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

Special Events

  • Garage Sale 
  • Grindstone Festival 
  • 4th of July Parade
  • Moonlight Movies
  • Harvest Festival 
  • Jack Frost Festival of Lights 
  • Light Up Berea Parade

Volunteer Days

  • Coe Lake Cleanup Day: 
  • Senior Leaf Raking Day:
  • 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


11 Berea Commons
Berea, Ohio 44017

Office Hours:

8:30 am – 4 pm   


Megan Matthews
Mayors Office


Program Coordinators:

Megan Pochatek
Special Events Coordinator & Berean Newsletter Design Editor


Kathy Palmer

Active Senior Network:

Michelle Skutt
Program Coordinator
451 Front St.
Berea, Ohio 44017

Berea Community Outreach:

91 S. Rocky River Dr.
Berea, Ohio 44017

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