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Many students at The University of Akron are always looking for ways to volunteer in the community and sometimes the programs we offer do not always fit students' schedules. serveAkron has created this page to serve as a resource for students to find organizations and volunteer projects which best fit their schedules and interests!

The agencies are categorized by the social justice issue(s) the organization supports (some appear under more than one). It provides an overview of the organization as well as ways to contact them for information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Let this resource connect and inspire you to volunteer! If you have any questions or concerns please email abeverly@uakron.edu or serve@uakron.edu.

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321

Website: www.asiaohio.org

Catholic Charities of Summit County
Mission

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.

Contact Information

Gail A. Angeletti, Volunteer Coordinator/Office Administrator
Email: ccsummit@ccdocle.org
Phone: 330-762-2961
Website: ccdocle.org/summit-county

Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society. As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, MAGIC Mentors, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Our broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is a non-profit ecumenical organization dedicated to providing simple, safe and affordable housing for low-income families in need.

Volunteer opportunities include building at our build sites on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, and volunteering at the ReStore on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Contact Information

Mary A. Shepherd
Email: marys@hfhsummitcounty.org
Phone: 330-745-7734

Website: www.hfhsummitcounty.org

Hattie Larlham
Mission

Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through residential, educational, recreational and job training programs.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

Hattie Larlham Community Services
Mission

Hattie Larlham Community Services enhance the quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through our commitment to comfort, joy and achievement. Constant Companions weekday programs Constant Companions is a unique alternative to traditional work or day programs. It focuses on the mutually beneficial interaction between people with disabilities and various domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, birds and fish. These animals are used as teaching aids to encourage participants to nurture and learn about the animals in their care. Residential services for adults with developmental disabilities are provided at 12 community homes in neighborhoods throughout Summit County.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

Opportunities are available for individuals and any size groups during weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays. Talents required range from ability to push a wheelchair for a field trip to entertaining individuals through singing, dancing, watching sports and coloring!

The International Institute of Akron
Mission

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County, Ohio. IIA welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services that assist those born outside the United States to integrate into American society. We work to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity and to encourage international communication.

Contact Information

Paige L. Bittle
Email: volunteer@iiakron.org
Phone: 234-312-0155
Website: iiakron.org/

Victim Assistance Program
Mission

We empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy. We do this through Crisis Intervention (hotline and on scene response), Court Advocacy (municipal, felony, domestic relations), and Trauma Therapy.

Contact Information

Dana M. Zedak
Email: dzedak@victimassistanceprogram.org
Phone: 330-376-0040
Website: https://victimassistanceprogram.org/

All volunteers and interns are required to complete the Summit Victim Assistance Academy before they begin.
https://svaa-victimassistanceprogram.talentlms.com/index

Downtown Akron Partnership
Mission

The Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.
Since its inception in 1995, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has been a catalyst for enhancing the Downtown environment. Serving its primary customer – Downtown spenders, anyone who can spend time or money in the Downtown area – Downtown Akron Partnership supports existing community programs, while also developing new, innovative programs designed to create interest in and to attract people to Downtown Akron.
DAP is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of Downtown's resources, we're working to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.

Contact Information

Kelli L. Fetter
Email: info@downtownakron.com
Phone: 330-374-7676
Website: www.downtownakron.com

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Mission

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Built between 1912-1915, the estate features a 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House that the Seiberling family called home for 40 years before becoming a museum in 1957. This accredited historic house museum gives guests a glimpse into the daily life of a wealthy entrepreneur and his family during the Industrial Age.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens’ mission is to preserve and share our historic estate and serve as a resource for educational, cultural and recreational enrichment.

Contact Information

Jamie G. Hale
Email: jhale@stanhywet.org
Phone: 330-315-3224
Website: www.stanhywet.org

Akron Recovery Centers
Website:www.recovery.org/browse/akron-oh

Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs
Mission

The Akron Rotary Camp provides an opportunity to children and adults with special needs to experience traditional camping activities, develop relationships, learn life skills and create memories that last a lifetime. Currently, Rotary Camp annually serves almost 2,000 children and adults along with their families with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities and mental health disorders through our day, overnight, and year round respite camp programs. To learn more about Rotary Camp, please visit http://www.akronymca.org/rotarycamp/.

