Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RAKE Akron Blanket Drive

The #RAKE Akron Blanket Drive distribution is on November 29th from 12-4pm at Luigi’s parking lot in Downtown Akron! RAKE Akron, Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere, is a movement to get people across the globe doing something for others! They want to reach out to the homeless youth in Akron. They would also like to document the distribution on film, so volunteers are needed for filming! RAKE Akron want to talk to the children; find out why they are homeless and what we can do to help. Volunteers are also needed to help talk to these children; volunteers who actually want to be hands-on with our community & stand up for these children in Akron.

Contact Nikki Dennison at 330-400-7107 for more details. To learn more about RAKEAkron visit https://www.facebook.com/RAKEAkron

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cash Explosion at the Hard Rock Rocksino

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, November 22, 2014 to represent the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the Cash Explosion event being held at the Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park. Northfield is a small town 20 miles south of Cleveland, and 20 miles north of Akron!  The Rocksino is on the grounds of the NorthfieldPark racetrack, at 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH 44067.

Food Donation Collection

  • Volunteers will collect donated items and load them into the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank truck. This task will occur outside and volunteers will need to be able to lift items into the truck.

To sign up for this fun volunteer event, simply log in to the Volunteer Information Center and schedule yourself, or your family.

Here is a link for more more info about this event: http://www.cashexplosionshow.com/uncategorized/rocksino-northfield-park/

Don’t worry if you are unable to help this Saturday! You can log in to our Volunteer Information Center anytime to view all of our available volunteer opportunities and special projects and events. We are always looking for volunteers on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 8:30-11:30am. Please refer to the Volunteer Information Center calendar for available volunteer shifts.

UDS All-Star Training Club Winter Bowling

United Disability Services All-Star Training Club is seeking volunteers to assist athletes with intellectual disability bowling a perfect game. The winter bowling league began Saturday, November 8 and runs every week until February 28, 2015. No experience needed. Volunteer 1 week or all remaining weeks. Contact Dan Lancianese, athletic director at 330-352-5602 for more information.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reach Out and Read: Akron Children's Hospital

Become a volunteer reader! Volunteer readers are needed in several Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) offices located throughout Northeastern, Ohio and the Locust Pediatric Care Group office at the hospital, to read to children in the waiting room . No minimum number of hours is required to volunteer. You can read once a month or every day!
Having volunteers read aloud in the waiting rooms makes the experience of going to the doctor pleasant for children and parents. By reading to children, volunteers model book-sharing techniques for parents and show them by example that reading aloud is an enjoyable experience for the family. And importantly, children who are introduced to books at an early age are better prepared for success in learning.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website at: www.akronchildrens.org/read or email Melanie Dyer, Reach Out and Read Program Assistant at mdyer@chmca.org.