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Summer Service Projects

Summer Service Projects

2014 First Year Experience 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!
  • Students enrolled in US 10097: Destination Kent State FYE will be required to complete involvement assignments. By participating in a Summer Service Project, you will receive credit for one of these assignments.
  • 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.

CHOOSE FROM THREE LOCATIONS:

Reservations fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Habitat for Humanity Restore
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1400 Raff Rd. SW
Canton
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
www.habitatstark.org


DATES:
            RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
JULY 11           July 7 - no longer taking reservations
AUGUST 8      August 4 - no longer taking reservations
Space is limited to 15 participants each date.

SORRY, ALL DATES ARE FULL                                

DUTIES:

Students may do any of the following: work in the loading dock to help take in donations of household items, clean and arrange merchandise, and/or stock shelves.

DRESS CODE:

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

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  1. Print and complete this WAIVER. Bring it with you on your day of service.
  2. If you are under the age of 18, you must also print and complete this MINOR WAIVER. Bring it with you on your day of service.

PARKING:

  • Park close to the Ministry Office door in the parking spaces facing Raff Rd. Enter in the ReStore door.


Stark Parks

Stark Parks - Devonshire Park Clean-Up
4400 South Blvd.
Jackson Township

9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
www.starkparks.com

DATE:
             RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
JULY 17          July 11 - no longer taking reservations
Space is limited to 30 participants.

SORRY, NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS

DUTIES:
Volunteers will work on cleaning up Devonshire Park.

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 jeans and long-sleeved shirts due to the time of year when thick foliage and thorns are plentiful.
  • Do not wear short-shorts, low-cut tops, sagging pants or inappropriate t-shirts.
  • No smoking.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  • Work or gardening gloves.
  • Bug repellent, water and sunscreen.
  • You will be required to complete a liability form on site.

Akron Canton Regional Foodbank

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
350 Opportunity Parkway
Akron
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
www.akroncantonfoodbank.org

DATES:
            RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
JULY 25           July 18 - No longer taking reservations
AUGUST 15     August 8
Space is limited to 30 participants each date.

Foodbank-RSVP                               

DUTIES:
Warehouse setting: sorting and inspecting donated items, labeling bags and bottles, repacking bulk items into smaller quantities, etc.

DRESS CODE:

  • Due to safety reasons, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • 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.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:

  1. Register online with FYE Summer Service Projects (red 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 July 25 or August 15 under Kristi Yerian's group.

PARKING:

  • 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 Visitor's Entrance and stop at the reception desk.

Summer Service Projects Contact:
Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE
330-244-3278
kyerian1@kent.edu

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