Check Out Volunteer Opportunities

by Cindy Pantea

If you have made a New Year’s resolution to do a volunteer activity this year, you may want to check out Keep Akron Beautiful’s volunteer information page to access the 2015 Volunteer Done-In-A-Day opportunities.

From participating in a litter survey to assisting with KAB’s annual volunteer Adopt-A-Site clinic to doing a cleanup activity as part of Clean Up Akron Month, you are sure to find something that you alone or a group with which you are affiliated can do.

Just print, fill out and return your Done-In-A-Day opportunities form to Keep Akron Beautiful, 850 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305. If you do not have computer access, call us at 330.375.2116 option 1, and we will mail a volunteer packet to you.

Volunteering with Keep Akron Beautiful is a great way to help your Akron neighborhood and community. Fill out your Done-In-A-Day form and return to us today!

Other Ways to Volunteer and Keep Akron Beautiful

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If our Done-In-A-Day opportunities are not feasible for your calendar, there are other ways to volunteer within your community and keep Akron beautiful. Here are some ideas:

  1. While taking your dog for a walk or walking to a friend’s house, take a trash bag and pick up litter along the way.
  2. Offer to shovel snow from an elderly neighbor’s sidewalk.
  3. Get a group of folks from your church or neighborhood who would be willing to do a spring cleanup for an elderly neighbor or do a community garden.
  4. Do a report on litter prevention, recycling, Arbor Day, graffiti prevention or something else environmental and contact us so we can put your findings on our social media outlets to help increase awareness.

As it states on Wikipedia, volunteering is an activity that promotes goodness and can help improve quality of life. While you give of your time and do not receive financial gain, volunteering can increase your self respect because of helping your community.

What will you do for your community in 2015?

Resolve to do good–Volunteer with Keep Akron Beautiful

By Jacqui Flaherty

It’s that time of year! People have made (or are still making) their New Years resolutions and are probably already struggling to keep them! When people make a New Years resolution, they usually tend to cut back on things that are negative, such as fast food!

However, this year, I have a different idea for you! I am suggesting that you RESOLVE TO DO GOOD and volunteer for your community with Keep Akron Beautiful in Akron, OH. Last week, I sent out an email blast and updated our website with an entire list of volunteer opportunities that we have available in 2013. Our list of opportunities has something that will peak everyone’s interest. When choosing an opportunity, pick something based on your interests or your passions so that you will enjoy it!

If you resolve to do good (and volunteer) in 2013, you will have the opportunity to improve yourself AND your community, while having a large impact on Keep Akron Beautiful! The sense of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment that you will feel when you are finished will make you want to come back time and time again.

We want to take this opportunity to THANK our current volunteers and to WELCOME potential volunteers this year. We cannot wait to meet you! Please check out our volunteer opportunities and feel free to contact me at the KAB office if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you this year!

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company volunteers pick up litter during Clean Up Akron Week 2012.