Our Opportunities


  • We are looking for Drivers, Scorers and Judges to join us on Wednesday, September 15th as the “Best Class of 2021” and the “Best Class of 2022” join forces for our Road Rally! Sign up using the form HERE.
  • We are looking for alum who are interested in helping to plan the Education (December), Law, Government, & Politics (February), Economic Development (March), Health & Wellness (April), and Loving Lorain County (May) session days. Did you have a favorite session day that you want to help bring to the next class? Maybe you work in one of these fields and want to share your knowledge with future leaders in our community. Maybe you want to reconnect with LLC, alumni, and community partners. We’re looking for you!! Sign up using the form HERE.
  • We are looking for alum who are interested in aiding in the facilitation of the Poverty Simulation on Wednesday, November 3rd for the Classes of 2021 and 2022. The simulation will take place from 9:30 to 11 am and we ask volunteers to arrive by 9 am to set up their stations. All station information will be emailed to you in advance so you will have the chance to review it and ask any questions needed. Sign up to volunteer HERE.
Always looking for volunteers!

There are many ways to volunteer with LLC. Throughout the year we facilitate different programs and activities with our Signature Class, Intern Program, Community Supporters and friends.

A few volunteer options are:

  • Strides for Leadership 5k and Fun Walk (May)
  • Road Rally Driver or Site participant (August)
  • Holiday Open House (November/December)
  • Golf Outing (July)
  • College Intern Mentor (May – August)
    • 3 meetings with intern encouraged over the time frame
  • Networking and Interview Event with Interns (June/July) *date varies
  • Poverty Simulation Volunteer (November )
    • Can be scheduled with community partners throughout the year
  • Become a speaker
    • You can be added to our list of available speakers offered to our Community Partners and used for our Signature Class and Intern Program

Check back from time to time for added opportunities and date confirmations as schedules for the year are posted.

You can let us know you are interested in any of these activities at any time by filling out the information sheet accessed by the button below.

Do you have an volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with Leadership Lorain County?

Board Service Opportunites

Are you currently seeking a new Board Member(s)? We are happy to post your information making it available to our over 1,100 Alumni and our Community Partners.

Fill out the Community Board Member form HERE and submit it to llc@leadershiploraincounty.com. Information is posted to our website 3-5 business days after submission.

If you have any questions please call the Leadership office at 440-281-8556 and we will be happy to help you.

Organization Name

Common Ground – The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal


Through innovative programs and vibrant experiences we help nurture the body, challenge the mind and renew the spirit of each individual to embrace who they are, to realize their potential, and to experience their connection to all things.

Contact Information

Name: Ken Fraelich

Position: Executive Director

Address: 14240 Baird Road,  Oberlin  OH   44074

Phone: 440-965-5551

Email: kfraelich@commongroundcenter.org

Organization is Seeking

We are seeking out individuals with the time, talent, and resources to guide our organization to a thriving future! We need individuals with experience in the fields of Marketing, Development (Fundraising), Education, Organizational Management, and Finance. Experience in the Social Sector welcomed.

Responsibilities of Board Member

  • Support the Mission, Vision and Strategic Planning of Common Ground
  • Supporting and Evaluating the Executive Director
  • Acting as the Fiduciary Responsible Agent
  • Setting Policy
  • Raising Money

Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are from 4-5:30 pm and held at Common Ground

view the Common Ground website here

Additional Information

In 2019 we will be celebrating 25 years of serving our community! Located on 30 acres in Oberlin, Ohio, we are home to summer day camps for youth and teens, a top-rated zipline canopy tour, team building programs and much more. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Organization Name

Voices for Children – Lorain County CASA Program – Lorain County Domestic Relations Court


Our mission at Voices for Children, a Lorain County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA/GAL), is to speak for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who are involved in the Lorain County Juvenile Court System.Based on the belief that every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home, Voices for Children works in the Court system with trained volunteers within our community in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel, children services, etc, to serve as the child’s advocate and represent the child in the Juvenile Court System..

Contact Information

Name: Timothy W. Green

Position: Program Director

Address: Lorain County Justice Center   225 Court St. 2nd floor   Elyria   OH   44035

Phone: 440-329-5556

Email: timgreen@vfclc.org

Organization is Seeking

Voices for Children is currently seeking individuals to serve on our talented Board of Trustees. Although we are always seeking members of varied talents, our immediate needs are for professionals knowledgeable in Grant Writing, Fund Raising, Marketing, and IT fields.

