Service Opportunities

Civic Engagement Programs (serveAkron) offers a variety of service events and volunteer opportunities for students. Our service opportunities include:

Drop-In Events

Drop-In Events

Donation Drives

Donation Drives

Super Service Saturdays | Spring 2016

All Spring

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.


MLK Day of Service | January

January 18

Part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative.

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Feb-ROO-ary Service Month | February


Offers a full month of service with more service events and opportunities to volunteer.

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Spring Volunteer Fair | February

February 2

Are you excited to get involved around the community but don’t know where to start? Check out serveAkron’s Spring Volunteer Fair on the Student Union 2nd Floor Concourse. Numerous agencies from the Akron area will be attending to provide more information on volunteer opportunities.


Valentines for Veterans | February

February 11

Come stop by the lounge by Starbucks on the second floor of the Student Union to make Valentines for veterans. #zipsgiveback#zipsgetinvolved

Hearts for Humanity | March

March 4

This year’s theme, Wine and Canvas, will be a great opportunity to bring together UA supporters, friends, students, faculty, and staff for an exciting evening of food, auction items, and the opportunity to paint a masterpiece. The highlight of the evening will be the silent auction area that will raise funds to support the Alternative Spring Break trips to Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit the Alternative Spring Break program and to minimize the participation cost for our students.

Alternative Spring Break | March

March 19–25

ASB participants will 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.

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National Volunteer Week | April

April 10-16

National Volunteer Week 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.

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Cuts for a Cause | April

April 12

Cuts for a Cause is a hair donation event that benefits Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program that collects ponytails to create wigs for females who have lost their hair due to cancer. At this event, a local salon will be cutting ponytails (a minimum of 8 inches), or receive a haircut for $5.