Thursday, August 14, 2014

ideastream is looking for Pledge Taker Volunteers!

ideastream invites you to volunteer as a Pledge Taker Volunteer! Fall is approaching us and ideastream's WCLV 104.9 Radio Pledge Drive starts on Friday, September 5th, and goes until Sunday, September 14th. 
Volunteer as an individual or with a group! Group volunteers require a minimum of six (6). If your group consists of the minimum number of volunteers requested, they will recognize your group and read message points about your organization on-the-air during the shift you provide volunteers for!
Pledge Taker Volunteers are needed every day of the pledge drive (September 5th - September 14th). There are multiple shifts in a day, and shift times vary. 
Training is provided by our Phone Volunteer Supervisors a half hour before the shift time begins (For example, if a shift starts at 10:00am, welcome and training will start at 9:30am).
Shifts will be filled on a first-com first-serve basis, so be sure to respond ASAP to ensure the availability of the shift that is best for you and your organization.
Please contact me Siomara with questions or concerns:
Siomara Marquetti 
Volunteer Coordinator 
1375 Euclid Ave. 
Cleveland, OH 44115 
Ph: 216-916-6156 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities with Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank!

Agency Appreciation Week
Monday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 13
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will need at least 3 to 6 volunteers to help their agencies load food orders into their vehicles on August 11 and August 13 between the hours of 7:30a-11:30a. Please do not wear flip-flops, sandals or open-toe/heel shoes. 

Operation Orange
Friday, September 5 - Saturday, September 6
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank invites you to the Second Annual Operation Orange - 24 hour volunteer event. Gather your family, friends or coworkers and sign up for a volunteer shift. Volunteers are needed for various projects including: sorting and inspecting donated food, parking, check in/out, event assistants and greeters.

For more information or to schedule a shift to volunteer, please contact:
Cynthia Humphrey

You can also check them out on Facebook at

Monday, August 4, 2014

Volunteers needed at the 2014 Gay Games

The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will welcome 20,000-30,000 participants and guests to Cleveland+Akron, Ohio during the summer of 2014. Individuals will participate in more than 35 sport and culture events over the course of the week and your support will help make this the best Games ever! With such a wide variety of sports offered, a festival village, an opening and closing ceremony, and more, there are plenty of areas to pick from to volunteer. There are still a large number of volunteer positions available in Akron. To register, utilize this link to create a profile: Contact Information: Lauren Schoenewald, 216-479-479-6473.

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Volunteer in Akron with the 2014 Gay Games!

What are the Gay Games?
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will welcome 20,000-30,000 participants and guests to Cleveland+Akron, Ohio during the summer of 2014. Individuals will participate in more than 35 sport and culture events over the course of the week and your support will help make this the best Games ever! With such a wide variety of sports offered, a festival village, an opening and closing ceremony, and more, there are plenty of areas to pick from to volunteer.

What volunteer opportunities are available?
There are still a variety of opportunities available in Akron. Below lists the opportunities available in these areas.
·         Marathon and Half Marathon: Downtown Akron
o   About 45 shifts available
o   Location: 182 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
o   Date: Saturday, August 16th
o   Time: 3am-1pm
o   Shifts are between 3 and 5 hours long

·         Track and Field: The University of Akron Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex
o   About 140 shifts available
o   Location: 315 South Union Street, Akron, OH 44304
o   Dates: Monday, August 11th through Friday, August 15th
o   Times: 9am-5pm
o   Shifts are about 4 hours long

·         Accreditation Sport Tables: John S. Knight Center
o   About 131 shifts available
o   Location: 77 East Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308
o   Dates: Thursday, August 7th through Sunday, August 10th
o   Times: 8am-6pm
o   Shifts are about 4 hours long

How do I register to volunteer?
Complete the volunteer registration at by clicking the blue “Register Now” box on the right hand side of the page. After creating your profile, you will come to a page with all of the volunteer shifts listed. Scroll until you see the sport category for which you would like to volunteer. Feel free to register for any of the shifts that are not closed.  Please note that some shifts may have certain requirements, so be sure to read the description of each specific shift.

How do I prepare to be a volunteer?
We have four volunteer trainings throughout July.  While they are not mandatory, these sessions are highly recommended, as they will provide you with a chance to become more comfortable with your activities, ask any questions you may have, and meet the other volunteers you will be working with.  Please fill out this form whether or not you plan on attending (you can indicate that you are unable to attend) with this link: The two Cleveland are in the evening at Trinity Cathedral on Thursday, July 17th or at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood on Tuesday, July 22nd.  The two Akron trainings are also in the evening at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, July 15th or the Akron Summit County Public Library Main Branch on Wednesday, July 23rd. You do not have to RSVP to attend, but it would help us to plan breakout sessions.

What if I don’t know an answer when I’m volunteering?
You will receive a volunteer handbook at the volunteer training or through your email in mid-July. This handbook gives you additional information that the Gay Games 9 staff feel is important that you know as a volunteer. If you have a question during your volunteer shift, there will be a Volunteer Captain at each venue or a Gay Games 9 staff member that is available to answer your questions.  In the event that you cannot find a Volunteer Captain or a Gay Games 9 staff member, please call the volunteer hotline 216-479-6473.

What is expected of me as a volunteer?
We expect you to be polite and courteous even though you may be extremely busy, as you are the face of the Games for many of our visitors.  We also expect you to show up 15 minutes before your shift so that there is time for you to report to your check-in station before the start of your shift.  You must also sign the volunteer waiver before your first shift.  Finally, if you have to cancel your shift, please do so 24 hours in advance by emailing

What do I wear when volunteering?
You should wear your official 2014 Gay Games volunteer shirt with any type of neat shorts or pants, plus comfortable walking shoes. If you are serving outdoors, please remember to be prepared for any weather (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, raincoat, etc.).

