Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kickball tournament to support Camp Quality

Hello (UA Student Org)!

Is your student organization interesting in supporting children with cancer through Camp Quality, Ohio? This year the Fraternity and Sorority Life community will be supporting Camp Quality through their annual Songfest event. To raise money, we will be hosting a kickball tournament on March 15th from 1:00-4:00pm in the SRWC! The admission cost is $5 to play on a team or to watch. Teams are 6-8 individuals. The tournament is open to ALL student organizations on campus and we would love for you to participate! There will also be FREE pizza and drinks available at this event. The winning team of the tournament will receive a FREE ice cream party on behalf of the Songfest Committee. Below is a description of Camp Quality and Songfest, as well as the OrgSync link for registration. But hurry- registration ends on Wednesday, March 11th! You can email fslsa2@uakron.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

The 2015 Songfest Planning Committee

Songfest is an 80-year University of Akron fraternity/sorority tradition. Students sing, dance, and act out a routine to raise money for charity.
Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our summer camps we have developed an important type of “therapy” . . . we like to call it Smile Therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Q. Kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible.

Registration: https://orgsync.com/69480/forms/136611

Friday, February 27, 2015

Trinity United Church of Christ
Volunteer Coordinator
2015 Community Garden Green Space project

  •    Coordinate efforts to create a safe community garden green space that is fully handicap accessible at Trinity UCC’s north area on Main street
  •  Respond by email to meeting requests
  •   Maintain and create a calendar of steps needed to produce the safe green space
  •   Identify volunteers to work on project with specific assignments
  •  Work with the Senior Pastor for items not yet identified
  • Recruit North Hill volunteers representing the diversity of our community
  • Identify a volunteer grant writer
  • Identify an intern to work on the project

Time required
  • Maximum of two (2) hours per week (most work done away from church i.e. Home, etc.)
  • February to July 2015 ( mutually agreeing on specifics of position by end of February)

  • Love of community
  •  Love to engage with a diverse community
  • Visionary
  • Access to volunteers and volunteer opportunities
  •  Able to send electronic correspondences
  • Able to maintain and create a calendar
  • Able to freely communicate on all issues
  • Desire to see North Hill thrive

F     For more information on this great opportunity Please Contact:
           Rev.Dr. Carl P. Wallace
     Senior Pastor Trinity U.C.C.
     "At the Heart of the Community with the Community at its Heart"
     915 N. Main Street
    Akron, Ohio 44310
     330 376 7186

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Polar Bear Jump
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Portage Lakes State Park 5031 Manchester Rd (Rt 93) - Akron OH 44319

February 21, 2015

Wanted: Warm-hearted people willing to freeze their bodies to raise money to feed people and fight hunger. We need at least 50 or more volunteers to take a plunge in Portage Lakes for a good cause. This event benefits the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Every dollar provides four meals for the hungry in our community! Pre-register online through Feb. 17.

For more information on the event or the Akron Regional Foodbank contact:

Cynthia Humphrey
350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron OH 44307

Or visit:



City Year Americorps Member
820 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn. We’re working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, we’re helping to increase graduation rates across the country, and changing the lives of the students we serve.

City Year is hiring graduating seniors interested in 10 months of full-time service in low-performing schools across the country. As a City Year AmeriCorps member you will serve from the before students arrive to school until all after-school programs are finished, building relationships with students to act as a tutor, mentor, and role model.

The position is not a one time project but a full-time experience for 10 months. At the completion of the program the service members receive a $5,735 education award to use as repayment for students loans or continuing education costs. Other scholarship opportunities are available to City Year alumni. 3,000 volunteers need and corps members can apply to serve at 1 of 26 U.S locations. 

