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. 

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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

Preschool On your Mark Program

Category
Teacher
Role
Assistant Teacher

Urban Vision Ministry has a news volunteers in their preschool (On Your Mark) program, specifically Tuesday and/or Thursday mournings from 9 am to 11 am assisting in the classroom, no teaching experience is needed. Contact Regina for details.

Address
749 Blaine Ave
Akron, OH 44310
When
June 3 – August 30, 2019 11:00 am
Age Requirement
16 +

Summer Kids Club

Category
Teacher
Role
Volunteers

Want to hang out with some pretty cool kids this summer? We need volunteers Fridays from 9-12pm to help monitor activities, help with crafts and basically love on the kids. Please contact Regina for more details.

Address
749 Blaine Ave
Akron, OH 44310
When
June 21 9:00 am – August 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Age Requirement
16 +

Broken Chains Fitness Leader

Category
Addiction Recovery
Role
Fitness Leader

Broken Chains Ministry seeks an experienced physical fitness leader to aid women at Lydia’s Home in recovery to form good physical fitness/ exercise habits. Lydia’s Home has some exercise equipment on site, and also would be interested in yoga, stretching, and nutrition. Contact Tamela for more information.

Address
2749 Mssillon Road
Akron, OH 44312
When
July 8 9:00 am – August 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Age Requirement
18+

Haven of Rest Harvest Home: Cleaning

Category
Homeless Support
Role
volunteer

Assistant Harvest Home Thursday’s from 9 – 11 Helping clean and organize with Supervisors direction .For more information, contact Jan Pluck!

Address
207 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
When
July 8 9:00 am – September 23, 2019 11:00 am
Age Requirement
16 +

South Street Ministries Rich Kids Enrichment Program

Category
Community Development
Role
Tutor

South Street Ministries mission with support from United Way is to enact the Bold Goals Initiative by tutoring students through completion of homework and daily reading, grammar and vocabulary exercises. Program meets Monday to Thursday. Contact Jocelyn for more information.,

Address
1095 Edison Avenue
Akron, OH 4301
When
July 8 2:30 pm – August 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Age Requirement
21+

Dance Therapy Camp – Meals Needed

Category
Community Development
Role
Meal Drop Off

We are in need of lunch meals to be prepared and delivered at 11am for our students that are participating in this dance therapy camp. We need lunch meals on Monday-Thursday. Meals for 20 people. Please contact Jessica for more details.

Address
943 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH 44314
When
July 8 5:00 pm – August 30, 2019 7:00 pm

Snacks Needed for Recovery Support Meetings

Category
Addiction Recovery
Role
volunteer

Provide snacks for support meetings. Shelly can provide details

Address
Market Street
Akron, OH 44233
When
July 8 5:00 pm – September 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Age Requirement
16 +

Tiny Glancer’s Kindergarten Leader

Category
Community Development
Role
Leader

Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm, young moms with children ages 3 and up go to Tiny Glancers where they learn Kindergarten readiness skills. BECOME A LEADER: Engage with the children, help plan lessons, or help us teach lessons. Contact us for more information.

Address
943 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH 44314
When
July 8 5:00 pm – September 30, 2019 7:00 pm

True Freedom Homeless Ministry Volunteer: Monday Evenings

Category
Homeless Support
Role
Volunteers

Men from 2100 Lakeside homeless shelter receive a hot meal and are taught the basics of Christianity and 21st century technology skills. Every Monday, 6:00 p.m. Contact David for more information and to get involved!

Address
2005 Cypress Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
When
July 8 6:00 pm – September 30, 2019