National Volunteer Week 2015

National Volunteer Week, April 12-18 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

The UA community is welcome to participate in drop-in service projects in the Student Union as well as off-campus experiences with the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve. The second annual Cuts for Cause, a hair donation event benefitting the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program will help to create wigs for cancer patients. A clothing donation drive being held throughout the week will provide items to victims of sexual assault.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information regarding National Volunteer Week, please contact Ali Doehring at aer15@uakron.edu or 330.972.7352.

All Week | April 13-17

Clothing Drive: Victims of Sexual Assault

Donated clothes will be given to victims who have been seen and treated at area hospitals. Oftentimes, clothes are collected at the hospital for evidence, leaving victims with limited items to wear home. New items are most needed. See www.uakron.edu/nvw for more information.
Location: Drop-off at events throughout the week and the Center for Service and Leadership. Monetary donations also accepted.
Co-sponsored with IFC, PHC, NPHC, and SART-SAC

Monday | April 13

Drop-In Service Project: Dog Toy Making

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Lounge
Time: 11am-1pm
Stop by the lounge by Starbucks and help assemble dog toys for One-Of-A-Kind Pets!

Alternative Spring Break Photo Display

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Lounge
Time: 3pm-5pm
Stop by the lounge by Starbucks to see photos from ASB 2015! Student participants will be available to also talk about their experience volunteering in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia

Tuesday | April 14

Cuts for a Cause

Location: Student Union Ballroom B
Time: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Join us for second annual Cuts for Cause, a hair donation event benefitting the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program will help to create wigs for cancer patients. $5 quick cuts are available by stylists from MC Hair Consultants. Donate 8 inches of hair to receive a giftbag and the chance to win a gift card!

UA Impact Luncheon

Location: SU Ballroom
Time: 11:30pm-1pm
Cost: $25/per person
RSVP required
How it works: guests will RSVP and pay $25 for their participation at the luncheon. Every attendee will nominate a local charity, non-profit, or worthy cause, whose name will be put in a hat. Three charities will be drawn at random and the nominating member will speak to the impact of this organization. The group of attendees will vote -- a check ($25 * number of guests) will be filled out to the charity receiving the most votes. Lunch will be provided by the Department of Student Life. Join fellow Zips as we spend a little time together…and help make a big impact!

Alternative Spring Break Storytelling & Reunion

Location: Student Union Ballrooms C,D,E
Time: 7pm
Student participants will be sharing information and pictures from their experience volunteering in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia!

Wednesday | April 15

Summer Volunteer Fair

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor
Time: 11am-1pm
Stop by the Student Union to learn more about how YOU can volunteer over the summer! Volunteering is a great way to stay connected to the community…and is a great highlight on your resume!

Thursday | April 16

Drop-In Service Project: Coloring Book Making

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Lounge
Time: 11am-1pm
Co-sponsored with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Stop by the lounge by Starbucks and help assemble a coloring book for kids at Akron Children’s Hospital

Friday | April 17

Drop-In Service Project: Crafts Kits for the Kids

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Lounge
Time: 11am-1pm
Co-sponsored with the St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn
Stop by the lounge by Starbucks and help assemble craft kits for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Weekday Service Trip: Akron Canton Regional Foodbank

Time: 1pm-3pm (meet at 12:30pm)
*RSVP required
Join serveAkron for an off-campus service experience! Transportation and snacks are provided. Help us sort food items with the local foodbank!

Weekday Service Trip: Global Youth Service Day Boys & Girls Club

Time: 2pm-4pm (meet at 1:30pm)
*RSVP required
Join serveAkron for an off-campus service experience! Transportation and snacks are provided. Help us paint and plant flower pots with children at the Club!

Saturday | April 18

Super Service Saturday: Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Time: 11am-1pm (meet at 10:30am)
*RSVP required
Join serveAkron for an off-campus service experience! Transportation and snacks are provided. Help us clean up the canal!