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 2016, 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.  A full schedule of this year’s events can be viewed here >
"Page It Forward" Book Drive & Sort-a-thon! View the results poster >
Smart Start Community Baby Shower! View the results poster >
Day of Action/Neighborhood Reborn/KaBOOM! Playground Build. View the results poster >


engagement opportunities

  • Ongoing - One Hour Per Week During the School Year
    Serve as a nurturing and supportive role model for an Akron Public School student. More >

  • Holiday Snack Pack Food Drive
    November 14 - December 12

    Collect food for at-risk children to eat on their holiday school break. More >
    At the Sort-a-Thon -December 14, volunteers will pack meal kits. Distribution Day - December 21

get involved in one or more of these activities

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. 


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