Our community of volunteers is essential to our students’ success. With locations on Cleveland’s east side and west side, volunteering with our students is even easier. Read on to find out about our many volunteer opportunities.
Internships: TIS has a few opportunities for semester unpaid internships including: Community Outreach/Admissions, Non-Profit Administrative and Leadership Development
Mentors: One of our largest volunteer groups – reading mentors work with children one on one within a one class rotation (1-2 hours per week) to mentor the students through the enjoyment of reading and storytelling.
Tutors: Our biggest need for tutors is in the area of basic math to Algebra I. Our students range from grades K-8 and math tutors can have an amazing impact on student success in this challenging subject! Tutors in other subjects may be needed as well.
Leadership Aides: TIS is proud to be a United Way location featuring our Youth Core (Developing & Refining or 5th-8th graders) which meets each day after school from 3 to 6pm. This group focuses on community service, leadership development, business principles and much more in order to be prepared for high school, college and the workforce. Volunteer Aides assist in program planning and implementation while serving as leadership mentors for these future leaders.
Garden Stewards: We are proud to have our own gardening programs on campus. The first is our general gardening club in which students and mentors cultivate a variety of produce/flower generating plants throughout the year. The second is our brand new Edible Forest Garden which takes a poly-cultural approach to raising amazing plants where the end results are—edible of course—while also focusing on personal and environmental connections of health, education and appreciation of nature through science and social collaboration. Click here to read more about our forest garden or click here to see a short video. Do you have a knack for gardening? Then this program—working with students might be for you.
General: On occasion there are one-time volunteer opportunities that range from mass mailing support to light construction (putting together bookcases, etc).
Do you have a special talent or skill (vocal or instrumental music talents, art, ballroom dancing – just to name a few!)? Let us know! We’ll look at ways to get you involved in activities that are academically enriching for you and our students.
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Questions? Contact Eric McGarvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.721.0120, ext. 1107.