For More Information Contact: 
Todd Marsh 
City Year 
tmarsh@cityyear.org or 216-255-8687

Visit City Years facebook or Twitter Handle:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coaches Needed: Season Starts March 9, For More Information Visit www.gotrgreatersummit.org 

"I am there to teach and empower the girls, but often find that they teach and empower me" 

-Volunteer Coach

Be a Girl on the Run Coach

  • Do you have a sincere interest in leading a healthy life?
  • Do you have an interest in the issues facing young women today?
  • Do you want to commit to the positive development of young girls?
  • Do you wish that a program that prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living had been available when you were growing up?
Join the over 5,000 women who have 

To learn more about the program visit our website gotrgreatersubmmit.org or call: 234-206-0788

A 10-week after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. It's a place where participants learn to celebrate being a girl by building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health.

Each session is eld by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Along the way, the girls train together to walk or run a 5K.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RAKE Akron Blanket Drive

The #RAKE Akron Blanket Drive distribution is on November 29th from 12-4pm at Luigi’s parking lot in Downtown Akron! RAKE Akron, Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere, is a movement to get people across the globe doing something for others! They want to reach out to the homeless youth in Akron. They would also like to document the distribution on film, so volunteers are needed for filming! RAKE Akron want to talk to the children; find out why they are homeless and what we can do to help. Volunteers are also needed to help talk to these children; volunteers who actually want to be hands-on with our community & stand up for these children in Akron.

Contact Nikki Dennison at 330-400-7107 for more details. To learn more about RAKEAkron visit https://www.facebook.com/RAKEAkron

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cash Explosion at the Hard Rock Rocksino

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, November 22, 2014 to represent the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the Cash Explosion event being held at the Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park. Northfield is a small town 20 miles south of Cleveland, and 20 miles north of Akron!  The Rocksino is on the grounds of the NorthfieldPark racetrack, at 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH 44067.

Food Donation Collection

  • Volunteers will collect donated items and load them into the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank truck. This task will occur outside and volunteers will need to be able to lift items into the truck.

To sign up for this fun volunteer event, simply log in to the Volunteer Information Center and schedule yourself, or your family.

Here is a link for more more info about this event: http://www.cashexplosionshow.com/uncategorized/rocksino-northfield-park/

Don’t worry if you are unable to help this Saturday! You can log in to our Volunteer Information Center anytime to view all of our available volunteer opportunities and special projects and events. We are always looking for volunteers on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 8:30-11:30am. Please refer to the Volunteer Information Center calendar for available volunteer shifts.

UDS All-Star Training Club Winter Bowling

United Disability Services All-Star Training Club is seeking volunteers to assist athletes with intellectual disability bowling a perfect game. The winter bowling league began Saturday, November 8 and runs every week until February 28, 2015. No experience needed. Volunteer 1 week or all remaining weeks. Contact Dan Lancianese, athletic director at 330-352-5602 for more information.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reach Out and Read: Akron Children's Hospital

Become a volunteer reader! Volunteer readers are needed in several Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) offices located throughout Northeastern, Ohio and the Locust Pediatric Care Group office at the hospital, to read to children in the waiting room . No minimum number of hours is required to volunteer. You can read once a month or every day!
Having volunteers read aloud in the waiting rooms makes the experience of going to the doctor pleasant for children and parents. By reading to children, volunteers model book-sharing techniques for parents and show them by example that reading aloud is an enjoyable experience for the family. And importantly, children who are introduced to books at an early age are better prepared for success in learning.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website at: www.akronchildrens.org/read or email Melanie Dyer, Reach Out and Read Program Assistant at mdyer@chmca.org.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 18 the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is requesting volunteers to represent the Foodbank at a Halloween Family Fun Day being held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. There are two available shifts, 8:30-11:30am and 11:00am-2:00pm. 

Volunteers are needed for: 

Food Donation Collection

  • Volunteers will collect donated items and load them into our Foodbank truck. This task will occur outside and volunteers will need to be able to lift items into the truck.
Handing Out Treats
  • Volunteers will be stationed at our booth inside the Hall of Fame, greeting Trick-or-Treaters and handing out delicious apples.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress in costume. All of the event staff will be sporting their best costumes!

To sign up for this fun volunteer event, simply log in to the Volunteer Information Center and schedule yourself, or your family.