A Service Engagement Guide (SEG) will serve for one academic year leading, planning and facilitating a variety of service projects and civic engagement initiatives. This unique opportunity will allow students to develop transferable skills for their future careers and share their passion for service and volunteerism with campus and the Akron community.

Service Engagement Guide (SEG) Requirements

  • Be in good standing and have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student during the 2022 - 2023 academic year OR
  • Be part time or full time graduate student during the 2022 - 2023 academic year
  • Participate and complete the 50-Hour Service Challenge during the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Possess a passion to volunteer and desire to educate their peers to build awareness about social justice issues

Service Engagement Guide (SEG) Outcomes

We believe, as a result of your experience as a SEG, you will:

  • Understand your own work styles and capitalize on your strengths while becoming aware of areas for further growth and development
  • Gain and utilize transferable skills including communication, conflict & time management, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Gain knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to lead a group of your peers through activities and educational material for a successful volunteer experience

Service Engagement Guide (SEG) Expectations

  • Serve in the SEG leadership position for one academic year
  • Understand the philosophy and programs of serveAkron
  • Be enthusiastic, involved, and civically engaged role models
  • Be a resource for students interested in volunteering and community service opportunities
  • Promote ongoing involvement in serveAkron programs, initiatives and service trips
  • Understand University policies and procedures to enforce them effectively
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Attend the SEG Training sessions when requested
  • Serve as a leader for the Drop-In Service Events, Super Service Saturdays, and other initiatives/programs within serveAkron
  • Read their campus email and respond within 48 hours when received
  • Participate in and complete the 50 Hour Service Challenge
  • Facilitate group reflection sessions following each volunteer opportunity
  • Administer evaluations after service experiences

Students who are interested in serving as a Service Engagement Guide can apply on RooConnect! You may also contact us at serve@uakron.edu at any point to ask questions about the status of the application process.