Responsibilities of Board Member

Our Board is expected to support the Voices for Children Program by aiding in fund raising, speaking engagements, marketing, grant writing and other additional items as needed.

Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

The VFC Board meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are from 6 pm to 7 pm and are located in the Lorain County Administration Building located at 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, in the Law Library Conference Room on the first floor.

view the Voices for Children website here

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Download the Volunteer Training Information flyer 

Organization Name

Goodwill Industries of Lorain County


Helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment become more productive and independent community citizens through a process of education, training, and work services.

Contact Information

Name: Craig T. Grugel

Position: President and CEO

Address: 145 Keep Court     Elyria     OH     44035

Phone: 440-244-3174

Email: cgrugel@gwlco.org

Organization is Seeking

Goodwill of Lorain County is currently seeking community minded professionals to serve on our talented Board of Trustees. Although we are always seeking members of varied talents, our immediate needs are for professionals from the Education, Human Resource, Marketing, and IT fields.

Responsibilities of Board Member

Our Board assists in establishing governing policy, participates in long range planning, monitors the Agencies financial results and strengths, while being strongly committed to our Mission and Goals. Our members are public ambassadors of the Goodwill Mission in their daily lives.

Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

The Board meets monthly (except November and May) on the last Monday of each month. Meetings typically begin at noon. Meetings are held at the Goodwill offices at 145 Keep Court, Elyria. Committee meetings are held on the same dates, usually directly before or directly after Full Board sessions.

view the Goodwill Industries of Lorain County website here

Organization Name

American Red Cross – Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter


The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

Contact Information

Name: Laura Kiefer

Position: Executive Director

Address: 244 West South Street     Wooster     Ohio     44691

Phone: 330-264-9383

Email: Lara.Kiefer@redcross.org

Organization is Seeking

The American Red Cross Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter is seeking professional(s) from Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties to join their Board of Directors. Interested parties should be prepared to help build community awareness of chapter activities and relevance in Lorain, Erie and Huron Counties and provide oversight of total chapter and regional group performance. Members assisit with establishing chapter strategic and business plans in alignment with regional strategies, including fundraising activities.

Responsibilities of Board Member

To view or print Chapter Board Expectations click HERE. Please contact Lara L. Kiefer, Executive Director, with any questions regarding expectations.

Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

The Board meets in-person 6 times per year (rotating between the Elyria and Sandusky offices) with conference call meetings held during off months.

Board members hold three-year terms.

If you have any questions regarding terms or are interested in joining the American Red Cross – Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter please contact Executive Director Laura L. Kiefer, Lara.Kiefer@redcross.org or by calling 330-264-9383, or Board Chair Jeremy Jones, Jeremy_jones@pepperidgefarm.com or by calling 419-933-2611.

Organization Name

FAVA – Firelands Association for the Visual Arts


Changing lives through the visual arts.

Contact Information

Name: Kathleen Jackson

Position: Executive Director

Address: 39 South Main Street     Oberlin     Ohio     44074

Phone: 440-774-7158

Email: favaoberlin@gmail.com

Organization is Seeking

FAVA is seeking new Board Members with knowledge in the fields of Marketing, Fundraising, Development, Legal/Governance, and Finance.

Responsibilities of Board Member

Board Members should actively support the role that FAVA plays in the community, including supporting FAVA’s Mission, fundraising efforts, actively participate in at least one committee, and provide a financial contribution that is significant to them.

Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm. except for December and July. Committee meetings will vary depending on need, and Exhibition Committees meet twice a year.

If you have any questions regarding terms or are interested in part of FAVA’s Board of Directors please contact Kathleen Jackson at favaoberlin@gmail.com or by phone at 440-774-7158

Leadership Lorain County has several events through out the year and is always looking for interested alum and community partners.

If you are interested in joining LLC at an event please SIGN UP and be sure to list the events you are interested in participating in!

Some of the possibilities are:

Road Rally – Drivers and Scorers will be needed

Golf Outing

Intern Networking & Interview Event

Difference Makers Gala

Rocking on the River with LLC