Heights Observer’s Volunteer Match column lists opportunities for residents to lend their time and talent to the many worthy organizations and causes around the Heights.
Submit your organization’s volunteer needs by e-mailing Sruti Basu at email@example.com or calling the FutureHeights office at 216-320-1423.
Items submitted on or before the Heights Observer print issue's monthly story deadline will be considered for that month's column. (To see past columns, visit www.heightsobserver.org, and search “volunteer match”.)
Herps Alive: This nonprofit is dedicated to saving, rehabilitating, and caring for unwanted, neglected and abused reptiles and amphibians, finding new homes for them, and educating the public about these animals. Herps Alive is currently seeking volunteers in the following capacities: animal care, customer service, facility work and equipment prep, newsletter editor, and building projects (carpentry, light construction, electrical). For more information, contact Keith Gisser, 216-374-1392 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.herpsalive.org.
Lake Erie Ink: LEI is a writing space for youth that provides creative-expression opportunities and academic support for young people in Greater Cleveland. Volunteers are needed for: after-school homework help, evening and weekend creative writing workshops, summer Creative Expression Camps, in-school writing support, publications and other media. For more information, contact Ashlie Dyer, 216-320-4757 or email@example.com.
Village in the Heights: This new, grassroots organization’s mission is to offer support to older residents who want to age in place in their own homes, as independently as possible. To help launch the program, volunteers are needed to help with marketing and member recruitment, fundraising, legal and accounting review, and technology support. To offer your expertise and time, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 216-906-6240.
Sruti Basu is director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.