Contact Information

Amanda Warner
Email: amandaw@akronymca.org
Phone: 330-644-4512
Website: www.akronymca.org/rotarycamp

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321
Website: www.asiaohio.org

CASA/GAL Program of Summit County
Mission

A Court Appointed Special Advocate works with children who have open cases of abuse, neglect, or dependency within Summit County Juvenile Court. The volunteer works with these children and speaks on behalf of their wishes and best interest in court.
Mission: To provide every child who enters the court system as a result of allegations of abuse, neglect or dependency with a trained community volunteer to advocate for what is the child's "best interest."

Contact Information

Sarah Harvan
Email: sharvan@cpcourt.summitoh.net
Phone: 330-643-4549
Website: www.summitcasagal.org

Catholic Charities of Summit County
Mission

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.

Contact Information

Gail A. Angeletti, Volunteer Coordinator/Office Administrator
Email: ccsummit@ccdocle.org
Phone: 330-762-2961
Website: ccdocle.org/summit-county

Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society. As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, MAGIC Mentors, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Our broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.

City Year
Mission

There’s a gap between what schools have been historically designed and resourced to do, and what kids need. Many students need more support than even the best teachers and administrators have the resources to provide – students need support from schools and community partners. City Year helps bridge the gap. Our AmeriCorps members provide full-time, individualized attention to kids and promote a positive culture throughout the whole school.

Contact Information

Todd Marsh
Email: tmarsh@cityyear.org
Phone: 216-255-8687
Website: www.cityyear.org

Community Health Center
Mission

Project PANDA stands for Prevent And Neutralize Drug & Alcohol abuse. Project PANDA is a prevention education & outreach program centralized in Akron, Ohio. Our main focus is to spread the message about the dangers of ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and to share ways to have fun without using dangerous substances. At its core, Project PANDA provides an oasis away from the pressures that kids face at school, and often leaves campers the responsibility of spreading the Project PANDA message back to their home schools.
We have 3, 3 day camps (October, March, and June). At PANDA camp, we exist to aid students in making the choice to live free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. PANDA also focuses on educating students about the dangers of substance abuse. Using a structured curriculum base of positive peer pressure, good decision making, and self-esteem building. PANDA is always looking for adult volunteers to help co-facilitate small groups, night watch, or create a slide show at camp. Project PANDA is a program of the Community Health Center.

Contact Information

Lauren Munk, Prevention Coordinator
Email: lauren.munk@commhealthcenter.org
Phone: 330-315-3761
Website: www.projectpanda.com/

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Mission

To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Contact Information

Liz Gage
Email: lgage@ccfa.org
Phone: 216-524-7700
Website: www.ccfa.org/chapters/neohio/

Each year the Northeast Ohio Chapter of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation hosts Akron's Take Steps Walk in the Fall. Take Steps nationally is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fundraise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients. Check out our website to register for Akron's Take Steps walk and/or volunteer.
We have many volunteer opportunities year round. Contact us or check out Facebook for more information.

Downtown Akron Partnership
Mission

The Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.
Since its inception in 1995, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has been a catalyst for enhancing the Downtown environment. Serving its primary customer – Downtown spenders, anyone who can spend time or money in the Downtown area – Downtown Akron Partnership supports existing community programs, while also developing new, innovative programs designed to create interest in and to attract people to Downtown Akron.
DAP is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of Downtown's resources, we're working to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.

Contact Information

Kelli L. Fetter
Email: info@downtownakron.com
Phone: 330-374-7676
Website: www.downtownakron.com

Hattie Larlham
Mission

Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through residential, educational, recreational and job training programs.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

The International Institute of Akron
Mission

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County, Ohio. IIA welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services that assist those born outside the United States to integrate into American society. We work to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity and to encourage international communication.

