Volunteers drive Cleveland GiveCamp’s success. With energy and dedication, coders, designers, writers, project managers (and more; see Volunteer Categories below) work together each year to complete vital projects for Northeast Ohio nonprofits.

CGC has helped well over 200 nonprofits since 2010, building new websites, instituting WordPress upgrades, providing small-scale system integration, developing mobile applications, designing dashboards for data and reporting, and much more.

Whether you are a student or a longtime professional, we can use your talents.

In 2024, Cleveland GiveCamp will again be held at Hyland in Westlake (our third year in a row there). CGC will run July 26-28 and details will be emailed to volunteers who sign up on Eventbrite.

Please note: Some categories of Cleveland GiveCamp tickets have sold out in the past, so if you plan on volunteering, please sign up as soon as registration opens.

What Do I Bring?

We provide pens, notepads, Post-its and some other miscellaneous supplies, but you will need to bring your own laptop and a charging cable. If you use an external mouse or other ancillary items, be sure to bring those items as well. If this is a problem, let us know in advance; we may be able to help.

Where Do I Sleep?

Most volunteers drive home each night. You can choose to get a hotel room close by if travel is too far, but we are not able to offer reimbursement for expenses incurred.

Volunteer categories


Technical volunteers have backgrounds in software development and related technical areas. Common skill sets include WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, iOS/mobile, and database administration.

Project Management

Project managers ensure that the projects stay on task and meet their objectives in a very short window of time. This role is critical to the success of the project.

Typical project management tasks include identifying project scope, setting expectations with the non-profit representative, time management, guiding team members’ work, and representing the team with the organizers.

Unlike other roles, Project Managers get their assignments in advance of the event and must be available to meet with the non-profit representatives and begin planning the project two to four weeks before the event takes place.


Copywriters write and edit content for non-profit websites and provide guidance on topics such as content strategy and tone.


Design volunteers have backgrounds in areas such as UX, UI, and graphic arts. Common activities performed by these volunteers include heuristic design evaluations, page layout, information architecture, fine-tuning of styles, and creation and editing of graphics and photos.


Sometimes called “runners”, these volunteers help with non-technical and behind-the-scenes tasks like clearing and placing food, and running errands.