Service Opportunities

Civic Engagement Programs (serveAkron) offers a variety of service events and volunteer opportunities for students including Super Service Saturdays, drop-in service projects, donation drives and many more! Check out the links below to see how you can get involved today!


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Super Service Saturdays | Fall 2016

All Fall

Super Service Saturdays provide a valuable volunteer experience in the local Akron community. All volunteer experiences are from 9am-11am and students meet in the Student Union Commuter Lounge at 8:30am before riding a Roo Shuttle to the agency.


Back to School Supply Drive | August

August 1-31

Join us in supporting children who need school supplies in our community! All donations will benefit the Project RISE program affiliated with Akron Public Schools. Our goal is to support 75 us reach the goal! Donations will be accepted between August 1– August 31 in the Student Union at the Center for Service and Leadership.

Fall Volunteer Fair | September


Are you excited to get involved around the community but don’t know where to start? Check out serveAkron’s Fall Volunteer Fair on September 14 and 15 from 11am-1pm on the Student Union 2nd Floor. Numerous agencies from the Akron area will be attending to provide more information on volunteer opportunities.


Make A Difference Day | October

October 22

This year, The University of Akron will be participating in the 12th annual 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. UA volunteers can register to volunteer at service sites for 2 hours from either 9 a.m. to 11a.m. or 12p.m. to 2 p.m. There are also internal volunteer opportunities including transportation assistants and table leader positions.

Click the HERE to learn more and register today!

Trunk-or-Treat | October


Student organizations and campus departments can register to be a part of this fun event! It takes place at Leggett Community Learning Center before Halloween and UA groups dress up and pass out candy to elementary students. A theme is selected each year for costumes and one UA group is selected to receive the prestigious honor of the best costume award! In the past themes included movies, board games, and When I Grow Up. More information coming soon!

Winter Wishes Donation Drive | November

November 1-30

Each November serveAkron holds a donation drive to support those in need especially during the holiday months. In the past, we have had a giving tree and collected hats and scarves that were donated to a local nonprofit organization.

Thankful Thursdays | November


Every Thursday throughout the month of November stop by the Student Union Trapezoid Lounge near Starbucks to share what you are thankful for and participate in a drop-service event.

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week | November

November 14-19

A week-long event held in November, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings greater attention to the difficulties that the homeless and hungry face on a daily basis and helps to promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness. Previous events include: Oxfam Hunger Banquet, canned-food drives, homeless speakers, and volunteer opportunities at the Akron-Canton Regional FoodBank.

Alternative Spring Break | March 2017

Spring Break 2017

Students have the opportunity to give back to a community or agency in need outside of the Akron area. Students will interact with fellow UA students and together, will work to achieve the common goals and tasks of their assigned trip. Participants will experience a rewarding service opportunity that may take them out of their comfort zone, but we hope they will walk away from the trip with a renewed sense of UA community pride and commitment to volunteerism.

For more information click HERE!