Volunteer with CLASH

Page down for a range of opportunities to make Cleveland Lead Safe!

Asia Fest, May 20 and 21st.

Lead Safe Information, Barriers to Child Lead Testing survey, Home Lead Test kits...buttons for the children. 

Saturday 11 AM - 7PM  Tablers needed.

Sunday 11-7PM Tablers needed.

Parking is free at the Cleveland State University parking lot at East 24th Street and Payne Avenue. From there attendees can walk or take a shuttle. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted (not even bunnies).

May 23, 2023 6PM-8.30 PM. Maple Heights Housing Resource Fair at Maple Heights High School  (Gymtorium) 

Located at 1 Mustang Way, Maple Heights 44137. 

CLASH will have information on lead safe housing and lead safe renovations. Watch for more details,

Community Health Expo

Saturday June 3

1-4 pm

At our Community Health Expo, held at the Gateway 105 Farmers Market 1322 E 105 Street Cleveland 44106, residents can get free Health Screenings, Vaccinations, Community Resources and Giveaways. Fresh Produce will be available to buy at the market and we’ll have two live Cooking Classes.

Aches, Pains & Automobiles - Men’s Health Tune-up, Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 11am-2pm. Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition will partner with Care Alliance Health Center to provide a program that promotes mental health and wellness in men. The Tune Up features a therapist, vital men's health screenings, a healthy food, a DJ, prizes and a classic and antique car show. Watch for details. Lots of volunteers will be needed. 

Looking Ahead

Sunday, June 18, 2023 1.30 PM--6.30 PM. University Heights Juneteenth Festival. Watch for details

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3 PM-6 PM Refugee Resource Fair.  Watch for details

Even more events

August 12, 2023 -- Glenville Festival Watch for details

August 12, 2023 -- Holy Trinity Baptist Church Picnic. 3808 East 131st 1PM-3PM.

Sat September 16, 2023 Noon-7PM and Sunday September 17, 2023 Noon-5 PM. Tremont Arts and Culture

October 1, 2023 Lead Sleepover in front of City Hall. 7 pm- 9am. Bring your sense of adventure, your sleeping bag and cot. 

Share your time

Canvassing and maintaining public information displays

Distribute CLASH information and brochures in neighborhoods around Cleveland. Maintain public displays around town.

Small group outreach

Provide short presentations on lead safe housing and answering a range of questions about lead hazards. You'll be teamed with an experienced presenter. Most small group meetings are evenings and weekends.

Tabling at Community Events

Pass out lead safe literature to citizens and answer a range of questions about lead hazards. You will be teamed with an experienced tabler! 

Share your Expertise

Legal Background--if you have a background in law (lawyer, paralegal or other), the CLASH and the families we work with need your expertise on legal issues. 

Data Wonk? -- if you know your way around spreadsheets and public records, CLASH can keep you busy. Work from home at times of your choosing.

Case Management -- Assist families affected by lead poisoning to find housing, health, legal, and financial resources.

Create your own lead safety event 

Your civic, social, faith or community organization can host a lead safety awareness event to underscore the need for citizen action. Here are some examples:

Conduct your own investigation 

Do neighborhood playgrounds, rusted overpasses, or abandoned building create lead hazards in your community. CLASH will help you gather the evidence!

Not enough ideas? Tell CLASH how you would like to help make Cleveland Lead Safe.  Share you suggestions with clevelandleadsafe@gmail.com

How many renters in your community have received disclosures of known lead hazards? Penalties can be assessed.  A recent study in Pittsburgh's Wilkinsburg neighborhood showed that 51 of 76 homes tested had lead hazards, but 78% of residents of the households were unaware of lead hazards. 

Test the soil in vacant lots, around abandoned houses, and in playgrounds in your community.  With just a little training, CLASH can have the samples tested to identify lead hazards in your community. 

Test the apartments and common areas in your multifamily building to identify lead hazards where you live. Training provided.