Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

09-27-2021 Become a Red Cross Volunteer Today!


Volunteers are urgently needed in the following areas:

  • Blood Transportation Specialist
  • Disaster Action Team Member
  • Blood donor Ambassador
  • SAF hero Care Regional Director

For more information, click on Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities.



Alumni Service Day

at Streetsboro United Methodist Church 2020


          Want to help the homeless? Want to help the environment?


Sleeping Mat

Sleeping Mat

Join us on Sat, April 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM 1:00 PM.

(Lunch provided.) We will be using plastic bags to make sleeping mats for the homeless.

TOOLS NEEDED: Plastic grocery bags


                             Extra large crochet hook

King Kennedy Center Outreach Program Needs your Help! 


Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring/Support Groups
  • Recreational art, Theater, & Music
  • Life Skills Curriculum
  • Sports, Gross Motor Activity
  • Prevention Programs

Information Contact:  Candice Harris 330-296-9957 E-mail:  charris@fcsohio.org

For more information see:  Outreach Program


United Way of Portage County – Reading Role Models Needed !

United Way of Portage County is currently looking for Reading Role Model volunteers. Reading Role Models are paired up with local early grade learning centers and schools to participate in regularly scheduled reading days.  All volunteers are required to complete a background check and release waiver before participating.  For more information and to sign up please click here.

Volunteers for the Phyllis Zumkher Clothing Center


We want to thank the PCRTA crew that has been volunteering at the Phyllis Zumkher Clothing Center for the past two years on the fifth Fridays of the month.  Thank you, Judy Morgan, Joanne Stikes, Judy Hendershot, Phyllis Spangler, Ruth Seton, Linda Roberts, Kim Gallager, Ron Snowberger, Mary Ann Beman-Nething  and Chairperson, Helena Parry.

We hang clothing on hangers, put it out on display racks in the shopping area, sort clothing into bins for sending it out to the hanging area or we put clothing into bags as shoppers bring their choices up the check-out desk.    If anyone else is interested in helping with this volunteer job, please call Helena 330-673-0577 as some cannot volunteer every time.

Part Time Teaching Jobs at Hebrew Academy

Posted 09-21-19

At the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Yavne High School for Girls in Beachwood we periodically have small part-time teaching jobs available that can be a good fit for a retired teacher who still loves working with students but only wants to work about 10-15 hours/week.  

If you are interested, please contact:

Lois Mager

Assistant Principal


Volunteer Needed for KSU Biosafety Committee

Posted 09-09-19

There is an opening on the Kent State University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) which is a committee that is responsible for reviewing scientific protocols that involve the use of various materials. The KSU IBC is in need of a local unaffiliated member that would be able to volunteer an hour of their time each month to serve as a representative of the Kent community. The Intuitional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is established under the NIH Guidelines (https://osp.od.nih.gov/biotechnology/faqs-on-ibc-administration/) to review and provide oversight over all forms of research utilizing recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, biological materials (e.g., infectious agents, blood, tissue) and other potentially hazardous agents. We meet the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1pm (members also join in via video conference) and lunch is provided. We would prefer a teacher that has a scientific background (biology, environmental, or public health).

We would like to hear from any teacher that would be interested in volunteering there time so, if you could distribute this announcement on your listserv it would be greatly appreciated. If there are any additional questions about the opportunity, please feel free to contact me. My contact information is below.

Thank you,

LaKetta Wilson

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Kent State University

615 Loop Rd.

Harbourt Hall Suite 310

Kent, OH 44242

Office Phone: 330-672-1977

Email: lwilso51@kent.edu


Paid Tutors Needed

Posted 08-02-19

Select Ohio tutors to match needs of students in the comfort of their homes.North Coast Education Services, located in Solon, Ohio, is looking for paid tutors, for children and adults,  all over the State of Ohio in-home or off-site.  We have several opportunities available. Please call us at 440-914-0200 or contact Susan Boehnlein susanb@northcoasted.com


Liberty Camp for Kids

Posted 03-13-2019

The 7th Annual Liberty Camp for Kids is being held the week of July 15-19,2019 at the Portage County Historical Society grounds, 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna., 9 am-noon.   Liberty Camp is a non-profit, 501C organization, in need of Adult  and Teen volunteers.   The Camp offers a great opportunity for kids to experience the Founding of  America.  Please visit our website, Liberty Camp for Kids and click on the Volunteers tab to view the descriptions of the many opportunities available.  Questions? Contact Anne 440-227-1210,  or Jackie 234-284-5728.

