Service Opportunities

Civic Engagement Programs (serveAkron) offers a variety of service events and volunteer opportunities for students including Super Service Saturdays, drop-in service projects, donation drives and many more! Check out the links below to see how you can get involved today!


Spring 2019

January 25

Haven of Rest

9am-11am


February 8

Junior Achievement 

9am-11am


February 22

ACCESS Shelter

9am-11am


March 8

Battered Women's Shelter

9am-11am


April 12

Kenmore Community Center

9am-11am


April 26

NW Family Rec. Center

9am-11am

Super Service Saturdays provide a valuable volunteer experience in the local Akron community. All volunteer experiences are from 9 to 11 a.m. and students meet in the Student Union Commuter Lounge at 8:30 a.m. before riding a Roo Express to the agency.


January 19

Akron Hope

9am-11am


February 2

Kenmore Free Store

9am-11am


February 16

Haven of Rest

9am-11am


March 2

OOAKP

9am-11am


March 16

Legacies of Success

9am-11am


April 6

St. Mary's Catholic Church  

9am-11am 


April 20

Legacies of Success

9am-11am 


April 27

Ellet CLC

9am-11am

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

  • For the last 13 years, the University and the Department of Student Life have organized volunteer efforts for Make a Difference Day. With the launch of Five-Star Fridays this fall, the 14th annual Make a Difference Day will take place on Friday, Oct. 26, with two shifts of volunteering available — 9 to 11am and 1 to 3pm.
  • The University has assisted more than 8,685 students and staff in volunteering to serve on this annual day of service. Combined over the last 13 years, these volunteers have dedicated more than 28,510 hours of service to the greater Akron area and the program (on average) partners with more than 40 nonprofit organizations each year.
  • Volunteer Registration: Live on OrgSync on Monday, August 27. Register on behalf of a group or organization or as an individual volunteer.
  • Registration closes on Friday, September 28 at 5pm

January 16

Socks for Seniors

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


January 22

Hats/Scarves

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge

SEGs/ZPN


January 28

Valentines Tray Favors

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


February 6

Bookmarks for Mentors/Kids

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


February 14

Valentines for Veterans

11am-1pm 

Piano Lounge


February 20

DIY Bottle Labels

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


February 28

TBD

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounges


March 5

Fidget Blankets

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


March 13 

Egg Hunt

11am-1pm

TBD


March 20

Busy Bags

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 3

DIY Table Mats

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 9

Banner for Veterans

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


April 17

Decorate Pots for Seniors

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


April 22

Water Bottle Feeders

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 24

Plant Starter Kits

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 25

"Adopt Me" Scarf 

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


Bubble Kits

Haven of Rest

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge

February 12

TBD

Piano Lounge

11am-1pm


March 5

Fidget Blankets

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge

January 21

MLK Day of Service

Nazareth Housing 

9am-11am

Date: January 9-11, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Agency: The Pittsburgh Project

All applications and payments are due by Friday, November 16 by 5pm. Click here for application. 

2019 Trip Locations:

1. St. Paul, IN: Flat Rock River YMCA

2. Asheville, NC: Greenworks

3. Winder, GA: Camp Twin Lakes*

*Open to Fraternity & Sorority Life members - application is located on the FSL OrgSync portal

All applications and deposits are due by Friday, January 18, 2019.


Below are a few important dates for those attending one of our three ASB 2019 Trips: 


January 18

ASB Early Bird Application Deadline


January 25

ASB Late Application Deadline

*$25 fee


March 6

ASB Meet & Greet

11am-1pm

Student Union 308


March 12

ASB Meeting

4pm

Student Union Ballrooms CDE, 310 & 335


March 19

ASB Meetings

4pm

Student Union Ballrooms CDE, 310 & 335


ASB Trips

Departure: March 23

Return: March 29


For more information, visit www.uakron.edu/asb!

March 1

Professional Clothing Drive

*More details coming soon!

April 22 

Drop-In Service Event: Earth Day

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 23

Summer Volunteer Fair

11am-1pm

STUN 2nd Floor Concourse


April 24

Drop-In Service Event: Plant Starter Kits

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 25

Impact Breakfast

8:30am

Student Union 335

Drop-In Service Event: "Adopt Me" Scarf

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


April 26

UA Community Day

9am-11am


April 27

Super Service Saturday: Ellet CLC

9am-11am

April 26

UA Community Day

9am-11am

*More details coming soon! 

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