Who do I contact for more information?

Have questions or want to get involved prior to the Games? Contact Lauren Schoenewald, Volunteer Intern, at 216-479-6473 or at

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Over the Edge with Hattie Larlham!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Sign up today to support rappellers going Over the Edge benefiting Hattie Larlham. Rappellers have raised funds in support of Hattie Larlham and will be rappelling down the side of a 22 story building! Afraid of heights? No problem! Be a part of the volunteer team for the street fair. There are opportunities to work in a food tent, information booths, art booths, be a stage assistant, help sell raffle tickets, and much more! We appreciate your interest and help with this event on August 29th and 30th. Sign up to volunteer for one or both days! Together with your help, we will be able to continue to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families!

Please contact Tiffany Griffin at 330-274-2272 ext. 3027 or Katie Stimler at ext. 3866for questions or for more details on how to sign up to volunteer!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Volunteer in the garden for Akron Summit Community Action!

Akron Summit Community Action is currently recruiting volunteers to help maintain our community gardens located in the Summit Lake neighborhood. Volunteers must be willing to work outside and engage in various gardening activities such as weeding, planting, watering and crop gleaning (if necessary). They are in need volunteers continually throughout the growing and harvest season (June through October). 

If interested in this project, please contact Gina Shaw, Neighborhood Development Program Administrator at: 330-572-8321

National Night Out Against Crime needs you to volunteer!

Akron Summit Community Action is in need of volunteers for our first annual National Night Out Against Crime event scheduled to take place on Tuesday August 5, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. We are in need of volunteers to help with event set up, tear down and clean up efforts between 4pm and 9pm. We need at least 20 volunteers to make this event a success.

 Please contact Gina Shaw at: 330-572-8321 if you are interested.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

iCan Bike Camp Needs 80 Volunteers!!
The Autism Society of Greater Akron is holding it's 3rd iCan Bike Camp from July 14-18 at Copley High School.  The 5-day program teaches individuals of many different abilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle without training wheels. This achievement offers these special people a sense of independence, the chance to become part of a "social group", and empowers them with a lifetime of healthy living through exercise.
Description of Duties
Volunteers serve as spotters for riders by walking/jogging behind campers to help teach balance and provide emotional and motivational support.  There are 5 daily sessions with 8 riders in each session, so we need 80 volunteers to make this program a success. Campers rely on their volunteer to help them learn to ride a bike, so we encourage volunteers to try their best to commit to working the entire week of the camp for the session(s) they select.  We understand this might not always be possible and will consider other schedules.
Choose From These Daily Session Times: 8:30 am, 10:05 am, 11:40 am, 2:00 pm, 3:35 pm
  • Should be 16 years of age - those 15 years old may volunteer with an adult
  • Able to jog at a moderate pace for one hour with short breaks or walk fast for one hour with short breaks
  • Able to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session on Sunday, July 13th at 4pm at Copley High School
Community Hours
  • Earn up to 9 hours during the week for one session for 5 days
  • Earn up to 16.5 hours during the week for two sessions for 5 days
For More Information Visit ...
  • HERE to view a video about what happens during the week of camp
  • HERE for a testimonial from last year's volunteers
  • HERE to download a Volunteer Registration Form
Contact Lisa Thompson at
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Volunteer at Color Vibe 5k on Saturday, May 24

This year, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is the charity partner of the Color Vibe Run in Akron. They are in need of volunteers to help at a water station during the race.

Saturday, May 24 from 8:30-11:00am, 10 volunteers are needed at Lock 3 Park to assist with a water station. 

Color Vibe is proud to help the local community, not only by bringing a ton of colorful happiness to your town, but also helping out your local charity.
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a non-profit organization with a mission to Feed People and Fight Hunger. This year, 1 in 7 people in Northeast Ohio will face hunger, and the Foodbank will be there to help. The Foodbank is the source of emergency food for 500 food pantries, hot meal sites shelters and other hunger-relief programs that directly serve individuals and families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. The Foodbank, with its supporters and partners are leading the fight to end hunger in the communities they serve. In 2013, they distributed 24 million pounds of food, providing 20 million meals locally for people in need.

Please contact Melissa Link at to sign up.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Volunteer needs for Girl Scouts program for 6 weeks

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio - Akron Area are looking for 3 volunteers to facilitate The Summer Sampler Series Program at Akron Urban League for 6 weeks with weekly sessions lasting approximately 1-1.5 hours in length. Program starts June 5. The purpose of this program is to get girls excited about the world around them and Girl Scouting. In this program, we have included supply lists, programming materials and lesson plans. These activities are to be used if your Girl Scouts have completed all other activities in a specific lesson, with time to spare. 

Contact Information: 
Sarah Shkoukani, Community Membership Executive 
Phone: 330.526.7923 /800.452.5281 ext 7923 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Life is Good No Matter What

Life is Good No Matter What is a local cancer charity that sends northeast Ohio patients with advanced cancer on cherished experiences. On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. they will be having a short volunteer meeting at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron, Ohio 44303 to answer any questions you may have about Life is Good No Matter What and to discuss upcoming opportunities for our volunteers. They have a crossfit event, the Holly Run 5k, Inspire Gala, Akron Rubber Ducks Family Day and other events in which they really need your help! Please follow them on Facebook or visit their website at for more information on their organization and to keep up-to-date with what is happening. 

They couldn't do such great things for the wonderful cancer patients they serve without your help. They truly appreciate volunteers! Please email Julie at the address below if you plan on attending. You can make a difference in the life of a local cancer patient!

Julie A. Ellison
Board of Directors/Volunteer Coordinator 
Celebrate Life Today Like There's No Tomorrow