Contact Information

Paige L. Bittle
Email: volunteer@iiakron.org
Phone: 234-312-0155
Website: iiakron.org/

Keep Akron Beautiful
Mission

Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) is a nonprofit organization, that was established in 1981 to implement a comprehensive litter prevention, recycling promotion and beautification program for the City of Akron.
KAB develops and implements public education and community improvement programs on litter prevention, recycling, graffiti eradication, waste management and beautification to encourage citizens to take pride in Akron by participating in these activities.
Mission Statement: Improving Akron's quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.

Contact Information

Helen N. Dauka
Email: hdauka@akronohio.gov
Phone: 330-375-2116
Website: www.keepakronbeautiful.org

Volunteer opportunities: www.keepakronbeautiful.org/volunteer

Nazareth Housing Development Corporation
Mission

Nazareth Housing is a local Non-Profit which rehabilitates, develops and provides affordable housing for low-moderate income families in Summit County OH. The work our volunteers donate saves construction costs, extends our resources and improves the appearance of the vacant and abandoned properties Nazareth rehabilitates. In turn, Nazareth provides a meaningful, hands-on activity for volunteers who often learn new skills in the process.

Contact Information

Keith J. Harris
Email: projects@nazarethhousing.org
Phone: 330-374-1526
Website: www.nazarethhousing.org

Nazareth has volunteer opportunities for you whether you wish to break things, fix things or make things beautiful. We look forward to working with you to help make houses into homes!

RePlay for Kids
Mission

RePlay for Kids is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. RePlay for Kids provides these services at no cost for non-profit organizations that provide medical, educational, or recreational resources for children with disabilities in the Northeast Ohio area. Most of these organizations have limited resources and often cannot afford to replace devices that have broken, and do not have the technical knowledge or time available to repair the devices. RePlay for Kids can provide these services, therefore increasing the number of functioning toys and assistive devices available for children with disabilities.

Contact Information

Natalie Wardega
Email: info@replayforkids.org
Phone: 330-721-8281
Website: www.replayforkids.org/

Visit our website to view our calendar to find out when we will be on campus.
Repair workshops are scheduled monthly throughout the school year. If you would like to schedule an adaptation workshop with a group of 15-30 volunteers, please contact Natalie Wardega, natalie@replayforkids.org.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Mission

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Built between 1912-1915, the estate features a 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House that the Seiberling family called home for 40 years before becoming a museum in 1957. This accredited historic house museum gives guests a glimpse into the daily life of a wealthy entrepreneur and his family during the Industrial Age.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens’ mission is to preserve and share our historic estate and serve as a resource for educational, cultural and recreational enrichment.

Contact Information

Jamie G. Hale
Email: jhale@stanhywet.org
Phone: 330-315-3224
Website: www.stanhywet.org

The University of Akron Physical Facilites (Grounds Maintenance & Recycling)
Mission

The employees of Physical Facilities provide service to The University of Akron campus as it relates to the daily maintenance and repair of all buildings and grounds: providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Andrew K. Henry
Email: andrewh@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7372

United Disability Services
Mission

United Disability Services is a social service not-for-profit agency that has been meeting the social, vocational, community living, low vision, education, and transportation needs of adults and children with disabilities since 1949. The mission of UDS is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers by providing the highest quality, client-focused programs and services.

Contact Information

Jayme Romanchuk
Email: jromanchuk@udsakron.org
Phone: 330-762-9755
Website: www.udsakron.org

Flexible hours. Weekday and weekend opportunities available; day and evening hours.

Victim Assistance Program
Mission

We empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy. We do this through Crisis Intervention (hotline and on scene response), Court Advocacy (municipal, felony, domestic relations), and Trauma Therapy.

