Archive for the ‘Current Opportunities’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Volunteers Needed for Holiday Party on 12/6/13

The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland will be hosting a Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at The City of Independence Old Recreation Building, 6200 Elmwood Drive, Independence, OH  44131. We REALLY need volunteers to help facilitate this wonderful holiday gathering.  Set up starts at 10:00 am.  Lunch will begin at Noon till 1:00 pm.  The party goes till 3:00 pm and clean up is from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. This is an extremely rewarding opportunity for all who participate. For many families who attend this gathering, these are the only gifts their children receive during the entire Holiday Season. If interested, contact Eileen Hawkins at (216) 524-0424.

PostHeaderIcon Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The Cuyahoga Valley train is looking for student volunteers for their polar express which runs Nov. 15th thru Dec.20. You can pick either helping on the train runs or at their “North Pole” which is in Pennisula. You can work one date or several. The contact person is Mr. Ashely Davenport.His phone is: 800-468-4070 ext.236 or via  

PostHeaderIcon Tour Volunteers Needed 10/12/13

IHS Alumni is looking for 2 students to give tours of IMS and IHS on Oct. 12th. Volunteers will be needed at 10:00a.m. for about 2 hours.  Please see Mrs. Whitacre ASAP, if interested.

PostHeaderIcon ICAN Volunteers Needed





Are you someone who is interested in a career in education?

Are you regarded as a compassionate and kind person?

Are you interested in diversity?

If so….consider volunteering for ICAN! for Service hours.



ICAN! is a City of Independence Recreational Program. ICAN! stands for Independence Community Adapted Network. It is a network of City of Independence employees, businesses,  community members, parents, family members,  caregivers and district employees working together to support the development of recreational, fitness and social programming for those with a variety of developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities ages 10 and above. The main focus and mission of the program is to provide social and learning opportunities.


ICAN!  is supported by the Recreational Department . Service hours are available for coaching and social activities by contacting Coordinator, Valerie J. Smolik-Troiano at The following is a list of re-occurring programs. For specific information regarding programming see the current ICAN! page in the  Spotlight at


SPRING & SUMMER ACTIVITIES                     

Softball Training Clinics

Softball Series                                                            

4th of July Celebration                                                       

Independence Home Days Parade                              

Pool Parties

AUTUMN ACTVITIES                  

Drumming Series

Open Gym Nights

Kickball Games

High School Football Game Outings

Dance Parties

WINTER ACTIVITIES               

Art projects and Instruction               Bowling Parties

Dance Instruction                                 Holiday Parties                       

Movie Nights                                          Basketball Clinics

High School Basketball Game Outings



PostHeaderIcon Independence Co-op Halloween Party 10/12/13

Fun volunteer Opportunity!!
Three students are needed for face painting at the Independence
Co-op Preschool Halloween Party.  It's on Saturday,
October 12, 2013 @ the Indy Civic Center from 5-7:30 pm.
Please see Mrs. Whitacre if you are interested!!!!

PostHeaderIcon Holiday Fest- 12/8/13

Student volunteers are needed for Holiday Fest on December 8th, 2013 from 10am-6pm.  They need help with set-up, clean-up, crafts, and for people to wear costumes.  The deadline for registration is December 2nd.  Contact the city Community Service Department at 524-7373.

PostHeaderIcon Family Fall Fest- 9/29/13

Student volunteers are needed for the Independence Fall Fest on September 29th from 10am-6pm.  They will need help with set-up, clean-up, hayride, miniature golf, games, and the fun house.  The deadline to register is September 23rd.  Contact the city Community Service Department at 524-7373 to sign up.

PostHeaderIcon Independence Library Book Sale- 10/5-10/13

The Independence Library Book Sale is looking for student volunteers  between October 5th and October 13th.  They will need help moving boxes for set-up on the 5th between 10-2 and will provide pizza for lunch.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of these days, sign up at the Adult Reference Desk at the Independence Library.

PostHeaderIcon Holy Name Food Bank

St. Michael is looking for volunteers to work the Holy Name Food Bank in Cleveland.  They are in need of volunteers on the 3rd Saturday of each month for shifts from 8:45-10:30 and 10:30-12:30. Volunteers can work routinely or go just once!  If interested, contact Mr. Wetzel at (216) 642-3065

PostHeaderIcon Fall Volunteer Opportunities at the Holden Aroboretum

The Holden Arboretum is looking for student volunteers for several events throughout the fall; including Scarecrow Row, Goblins in the Garden, and Fall Rake Ups.  Click on the the link below to learn more.

Details about these opportunities, including downloadable sign-up and permission forms are available online.