What is Make A Difference Day?
- Make A Difference Day is the most emcompassing national day of helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world.
- The University of Akron has participated in this national day of service for the last 7 years. 2012 marks the 8th year of our participation!
When is Make A Difference Day?
- Make A Difference Day 2012 will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Student will be able to volunteer from either 9am-11am or 12pm-2pm. Snacks, a t-shirt, and transportation will be provided for FREE to all participants.
How do I participate?
- Click the appropriate button (blue, purple or orange) above to register.
- Please fill out the registration form and e-mail the completed form to serveAkron@uakron.edu or turn in a printed copy to the Center for Service and Leadership desk.
- All registration materials need to be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, October 5th.
- After registration has closed, you and/or your group leader will be notified of your assigned timeslot as well as details needed for your participation
Can I volunteer with a group of people?
- Yes! All student organizations are encouraged to volunteer as well as any groups of students that would like to be placed together
Is it guaranteed that I will get to serve with my group?
- Although it is our intention to ensure that those who register as groups are able to serve together, due to the capacity size of our projects, a group larger than 10-20 will most likely be split between a few projects. We will attempt to keep as many group members together as possible.
How many people participate in this event?
- Historically, 700-850 students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together for UA’s Make A Difference Day. In 2010, 855 students served the Greater Akron Area and dedicated over 3,700 hours of service to the community
- Since MDD started at The University of Akron seven years ago, our campus has dedicated more than 16,000 hours of service and more than 4,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members have participated
What types of service opportunities are there?
- Some of our past projects have included community clean ups, repairing homes, painting, spending time with the elderly, landscaping, animal care, and much, much more.