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Volunteer

How to get involved through volunteer work.

Nearly 3,000 people volunteered with LMM last year. If you are thinking about joining them, consider your interests and skills and review the volunteer needs listed below. If you see a program opportunity that interests you, contact the person listed. The volunteer process varies from program to program, however an application, screening and training are generally required.

Serve with People Involved with the Justice System

Women’s Re-Entry Network is looking for volunteers to collect personal hygiene supplies for women (soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, etc.) on behalf of congregations, civic groups, etc.. Contact Gloria Pickett at 216.696.7535 x 200 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friend-To-Friend Prison ministry is looking for volunteers to be assigned to prison inmates to visit them once a month and be a friend and encouragement to them. Men are assigned to men at Grafton Correctional Institution in Lorain County and women to women at Northeast Reintegration Center at East 30th and Orange Ave. in Cleveland. If interested, please contact Lynn Schlessman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 216-861-1838.

 

Community Re-Entry is now seeking those individuals that want to become “Volunteer Mentors” for our Each One Reach One Mentoring Program (EORO). Those volunteers will engage eligible participants/mentees 3 to 6 months prior to release from incarceration.  Community Re-Entry’s Each One Reach One staff will provide mentor to mentee training and will coordinate, schedule and track all services provided. If you have a sincere interest in becoming a mentor and have a privately owned vehicle, you may be eligible to become a volunteer mentor with our program.  If you are interested in volunteering to mentor formerly incarcerated adult males, please contact Rakin Abdul-Aziz, EORO Program Director at (216)881-5577.

 



Serve with People with Long-Term Care Needs

Adult Guardianship Services and Volunteer Guardianship Program of Lorain County invite compassionate, caring adults to advocate for someone who has no voice. AGS & VGP need volunteers to serve as legal guardians for indigent, incompetent adults to make medical and residency decisions for them. Comprehensive training and staff support provided. AGS is also in need of friendly visitors. A Friendly Visitor provides companionship to the resident and valuable information to the resident’s guardian through monthly visits. While visiting, the volunteer may talk, share stories, take walks, play cards, or enjoy other interests with the resident. The volunteer writes brief summaries of visits and other activities and reports findings to the guardian. To serve with those in Cuyahoga County, contact Beth Reid 216-696-1132 x190 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Or to serve with those in Lorain County with the Volunteer Guardianship Program, contact Nita Bring-Mazurek at 440.934.3613 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Serve with People Who are Homeless

Teach

  • Tutor for G.E.D. Test/ Reading: Assist studying, reading, or G.E.D. preparation.
  • Computer Lab: Assist the men with basic computer skills, on-line job search and resume writing. Hours are flexible.
  • Job Readiness: Help residents prepare for housing in a program covering such topics as rights/responsibilities of tenant, budgeting/credit counseling.
  • Financial: Faciliate a Financial workshop, including banking, finance and credit in the Independence Community of the shelter.

Companion

  • Re-Entry: Accompany those transitioning into life after prison.
  • Recovery: Accompany someone through the stages of recovery.
  • Education: Assist in school application process for one who is returning to school.
  • Employment: Accompany someone through the process of job search, interviews, and follow-up after interviews.

Spiritual

  • Listening: Be a pastoral presence with a team of volunteer listeners.

More Ideas

  • Kitchen: Due to cuts in 2100's food budget, the shelter is in need of volunteers to provide all or part of a meal.
  • Community Garden: Help maintain the shelter’s vegetable/flower garden.
  • Art: Share individual and group expression through the visual arts.
  • Writing: Take part in a writers’ group focusing on journaling and autobiography.
  • Book Club: Take part in a discussion group that uses current fiction and non-fiction books to explore ideas.
  • Environmental: Lend your expertise to making the shelter more energy efficient.
  • Music: Teach a few chords on the guitar, or provide keyboard skills for our shelter’s Gospel Group.
  • Legal: Volunteer with legal backgound to assist with Out-of-State birth certificates on a twice monthly basis; flexible hours, weekdays or evenings.
  • Intake: Work at the front desk of the shelter assisting with intakes of  new residents; flexible hours, Monday through Friday, 3-5 p.m. Basic computer skills required.

Contact Lydia Bailey at 216.566.0047 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Serve with Youth

AFTER SCHOOL PREVENTION RESOURCES (ASPR)

Make after school the best time of the day.

Volunteers are needed to assist staff with a community based after school program on the near west side. Teens are mostly African-American and Hispanic, male and female, between the ages of 12-18. Activities include basketball, recreation, computers, music, topical programs, leadership development, cooking, aerobics, and field trips. Be creative. These teens are a great bunch and like to have fun and learn. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Got skills? Like teens?

An after school program in Ohio City needs recreation, life skills group and fitness instruction volunteers to work in the afternoons with teens ages 12-18. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Keeping Track of Teens!

Sound impossible? Come help a great after school program in Ohio City keep track of teens with data base support, office help, and outcome tracking through surveys and follow up phone calls with alums. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

 

What’s worked for you? Teen talks about stuff you know.

The Youth Employment Program needs instruction volunteers for groups between the hours of 9-3, Monday through Thursday. The topics can range from financial literacy to business professionals who can speak for an hour on their particular expertise. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

We want employers who think youth employment means good business.

Several volunteers are needed as members of the Youth Employment Program Employer Advisory Board. This Board’s mission is to enhance participants’ ability to learn the world of work. Meetings are quarterly for two hours. Employers help participants into employment, advise staff/participants on employment strategies for YEP’s success. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Change the future, help build a youth leader

Volunteers could help lead/coordinate the Youth Leadership Association and College Tours. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Can you think strategically? Can you help teens think like you do?

The Youth Employment Program is looking for a group of qualified individuals who would be willing to coordinate and implement a five-year strategic plan. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

NEXT  STEP

 

Help Get Apartments Ready for Teens

Our teens are making the transition from foster care and or juvenile detention to independent living. They live in their own apartments in Lakewood. Before new residents arrive their new home is painted, cleaned, furnished and made inviting for these special teens. Volunteers are needed to make a studio apartment a welcoming home. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Teens deserve a clean safe place to live

Volunteers are needed at the Westhaven Youth Shelter, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless boys and girls. Because of the sensitive nature of the clients, direct contact is not possible, but there are always needs for maintenance, landscaping, painting, and other support tasks. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

What stuff did you need in your first apartment?

Next Step teens are making a fresh start and they need all the things any young person needs in their first place. Bedding, furniture, towels and linens, toiletries, decorative items, alarm clocks, baby supplies, school supplies, you name it. Maybe you or a group you belong to could adopt a teen or an apartment and supply some really cool stuff. If interested, please contact Mark Brauer at 216-696-0370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



For other volunteer opportunities, please contact the program(s) you would be interested in serving with:

2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter: 216.566.0047
Adult Guardianship Services:216.696.1132
Community Re-Entry: 216.696.2717
Office of Advocacy:216.861.3099
Services to Adult Care Homes: 216.621.8322
Support to At-Risk Teens: 216.696.0370
Volunteer Guardianship Program, Lorain County: 440.934.3613


 

 

 

 

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