Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to take the next step and serve?

We are partnered with a variety of Christ-centered ministries throughout Northeast Ohio who share our passion to address physical, mental, and spiritual needs in our community. Search for volunteer opportunities here and check back often as we are continuing to grow and expand our ministry network for outreach. When you sign up for an opportunity, your request will be sent directly to the ministry coordinator. 

If you are looking for an easy volunteer opportunity to get your foot in the door to a particular ministry and only able to commit one time, please view “simple serve” category dropdown.

 

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English as a Foreign Language Assistant Teacher

Category
Refugee Ministry
Role
Assistant Teacher

If you speak English, you can teach English to refugees in Akron. We’ll show you how. English classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, January through May. You can volunteer one or both mornings. Attending a training with CROSSINGS is required. Email Cassie and she will send you a link for an online application.

Address
749 Blaine Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
When
May 7, 2019 9:15 am - 11:15 am

South Street Ministries Reentry Program Volunteer

Category
Community Development

South Street Ministries mission for this program is to provide wrap-around resources and support for returning citizens. This opportunity is to provide support students on and leaders on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Toni.

Address
798 Grant Street
Akron, OH 43111
When
July 15 4:00 pm – December 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Age Requirement
21+

South Street Ministries Open Gym Volunteer

Category
Community Development
Role
volunteer

South Street Ministries mission for this program is to provide a safe and enriching environment to marry mentorship with sports. Volunteers will engage OpenGym participants and act to support leaders on Thursday evenings. For more information contact Joe Tucker.

Address
941 Princetron Street
Akron, OH 43111
When
July 15 5:30 pm – December 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Age Requirement
16 +

Front Porch Cafe

Category
Simple Serve

The Front Porch Cafe exists to provide the South Akron and greater Akron communities with a place to come together, break bread, and fellowship together. We believe that connecting people together through shared meals and shared mission can transform lives and communities. Come on in and have a meal at the Front Porch Cafe! This […]

Address
798 Grant Street
Akron, OH 43111
When
July 22 7:00 am – December 31, 2019 3:00 pm

RAHAB Strip Club Ministry

Role
Mentor / Volunteer

Distribute Gift Bags and Witness / Provide encouragement. Women needed for the outreach – men are needed to come along side the volunteers and pray for them and provide protection.

Address
111 Smith Street
Akron, OH 44340
When
August 20 – December 31, 2019
Age Requirement
18+

Ministry Building Labor and Construction

Role
Renovation Volunteers

Construction/physical labor, some light, some heavy, activity volunteers needed on Tuesday and Thursdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm to assist with removing dirt/concrete inside the building in preparation for installation of plumbing. Even if you can do an hour or two or four, we can use YOU!.

Address
6490 State Route 14
Ravenna, OH 44266
When
August 20 – December 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Age Requirement
16 +

Mentor Minors Served by Rahab

Category
Mentoring
Role
Minor Mentor

This is a volunteer position that would be one on one with the minor population (under age 18) that Rahab serves. This position requires a three hour a week commitment. Attendance at Rahab Essentials Training and additional specialized training is required. Contact Rachel for details.

Address
Main Street
Akron, OH 44334
When
August 20 – December 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Age Requirement
18+

Painter

Role
Painter

Mobility Worldwide needs one volunteer to work in our paint booth spraying metal parts. We currently have one painter and this individual would be a back up to support all painting processes. This position is needed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-12:00. For more information, contact Craig Anderson.

Address
1145 Commerce Drive
Stow, OH 44224
When
August 20 8:30 am – December 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Age Requirement
18+

Make a Meal for the Rahab Drop in Center

Category
Human Trafficking
Role
cook

Drop a meal that can be frozen off at Christ Community Chapel during weekdays from 9 to 4:40 that will be taken to Rahab Drop In Center. There are aluminum pans available to bake the meals in; they can be picked up at CCC during the hours listed.

Address
750 West Streetsboro Street
Hudson, OH 34236
When
August 20 9:00 am – December 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Age Requirement
18+

Broken Chains Prison Mentor

Category
Prison Ministry
Role
Mentor

Broken Chains Ministry is actively seeking male and female mentors that would like to build a discipleship relationship with another male or female currently in Summit County Jail. Interested candidates will aid the Chaplain in a six week regimented Bible Study Series. Email Kurt Cox for details.

Address
205 E Croiser Ave
Akron, OH 44311
When
August 20 9:00 am – December 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Age Requirement
18+