Contact Information

Dana M. Zedak
Email: dzedak@victimassistanceprogram.org
Phone: 330-376-0040
Website: https://victimassistanceprogram.org/

All volunteers and interns are required to complete the Summit Victim Assistance Academy before they begin.
https://svaa-victimassistanceprogram.talentlms.com/index

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321
Website: www.asiaohio.org


SUPPORT Hotline, Portage Path Behavioral Health
Mission

The SUPPORT Hotline of Portage Path Behavioral Health is a 24/7 crisis intervention hotline. We welcome candidates who are over 21 years of age and who have the time to devote to an extensive training process and a one year service commitment. Our volunteer crisis line workers manage crisis calls to the SUPPORT Hotline and local calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Contact Information

Barbara Medlock
Email: bmedlock@portagepath.org
Phone: 330-434-1214 ext: 4106
Website: www.portagepath.org


Victim Assistance Program
Mission

We empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy. We do this through Crisis Intervention (hotline and on scene response), Court Advocacy (municipal, felony, domestic relations), and Trauma Therapy.

Contact Information

Dana M. Zedak
Email: dzedak@victimassistanceprogram.org
Phone: 330-376-0040
Website: https://victimassistanceprogram.org/

All volunteers and interns are required to complete the Summit Victim Assistance Academy before they begin. https://svaa-victimassistanceprogram.talentlms.com/index

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321
Website: www.asiaohio.org


City Year
Mission

There’s a gap between what schools have been historically designed and resourced to do, and what kids need. Many students need more support than even the best teachers and administrators have the resources to provide – students need support from schools and community partners. City Year helps bridge the gap. Our AmeriCorps members provide full-time, individualized attention to kids and promote a positive culture throughout the whole school.

Contact Information

Todd Marsh
Email: tmarsh@cityyear.org
Phone: 216-255-8687
Website: www.cityyear.org


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Mission

To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Contact Information

Liz Gage
Email: lgage@ccfa.org
Phone: 216-524-7700
Website: www.ccfa.org/chapters/neohio/

Each year the Northeast Ohio Chapter of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation hosts Akron's Take Steps Walk in the Fall. Take Steps nationally is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fundraise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients. Check out our website to register for Akron's Take Steps walk and/or volunteer.
We have many volunteer opportunities year round. Contact us or check out Facebook for more information.


The International Institute of Akron
Mission

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County, Ohio. IIA welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services that assist those born outside the United States to integrate into American society. We work to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity and to encourage international communication.

Contact Information

Paige L. Bittle
Email: volunteer@iiakron.org
Phone: 234-312-0155
Website: iiakron.org/


Keep Akron Beautiful
Mission

Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) is a nonprofit organization, that was established in 1981 to implement a comprehensive litter prevention, recycling promotion and beautification program for the City of Akron.
KAB develops and implements public education and community improvement programs on litter prevention, recycling, graffiti eradication, waste management and beautification to encourage citizens to take pride in Akron by participating in these activities.
Mission Statement: Improving Akron's quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.

Contact Information

Helen N. Dauka
Email: hdauka@akronohio.gov
Phone: 330-375-2116
Website: www.keepakronbeautiful.org

Volunteer opportunities: www.keepakronbeautiful.org/volunteer

The University of Akron Physical Facilites (Grounds Maintenance & Recycling)
Mission

The employees of Physical Facilities provide service to The University of Akron campus as it relates to the daily maintenance and repair of all buildings and grounds: providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Andrew K. Henry
Email: andrewh@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7372

The Well Akron 
Mission

The Well Community Development Corporation (CDC) will work with like-minded partners to create affordable housing, a thriving economy, and place-making initiatives, while reinvesting worth, value, and dignity back into the individual lives and social health of the neighborhoods of Akron. Rebuilding community through relationships. 

Contact Information

Zak Kohl
Phone: 330-815-1062

ACCESS, Inc.
Mission

ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. The agency encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through it's programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

Contact Information

Stephanie L. Zelasko
Email: szelasko@access-shelter.org
Phone: 330-376-0997

Website: www.access-shelter.org


Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Mission

The mission of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is to lead a collaborate network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

Contact Information

Cynthia Humphrey
Email: chumphrey@acrfb.org
Phone: 330-777-7579

Website: www.akroncantonfoodbank.org


Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321
Website: www.asiaohio.org


Catholic Charities of Summit County
Mission

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.

