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!



Fall 2018

September 14

Akron Hope

9am-11am


September 28

Junior Achievement 

9am-11am


October 5

Neighborhood Network 

9am-11am


October 19

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

9am-11am


November 2

Location TBD

9am-11am


November 16 

One of a Kind Pets

9am-11am


December 7

ACCESS, Inc

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.


September 8

Ellet Community Center

8:30 am-11:30am


September 22

Park United Methodist Church 

8:30am-11:30am


October 13

Haven of Rest

8:30am-11:30am


October 22 

Akron Rotary Camp

8:30am-11:30am


November 10

The Well Akron

8:30am-11:30am


November 17

Nazareth Housing Development 

8:30am-11:30am 

(2 locations: 9-11am & 9:15-11:15am)


December 1 

ACCESS, Inc.

8:30am-11:30am 

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

August 29

Capes for Kids

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


September 6

9/11 Flag Display Setup

Trapezoid Lounge

SEGs/ZPN


September 11

Thank a First Responder

11am-1pm

Trapezoid Lounge


September 13-14

Blood Drive w/Campus Programs

All Day

Student Recreation and Wellness Center


September 26

Relay 4 Kids

11am-1pm 

Piano Lounge


October 1

Food Drive (for Campus Cupboard)

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


October 6

Parent & Family Weekend

9am-11am

Piano & Trapezoid Lounges


October 10 

Dog Toys for OOAKP

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


October 16

Event Details TBD

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


October 24

Halloween Tray Favors

(Akron Children's Hospital)

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


October 30

Canned Food Packaging

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


November 1, 8, & 15

Thankful Thursday

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


November 12

Event Details TBD

2pm-4pm

Trapezoid Lounge


November 14

Event Details TBD

2pm-4pm

Trapezoid Lounge


November 20

Event Details TBD

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


November 28

Event Details TBD

11am-1pm

Piano Lounge


December 4

Event Details TBD

11am-1pm

September 19 

Midterm Election: What’s on the Table?

Student Union Starbucks, 7pm


October 17

Making a Difference in Your Community: Servant Leadership Workshop

Student Union 335, 7pm


November 14

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Panel

Student Union Starbucks, 7pm

  • National Coming Out Day
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
  • World AIDS Day

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.


Interested in Alternative Spring Break options? Attend one of the following information meetings: 

November 13

3pm-4pm

Student Union 316


November 27

4pm-5pm

Student Union 316


November 28

5pm-6pm

Student Union 310


December 3

1pm-2pm

Student Union 316


December 6

4pm-5pm

Student Union 310


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

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