Volunteer Match

Heights groups need volunteers and donated items

Coventry P. E.A.C.E. Park cleanup Oct. 6

Volunteers are needed for fall clean-up day at Coventry P. E.A.C.E. Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Help clean up the park, garden and make repairs. Garden and repair tools, and garden gloves, will be provided. Bring your own knee pads for kneeling. Coffee and light snacks will be available also.


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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 12:17 PM, 10.03.2012

Fairfax School Young Authors Conference needs volunteers

Students at Fairfax Elementary School will spend the month of May writing, revising, illustrating and binding their own works of fiction. The first annual Young Authors Conference will center on the theme Journeys, as students create individual tales of trips to places real or imagined.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 10:44 AM, 05.02.2012

Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park clean up May 5

Volunteers are needed for spring clean-up day at Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., rain or shine. Help clean up the park, garden and make repairs. Tools, gloves, snacks, beverages and guidance will be provided.

Coventry P.E.A.C.E Park is the playground at the former Coventry Elementary School in Cleveland Heights. It was built in 1993 using funds raised and donated by area residents. Coventry P.E.A.C.E., the volunteer organization that cares for the park, hosts a twice yearly clean-up and maintenance event. 

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 1:27 PM, 04.24.2012

Teen volunteers are needed at the library this summer

Volunteering is a great way for teens to support their community while gaining valuable experience for job and college applications. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, teens who volunteer do better in school than those who don't. Heights Libraries has three volunteer opportunities this summer.

Teen Summer Internship

The library is offering a three-week summer internship for teens in grades 9–12. Selected interns will assist with library programs and services, and gain experience working in a professional environment.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 2:06 PM, 03.13.2012

Local history enthusiasts needed to help create mobile phone tours

FutureHeights, the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and the Cleveland Heights Landmarks Commission, are partnering with Cleveland State University's Center for Public History + Digital Humanities this year to develop content for the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture grant-funded "Historic Heights Mobile App Tours" project. The project will add 40 sites to the existing Cleveland Historical mobile app (for iPhone and Android), corresponding to four focal points in Cleveland Heights: Coventry Village, Dugway Brook, Euclid Golf, and Noble Road.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 12:29 PM, 01.10.2012

Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to package and deliver meals to Heights residents

Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers fresh meals to seniors and those with disabilities, seeks volunteers to package and deliver meals.

Volunteers assist program staff by filling containers with hot and cold food, and then placing the containers in a heater or cooler for delivery. Each Heights-area route has from five to nine clients. Volunteers deliver the food to the door of each home on a preassigned route and, if invited in, spend a few minutes visiting with the recipient.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 3:18 PM, 01.23.2012

Volunteers needed to work with kids in the public schools

Go Public! Great Schools Are Everybody's Business needs volunteers to help with various projects aimed to help the CH-UH schools. Go Public! is a grassroots movement working to build stronger ties between our community and the public schools.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 2:56 PM, 10.07.2011

Lake Erie Ink is looking for volunteers

Do you enjoy working with youth?  

Do you have a story to share, a skill to teach, a subject you know a lot about?

Make a difference in a young person’s life by volunteering with Lake Erie Ink.

Next Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, Sept 13, 5:30–7 p.m. at our new site in the former Coventry School building, 2843 Washington Blvd.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 10:36 PM, 09.05.2011

Volunteers needed to increase literacy

Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, created 45 years ago by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate literacy and remind the international community of the obstacles that still remain to global literacy.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 9:30 AM, 08.31.2011

Volunteer at the Heights Libraries

If you are interested in volunteering at the library, contact Heather Howiler, training and staff development/volunteer coordinator, at 216-932-3600 ext. 287 or hhowiler@heightslibrary.org.  

  • Noble Neighborhood Library’s Grand Re-Opening Party, Sunday, May 15, 2-4 p.m.
  • Noble’s Early Literacy Playroom
  • Lee Road Summer Lunch Program
  • Gardening Volunteers
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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 10:11 AM, 05.03.2011

Books-a-Go-Go volunteers needed

The Interfaith Council and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District have partnered to offer the Books-a-Go-Go program, a summer event for families. 