Contact Information

Gail A. Angeletti, Volunteer Coordinator/Office Administrator
Email: ccsummit@ccdocle.org
Phone: 330-762-2961
Website: ccdocle.org/summit-county

Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society. As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, MAGIC Mentors, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Our broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.


City Year
Mission

There’s a gap between what schools have been historically designed and resourced to do, and what kids need. Many students need more support than even the best teachers and administrators have the resources to provide – students need support from schools and community partners. City Year helps bridge the gap. Our AmeriCorps members provide full-time, individualized attention to kids and promote a positive culture throughout the whole school.

Contact Information

Todd Marsh
Email: tmarsh@cityyear.org
Phone: 216-255-8687
Website: www.cityyear.org


Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is a non-profit ecumenical organization dedicated to providing simple, safe and affordable housing for low-income families in need.

Volunteer opportunities include building at our build sites on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, and volunteering at the ReStore on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Contact Information

Mary A. Shepherd
Email: marys@hfhsummitcounty.org
Phone: 330-745-7734

Website: www.hfhsummitcounty.org


Nazareth Housing Development Corporation
Mission

Nazareth Housing is a local Non-Profit which rehabilitates, develops and provides affordable housing for low-moderate income families in Summit County OH. The work our volunteers donate saves construction costs, extends our resources and improves the appearance of the vacant and abandoned properties Nazareth rehabilitates. In turn, Nazareth provides a meaningful, hands-on activity for volunteers who often learn new skills in the process.

Contact Information

Keith J. Harris
Email: projects@nazarethhousing.org
Phone: 330-374-1526
Website: www.nazarethhousing.org

Nazareth has volunteer opportunities for you whether you wish to break things, fix things or make things beautiful. We look forward to working with you to help make houses into homes!

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321
Website: www.asiaohio.org

Catholic Charities of Summit County
Mission

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.

Contact Information

Gail A. Angeletti, Volunteer Coordinator/Office Administrator
Email: ccsummit@ccdocle.org
Phone: 330-762-2961
Website: ccdocle.org/summit-county

Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society. As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, MAGIC Mentors, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Our broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.

The International Institute of Akron
Mission

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County, Ohio. IIA welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services that assist those born outside the United States to integrate into American society. We work to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity and to encourage international communication.

Contact Information

Paige L. Bittle
Email: volunteer@iiakron.org
Phone: 234-312-0155
Website: iiakron.org/

Victim Assistance Program
Mission

We empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy. We do this through Crisis Intervention (hotline and on scene response), Court Advocacy (municipal, felony, domestic relations), and Trauma Therapy.

Contact Information

Dana M. Zedak
Email: dzedak@victimassistanceprogram.org
Phone: 330-376-0040
Website: https://victimassistanceprogram.org/

All volunteers and interns are required to complete the Summit Victim Assistance Academy before they begin. https://svaa-victimassistanceprogram.talentlms.com/index

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321

Website: www.asiaohio.org

Downtown Akron Partnership
Mission

The Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.
Since its inception in 1995, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has been a catalyst for enhancing the Downtown environment. Serving its primary customer – Downtown spenders, anyone who can spend time or money in the Downtown area – Downtown Akron Partnership supports existing community programs, while also developing new, innovative programs designed to create interest in and to attract people to Downtown Akron.
DAP is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of Downtown's resources, we're working to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.

Contact Information

Kelli L. Fetter
Email: info@downtownakron.com
Phone: 330-374-7676
Website: www.downtownakron.com

Hattie Larlham
Mission

Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through residential, educational, recreational and job training programs.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

Nazareth Housing Development Corporation
Mission

Nazareth Housing is a local Non-Profit which rehabilitates, develops and provides affordable housing for low-moderate income families in Summit County OH. The work our volunteers donate saves construction costs, extends our resources and improves the appearance of the vacant and abandoned properties Nazareth rehabilitates. In turn, Nazareth provides a meaningful, hands-on activity for volunteers who often learn new skills in the process.

Contact Information

Keith J. Harris
Email: projects@nazarethhousing.org
Phone: 330-374-1526
Website: www.nazarethhousing.org

Nazareth has volunteer opportunities for you whether you wish to break things, fix things or make things beautiful. We look forward to working with you to help make houses into homes!

Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs
Mission

The Akron Rotary Camp provides an opportunity to children and adults with special needs to experience traditional camping activities, develop relationships, learn life skills and create memories that last a lifetime. Currently, Rotary Camp annually serves almost 2,000 children and adults along with their families with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities and mental health disorders through our day, overnight, and year round respite camp programs. To learn more about Rotary Camp, please visit http://www.akronymca.org/rotarycamp/.

Contact Information

Amanda Warner
Email: amandaw@akronymca.org
Phone: 330-644-4512
Website: www.akronymca.org/rotarycamp

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321

Website: www.asiaohio.org

Downtown Akron Partnership
Mission

The Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.
Since its inception in 1995, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has been a catalyst for enhancing the Downtown environment. Serving its primary customer – Downtown spenders, anyone who can spend time or money in the Downtown area – Downtown Akron Partnership supports existing community programs, while also developing new, innovative programs designed to create interest in and to attract people to Downtown Akron.
DAP is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of Downtown's resources, we're working to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.

Contact Information

Kelli L. Fetter
Email: info@downtownakron.com
Phone: 330-374-7676
Website: www.downtownakron.com

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is a non-profit ecumenical organization dedicated to providing simple, safe and affordable housing for low-income families in need.

Volunteer opportunities include building at our build sites on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, and volunteering at the ReStore on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Contact Information

Mary A. Shepherd
Email: marys@hfhsummitcounty.org
Phone: 330-745-7734

Website: www.hfhsummitcounty.org

Hattie Larlham
Mission

Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through residential, educational, recreational and job training programs.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

Nazareth Housing Development Corporation
Mission

Nazareth Housing is a local Non-Profit which rehabilitates, develops and provides affordable housing for low-moderate income families in Summit County OH. The work our volunteers donate saves construction costs, extends our resources and improves the appearance of the vacant and abandoned properties Nazareth rehabilitates. In turn, Nazareth provides a meaningful, hands-on activity for volunteers who often learn new skills in the process.

Contact Information

Keith J. Harris
Email: projects@nazarethhousing.org
Phone: 330-374-1526
Website: www.nazarethhousing.org

Nazareth has volunteer opportunities for you whether you wish to break things, fix things or make things beautiful. We look forward to working with you to help make houses into homes!

Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Mission

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annually, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offer.

Contact Information

Brandon Yackey
Email: byackey@asiaohio.org
Phone: 330-535-3263 ext: 5321

Website: www.asiaohio.org


City Year
Mission

There’s a gap between what schools have been historically designed and resourced to do, and what kids need. Many students need more support than even the best teachers and administrators have the resources to provide – students need support from schools and community partners. City Year helps bridge the gap. Our AmeriCorps members provide full-time, individualized attention to kids and promote a positive culture throughout the whole school.

Contact Information

Todd Marsh
Email: tmarsh@cityyear.org
Phone: 216-255-8687
Website: www.cityyear.org


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Mission

To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Contact Information

Liz Gage
Email: lgage@ccfa.org
Phone: 216-524-7700
Website: www.ccfa.org/chapters/neohio/

Each year the Northeast Ohio Chapter of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation hosts Akron's Take Steps Walk in the Fall. Take Steps nationally is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fundraise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients. Check out our website to register for Akron's Take Steps walk and/or volunteer.
We have many volunteer opportunities year round. Contact us or check out Facebook for more information.


The International Institute of Akron
Mission

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County, Ohio. IIA welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services that assist those born outside the United States to integrate into American society. We work to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity and to encourage international communication.

Contact Information

Paige L. Bittle
Email: volunteer@iiakron.org
Phone: 234-312-0155
Website: iiakron.org/


United Disability Services
Mission

United Disability Services is a social service not-for-profit agency that has been meeting the social, vocational, community living, low vision, education, and transportation needs of adults and children with disabilities since 1949. The mission of UDS is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers by providing the highest quality, client-focused programs and services.

Contact Information

Jayme Romanchuk
Email: jromanchuk@udsakron.org
Phone: 330-762-9755
Website: www.udsakron.org

Flexible hours. Weekday and weekend opportunities available; day and evening hours.

United Disability Services
Mission

United Disability Services is a social service not-for-profit agency that has been meeting the social, vocational, community living, low vision, education, and transportation needs of adults and children with disabilities since 1949. The mission of UDS is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers by providing the highest quality, client-focused programs and services.

Contact Information

Jayme Romanchuk
Email: jromanchuk@udsakron.org
Phone: 330-762-9755
Website: www.udsakron.org

Flexible hours. Weekday and weekend opportunities available; day and evening hours.


Community Health Center
Mission

Project PANDA stands for Prevent And Neutralize Drug & Alcohol abuse. Project PANDA is a prevention education & outreach program centralized in Akron, Ohio. Our main focus is to spread the message about the dangers of ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and to share ways to have fun without using dangerous substances. At its core, Project PANDA provides an oasis away from the pressures that kids face at school, and often leaves campers the responsibility of spreading the Project PANDA message back to their home schools.
We have 3, 3 day camps (October, March, and June). At PANDA camp, we exist to aid students in making the choice to live free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. PANDA also focuses on educating students about the dangers of substance abuse. Using a structured curriculum base of positive peer pressure, good decision making, and self-esteem building. PANDA is always looking for adult volunteers to help co-facilitate small groups, night watch, or create a slide show at camp. Project PANDA is a program of the Community Health Center.

Contact Information

Lauren Munk, Prevention Coordinator
Email: lauren.munk@commhealthcenter.org
Phone: 330-315-3761
Website: www.projectpanda.com/

Hattie Larlham Community Services
Mission

Hattie Larlham Community Services enhance the quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through our commitment to comfort, joy and achievement. Constant Companions weekday programs Constant Companions is a unique alternative to traditional work or day programs. It focuses on the mutually beneficial interaction between people with disabilities and various domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, birds and fish. These animals are used as teaching aids to encourage participants to nurture and learn about the animals in their care. Residential services for adults with developmental disabilities are provided at 12 community homes in neighborhoods throughout Summit County.

Contact Information

Lauri Molnar
Email: lauri.molnar@hattielarlham.org
Phone: 330-760-3393
Website: www.hattielarlham.org

Opportunities are available for individuals and any size groups during weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays. Talents required range from ability to push a wheelchair for a field trip to entertaining individuals through singing, dancing, watching sports and coloring!

RePlay for Kids
Mission

RePlay for Kids is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. RePlay for Kids provides these services at no cost for non-profit organizations that provide medical, educational, or recreational resources for children with disabilities in the Northeast Ohio area. Most of these organizations have limited resources and often cannot afford to replace devices that have broken, and do not have the technical knowledge or time available to repair the devices. RePlay for Kids can provide these services, therefore increasing the number of functioning toys and assistive devices available for children with disabilities.

Contact Information

Natalie Wardega
Email: info@replayforkids.org
Phone: 330-721-8281
Website: www.replayforkids.org/

Visit our website to view our calendar to find out when we will be on campus.
Repair workshops are scheduled monthly throughout the school year. If you would like to schedule an adaptation workshop with a group of 15-30 volunteers, please contact Natalie Wardega, natalie@replayforkids.org.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron
Mission

The Ronald McDonald House of Akron was founded by families for the purpose of providing a temporary house for those who have loved ones at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Contact Information

Jenny Fowler
Email: jenny@rmhakron.org
Phone: 330-253-5400
Website: rmhakron.org

United Disability Services
Mission

United Disability Services is a social service not-for-profit agency that has been meeting the social, vocational, community living, low vision, education, and transportation needs of adults and children with disabilities since 1949. The mission of UDS is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers by providing the highest quality, client-focused programs and services.

Contact Information

Jayme Romanchuk
Email: jromanchuk@udsakron.org
Phone: 330-762-9755
Website: www.udsakron.org

Flexible hours. Weekday and weekend opportunities available; day and evening hours.