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.
|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!
Contact Us, we’re happy to help.