Liberty Camp

Liberty Camp

The sponsors of these two events greatly appreciate you sharing with your membership.  Liberty Camp is a wonderful opportunity for educators, active or retired.  I find working with the children rewarding, and havie been involved with the Camp for 6 years,  I  LOVE it!

Jackie Searfoss

Homeless/Kent State University of Akron Day

Posted 03-13-2019

“The 2nd Annual Streetsboro United Methodist Church Mat Making for the Homeless/Kent State University Alumni Service Day, is being held on Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 1 pm (lunch provided) at the SUMC Fellowship Hall, 8940 State Rte. 43, Streetsboro, OHio.

Volunteers are needed to cut grocery size plastic bags, loop the strips, make balls of “plarn” and crochet the mats.  Join the fun.  Bring scissors and plastic bags that you have saved, and a #10 (large) crochet hook if you are able to crochet.

Volunteer participants may request a commemorative KSU Alumni Service Day Tee Shirt by registering on http://www.kent.edu/DayofService by Thursday, April 11.  Click on the service site that says “Mat Making” and fill in the registration.  Volunteer registrations and questions are to be directed to SUMC Secretary, Beth  -330-626-4393, 9am-noon weekdays.”

United Way Needs Help for the School Supply Closet


United Way and a Mantua organization are developing a “school supply closet” in the former school building in Mantua Center that is currently being renovated. We would like to connect with the members of the PC Retired Teachers Association who may be interested in Volunteering to support this project.

Bill Childers
President and CEO 
United Way of Portage County
PO Box 845
999 E. Main St ........................(UWPC has moved to Chemical Bank bldg)
Ravenna, OH 44266
billc@uwportage.org          email
http://www.uwportage.org/  website

United Way of Portage Co. is looking for Reading Role Models

United Way of Portage County’s Reading Role Model program currently reaches 6 school districts in Portage Co.  This program is scheduled one ½ hour reading at each school district once a month throughout the school year.  This program has been well received for the past 4 years and has been going strong and expanding to new school districts each year thanks to our volunteer readers who dedicate their time to share their love of reading to Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.  Currently most of my readers work, so their time for travel is quite limited although thankfully many of their employers allow them to volunteer their time during work hours as many of these companies are long time supporters of United Way of Portage Co.


I have two school districts that I’m having a difficult time finding readers for (Suffield Elementary and Windham Elementary) as these two schools are a little further outside the area, many of the people who work in Kent/Ravenna aren’t able to take the time for the distance aside from the ½ reading time.  I wanted to reach out to the Portage County. Retired Teachers Association in hopes that I may be able to acquire volunteer readers for this important program.


Jeane Nolte, who is in charge of PCRTA’s NEOMED Proctoring Program is looking for more members who are willing to proctor tests for the medical and pharmacy students at NEOMED.

Proctors work in groups of two or three along with some full-time NEOMED staff to help monitor the students as they take tests. Most of the tests are taken on computers, but you don’t have to be computer savvy to proctor.

There are NEOMED tech people on hand to assist. You will receive a proctor training session before you begin to proctor. Call Jean Nolte for more information at 330-650-0110 or see her at the luncheon meeting.

Mentors Needed for Empowering People in Connection

in Ravenna  03-08-2017

About 20 students from grades 7-11 in the Ravenna School District take part in a bi-monthly mentoring program where adults volunteer as mentors and engage in various activities with the students. In a group mentoring environment, participants engage in team building, a community GiveBack project, literacy activities, and field trips to local businesses and colleges to learn about various academic and career options.

“The mentors assist the mentees in developing critical thinking and analytic problem-solving skills, communication and collaboration, and the kids work on creating SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relative and Timely)” said Amy Adams, Community Action Council director of youth and school-based services. “Character building is a core focus, so they work with the kids on being honest and having integrity and keeping commitments.”

For more information on becoming a mentor, contact Huth at 330-296-9679 ext. 3106.

Liberty Camp for Kids

Where kids EXPERIENCE the Founding of America!

780 Crackel Rd • Aurora • Ohio 44202


Liberty Camp For Kids has many opportunities for teens and adults to get involved in the education of our youth in the founding of our country. Our campers will cross the Delaware with George Washington, ride with Paul Revere, participate in the Boston Tea Party, run a Minutemen race, sign the Declaration of Independence, work in a real Native American village, and meet historical figures such as Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, or Thomas Jefferson. Our weeklong camp, held at the Portage County Historical Society at 6549 N. Chestnut Street in Ravenna, on July 16-20 from 9-noon, presents students in grades 1-6 a first-hand experience of what it was like to live in colonial times during the Revolution.