Each Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary school will be open every Thursday evening beginning June 16. The program ends on August 11 to provide free dinners and an open school library to students.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 10:46 AM, 05.03.2011

Connect with your community; become a JFSA volunteer

Looking to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others? Volunteer at Jewish Family Service Association and become a visitor to an aging member of our community. Short visits, small projects, perhaps an errand or two all help to bring the outside world to individuals who are often lonely or isolated. Contact Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse, manager of volunteer services for JFSA, at 216-378-3475 or e-mail slusher@jfsa-cleveland.org.

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 4:17 PM, 12.13.2010

Volunteer match

Meals on Wheels of Cleveland Heights, Inc. is in need of volunteers to fill the following positions: deliver to homebound seniors any weekday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; pick up food at A.M. McGregor Home and deliver to Fairmount Presbyterian Church any weekday 9:30-10:30 a.m.; package food at Fairmount Presbyterian Church any weekday from 10:30-11:30. Call Mary Sayre at 691-9337.
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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 5:23 PM, 01.13.2010

University Heights CERT

The Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, was used to conduct a flu vaccination clinic at Wiley Middle School on Sunday Nov. 9. The city's annual senior flu shot program vaccinates a few hundred people per year.
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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 10:56 AM, 11.05.2008

Heights Observer seeks neighborhood reporters

Are you always the first one to know about something happening in your neighborhood?Why not put your knowledge to work by becoming a Heights Observer neighborhood reporter?
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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 PM, 07.10.2008

Meals on Wheels in University Heights needs volunteers, too!

Meals on Wheels is currently celebrating it's 25 th year of service to the residents in University Heights, Shaker Heights and Beachwood communities. MOW is a non profit, volunteer based organization that provides healthy, warm meals to those who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves.
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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 2:42 PM, 06.02.2008

Heights Emergency Food Center wants you

Many volunteers help feed the hungry of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid, and Lyndhurst...but more are always needed. The Heights Emergency Food Center (HEFC) needs your assistance. Opened in October of 1981 with the aid of the Heights Interfaith Council, HEFC provides more than 575 families with a three day supply of food once a month. Staffed by volunteers and overseen by a volunteer board of directors, the nonprofit agency is supported through gifts from religious institutions; service and social organizations; public, parochial and private schools; federal grants and supermarket settlements; and individuals.
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 2:32 PM, 04.09.2008

Fledgling Severance Neighborhood Organization needs your green thumb: Clean-up May 10

Last fall neighbors in the Severance area began working with the president of the Cleveland Heights Citizens Advisory Committee, Jim Cull, to clean-up and beautify the area's streetscape. The Severance Neighborhood Organization (SNO) was formed to improve the street aesthetics in the neighborhood that includes the newly formed Inglewood Historic District and is served by Noble and Oxford Elementary Schools and the Noble Neighborhood Library.
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 5:13 PM, 04.28.2008

Being part of the solution just got easier


New listing to highlight local volunteer opportunities

Finding volunteer opportunities in Cleveland Heights and University Heights has become a lot easier thanks to the Heights Observer’s Volunteer Match.

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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 12:38 PM, 04.20.2008

Become an Observer!

The Heights Observer is looking for people, ages 1-100, to get involved in the paper. After all, the Heights Observer is all about citizen journalism and its power to tell local stories at a grassroots level. We are looking for volunteer writers, photographers, designers, and illustrators. It doesn't matter if you are a professional or amateur, our editorial staff will be glad to have you.
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 10:44 AM, 04.16.2008

Meals On Wheels needs volunteers

Be hip.  Volunteer.  Cleveland Heights Meals On Wheels is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-subsidized independent program working in cooperation with the Cleveland Heights Office On Aging to deliver meals to elderly and disabled residents of Cleveland Heights.
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Volume 1, Issue 1, Posted 12:00 PM, 03.05.2008