Together, let's protect and restore our National Heritage River - the Cuyahoga. Help with either a habitat restoration project (planting or removing invasive plants) or trash removal within the Cuyahoga River floodplain. Choose one of these time frames: 10 a.m. - noon or 1 - 3 p.m. Location to be given upon registration. Ages 10 and older. Groups welcome.
For more information and to register, contact email@example.com or 330-657-2299 and specify your project preference and time frame.
Commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) by maintaining their legacy. Meet members of the CCC and volunteer on a trail sweep and other CCC-related projects around the Virginia Kendall area, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages 7 and older. Groups welcome.
For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-657-2299.
Smiles with Style is a friendly, fun and compassionate volunteer organization that provides hospitalized children with small makeovers and a chance to play dress-up. We offer a fun diversion from their treatments and life in the hospital. It's a lot of fun and a great way to improve the spirit of these kids.
To watch them transform from being frightened or intimidated to smiling and confident is rewarding! We are looking for fun loving volunteers that will visit with the children and provide the makeovers. We are also looking for students who want to coordinate a fundraiser. We need help raising funds to buy the brushes and tiaras for our princesses!
Interested? Contact: Jen Koch at 216-409-9988 or email@example.com
The City of Fairlawn Parks and Recreation need their garlic mustard pulled (landscaping assistance)! This invasive plant (which is a nasty weed) is choking out other plants that should be growing in our park. The bees, butterflies and birds (and us!) will surely appreciate your efforts. It is easily identified and easily pulled; we just need a few hours (10am-noon) to make a radical difference in the park!
Lots of volunteers are needed – this is a great opportunity for larger groups! We will provide lunch and beverages afterwards. Volunteer days are the following: April 14, April 27, and May 5.
Interested? Contact Lisa Shah at 330-668-9518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are hosting our annual Sports Medicine Conference. This year we have record numbers! Volunteers are needed to assist our catering services with organization and clean-up for lunch.
For more information, contact Valerie Holbrook at 330-543-4661 or email@example.com.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! The Race for Case 5K needs volunteers for several positions (water stations, route directors, refreshment area, etc.). Times vary between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 12:30p.m.
Interested? Please contact Craig Sampsell at 330-873-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for further information.
Help March of Dimes with our biggest fundraising walk, March for Babies! On Friday, May 3 we are looking for volunteers to help set-up Lock 3 Park and prepare for the Akron/Canton March for Babies to take place on Saturday, May 4. Funds raised at March for Babies go to help all babies begin healthy lives!
Interested? Contact Emily Speerbrecher at (216)503-8423 or email@example.com.
We enthusiastically announce our Annual Walk for Kids for 2013! Our Walk for Kids will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9am to Noon starting at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath behind Spaghetti Warehouse at 510 S. Main Street, Downtown Akron and ending at OPEN M. There are so many ways to give. You can volunteer the day of the event or participate in the planning stages. We have tasks to suit everyone’s gifts! As a united family we can create a bounty of blessings.Our goal is to raise $50,000 this year with our Walk for Kids. Our goal is only attainable with YOU! Your help, commitment and generosity of time, talents and resources will make this event a success! This year our Walk will end at OPEN M with a reception of Refreshments, Karaoke Singing, Face Painting and more! Come out and join the family friendly atmosphere! We are looking for a total of 20+ volunteers to help starting NOW until the day of the event!
Interested? Contact Tina Thelin at 330-434-0110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Annual Stewart's Caring Place Hope walk is Saturday, May 11th 2013 at the Fairlawn Community Center. This fundraiser helps us to continue our mission of offering FREE services to cancer patients and their families. Please sign up to walk or create a team, create a fundraising page (free when you sign up), spread the word and help us to continue being of service to this community. The 7th Annual Stewart's Caring Place Hope Walk http://www.stewartscaringplace.org/events/annual-hope-walk.
Interested? Contact Raven DeVoll at 330-837-1772 or email@example.com.
