National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

In the past, UA community has had drop-in service projects in the Student Union as well as off-campus experiences at St. Bernard’s Church, One of a Kind Pets, and St. Mary’s Church. Last year, we hosted third annual Cuts for Cause, a hair donation event benefiting the Wigs for Kids and Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to help create wigs for cancer patients. Also, a clothing donation drive was held during the week to provide items to victims of sexual assault.

National Volunteer Week 2017 will be April 23–29. More information about events coming soon!



All Week Events | April 10-15

Clothing Drive: 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Oftentimes, clothes are collected at the hospital for evidence, leaving victims with limited items to wear home. Please donate new sweatpants, t-shirts, cotton underwear, and cotton sports bras. Also, travel-sized items will be collected including deodorant, hair ties, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. Drop all items to the Center for Service and Leadership on the first floor of the Student Union.

Monday | April 10

ASB Display 
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

Stop by to see all of the work and impact of Alternative Spring Break participants. These week-long service trips traveled to GA, FL, and NC from March 19-25.

Drop-In Service Event - Replay for Kids
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

Stop by to repair toys with Replay for Kids! This agency repairs and adapts
toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities. Join us to make an impact!

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch [RSVP]
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: SU 335 

We appreciate all of the students who volunteer throughout the year. Come
celebrate all of the outstanding volunteers who made an impact in the community! 

Tuesday | April 11

Cuts for a Cause [RSVP]
Time: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Location: SU Ballrooms CDE

serveAkron will be collaborating with Scott Talbot Salon for the 2016 Cuts for a Cause! At this event you can donate your hair, donate your previously cut ponytail, or get a haircut for a donation ($5 minimum). All monetary and hair donations will benefit Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Wigs for Kids!

Drop-In Service Event
Time: 11am-1pm 
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

Join serveAkron to package the items donated for “Kid Care Kits,” which will be given to children at Akron Children’s Hospital.

ASB Reception [RSVP]
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: SU 335

Join our ASB participants to reconnect and reminisce about spring break trips!

Wednesday | April 12

Summer Volunteer Fair [RSVP] 
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: SU 2nd Floor Concourse 

Looking for more volunteer opportunities in the Akron area? Stop by to meet representatives from area agencies that will be providing information on the volunteer for this summer!

Thursday | April 13

Weekday Service Event [RSVP]
Time: 7am-8:15am 
Location: Meet at St. Bernard’s Church 

Come start the day off on the right foot! Help make sandwiches for the homeless bright and early near campus. All students will meet at the service location. 

Drop-In Service Event
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

Join serveAkron and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to assemble fleece tie blankets and coloring books. The items will be donated ACCESS, a local women’s shelter and the Ronald McDonald House. #zipsgiveback

Drop-In Service Event - Million Stars
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

We will be weaving eight-point stars for the “1 Million Stars to End Violence Project.” This project gives people the opportunity to be the light and hope, and to make something beautiful and powerful together. Stars will be sent to Birkdale, Queensland in Australia. Want more information? Visit

Friday | April 14

Drop In Service Event - Animal Toys
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

We will be making animal toys at a local shelter! Stop by and help brighten up an animal’s day and consider volunteering at One of a Kind Pets later in the day! 

Impact Breakfast [RSVP] 
Time: 8:15am-9:30am
Location: SU 335 

Join serveAkron for a chance to make a BIG impact in the community! Enjoy breakfast and nominate a nonprofit organization for a chance to receive project funding. RSVP HERE today!  

Weekday Service Event [RSVP]
Time: 1pm-3pm 
Location: Meet in SU Commuter Lounge

Come join us to volunteer at One of a Kind Pets! We will be helping with various projects that will make a big impact on the organization. Students will meet in the SU Commuter Lounge at 12:30 before riding a too shuttle to location.  

Saturday | April 15

Super Service Saturday at St. Mary’s [RSVP] 
Time: 9am-11am 
Location:  Meet in Commuter Lounge

Join us as help clean St. Mary’s Church! We will also be helping pick up debris and trash around the exterior to prepare for the upcoming summer months. RSVP HERE!

For more information regarding National Volunteer Week, please contact Ali Doehring at or 330.972.7352.