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Summer Service Projects

Summer Service Projects

2013 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.

CHOOSE FROM THREE LOCATIONS:

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

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4525 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton

TIME:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DATES:
           RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
June 14           June 7
July 26            July 19
Space is limited to 15 participants each date.

SORRY, ALL RESTORE DATES ARE FILLED.

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:

PARKING:

  • Park in back parking lot.
  • Ask for Sue or Kelly upon arrival.


Akron Canton Regional Foodbank

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
350 Opportunity Parkway
Akron

TIME:  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DATES:
           RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
June 28           June 21
July 12            July 5
Space is limited to 30 participants each date.

SORRY, ALL FOOD BANK DATES ARE FILLED.

DUTIES:
Warehouse setting: sorting and inspecting donated items, labeling bags and bottles, repacking bulk items into smaller quantities, etc. Project supervisor will determine the project.

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.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

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.
  • Ask for Cynthia Humphrey, Volunteer Coordinator.

Stark Parks

Stark Parks Towpath Clean-Up
5400 Block of Butterbridge Road
Canal Fulton

TIME:  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DATE:
             RESERVATION DEADLINE (or until date fills):
August 16      August 9
Space is limited to 30 participants.

SORRY, THE STARK PARKS DATE IS FULL.

DUTIES:
Volunteers will work on cleaning up a section of the Towpath.

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.

DIRECTIONS:


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

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