The ADM Recovery Challenge, a 3-mile family friendly obstacle course to raise money for the 2013 ADM (mental health) Levy, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. Several volunteer opportunities are available to set up for the obstacle course as well as race day volunteer opportunities.
Interested? Contact Mike Bullock at 330-253-6689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alzheimer's Association is hosting Blondes vs. Brunettes on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Stile Athletics Field House on Campus and we are in need of players, volunteers and folks to attend the game. This is a flag football fundraising event where we are asking young females to play. We are also looking for 15-25 volunteers to help with game day logistics.
Contact information: Cindy Baker, Alzheimer's Association Development Coordinator, 330-650-0552, email@example.com. Event website: bvbakron.org
Mental Health America of Summit County, a non profit agency that works to educate and advocate for mental health, is looking for volunteers for our Vegas Night Fundraiser. We are looking for 16 individuals to serve as game dealers for the evening. No experience is necessary and transportation may be provided if needed. All volunteers will receive a complimentary dinner the night of the event. Project location will be at Emidio and Sons Banquet Hall 48 E. Bath Rd Cuyahoga Falls Ohio on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am.
For more information call 330-923-0688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Buckeyes Kick-It" kickball fundraising event scheduled for June 22, 2013 12pm - 4 pm. is need of approximately 30 volunteers to umpire kickball games, staff registration tables, raffles, contests, donation and silent auction tables.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to join this exciting, fun-filled event while helping to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Funds raised support children's hospitals throughout the country, as well as our local children's hospitals throughout Ohio.
For more information, please contact Stacey at email@example.com or 330-703-4799.
I Can Bike is a 5-day camp that teaches individuals of ALL different abilities to independently ride a bike. Volunteers are needed as spotters to walk/jog beside campers as they learn to ride. There are 5 shifts each day of this week long camp and volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the same 75 minute shift for the entire week to provide consistency for the campers. Must be 16 years or older and attend a Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Sunday, 7/14th.
Interested in being a hospice volunteer? An 8 week (every Thursday July 11 through August 29. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) training program for students interested in becoming hospice volunteers is now being offered by the HMC Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care. Upon completing , participants will choose how they would like to volunteer. Flexible schedule. Back ground checks are required. Volunteer opportunities include visiting with patients, providing respite care for caregivers, typing, filing, running errands, public relations and fundraising, just to name a few. All areas of study welcome. May be appealing to students with an interest in nursing, health care fields, communications, music therapy, art therapy, social work and psychology.
Interested? Contact Marie Jakubiec at 330.662.4149 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 National Senior Games are coming to Cleveland July 19 – August 1. Be a part of the largest participatory multi-sport event in the United States in 2013! Help the city of Cleveland welcome more than 13,000 athletes ages 50 and over who will compete in 19 different sports at the 2013 National Senior Games. Volunteer opportunities include registration, sports-specific responsibilities, and hospitality. Register to volunteer at 2013nsg.theregistrationsystem.com and for more information on the games check out cleveland2013.com.
If you have a group interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Grys at email@example.com or 216-479-6361.
Volunteers needed for concession stands at the Bridgestone Invitational held at Firestone Country Club July 31-August 4, 2013. Proceeds benefit Edwin Shaw Rehab Challenge Golf Program.
FREE admission to golf event before or after your shift!
Contact for more info.: Ron Tristano at 330-784-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer driver or "ride along" is needed to assist with picking up food donations at various locations. Volunteer driver needs to have a clean driving record; will be driving Foodbank van or box truck; able to lift up to 40 pounds. The "ride along" would assist our driver with gathering barrels and bins of local food drive items. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Two-hour shifts flexible between the hours of 8:30a-3:00p M-F. Driver or "ride along" will report to Foodbank dispatcher for shift.
Interested? Contact Cynthia Humphrey at 330.777.7579 or email@example.com.
