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National Volunteer Week

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National Volunteer Week, April 6-12 2014, 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.

This week long event held at the end April includes a multitude of events sponsored by departments and organizations across campus. Previous events include: “Ohio Day of Pride” trash pick-up event, Fraternity and Sorority Life Coloring Books and pages made from members of our Fraternities and Sorority Life, working with Habitat for Humanity, speakers who have influenced what it means to be a volunteer and many more.

 National Volunteer Week

Jeans for Teens Donation Drive:
In collaboration with Aeropostale, jeans will be donated to local shelter for teenagers who are homeless. Drop off jeans during tabling or to the Center for Service & Leadership.

Saturday, April 5:
Spring into Service with Concordia Lutheran Church
Meet in the Student Union Commuter Lounge at 10:30am
Help assist this local church in minor repairs and cleaning

Monday, April 7:
Autism Speaks
11am-1pm in the Student Union lounge near Starbucks
Learn more about Autism Speaks and create sensory kits for children,
Co-Sponsored with ZPN

Alternative Spring Break Display
2:30pm-4:30pm in the Student Union Lounge near Starbucks
Meet and talk with students who participated in Alternative Spring Break trips

Tuesday, April 8:
Crafts for the Kids
11am-1pm in the Student Union Lounge near Starbucks
Make crafts kits to send to the patients and families at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital
Co-Sponsored with Up ‘til Dawn 

Speaker: Jess Ekstrom
8pm in the Student Union Theater
Hear her inspirational journey to the creation of her organization, Headbands
of Hope

Wednesday, April 9
Summer Volunteer Fair
11am-1pm on the Student Union 2nd Floor
Meet with local agencies to discuss volunteer opportunities in the community

Alternative Spring Break Reception
7-9pm in Student Union Ballrooms C/D/E

Thursday, April 10
Coloring Books for Kids
11am-1pm in the Student Union Lounge near Starbucks
Put together coloring books to donate to a local agency
Co-Sponsored with Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Making Pet Toys
3-5pm in the Student Union Lounge near Starbucks
Join us for creating toys for pets that will be donated to a local shelter

Friday, April 11
Weekday Service with Nazareth Housing Corporation
1-3pm Meet in the Center for Service & Leadership at 12:30pm


For more information regarding National Volunteer Week, please contact Ali Doehring at aer15@uakron.edu or 330.972.7352.

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