FYE Summer Service Projects | Kent State University

FYE Summer Service Projects

Join forces with your future classmates and contribute your time and talents to an area organization.

Working together to serve others is the best way to meet new people, develop leadership skills and jumpstart your involvement at Kent State Stark!

  • This activity is considered part of the FYE Success Series and will count towards out-of-class participation for UC 10097: DKS FYE.
  • If you attended the First Step program, you are encouraged to wear your Kent State t-shirt to your Summer Service Project.
  • Snacks will be provided but students are encouraged to pack a lunch.

2018 projects: CHOOSE FROM 5 DATES

  • Check your Kent State email for your registration link.
  • Reservations fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Choose one date only.

1. STARK PARKS:

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
Devonshire Park & Trail
4679 South Blvd NW, Canton 44718 (Jackson Township)
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
www.starkparks.com

DUTIES:
Park clean-up

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
  • Dress in casual clothing that can get dirty. Stark Parks recommends long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Do not wear short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • No smoking.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

PARKING:

  • Park at the Devonshire trailhead

2. CAMPUS KITCHEN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018
2nd Floor Beall Hall on the Kent Campus 
1475 Eastway Drive | Kent, OH 44242
2 - 5 p.m.
Campus Kitchen website

DUTIES:
Meal preparation

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Do not wear tank tops, short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • Dress in casual clothing that can get dirty.
  • You will be required to wear a hair net (provided to you).
  • No smoking.

PARKING:

  • Parking is available in the lot next to Beall Hall - View map
  • Access the kitchen through the back door by the loading dock - sign on door says Campus Kitchen

3. CAMPUS KITCHEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018
2nd Floor Beall Hall on the Kent Campus 
1475 Eastway Drive | Kent, OH 44242
2 - 5 p.m.
Campus Kitchen website

DUTIES:
Meal preparation

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Do not wear tank tops, short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • Dress in casual clothing that can get dirty.
  • You will be required to wear a hair net (provided to you).
  • No smoking.

PARKING:

  • Parking is available in the lot next to Beall Hall - View map
  • Access the kitchen through the back door by the loading dock - sign on door says Campus Kitchen

4. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018
1400 Raff Rd. SW | Canton, OH 44710
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

www.restoreeco.org

DUTIES:
Stocking shelves, assembling furniture, light construction, store clean-up

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or work boots.
  • Dress in casual clothing that can get dirty.
  • Do not wear short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • No smoking.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  1. Print and complete this WAIVER OF LIABILITY. If you are under the age of 18, complete this MINOR WAIVER OF LIABILITY. Bring the waiver with you on your day of service. 
  2. You'll be required to complete a Kent State waiver on site.

PARKING:

  • Park close to the Ministry Office door in the parking spaces facing Raff Rd. Enter in the ReStore door (not the ministry office door).

5. AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL FOODBANK

THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2018
350 Opportunity Parkway | Akron, OH 44307
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

www.akroncantonfoodbank.org

DUTIES:
Sorting and inspecting food donations, labeling products for repackaging and packaging bulk items

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • No jewelry.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. We suggest sneakers or tennis shoes.
  • Dress in casual clothing that can get dirty.
  • Dress in layers for the weather. Warehouse is NOT air conditioned.
  • Do not wear short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • No smoking.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  1. Register online with FYE Summer Service Projects (blue button above).
  2. Register an ONLINE VOLUNTEER ACCOUNT with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (one-time only).
  3. Log into the Volunteer Information Center to REGISTER YOUR DATE: Click on Calendar and select August 2 - Kent State/FYE.

PARKING:

  • View driving directions to the Foodbank.
  • Volunteer parking is located in the front of the facility. Additional parking is located on the side of the facility, just follow the signs.
  • Enter through the red door and Foodbank staff will direct you to the sign-in area.

Contact:

Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
330-244-3278
kyerian1@kent.edu