We are looking for people who would like to get involved. Our volunteers range in ages from grades 7-12 for Teen Patriots and 18 and older for adults. We offer positions of:

  • Group or station leaders First Aid personnel
  • Re-enactors Set-Up/Take-Down crews
  • Costume designers Behind-the-Scenes assistants

Please visit our website, www.LibertyCampForKids.com, and click on the Volunteers tab to view the descriptions of the many opportunities available. We welcome any amount of participation from one day or more and on whatever level of involvement from assistants to re-enactors.

If you know of any student who wishes to volunteer or adult who loves working with children who are learning about how our great nation began, let them know of this opportunity. We offer Service Hours for student participation. Visit our website, email us, or call directly with questions.

Thank you,

Anne Kaczmarek

Nan Zawistowski

Directors — Liberty Camp For Kids

Mobile: 440.227.1210

Become an Election Official for Portage County!    01-29-18

The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming precinct election officials (PEOs). As part of our ongoing efforts, we are reaching out to the Portage County Retired Teachers’ Association in search of honest, reliable, and community-minded individuals.

On Election Day, nearly 600 citizens are needed to staff our 129 precincts.  Without our precinct election officials, we simply cannot hold elections.  They are present to make sure our elections are fair, impartial, and conducted according to Ohio law.  To become a PEO, you must be registered to vote in Portage County, attend a training class, and have transportation to your assigned polling location.

Election Day hours are 5:45 a.m. until after the close of polls at 7:30 p.m.  Those that serve as PEOs receive $120.  The elections for 2018 occur on May 8th and November 6th.  To sign up or for more information, please contact the Portage County Board of Elections at 330-297-3512 or 330-297-3515 or visit our website: www.co.portage.oh.us/election/

Work for H & R Block!  08-07-17

I am the Preseason Manager for H&R Block, Ohio Northeast, reaching out today because we are currently enrolling in our tax course for the main purpose of hiring for tax season.  Many people take the course for personal knowledge as well but once completed, and passed, one has a certification to do tax returns for pay.  It is accredited and actually is worth college credits.  I would love to provide more information and possibly speak with anyone interested.

Lisa Mamula | Preseason Manager

H&R Block OH Northeast 

One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO 64105

Belmont Liberty Plaza                                

3551 Belmont Ave Ste 43, Youngstown, OH  44505

Phone: 330-550-8349

Office: 330-759-7185 | Fax: 330-288-0005          

Email: Lisa.Mamula@tax.hrblock.com 

Volunteer Today With the American Red Cross 07-27-17

Make a difference in your community!  The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is seeking volunteers to support our operations in several areas including local disaster response, operation save a life/home fire preparedness campaign, client recovery services and blood drive reception.

For additional information and to begin your application, please contact your Portage County Red Cross Office at 330-535-2252, email NEOvolunteer@redcross.org or go to www.redcross.org/neo and click on VOLUNTEER to start your on-line application today.

National Youth Advocate Program Tallmadge 06-26-17

I am writing on behalf of the National Youth Advocate Program Tallmadge. As you may be aware, there are nearly 500,000 youth in the foster care system. With circumstances such as the opioid epidemic and neglect, that number is significantly increasing. Foster Parenting with NYAP might be YOUR OPPORTUNITY to be the loving family that so many children have been longing to meet. NYAP Tallmadge services Summit County, Trumbull County, Columbiana County, Mahoning County, Portage County, Ashtabula, etc. Our goal is to be the best advocates for our most vulnerable population, the children.

It would be an honor and privilege to speak to your members in regards to foster parenting. I simply would like to spread the word for a worthy cause and do good work. There are no fees to becoming a foster parent and there is no financial commitment after becoming a foster parent. NYAP provides competitive per diems to provide for our youth’s needs in addition to 24 hour support. We believe that speaking with area associations will open up good homes for our youth in care, providing them with a lifetime of love and support. Foster care awareness is unparalleled. We believe that speaking and informing community members on the subject provides the knowledge and the inspirational boost that potential foster parents might need.

I hope that you will consider my proposal. If you would prefer to just have marketing materials to distribute at this time or if you have a specific engagement that you would like us to attend and speak briefly about foster care, please let me know. We would be happy to fulfill that request. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 330-814-3792 or at ctownsend@nyap. We look forward to connecting with you.

Warmest Regards,

Courtney Townsend, MS

Community Resource Coordinator
National Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
30 Northwest Ave, Suite 120, Bldg. A
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Proofreaders needed at Kent Roosevelt!  02-21-2016

I am currently a teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School and am looking for some classroom volunteers to assist my seniors with proofreading entries in a portfolio.

