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Volunteer at a Service Site

Join fellow alumni in your community by participating in a local service volunteer project.

Ohio Sites

Habitat for Humanity - Construction

Ashtabula County

Volunteers will assist with drywall installation, electrical, plumbing, bathtub installation, hauling debris, window installation, painting and a variety of physical tasks.

Sign up for Habitat for Humanity - Construction

Habitat for Humanity - ReStore

Ashtabula County

Volunteers will help with customer assistance, rearranging furniture, organizing and cleaning store floor layout, and writing thank you letters.

Sign up for Habitat for Humanity - ReStore

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank

Cuyahoga County

Volunteer activities may include wrapping books, creating hygiene packs or snack packs, making birthday cards or wrapping gifts for baskets.

Sign up for the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank
 

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

Cuyahoga County

Volunteers will prepare and cook breakfast for families and complete assigned housekeeping and cleaning tasks for the organization. Hosted by the Black Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Cuyahoga County

Volunteers will help with the preparation and set-up of the 2019 Market at the Food Bank fundraising event.

Sign up for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Shoes and Clothes for Kids

Cuyahoga County

Volunteers will be sorting, counting and stocking shelves with supplies. Depending on timing, volunteers may help prepare for the annual book giveaway.

Sign up for Shoes and Clothes for Kids
 

Great Greenways

Cuyahoga County

Volunteers will help beautify the property by assisting with heavy yard work. Dress to stay warm and dry and expect to get dirty. Bring work gloves if you have them. Hosted by the Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for Great Greenways

African American Cultural Gardens - Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Cuyahoga County

Volunteers will be clearing away leaves, branches and clutter; cleaning garden and flowerbeds; hauling away and composting debris; and planting new flowers. Hosted by the Black Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the African American Cultural Gardens

Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 2nd Shift

Franklin County

Volunteers will assist customers and stock items in the Kroger Community Pantry, located at Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Hosted by the Central Ohio Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the 2nd shift at Mid-Ohio Foodbank
 

Humane Society's Rescue Village

Geauga County

Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet the animals and tour the facility. Projects may include: mulching dog-walking trails, spring clean-up (weather permitting), storage organization, processing donations and general shelter housekeeping.

Sign up for Humane Society's Rescue Village

Historical Society

Lake County

Volunteers will assist with cleaning and small repair work to Pioneer Village buildings, weed and sweep gardens, changing out displays, painting, staining furniture and picnic tables, cleaning windows and changing storm windows with screens. Hosted by the Lake County Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the Historical Society

Second Harvest Food Bank

Lorain County

Volunteers will assist with checking, sorting and packing donated products for distribution to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and churches but could also have a special project boxing senior boxes or packing product bags.

Sign up for Second Harvest Food Bank
 

Feeding Medina County

Medina County

Volunteers will be working in the community garden to prepare the garden for the season.

Sign up for Feeding Medina County

Freedom House

Portage County

Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks such as cleaning inside and outside, preparing meals, playing games or visiting with the veterans.

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Main Street Kent - Clean Up Kent Day

Portage County

Volunteers will help with litter pick up, graffiti clean up and beautifying the city. Hosted by the University Bands Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for Clean Up Kent Day
 

Habitat for Humanity - Kent ReStore

Portage County

Volunteers will help assist with stock, displays and inventory.

Sign up for Habitat for Humanity - Kent ReStore

Kent Social Services

Portage County

Volunteers will be collecting and sorting food donations that come in and may do some light cleaning.

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Kids Capes of Courage

Portage County

Volunteers will cut patterns out of fabric provided by Kids Capes of Courage. These cut patterns will go on to be sewn into capes that will be given to children in need.

Sign up for Kids Capes of Courage
 

Kent State Women's Center

Portage County

Volunteers will be cutting out items for Days for Girls out of fabric. Volunteers will also be working on making T-shirt bags to be used for the food pantry. This doesn't require any sewing.

Sign up for the Kent State Women's Center

Mat Making for the Homeless

Portage County

Volunteers will be making mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. Volunteer activities will include cutting bag strips, looping strips, balling and crocheting.

Sign up for Mat Making for the Homeless

Kent State Campus Kitchen

Portage County

Volunteers will work with current Kent State students and take part in various kitchen tasks that may include food preparation, packaging and cleaning.

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Kent State May 4 Walking Tour

Portage County

Volunteers will be assisting in cleaning the outdoor walking interpretive trail markers. Only four slots open for this opportunity.

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Save a Mom Pregnant Dog Rescue

Stark County

Volunteers will do a variety of indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities. These can include painting, sorting and organizing supplies, assembling bedding, preparing meals for the dogs and cleaning. Hosted by the Stark County Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for Save a Mom Pregnant Dog Rescue

Canton Christian Home

Stark County

Volunteers will be running an ice cream social for the residents. After serving ice cream, we'll play board games and visit with the residents. Hosted by the Stark County Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the Canton Christian Home
 

Camp Quality Ohio

Summit County

Volunteers will be cleaning out, organizing and re-stacking the storage unit.

Sign up for Camp Quality Ohio

One of a Kind Pet Rescue

Summit County

Volunteers will assist with general cleaning, small dog walking, light yard work and organizing.

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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Summit County

Volunteers will assist with sorting, inspecting and repacking donated food items.

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Akron Zoo

Summit County

Volunteers will help clean the zoo grounds, including cutting back grasses and mulching.

Sign up for the Akron Zoo

Animal Welfare League

Trumbull County

Volunteers will help with sorting donations, organizing food by expiration date and type, general cleaning and making toys for the animals.

Sign up for the Animal Welfare League

Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County

Volunteers will assist in general cleaning and landscaping (weather permitting).

Sign up for Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County
 

LGBTQ Student Center at Kent State University

Portage County

Volunteers will help organize the facility and educational materials to ensure the center continues to be a welcoming environment to LGBTQ students and their allies. Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter.

Sign up for the LGBTQ Student Center

 
 
 
Arizona Site

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix, AZ

Volunteers will be working outside with the horticultural department on projects throughout the zoo and in the main lot. Hosted by the Arizona Alumni Chapter

Sign up for the Phoenix Zoo

California Site
Florida Sites
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New York Site

The Father's Heart Ministries

New York, NY

Volunteers will prepare or serve food, set place settings, clean, welcome guests, check out guests, compile food pantry bags, provide outside security and assistance with other assignments.

Sign up for The Father's Heart Ministries

Pennsylvania Site

North Hills Community Outreach - Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden

Pittsburgh, PA

Volunteers will assist with the spring preparation of the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni food pantry garden. Tasks will include spreading mulch, weeding and planting seeds.

Sign up for North Hills Community Outreach

Washington, DC Site

Food & Friends

Washington, DC

Volunteers will prepare and package meals under the supervision of professionals/seasoned volunteers. Hosted by the National Capital Chapter

Sign up for Food & Friends

International Sites