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. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bed Making Need

Haven of Rest is seeking volunteers to help out with bed making on 10/10/2014 from 9am-11:30am. Contact Jan Pluck at for more details. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UA Career Center Volunteer Program

Career Center Volunteer Program 
for Fall/Spring 2014-2015

POSITION SUMMARY: The program is designed to have students interested in gaining experience in the Career Center and to aid in enhancing the success of co-curricular activities at The University of Akron.

Volunteers will be committed to: 
Volunteering throughout the fall and spring semester. Interacting with employers, students, and Career Center staff during Career Fairs and other career events. Marketing the Career Center through distribution of flyers in high traffic areas. Participating in brainstorming/feedback sessions regarding Career Center programs and services. Attending training sessions as appropriate.

Develop an understanding of the programs and services offered by the Career Center and the UA campus.Understand program initiatives in a co-curricular learning environment at the UA. Utilize critical thinking and problem solving abilities.Develop programming and marketing skills. Demonstrate positive self-management skills. Identify transferable skills that can be used upon internship completion.

Step 1: Complete the Career Center Volunteer application and submit to: 
Laura Cessna, Assistant Director 
Career Center, 211 Student Union / 330.972.2163 
Step 2: You will be contacted to schedule a meeting to discuss the program requirements and review your application 

Making Strides 5K- University of Akron

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
University of Akron- Stiles Field House
October 12, 2014 from 7:00am-1:30pm

We have all been affected by breast cancer in some way. We have the power to fight back against this disease. With your help, we can beat breast cancer once and for all! The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is taking place on Sunday, October 12th. We need 30-40 volunteers to help with registration, banking, selling merchandise, set-up and clean-up for this event. The walk will take place at the University of Akron- Stiles Field House.

Please contact Shawna Borkoski, Senior Representative for Community Engagement at 888-227-6446 or by email at for more information and to sign-up to help. Check out for more information.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Canton Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Canton Making Strides 
Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 26, 2014 from 6:00am-2:00pm

We have all been affected by breast cancer in some way. We have the power to fight back against this disease. With your help, we can beat breast cancer once and for all! The Canton Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is taking place on Sunday, October 26th. We need 30-40 volunteers to help with registration, banking, selling merchandise, set-up and clean-up for this event. The walk will take place at McKinley Senior High School.

Please contact Shawna Borkoski, Senior Representative for Community Engagement at 888-227-6446 or by email at for more information and to sign-up to help. Check out for more information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Read with Me!

Read with Me! At Leggett CLC
Leggett CLC is looking for college students who are willing to come to our school and buddy up with a student who is struggling with reading. We need students to commit to be a buddy to a student and come to the school once-twice a week and spend 20-30 minutes reading with their student buddy. You will read with the same student each week throughout the semester. You don't need to be an education major to participate in this experience and any volunteer forms that need to be signed will be signed by the teacher. 

Please call Leggett CLC at (330) 761-1735 and ask for Mrs. Bryan, Intervention Specialist.

UDS All-Star Training Club

Volunteer Opportunities with UDS All-Star Training Club
United Disability Services is seeking volunteers for its sports program, All-Star Training Club (ATC). ATC was established to provide an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to participate on the field of athletic competition. We provide a 1:3 ratio for our athletes at all of our sports.
This great program could not exist without our wonderful volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a positive attitude to volunteer for our sports clubs. We are looking for volunteers who will be responsible for demonstrating the activity to our athletes and keeping records. Volunteers needed: Saturdays – Team Bowling League; Sundays – Flag Football League; Sundays – Cross Country League (times and locations vary).

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dan Lanianese, athletic director, at 330-352-5602, or via email at

Monday, September 8, 2014

Patient Care Companions

Patient Care Companions wanted in Akron/Canton area! Patient Care Volunteers provide emotional support and practical assistance to enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients, families, and caregivers. These services include being available for companionship, listening, simply being there, sharing a walk, reading books or newspapers, watching television and preparing meals. These volunteers also offer practical support often needed by Hospice patients, families, and caregivers. These duties may include picking up needed supplies, light house cleaning, basic yard work or grocery shopping.

There are many ways a volunteer can help. They work with your comfort level, schedule, and desired role. We would love to have you join our volunteer team! Contact us today.

Brian Stevens
Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tutors Needed! - Seeds of Change Tutoring

Make a difference in the lives of inner city children at Helen Arnold School
Tutors are needed for after-school programs for grades 1 through 6. 

Wednesdays, September 10 through November 19, 3:15 to 4:15 or 
Thursdays, September 11 through November 20, 3:15 to 4:15 pm. 
To volunteer contact Felecia Stotsenburg 330-414-3075 or

Helen Arnold CLC, 
450 Vernon Odom Blvd
 Akron OH 44307

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Girls on the Run of Greater Summit - Coaches & Volunteers Needed!

Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program is 10 weeks and runs from September 15 through November 16th. Each team of 15 girls is coached by 3 or more amazing volunteers that dedicate 1.5 hours twice a week, and we are looking for some amazing coaches!Check out their website:

Each 10 weeks session ends with a celebratory 5k where each girl begins to realize her limitless potential. With over 800 girls participating in Greater Summit, they need a lot of volunteers to put on the 5k event. Learn more about Girls on the Run at our website: . 

Sign up to volunteer here: GOTR 5k Volunteer Registration

Contact Rachel Nypaver at