Students in grades K-7 at Barberton Elementary West and Barberton Middle School will be participating in Junior Achievement's programs this spring. We need 20-30 volunteers willing to lead a class through one of our exciting JA programs. Junior Achievement staff will provide all training, lesson plans and required materials. Dates vary but all programs will be conducted during the month of May.
Interested? Contact John Cain, District Manager at 330-434-1875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATCH is a childhood obesity prevention program using an evidence based curriculum. The RSVP volunteer program utilizes older adults to meet important community needs. This program is utilizing an intergenerational model where tudents with a background in health and wellness are teamed up with a student to teach physical activity lessons, nutrition lessons using the WHOA, SLOW, GO concept, reducing screentime and preparing healthy snacks. The participants are children 5-11 and their grandparents.
Interested? Contact Inese Alvarez at 330-253-4597 ext166 or email@example.com.
Registration is now open for Walk a Mile In Her Shoes! Individuals can create teams, or join existing teams, on our website http://www.firstgiving.com/22485/the-8th-annual-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes. More details concerning the event can be found at this site and any donations made are very much appreciated! Please help the Rape Crisis Center speak out against sexual assault and violence against women,
we look forward to seeing you all there!
Interested? Contact David Rich at 330-374-0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio Benefit Bank will be training volunteers to assist citizens of Akron to file their taxes for free. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a statewide organization that has trained more than 4,000 counselors to help Ohioans file their taxes for free. This service helped more than 890 Summit County residents file their taxes in 2012. We willneed 10 volunteers to attend training and then help their neighbors file their taxes at city tax clinics in the Spring semester of 2013. This is a great way to build your resume while providing a great service to your community!
Please contact Laura Vanzo at email@example.com or (330) 572-3101 for more information and instructions on how to register.
If interested, please call Michelle Davids, Project Manager, 330-724-6995 ext.305.
Beginning on December 13, the Ohio Benefit Bank will be training volunteers to assist citizens of Akron to file their taxes for free. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a statewide organization that has trained more than 4,000 counselors to help Ohioans file their taxes for free. This service helped more than 890 Summit County residents file their taxes in 2012. We will need 10 volunteers to attend a training and then help their neighbors file their taxes at city tax clinics in the Spring semester of 2013. This is a great way to build your resume while providing a great service to your community!
Please contact Laura Vanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 572-3101 for more information and instructions on how to register.
Are you a crafty person? Do you enjoy art? Do you need service hours for school? United Disability Services and All Star Training Club are looking for supportive individuals who take initiative and can encourage others. Compassionate, nurturing, energetic and thoughtful people are needed to fill the volunteer position of "Fine Arts Activity Assistant". You will be assigned to assist participants with a variety of art projects. We are searching for 5-10 volunteers who would like to use their creative talents to help participants in our Zentangle class and Drawing with Pencil class. The Fine Art classes run on Wednesdays from 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. for 6 weeks. The first session begins on February 20, 2013. We prefer someone who is willing to make a 6-week commitment but are willing to discuss other arrangements.
If interested, please call Recreational Coordinator Danielle Marino at 330-762-9755 ext. 233, or via email at email@example.com. All classes are held at UDS - 701 South Main St. Akron, Ohio 44311.
Those looking for a deeper volunteer experience should consider participating in the Hunger in America 2014 Study. We need volunteers to accompany Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank staff on interviews with clients at our member agency sites. Between April and August 2013, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will be participating in a nationwide survey sponsored by Feeding America, the national network of Food Banks. This study is conducted every four years. Please consider volunteering to help gather information about why clients seek food assistance in our community. Volunteers will participate in teams to assist clients in the completion of a web-based survey in our eight county service area. Teams can expect to be at a site for 3 to 4 hours in order to complete the required interviews. Volunteers are asked to be comfortable with computer software and web-based applications.
For more information, please contact Katie Carver, Member Services Coordinator, at 330.777.7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alzheimer's Association is hosting Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Stile Athletics Field House on Campus and we are in need 20-40 volunteers to help with walk logistics.