Monday, April 21, 2014

Keep Akron Beautiful Super Saturday

Keep Akron Beautiful Super Saturday, May 3, 2014, is a Thank You event at the Akron Zoo for the first 1000 people who sign up to help "Clean Up Akron" during the month of April. We are looking for volunteers to help pack and serve lunches in a food line at Komodo Kingdom from 10am to Noon (set up and serve) and to help serve and serve and clean up from Noon to 2pm. As a Volunteer thank you, you will receive a free Lunch/Breakfast (pending the shift you choose) and free admission and parking at the Zoo for the remainder of the day. 

Should you have any questions and to sign up contact Kelly Chaff (By Monday April 27 at Noon) at klchaff@uakron.edu with your name, shift, and contact information. 

Summer Career Opportunities through Akron YMCA

Potential Camp Counselors! Are you looking for a summer job that you sit around all day looking for something to do? The Akron Rotary Camp serves children and adults with special needs. Their campers diagnoses range from autism to spina bifida, to reactive attachment disorder(RAD) to PTSD. Gain valuable leadership skills, the ability to get up in front of a group and lead activities or sing songs with ease and memories/friendships that will last forever. To check out all employment positions go to http://akronymca.org/CareerOpportunitiesSearchLocation.aspx . If interest in camp, contact JD Detsch at 330.644.4512 ext 3204 or jeremyd@akronymca.org

Seasonal Landscaping Job Opportunity

Seasonal Landscaping Job Opportunity
Let’s Grow Akron Beautification Crew Member
Part time seasonal position beginning April 1 through November 15 (determined by weather)
Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
•             Spring and Fall Cleanup
•             Tilling           
•             Hauling and spreading soil, compost and mulch
•             Clearing trash and debris
•             Mowing and trimming
•             Equipment Maintenance
•             Building and repairing fences and compost bins
•             Preparation for special events

***MUST HAVE VALID OHIO DRIVER’S LICENSE***

For more information contact Lisa Nunn by phone: (330)745-9700 or email: letsgrowakron@gmail.com  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Bridgestone Firestone Invitational

The Bridgestone Firestone Invitational runs from July 30 through August 3 and are in need of 20-25 volunteers to help staff three concession stands. There are three six and one-half hour shifts each day. The event is located at Firestone Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Edwin Shaw Rehab Challenge Golf Program. Admission to golf event is free prior or after your shift.
Please call Ron or Marilyn at 330.784.5400 if you can help.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Marathon Charity Classic

The Prom Management Group provides staff to concession stands at the Marathon Charity Classic taking place at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, OH. They recruit nonprofits/students/churches to volunteer and then in return gives back 10% of sales on a prorated status as a thank you for making the event a success. One of their 2014 Marathon Concession events run from July 14-20 with a variety of time slots. For more information and to sign up please contact Nicole Burg at 651-286-8852 or at nicoleburg@promcatering.com

Garlic Mustard Pull (New Date)

Garlic Mustard Pull
May 3 from 9:30am-1:00pm


The Master Gardeners’ Garlic Mustard Pull has changed its event date to May 3! The GOGA and Summit County Master Gardeners are trying to mitigate the problem of invasive species taking over our native habitats. Volunteers are suggested long sleeve shirts and pants and sturdy work gloves. If individuals have access to pruner or pruning saws it would be helpful but not essential. Meet at 9:30am for coffee and doughnuts and a short lecture about invasive plants. Located at Crown Point Ecology Center: 3220 Ira Road, Bath OH, 44210. 
If you would like to volunteer please contact Sam Morlan at 330-336-6269 or at lorasam88@gmail.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

7th Annual Green & Clean Day

7th Annual Green & Clean Day
Friday, May 2

Join Akron's 7th Annual Green & Clean Day on Friday, May 2. Downtown Akron will be overrun with volunteers clad in “safety green” shirts putting a deep clean on the Downtown footprint. The goal of the event is to engage the community in making our Downtown “vibrant and valuable.” During the Downtown Green & Clean event business employees and community members form teams and do projects around their own Downtown property or are assigned tasks within the district. Each team member receives a t-shirt, goodie bag and a lunch celebration. Green & Clean Day is a part of Keep Akron Beautiful's Clean Up 
Akron Week/Great American Cleanup™. 

Morning or afternoon shifts are available (9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.). Form a team and sign up today to help us keep our Downtown a destination for everyone. Registration is now open. Go to http://www.downtownakron.com/event/7th-annual-green-and-clean-day to access registration. You can check them out at https://www.facebook.com/DowntownAkron

Crossroads Hospice Volunteers

Crossroads Hospice are looking for "Ultimate Givers" (aka Volunteers) to help provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. Turn your interests and hobbies into meaningful, fulfilling moments with our patents and staff. You decide how much time you can devote and we'll try to match your interests and schedule.
*Like to read? Read to our patients! 
*Part of a card club? give us your best hand! 
*Enjoy scrapbooking or journaling? Create lasting memories for our patients and their families! 
*Have a special talent/skill? Share it with us!
The opportunities are endless!

For more information contact Rebecca Clark at rebecca.clark@crossroadshospice.com and their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/crossroadshospice

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Color Me Rad 5K

Color Me Rad 5K

Do you like to run and support local charities? Join the Color Me Rad 5k on Saturday, April 12 at Lock 3 Park in Akron. Get your running shoes on and ready to run this colorful 5k! This run will brighten your day and get you covered in color that is non-toxic made of non-rash-inducing colored cornstarch. The Color Me Rad 5k benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Akron by donating 10% from each runner. Use the promo code: RMHakron to get your 10% discount at http://www.colormerad.com/race/cleveland-akron/. Register soon before the race is sold-out! If you prefer not to run consider volunteering and register also on the site.

Goodyear Engineering Career Day Volunteers

Goodyear Engineering Career Day Volunteers
April 12 from 7:00am-3:00pm

Goodyear needs students to volunteer at Engineering Career Day. Volunteers will receive volunteer hours (Goodyear will sign off on service hours for each individual), a FREE lunch, and an Engineering Career Day T-shirt! Volunteers will be asked to set up and tear down at the event, assist students and their families around the UA campus, and help the various businesses and organizations during the hands-on activities. The event will take place at The University of Akron on Saturday, April 12. This volunteer experience is a great way for students to network with Goodyear associates and with 70+ other businesses and organizations! Students can volunteer from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Goodyear's Engineering Career Day mission is to inform and encourage young women and young men in grades six through 12 to pursue opportunities and careers that exist in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, as taught by representatives from local businesses and universities. For more information about Engineering Career Day, please visit their website at www.goodyear.com/careerday.


Contact Nicole Taylor via email for more information at nicole_taylor@goodyear.com.