Archive for the ‘Current Opportunities’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Volunteers Needed for Child Care, 3/19/14

Volunteers Needed March 19th!  The middle school is looking for 8-10 students to run the child care room in the middle school library while their parents are in a meeting in the auditorium.  The meeting lasts from 6-8 pm.  Please see Mrs. Whitacre if you are interested!!!

PostHeaderIcon Volunteers needed for Renee Roche Run, 4/5/14

Yes its that time of year again! We are starting to prepare for the Renee Roche Run.

When: April 5, 2014
Where: Independence Pavilion
Time: 8:00am
We are looking for volunteers to help with race day registration, directing traffic and coarse direction guidance.  Please see Mrs. Whitacre if you are interested!!

PostHeaderIcon Volunteers Needed for Wrestling Tournament, 12/13-12/14

On December 13th and14th, Independence is host to the 7th annual North
Coast Classic which will include 24 teams from around Ohio and
Pennsylvania in the Indy Field House. Student and adult volunteers are
needed on the scoring and clock tables, concession, and security.
Friday hours are from 2:30pm till 10:00pm and Saturday 8:00am till
2:30pm. This is an opportunity to get service hours in before
Christmas break. There will be food and beverage for all volunteers.
You may sign up with Mrs. Whitacre or in the main office.  Thank You!

PostHeaderIcon Babysitters needed at Cornerstone of Hope

Cornerstone of Hope is looking for students who enjoy babysitting to volunteer babysitting for families who attend their support groups.  They ask that all students attend a Babysitter Education Class before volunteering as a sitter. Their next class will be offered on Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 6 PM. Support groups start back up mid-January and they need babysitters on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Please contact Gail Oberkircher at Cornerstone of Hope if you are interested at 216-524-4673.

PostHeaderIcon IPS Santa Sale, 12/6/13

IPS is in need of volunteers to help bring the Santa Sale gifts up for Set up.  They are looking for students to volunteer Friday, December 6th at 3:30 PM for an hour our two at the Primary School.  If interested, please contact

Ronda Jedrzejek  at 216-337-9941 or Email:

PostHeaderIcon Volunteers Needed 12/7-12/8 to ring Salvation Army bell

The city is looking for volunteers for  one hour shifts.  Volunteers will be paired with a senior, to ring the Salvation Army bell at the Tree Lighting and at the Winter Fest.

Help is still needed:  Sat. Dec. 7th for the Tree Lighting from 5:15 – 6:15 and Sun. Dec. 8th for  Winter Fest from 1:30 – 2:30 and 2:30 – 3:30

If interested, contact Kathleen Kapusta at (216)524-3035

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