Observer Volunteer Match
Heights Observer’s Volunteer Match column lists opportunities for residents to lend their time and talent to 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 the next column. (To see past columns, visit www.heightsobserver.org, and search “volunteer match”.)
LWV: The League of Women Voters (LWV) covers Cleveland Heights and University Heights council meetings and school and library board meetings with a cadre of dedicated volunteer observers. If you appreciate these reports, perhaps you would like to help LWV provide this service to the community by volunteering for its Observer Corps. More hands would lighten the load on existing observers, ensure complete coverage, and perhaps enable coverage of more public bodies, such as city commissions. The only requirement is that observers be impartial and unaffiliated with the election campaigns of individuals seated in the body covered. Observers do not participate in public comment before the body they cover unless authorized to do so by the LWV. To learn more about volunteering, contact Maryann Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216 321-7525. To learn more about LWV and its local chapters, visit lwvgreatercleveland.org.
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park Spring Cleanup: Volunteers are needed to help clean up, garden and make repairs in the park on Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tools, gloves, lunch, beverages and guidance will be provided; for information e-mail email@example.com.
Kulture Kids: This Cleveland Heights-based arts and culture nonprofit has been helping students at Andrew J. Rickoff, a Cleveland Metropolitan City School, since 2010. On Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., it needs volunteers to help haul dirt, stack pavers and bricks, assemble metal garden beds, and install a Little Free Library. Come ready to get your hands dirty, and bring garden tools and gloves.. Bottled water and snacks will be provided. RSVP at www.KultureKids.org if you would like to help.
Heights Observer: FutureHeights publishes the Heights Observer and delivers it throughout Cleveland Heights and University Heights on or around the first of every month. Volunteers are needed to assist with deliveries to local businesses and institutions. Most routes take about an hour to complete. For more information, contact FutureHeights at 216-320-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.