Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Volunteers needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has an URGENT need to repack meat EVERY Wednesday @ 5p-7p and EVERY Saturday @ 9:30a-12:30p. We can accommodate up to 80 volunteers. This is an on-going volunteer opportunity!

Please contact Cynthia @chumphrey@acrfb.org or 330.777.7579 to schedule.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Help with Light the Night Walk

The Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place on Sunday, September 22 in The University of Akron Field House

75 volunteers to staff areas ranging from setup/cleanup to passing out t-shirts and filling balloons with helium. Times vary based on task assigned. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer.

If interested, please contact Amy Dravecky at Amy.Dravecky@lls.org


Long-Term Service Opportunity in Michigan

Covenant House Michigan (Detroit, Michigan) is looking for university students who show interest in a long-term service project. It you fit that description, Covenant House Michigan would like to invite you to join the House of Hope Volunteer program and work to support homeless youth ages 18-22. The program offers students an opportunity to live on our campus from 3 months to 2 years while working in our program.
Contact mgolpe@covenanthouse.org or more details about need areas, there are a variety of task areas available.

You can also visit www.covenanthousemi.org to see more work with homeless youth and to meet some of the residents.

Twitter: @covenanthousemi

Volunteer for the Akron Heart Walk!

The 2013 Akron Heart Walk has numerous volunteer opportunities available! The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. 

Volunteer on Friday, 10/18 or Saturday 10/19 at the UA Field House

Groups of 5-20 volunteers are needed both days during many shifts. Tasks include set-up, loading/unloading, greeting, distributing at the finish line, working the family fitness area, distributing snacks and water, delivering food, assisting with photography, and clean up/take down.

Contact Ashley Smas at 330-664-1905 or ashley.smas@heart.org for additional details.

Childcare Volunteers Needed!

Circles, an anti-poverty program of Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County Collaborative, is seeking a childcare volunteers for weekly meetings. Circles meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM.  The commitment is flexible and a great way to fill service hours.  

Please email Emily Putinski, eputinski@gmail.com for more information. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our initiative to end poverty!

Help Feed 70 People!

Circles, an anti-poverty program of Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County Collaborative, is seeking a donation of a meal to feed approximately 70 individuals.  Circles community meals are held weekly on Wednesdays.  Space is available for meal preparation on site, or food can be brought in from an outside source (some restaurants have donated meals in the past). This meal donation will eliminate one of the barriers that our participants and their families face daily: having a quality meal.  

Please email Emily Putinski, eputinski@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our initiative to end poverty!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hospice of the Western Reserve Needs Ongoing Volunteers!

Hospice of the Western Reserve is looking for 20 ongoing hospice volunteers throughout Summit, Portage, and Medina counties

Hospice of the Western Reserve is recruiting new volunteers for a variety of volunteer opportunities which range from visiting patients in their homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities to helping get the word out about hospice care and volunteer opportunities in the community and many things in between. Please visit our website at www.hospicewr.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities for a extensive list of volunteer opportunities and our new volunteer education calendar. Volunteers with patient contact need 20 hours of education while volunteers not seeing patients only need 4 hours. All volunteers receive TB testing and a criminal background check. Once these requirements are met the volunteer chooses how much time to commit to volunteering.

Contact Joan Ibbett at jibbett@hospicewr.org

Twitter: @hospicewr

Facebook: http://facebook.com/HospiceWR

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

11th Running of the Akron Marathon

Volunteers are needed for the 11th running of the Akron Marathon on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Each year since 2003 the Akron Marathon has hosted an international, world-class marathon, half marathon and team relay race the last Saturday in September.  We have made it our mission to promote health and fitness and bring national attention to the greater Akron area.  Volunteers are essential to the success of our event and are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race.  As volunteers for the Akron Marathon, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to your community, to meet new people and to share your skills and talents.  The truth is that it’s the volunteers who make the race such a wonderful experience for the runners!

We are looking for groups, as well as individuals, to volunteer on either Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Health & Fitness Expo, or on race day, Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Opportunities to volunteer on race day include:  course support, finish line and Kids Fun Run.  We will also need three to four groups to direct runners along key points of our course.  If your group is interested in working together at these key points, please contact  aantonucci@akronmarathon.org.  To register to volunteer, please visit www.akronmarathon.org and visit the Volunteer page under the Community tab.  Volunteer group leaders can also contact the marathon office at 330-434-2786.  

All volunteers are encouraged to attend one of the following volunteer trainings: 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Mason Park Community Learning Center
700 East Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
Red Cross Training at 5:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
Mason Park Community Learning Center
700 East Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
Red Cross Training at 10:30 a.m.

Please consider getting involved in this exciting event!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Go Orange for Hunger

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank needs you to GO ORANGE!

"Each year during the month of September, 
Feeding America and our network of 200 Food Banks
 unite to urge individuals to take action in 
their communities.
GO ORANGE for hunger on September 5 and show 
support by wearing orange. Take photos of you or your group
 and share them on our Facebook, 
twitter and Instagram pages.

OPERATION ORANGE at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank 
on September 29 and 30. 
This 24-hour volunteer-a-thon will be filled with
 fun and entertainment, all the while helping those in need, 
will begin on Sunday, September 29 at 4pm and 
continue through the night and day ending on 
Monday, September 30 at 4pm.
We hope you will support this effort and 
help us achieve our OPERATION ORANGE need of 
2,400 volunteers in 24 hours! 
Can you help us reach our goal?"

Need: 200 Volunteers


 Contact Cynthia Humphrey at 330.777.7579 or 
chumphrey@acrfb.org to volunteer!



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Help out at the National Hamburger Festival!

The National Hamburger Festival is August 17 & 18, 2013. 
We are in need for volunteers on Sunday August 18, 2013. 
We need a total of 32 volunteers for two different shifts. 
Volunteers will be selling admission and/or food tickets for the festival. 

Below are the shifts and areas where we need volunteers.
Sunday August 18, 2013
11:30am - 3:00pm 

Number per Location 
4 State Street 
4 University *admission only 
4 Food Tickets 
2 Lock 4 *admission only 
2 Parking Deck *admission only 

3:00pm - 7:00pm 

Number per Location 
4 State Street 
4 University *admission only 
4 Food Tickets 
2 Lock 4 *admission only 
2 Parking Deck *admission only

Contact: Katie Buseck (716) 417-4724