Volunteer opportunities with Summit Metro Parks!


Thursday, October 13, 3 – 5 pm @ Silver Creek Metro Park

Looking for some exercise and fresh air before the temps drop again? Come join a small group to mulch the playground in preparation for Truck-or-Treat. Yup, you read correct – we are gathering for mulch fun on Oct 13.




Saturday, October 29, 4:30 – 7:30 PM @ Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Support Truck-or-Treat with your festive energy as visitor, of all ages, explore the trucks and vehicles of SMP while collecting treats. Costumes are encouraged for all ages. Volunteer assistance needed with pumpkin bowling and refreshments at Goodyear Heights Metro Park.




Saturday, October 22, 9 – 11 AM @ Freedom Trail, Akron

Thursday, October 27, 9 – 11 AM @ Freedom Trail, Akron

Wednesday, November 16, 1 – 3 PM @ Towpath Trail, Barberton

Saturday, November 19, 1 – 3 PM @ Towpath Trail, Akron

Support our mission to keep the parks safe and clean. Volunteer for a SMP service event in observation of Make a Difference Day (Oct 22) and/or Family Volunteer Day (Nov 19). We will be focusing on enhancing our parks with trash cleanups.

Open to youth with parent/guardian participation. Register at least 24 hours in advance.




Wednesday, November 2, 10 AM – noon @ Liberty Park

Wednesday, November 2, 1 – 3 PM @ Liberty Park

Wednesday, November 9, 2 – 4 PM @ Liberty Park

Help remove invasive glossy buckthorn from around Tinkers Creek Pond to allow native species to reestablish. Grab loppers and work gloves to assist in the removal process. Select the date and time that works best for you to contribute to this project.

Open to those 18 or older. Training and supervision will be provided on-site. Register at least 24 hours in advance.


Volunteer at Boo at the Zoo (Akron!)

Location: Akron Zoo
505 Euclid Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Dates: Saturdays: October 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Sundays: October 16th, 23rd, 30th
Event runs from 11:00am-7:00pm
Three shifts are available: 10:00am-1:15pm (October 29th 9:00am-1:15pm), 1:00-4:15pm, and 4:00-7:00pm
You may sign up for more than one shift per day. Event occurs rain, snow or shine.
Boo at the Akron Zoo is a non-scary trick or treat experience for all ages that runs Saturdays and Sundays from
10:30 (Presale)-7:00pm. All guests must purchase tickets, either an observer or treater, before entering the event and can be purchased presale or day of the event. Presale tickets gain entry at 10:30 a.m. and all treat stations close by 7:00pm. Treaters will have a candy passport allowing them to collect candy at each station.
The entire zoo is open for guests to enjoy.
Volunteers staff each treat station and are paired with a zoo volunteer (EdZOOcator). This allows questions or concerns to be addressed quickly. We need approximately 24 volunteers for each of the three shifts to comfortably staff the event. Volunteers that are part of a large group will be split up in pairs. We are not able to keep groups together.
Boo at the Zoo is one of your Akron Zoo’s main events. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our revenue from the concessions, gift shop, admissions, carousel, etc. These monies allow us to provide our animals with the best possible care.
I truly hope your organization will join us for this family friendly, non-scary event. To schedule: volunteersignup.org/HKFJ9

Volunteer Opportunity in Barberton – earn hours!

This year Barberton Area Community Ministries is once again manning the Beer Garden at Lake Anna in Barberton. We are the food pantry in the area that serves over 3,000 individuals a month !!! We are in need of volunteers.

Hours are in 2 hour blocks we can use up to 4 volunteers you just need to be 18 to serve.

Friday Sept 2nd

5pm – 7pm


Saturday Sept. 3rd

3pm to 5pm





Sunday Sept 4th





Monday Sept 5th

11am -1pm



The students can call or email me at the info below Dorothy Somerville dsomerville@bacm.org