Community Engagement

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

New! 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 >
Thanks for the incredible support of our first "Page It Forward" Book Drive & Sort-a-thon! View the results here >
Also, thanks for supporting the Smart Start Community Baby Shower! View those results >

engagement opportunities

  • Day of Action
    June 17, 2016 

    United Way’s annual Day of Action mobilizes and inspires individuals and corporations on the same day, across Summit County and in a highly visible way, to channel passion into action. More >
  • KaBOOM! Playground Build
    June 18, 2016 (Site preparation June 16, 17) 
    Volunteers from United Way of Summit County, City of Akron and Foresters will build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. More >

  • Stuff the Bus
    July 5 - August 15, 2016

    Collect school supplies for Akron Public School children. Volunteers will also be needed for the Sort-a-Thon and to deliver the supplies on the first day of school. More >
  • Read to Me Day II
    November 3, 2016

    Volunteers read to elementary school students in Akron Public Schools and donate the books to the classrooms. More >
  • Holiday Snack Pack Food Drive
    November 28 - December 16

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

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. 


Other Volunteer Initiatives

For more information on any of these call 330.643.5512 or email


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