Berea Cares

Berea CaresWhat is Berea Cares?

Berea Cares is a program developed to enrich the community of Berea by mobilizing volunteers to address community issues, help people in need and build on our collective assets. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Berea Cares is to provide effective involvement within the community by facilitating active partnerships between qualified volunteers, city services and residents. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed for upcoming events. Click here for details.

2013 Special Events

  • Garage Sale 
    May 11, 2013
  • Grindstone Festival 
    July 4-6, 2013
  • 4th of July Parade 
    July 5, 2013
  • 2013 Moonlight Movies 
    June 15, July 5, July 20, August 17, October 12
  • Harvest Festival 
    October 12, 2013 
  • Jack Frost Festival of Lights 
    December 7, 2013
  • Light Up Berea Parade
    December 7, 2013

Volunteer Days

  • Coe Lake Cleanup Day: May 18, 2013
  • Senior Leaf Raking Day: November 2, 2013
  • Painting homes
  • Yard cleanup and exterior maintenance repairs
  • Senior snow removal


  • Luncheons
  • Activities
  • Events
  • Programs
  • Jitney
  • Visiting and helping seniors in need

Recreation Center

  • Front desk assistance
  • Equipment cleaning
  • Youth programs and events    


Must be 16 years of age or older to be a volunteer. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian much sign a waiver & release form in order to participate. 

How do I become a Volunteer?

  1. Call Megan Pochatek at (440) 891-3316 for an application 
  2. Upon review of your application, you will be contacted for an interview with a member from the Volunteer Network Board. 
  3. In order to provide proper safety of children and senior citizens, it is required by the Senate Bill 187 and The City of Berea to have a criminal background check conducted if you are approved to partake in Berea Cares.

Download the Volunteer Application

Spirit of Community Volunteer Banquet

Mayor's Remarks
CERT & Giant Eagle Recognition

Housing, Community Services & Active Senior Network

451 Front Street
Berea, Ohio 44017 

Community Outreach Office

91 South Rocky River Dr.
Berea, Ohio 44017 

Office Hours:

8 am – 4 pm   

Program Coordinators:

Megan Pochatek

Kathy Palmer

Active Senior Network Coordinator

Michelle Skutt

Berea Community Outreach

Tom Norton

City of Berea - 11 Berea Commons - Berea, Ohio 44017 - (440)826-5800
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