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 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Camp Christopher Clean Up Day

Camp Christopher (a program of Catholic Charities), located in Bath, OH offers unique camping opportunities for the young and young at heart. Camp Christopher is committed to the growth and development of all children through quality programming structured around nature, community and spirit. They are in need of volunteers to assist with Clean Up Day - Saturday, May 17th - 9am to 4pm Volunteers needed to clean windows, wash cabins, pick up litter, raking the trails, readying the flower beds, working on awards & more. Lunch Provided; Volunteers under the age of 18 welcome, accompanied by an adult. No background checks/or volunteer application is needed ahead of time.

To sign up check out or contact Kelly A. Kaufman, Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County at 330.762.2961 x232 or 

To learn more about Camp Christopher: 

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 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 . If interest in camp, contact JD Detsch at 330.644.4512 ext 3204 or