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Service Opportunities

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

Super Service Saturdays

Super Service Saturdays

Drop-In Events

Drop-In Events

Donation Drives

Donation Drives

Social Justice Week | September

2014 Dates to be Announced

During this week, volunteers programs will have an emphasis on a specific social justice. Programs will include speakers, drop-in service events, volunteer fair, and more.

Weekend Service Trip | September

2014 Dates to be Announced

Be immersed in servant leadership during the Weekend Service Trip! For a small fee that includes housing, transportation, food, and service projects, join others to learn about the importance of service and what it means to be a servant leader.

Make A Difference Day | October

Fourth Saturday of October

Millions of Americans rally into a single day of action to help change the world.

Click Here for MDD Details and to RSVP

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week | November


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.

Click Here for Hunger and Homelessness Week Details and to RSVP

World AIDS Day | December

December 1st each year

Opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Volunteer Fair | December

Occurring at least once a semester

Students meet and network with area community agencies and non-profit organizations as well as serviced-focused student organizations.

MLK day of Service | January


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

Click Here for Details and to RSVP

Hearts for Humanity | February


Dinner and silent auction where all donations received are given to the Alternative Spring Break program.

Feb-ROO-ary Service Month | February


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

Click Here for Details and to RSVP

Alternative Spring Break | March

Week of Spring Break

Provide a variety of low cost, 3 or 5-day service experience.

Click Here for Details and to RSVP

National Volunteer Week | April

April 12-18, 2015

Inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

Click Here for National Volunteer Week Details and to RSVP

Cuts for a Cause | April

2015 Date to be Announced

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.

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Quick Links

Civic Engagement Calendar of Events

Student RSVP for a Civic Engagement Event

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Contact Us

Alison Doehring
Assistant Director, Student Life

Heather Saling
Graduate Assistant, Civic Engagement


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