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Step 1: Registration

Registration deadline 5pm on Friday, September 30, 2016

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Step 2: Waiver Form

To expedite your check-in process, please take advantage of filling out the waiver form ahead of time and bringing it with you the day-of the event. Please click the button below to download our consent form and release of liability.

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Register Your Agency or Service Site

This year, The University of Akron will be participating in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016. October 22nd is the 2016 National Day of Service, and UA is proud to serve among the thousands of volunteers dedicating their time across the nation.

If you would like to be a participating agency or service site, please click the button below to register.

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UA volunteers will be at service sites for 2 hours from either 9 a.m. to 11a.m. or 12p.m. to 2 p.m. We supply the volunteers with breakfast and snacks before they leave, so you will not need to worry about providing food. However, in regard to tools and supplies, we do ask that each service site provide the needed equipment for their designated service project. As we have every year, thanks to our sponsors, we will provide transportation to and from service sites!

Please complete all spaces on this form. If you have any questions, please contact Ali Doehring at 330.972.7352 or serve@uakron.edu

FAQ's

What is Make A Difference Day?

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world.The University of Akron has participated in this national day of service for the last eleven years. 2016 marks the 12th year of our participation!

When is Make A Difference Day?

Make a Difference Day 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Student will be able to volunteer from either 9am-11am or 12pm-2pm.Snacks, a t-shirt, and transportation will be provided for FREE to all participants.

How do I participate?

Please fill out the registration form and e-mail the completed form on Orgsync. All registration materials must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, September 30th.After registration has closed, you and/or your group leader will be notified of your assigned timeslot as well as details needed for your participation.

Can I volunteer with a group of people?

Yes! All student organizations are encouraged to volunteer as well as any groups of students that would like to be placed together.

Is it guaranteed that I will get to serve with my group?

Although it is our intention to ensure that those who register as groups are able to serve together, due to the capacity size of our projects, a group larger than 10-20 will most likely be split between a few projects.We will attempt to keep as many group members together as possible.

How many people participate in this event?

Historically, 700-850 students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together for UA's Make A Difference Day.Since MDD started at The University of Akron eleven years ago, our campus has dedicated more than 25,550 hours of service and more than 7,425 students, faculty, staff, and community members have participated.

What types of service opportunities are there?

Some of our past projects have included community clean ups, repairing homes, painting, spending time with the elderly, landscaping, animal care, and much, much more.