Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hospice Support Volunteer

Hospice of the Western Reserve serves over 1,100 hospice and 900 palliative care patients throughout northern Ohio. Support volunteers do not have direct patient contact. There is a lot of behind the scenes help needed to accomplish this task. Support volunteers may help with recruiting new volunteers (posting class flyers in the community, staffing table at health, job, and community fairs and events, assisting with events to honor Veterans in the community, public speaking, assisting with fundraising (Walk to Remember in June, 5 Warehouse Sales a year- previewing items in people's homes), and more.
Support volunteers attend 4 hours of volunteer orientation. This takes place in the first four hours of any class series (see attached schedule) and a criminal background check will be done. In addition to the listed classes, there will be a class added in Akron in November 2014- Date, Time, and Location TBD. Visit our website at for more information and to fill out an online application.

Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers

Volunteers 18 and over are needed to visit hospice and palliative care patients in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities throughout northern Ohio. Teen volunteers may visit in nursing homes/assisted livings only. There are many types of volunteer opportunities- social visits, respite for caregivers, vigil presence, art/music activities, legacy work such as helping create a scrapbook of memories or videotaping or tape recording someone's story, light house work and assisting with cooking, hands on care volunteers assist with feeding and activities of daily living, check in calls to patients with heart or lung ailments, and more. Volunteers receive 16 hours of volunteer education so that they are well prepared to serve our patients and receive a two step tb test and criminal background check at agency expense. Classes are available throughout northern Ohio. Visit us at to learn more and fill out an online application. In addition to the attached schedule of classes, a set will be added in Akron in November. Date, time, location TDB.

For questions please contact the Hospice of the Western Reserve or at 216-255-9059

Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser

The largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County is fast approaching. The Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser is March 15 from 5:30-11:30pm.  All proceeds raised benefit the Basic Needs Programs: Hot Meals, Food Pantry, and Emergency Assistance. ALL money raised stays in Summit County.
Volunteer to help the evening of the event! Many positions available throughout the evening, no prior experience needed!

To sign up, go to: 
If you have questions please contact: 
Kelly Kaufman 
330-762-2961 x232

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Peace Corps

Peace Corps
Make a Difference and launch your career by learning about the personal and professional rewards of international outreach with service work through Peace Corps at this upcoming campus event at The University of Akron. You’ll discover the career advantages and higher education benefits that come with Peace Corps service. Come talk to a recruiter at the campus career fair 
and attend the afternoon info session.

Information Session about Peace Corps
Wednesday, March 5th
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Student Union, Room 323

for this event. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring a friend!

More About Peace Corps
Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will help a community in need, gain valuable cross-cultural skills, and become a citizen of the world. Other benefits
include full health and dental coverage in service, graduate school programs, and federal employment advantage.

Contact Annabel Khouri, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter, at 216.527.8170 or at 855.855.1961 for more information

*Apply Now<> to be considered for upcoming programs.*

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Volunteer Opportunities.

Product Recovery Volunteer
     The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is continually seeking individuals and groups of volunteers to work in their warehouse. Volunteer duties include sorting and packaging reclaimed food items that will be sent to partnering agencies.

Volunteers are need:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday Evenings 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday Mornings 9:30am-12:30pm

Warehouse Marketplace Volunteer
     The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is seeking regular volunteers to help our warehouse staff organize the marketplace (the marketplace is where our partner agencies pick up perishable food items).

Volunteer duties include:
Organize and Straighten marketplace items
Assist Member Agencies find the products they need
Assist in tracking poundage from the scale
Sweep and mop when needed
Display new products
Assist in the new marketplace cooler

Please note that volunteers are needed for two shifts: 8:00-11:30am and 12:00-2:30pm

Distribution Volunteer
     The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's volunteer project is to help our member agencies inventory and load their food orders into their vehicles. Please note that two volunteers are need for each of the morning shifts (7-9am and 9-11am) and one volunteer is needed for the afternoon shift (12-2:30pm).

For more information and to sign up please visit:

Monday, February 3, 2014

20th Annual Akron Home & Flower Show

20th Annual Akron Home & Flower Show

February 28-March 2, 2014
Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

     The 20th Annual Akron Home & Flower Show is Friday through Sunday, Feb 28- Mar 2, 2014 at the John S. Knight Center near the University of Akron.  We need 200 volunteers over the weekend at two hour shifts each to help with a variety of tasks, including greeting visitors, running the coat check area, stuffing show bags, assisting in the show office and taking short surveys with guests. 

Please contact Debbie McKinney at 330-338-3893 
or if you are interested in helping.

You can also visit The Home Builders Association Serving Summit & Portage Counties at for details.

The Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump

The Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump is on February 22nd and we are in need of warm-hearted people willing to freeze their bodies to help kids fight cancer and keep families together when it matters most. Perhaps you aren't ready to take the plunge than the "Too Chicken To Jump" program is for you! Registration starts at 12:00PM and the jump begins at 2:00PM. Check out for more information and their poster at

Rethinking Race 2014

Looking for an opportunity to build your resume and help a good cause? Rethinking Race 2014 needs your help- soon!! More than 50 Rethinking Race events will be held on the UA campus between Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 15 and volunteers are needed for all of them!  The work is easy- distributing and collecting event surveys and running student, faculty and staff UA IDs through card readers. You can also attend the event for which you volunteer (although you may go in a little late). Please visit the VolunteerSpot website today to sign up and encourage others to do so as well: