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. 

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 jpluck@havenofrest.org for more details. https://www.facebook.com/havenofrest.org 

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.

BENEFITS OF BEING A CAREER CENTER VOLUNTEER: 
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.
HOW TO APPLY: 

Step 1: Complete the Career Center Volunteer application and submit to: 
Laura Cessna, Assistant Director 
Career Center, 211 Student Union 
lcc13@uakron.edu / 330.972.2163 
Step 2: You will be contacted to schedule a meeting to discuss the program requirements and review your application 
*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UNPAID, VOLUNTEER POSITION*






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 shawna.borkoski@cancer.org for more information and to sign-up to help. Check out https://www.facebook.com/MSABCCanton 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 shawna.borkoski@cancer.org for more information and to sign-up to help. Check out https://www.facebook.com/MSABCCanton 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.