Virtual Mock Interview Program – deadline to register is 10/23

OLDC Virtual Mock Interview Program

The OLDC is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 Virtual Mock Interview Program. This program is designed to give you an opportunity to hone your virtual interview skills in advance of the upcoming recruiting season. Attorneys from Thompson Hine and other Ohio area firms, in-house counsel, and law school career advisors will provide 1:1 opportunities for interview practice in a virtual world. Sign up for a mock interview to gain real-time feedback on ways to connect, highlight your unique skills and experience, and stand out in a virtual interview format. All Akron Law students are invited to participate!

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVFWMFQ

Community Service Opportunities

Volunteers needed as ‘eyes and ears’ in long-term care facilities

Those interested in becoming a volunteer ombudsman can fill out an application available online at dhad.org/elder-rights/long-term-care-ombudsman or by calling Direction Home at 800-421-7277 or 330-896-9172.

Volunteers, who will be interviewed, must be 18 or older. They also must complete a conflict of interest form. There are also restrictions if immediate family members work in or have financial interests in long-term care.

Volunteers selected to move forward must complete 16 hours of training, scheduled at their convenience and done virtually during the pandemic, and then pass a test.

Volunteers are initially assigned one facility, typically close to their homes, but eventually can take on additional facilities.

Normally, volunteers would visit facilities at least once a month — some volunteers go weekly or biweekly — to get to know residents and make observations. Facilities are not notified when volunteers are visiting.

Volunteers for Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) needs your help in making the magic of Christmas come alive during this year’s Polar Express train ride.

Each year, the CVSR relies on more than 100 volunteers to make the magic happen. The largest need for volunteers is on board the train to ensure every rider has a safe trip.

For more information to volunteer: https://www.cvsr.org/polar-volunteer/

Virtual Mock Interview Program!

The Ohio Legal Diversity Consortium (OLDC) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 Virtual Mock Interview Program. This program is designed to give you an opportunity to hone your virtual interview skills in advance of the upcoming recruiting season. Attorneys from Thompson Hine and other Ohio area firms, in-house counsel, and law school career advisors will provide 1:1 opportunities for interview practice in a virtual world. Sign up for a mock interview to gain real-time feedback on ways to connect, highlight your unique skills and experience, and stand out in a virtual interview format.

Students will be matched on a first come, first served basis so please register early. The deadline to register is Friday, October 23, 2020.

Student Registration Link

Community Service/Limited Means volunteer opportunities!

National Parks Conservancy Make a Difference Day

Thank you to the amazing volunteers that planted trees with us for National Public Lands Day! Missed out on the fun? Join us for more tree planting October 19-24 in celebration of Make A Difference Day. Advanced registration is required.

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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank seeks volunteers as National Guard leaves

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is seeking volunteers for its grocery distributions as Ohio National Guard members who have been working there begin to leave and return to their civilian lives.

To help local families deal with lost or decreased wages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the foodbank increased the frequency of its Neighborhood Distribution, which is held at its warehouse on Opportunity Parkway in downtown Akron and serves between 700 to 1,000 families.

The food bank has been working since March to develop safe food distribution procedures. The Neighborhood Distribution is a drive-thru-style distribution that requires guests to remain in their vehicles while volunteers and staff load their trunks with boxes of produce, dairy, frozen meat and non-perishable food items. Volunteers assist in greeting and registering guests, loading vehicles with groceries, and assisting with traffic control.

Those interested in volunteering at the Neighborhood Distribution should email volunteer@acrfb.org or call 330-535-6900. Volunteers should have the ability to lift about 30 pounds and be comfortable in inclement weather, as the distribution takes place outside, rain or shine.

Volunteers are needed from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, Dec. 3 and Dec. 22.