Volunteer Opportunities

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) provides students, faculty, staff with a number of ways to volunteer. Volunteering is a great opportunity to explore nonprofit organizations and community projects, make a difference and impact others, and learn about the issues affecting the community. 

Are you an office or an organization looking to host a service project with CEL's assistance? Submit our Group Volunteer Request Form to take advantage of our "Take and Make" model! Here's how it works:

  • CEL will provide your organization with main supplies, instructions, information about the community partner, and a facilitation guide with discussion questions to allow for you to facilitate your own volunteer experience.
  • Upon completion of your project, drop off all finished projects in Rm. 132 of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE). CEL will take care of delivering them to the designated organization.

Check out our Volunteer Calendar below for additional opportunities to make a difference!



Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland supports families whose critically ill children receive treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services. Come be in community with the families while preparing and serving breakfast.
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Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Stow provides Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia care for seniors in Stow, Ohio. Engage in activities with the residents and learn more about healthcare for the elderly.
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Akron Canton Regional Foodbank of Cleveland provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties that operate nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food. Assist ACRF with their mission by inspecting, sorting, and repackaging food.
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Habitat for Humanity seeks to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Here in Portage you can learn new skills while building a home or helping in the Restore, a store that sells donated items to benefit the builds in the local community.
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Medwish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries. Work as a team to sort and organize medical supplies to be sent overseas!
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One of a Kind Pet Rescue is dedicated to saving animal lives, rescuing pets in imminent danger of euthanasia, spaying/neutering and adoption of homeless animals into appropriate, loving homes. Enjoy time with the animals while rolling up your sleeves to complete projects like clean animal rooms to organizing supplies.
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Haven of Rest Ministries serves the homeless in Northeast Ohio with meals, shelter and clothing. Serve by preparing meals, sorting donations, or cleaning and making beds.
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The Peter Maurin Center is an outreach ministry in south Akron that provides meals and personal items for the homeless in the area. Volunteer by making sandwiches, gathering toiletries, and by serving individuals in families or those in transitional housing.
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