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.


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 dlancian22@gmail.com.


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
216-446-2650
Brian.Stevens@ViaQuestInc.com

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 farw_s@msn.com.

Address:
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: http://www.gotrgreatersummit.org/coach

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: http://www.gotrgreatersummit.org/ . 

Sign up to volunteer here: GOTR 5k Volunteer Registration

Contact Rachel Nypaver at Rachel.nypaver@girlsontherun.org

Monday, August 25, 2014

Reminder: Operation Orange Volunteers Needed!

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
330.777.7579

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 
ideastream 
1375 Euclid Ave. 
Cleveland, OH 44115 
Ph: 216-916-6156 
Email: siomara.marquetti@ideastream.org 
Website: http://www.ideastream.org/about/volunteer

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
330.777.7579

You can also check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/akroncantonfoodbank

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:http://bit.ly/GG9Volunteer. Contact Information: Lauren Schoenewald, 216-479-479-6473.

Check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gaygamescleveland

FAQ:

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 http://bit.ly/GG9Volunteer 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: http://bit.ly/GG9Training. 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 volunteers@gg9cle.com.

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 lschoenewald@gg9cle.com.