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“There is incredible value in being of service to others” 

Volunteers are  the difference between good events and great events.  From organized, multi-day events like Akron Art Expo, OHSAA State Softball Championships & Akron Parks Week to volunteering hours each week at your local community center to pick up trash or weed the gardens, our volunteers make a difference.  Not only do we appreciate every hour of service that is given to Akron Recreation & Parks, but it is one more opportunity to make our community a better, more beautiful place to thrive.

To receive information on volunteer opportunities available sign up for our volunteer email list here.


Akron Art Expo

This event will take place July 2024 at Hardesty Park in West Akron. Volunteers assist with jobs such as Artist check-in, booth sitting, set-up, and tear-down.

Check back for additional details.

Akron Parks Week
The 2024 event is currently being planned, please check back for additional details.
OHSAA State Softball Championships
The Girls State Softball Championships will be held at Firestone Stadium June 2024. Various volunteer opportunities will be available for the three day event. Please contact Melvin Blake (MBlake@akronohio.gov) for volunteer opportunities.