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400 members committing 6 hours annually can provide:

  • 1000 hours to children in reading or math,
  • 1000 hours to adult learners to pass the hs equivalency exam and
  • 400 hours to helping to host an event

Current Volunteer Openings:

 STEAM Academy - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The program seeks to increase each student academic performance through fostering lifelong learning and engagement in creativity, imagination and innovation. Our program is held September 20, 2021 – May 26, 2022, in-person, Monday – Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Akron Urban League. Because this is an education initiative, the STEAM Academy follows the Akron Public Schools Calendar for all scheduled breaks and holidays.

For this assignment, all volunteers are required to comply with the following: complete a criminal background check (costs covered by AUL), be dependable/reliable, patient with children, wear a mask during class time, and be fully vaccinated. We are seeking four volunteers to assist in the classroom with our students weekly (partial shifts are available).

The duties will include the following:

  • Assist during classroom time
  • Assist with preparation, student homework, lesson plan implementation and activities
  • Assist with snack time and clean-up
  • Assist during transitions (arrivals, bathroom breaks, hand washing, departure)
  • Assist with light cleaning & sanitizing

Please contact Briannah Griggs at bgriggs@akronurbanleague.org or 234-542-4153 to learn about volunteer opportunities.