Many Villages In-school Tutoring

Many Villages celebrated its tenth year of in-school tutoring support in five of the seven Cleveland Heights - University Heights elementary schools! Each school's program is managed by a volunteer coordinator and staffed by a school-based team of volunteer tutors who all depend on the guidance of teachers. This program offers parents and community members a way to support academic progress and community engagement by way of a structured and targeted tutoring approach. 


During the 2014-2015 school year, volunteer tutors delivered over 1700 hours of one-on-one support to more than 200 children. Each volunteer recieved training/orientation, on-going feedback and heartfelt appreciation from teachers and students alike. We believe these dedicated tutors saved lives!


“I was able to provide extra focused intervention for kids that had critical needs, and provided another caring adult for a kid that struggled with behavior/emotional issues.”  

-Volunteer, Noble Elementary School 


Many Villages’ literacy intervention has been successfully implemented in more than half of our programs providing emerging readers with critical help building pre-reading skills like letter shapes and sounds, consonant-vowel-consonant blending, and sight words. Many Kindergarten teachers have chosen to partner with our volunteers  to ensure targeted students benefit.

"We not only see results with the students academically growing but having an adult one-to-one who takes time to care is a priceless gift."


-Volunteer Coordinator 

Enthusiastic individuals who can commit as little as one hour, one day per week or as much as 2 hours, 4 days per week are always needed. Volunteer Coordinator positions are limited and assigned. Orientation/training takes place in September and January, however new tutors can be added through out the school year. Although no experience is required, we do ask that volunteers be dependable, flexibile and willing to submit to a criminal background check. 

Please complete the form below and someone will conatct you about VOLUNTEER opportunities.  


Thank you for your willingness to volunteer!

Contact us:


Reaching Heights Office: 

2843 Washington Blvd.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118