Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that allows you to work with individuals who have developmental disabilities? Maybe you have the desire to help or talents that could be put to good use? Find out about some of the volunteer opportunities available near you.

Occasionally, people contact Summit DD to find volunteer opportunities. Whether it’s your passion or a school curriculum, it’s definitely a great way for people to support fellow citizens and get to know someone new while you’re at it.

Luckily, we live in a county with many wonderful organizations and disability providers. This opens up a variety of options for volunteering. Opportunities can range from assisting individuals and staff at center-based Day Programs, to helping out with sports or theater activities on evenings or weekends. Providers are looking for all different types of skills and interests, so there’s sure to be one that’s right for you.

Below is a list of a few volunteer program opportunities available through some of our partners.

Agency Contact Phone Address
Akron Rotary Camp Amanda Warner 330-644-4512, ext 3205 4460 Rex Lake Dr.
Akron OH 44319
The Arc Karen Joliet 234-571-5689 2717 S Arlington, Suite E,
Akron, OH 44312
Ardmore Inc. Yvette Diaz 330-535-2601, ext 310 981 E. Market St.
Akron OH 44305
Bridges Rehabilitation Services Nohely Gonzalez 234-334-4943 2196 E. Market St.
Akron, Oh 44312
Echoing Hills Laurie MillerBrian Millard 330-844-7789 (Laurie)330-324-3541 (Brian) 2393 Locust St. S,
Canal Fulton OH 44614
Family Disability Services Brandon Hixenbaugh 419-618-9031 Volunteer opportunities:
Silo Art Studio
431 4th St. NW,
Canton, OH 44702
5171 Knight Rd. NW
Malvern, OH 44644
Freeman Residential Leon Gerig 330-899-9044 (office) 3570 Executive Dr. Suite 106,
Uniontown OH 44685
Hattie Larlham Lauri Molnar 330-760-3393 Various
House of Agape Rachelle Cobb 234-466-7662 (office)330-990-5497 (cell) 278 S Cleveland Massillon Rd.,
Fairlawn OH 44333
INPEL Kera Walker 330-634-9940 (office) Volunteer opportunities:
868 Home Avenue,
Akron, OH 443102603 Arlington Rd.,
Akron, OH 44319
Our Lady of the Wayside Gina O’Shea 440-934-9621 Volunteer opportunities include:
· Cleveland’s Finest
· Grapes and Ale
· Cleveland Legends Game
· Run 4 the Wayside
· Champions in the Community
SandiCare Amber Clark 330-888-8737 1484 Medina Rd. Unit 116,
Medina OH 44256
Special Olympics Pam Davis 330-204-4789 2300 Call Rd.Stow, 44224
United Disability Services Jayme Romanchuk 330-762-9755, ext 253 701 S. Main St., Akron OH 44311

To see a full listing of agency partners, please check out our annual report. There, you can find the names of hundreds of organizations right here in Summit County who may be looking for someone just like you. Go ahead and reach out. It might just be the perfect match for both of you!


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