interests and schedule with one of our community partners. Transportation is not provided. We will put you in touch with the appropriate contact. Email JP Graulty at jgraulty@jcu.edu for more information—he will meet with you to determine the best placement for you, and put you in touch with the appropriate contact at these organizations.

  • Cleveland Clinic Hospice at Home | Provide assistance for hospice patients at a variety of locations in Northeast Ohio.
  • Cleveland Clinic Langston Hughes Health Center | Help lead fitness classes
  • Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital | Comfort and companion volunteers on the floors
  • Cleveland Clinic Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center | Several interesting and varied opportunities exist
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center | Provide support and information for survivors, their friends, and family on the phone or in person
  • Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland | Weekly volunteer opportunities—varied
  • Malachi House | Interaction and pastoral care with residents close to death
  • Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland | Family support and reception at the front desk
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center | Volunteer in the Emergency Department and Nursing Units

Be sure to report your service hours here! Make sure to select or enter “Student Org—Pre-Health Society” when asked, ‘Where would you like to apply these service hours?’