Community Engagement

Volunteers play a vital role in United Way’s work to make our community stronger.

United Way is hosting a variety of community engagement events in 2017, uniting volunteers to make a difference for our neighbors. The projects can accept large groups, offer teambuilding and networking opportunities and are planned by United Way staff. 
"Page It Forward" Book Drive & Sort-a-thon 2017. View the results poster >
Smart Start Community Baby Shower 2016. View the results poster >
Day of Action/Neighborhood Reborn/KaBOOM! Playground Build 2016. View the results poster >
Stuff The Bus 2016. View the results poster >
Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive 2016. View the results poster >


engagement opportunities

  • Collect baby items April 17 through May 15 to help at-risk mothers and give their newborns a strong start. More >
    Sort-a-thon - May 18
    Baby Shower - May 22 
  • Join with 1,000 other volunteers across Summit County to help local residents and nonprofits. More >
  • Stuff The Bus
    Collect school supplies for Akron Public School children.

    Kick off at Akron RubberDucks game - July 9
    Sort-a-thon - August 22
    Distribution Day - September 6

  • Smart Start Community Baby Shower Distribution II - September 14
    Volunteers will distribute baby items to at-risk mothers. Moms will visit ‘Education Stations’ provided by Akron Children's Hospital.
  • Read to Me Day II - November 2
    Read aloud to children in an Akron Public Schools classroom. 
  • Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive - November 27
    Collect food for Akron Public School children to eat on their holiday school break, November 27 through December 11.
    Sort-a-thon - December 13
    Distribution Day - December 20
If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please fill in our interest form. Please note: dates are subject to change.


For more information contact Julie at 330.643.5512 or by email.


Choose a cause close to your heart or
offer help where it is needed most.

When you volunteer, you see first-hand how United Way of Summit County is helping to improve lives and create lasting change in our community.

Search for a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and availability. 


For more information on volunteering call 330.643.5512 or email. 


Agencies without log-in information, please call 330.643.5512 or email.