Currently our seniors in the Teaching Professions program complete a portfolio to qualify for college credit.  The portfolio is comprised of 24 entries as well as pictures that evidence best teaching practices.  These entries are based off of ODE’s Teaching Professions portfolio standards and are graded by a rubric also given by ODE.

I am looking to try something new this year, incorporating volunteers to assist students in proofing their work.  Would there be a group of volunteers willing to come to Roosevelt during the month of March?  Ideally, I would like to set one day from the hours of

12 – 2 to run a proofreading boot camp.

If you could please let me know who I should contact to pursue this idea, I would appreciate it.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Rhonda Butler Carson     ke_rbutler@kentschools.net


Certified Teacher needed for tutoring Programs  02-16-2017

I work with Family & Community Services, and we are looking for a certified teacher for one of our tutoring programs. The position is part-time and paid, and works with youth in Portage County. Can you help us find someone?

I will be out of the office for the next few days, but if you can respond to “all” or call Greg Musci at (330) 819-5109, that would be wonderful.

Thank you for your time!

Heather Laliberte

Grant Administrator

PQI Chair


Family & Community Services, Inc.

Family & Community Services

Family & Community Services

705 Oakwood Street, Suite 221

Ravenna, Ohio 44266

P: 330.297.7027 ext. 308

F: 330.296.2684





Paid Tutors Needed!

My name is Nikki Claverie and I am the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. We are Northeast Ohio�s leader in private in-home tutoring services, serving seven Northeast Ohio counties since 1985. We are also statewide providers to the Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs. I understand that you may not be the person I need to speak with, but I hope you can direct me to the right person.

We are currently seeking tutors for a variety of paid tutoring opportunities throughout Lake County. If I send you a description of our current opportunities, would you be able to post it on your job board and pass it along to your members?� We are always accepting resumes for tutors. We have several retired teachers who tutor with our company.  They enjoy the flexibility of creating their own schedule and the advantages of working with individual students as opposed to a full class.

Thank you very much for your time.� I look forward to speaking with you.


Nikki Claverie

North Coast Education Services

North Coast Education Services

Director of Student Services | North Coast Education Services
31300 Solon Road, Suite One | Solon, Ohio 44139

440-914-0200 | Fax: 440-542-1504 | NikkiC@northcoasted.com
www.northcoasted.com | Follow our blog:� www.northcoasted.com/blog/






Can you spare a few hours to volunteer to help bell ring for the Salvation Army of Portage County? Three inside places to ring are at the Acme in Kent and the Giant Eagle in Ravenna and in Streetsboro. Other sites are outdoors. Tell them you are with the Portage County Retired Teacher Association, and they will schedule you indoors if that is your request.  Collection begins the day after Thanksgiving and ends until Christmas Eve.

We were informed that $12,000 was collected through the kettle donations last year.  Think how much food and supplies can be given to the needy with that amount of money.   Please call Bonnie Schubert at the Salvation Army office in Ravenna at 330-296-7371 if you can help. Thanks in advance.

Cancer Assistance Volunteer Role, Posted 09/09/2016  American Cancer Society

We are in need of volunteers in Portage County and surrounding areas to help community members in the fight against cancer. This year alone, an estimated 67,000 Ohio residents will learn that they have cancer and many of them will not feel well enough to drive or will not have friends or family available to help get them to their treatment.  A volunteer for Road to Recovery would learn about a patient in their community who has asked for help and could volunteer to pick them up and drive them to their treatment facility.  Every appointment is different so volunteer drivers can chose to donate their time on a case-by-case basis depending on their availability and comfortability.  Volunteers must be between the ages of 18-85 and have: a current, valid driver’s license; access to a safe and reliable vehicle; a good driving record; proof of adequate automobile insurance and willing to complete a training to help prepare for the role.

I would love to share more information with you about this opportunity to put on the website or to speak to your group in person. Please feel free to contact me at this email or at (888) 227 – 6446 x 1106.

Thank you so much,


American Cancer Society

TJ Gerrett | Program Manager, Mission Delivery
East Central Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.
10501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 888.227.6446, ext. 1106
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
United Way
United Way
 of Portage County

Celebrate Portage – a project dedicated to invigorating a vibrant and exciting Portage County – is once again planning a Community Volunteer Day.
Join volunteers from across Portage County as they come together for a day of service.  Community and social service volunteer projects will be available in communities across Portage County. Volunteers may join as an individual or sign-up their group.
Volunteers will be matched with projects, to be completed September 6, 2016.


Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently working to increase the membership of our Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board is to help with volunteer recruitment and fundraising.  Members do this through participation, using contracts, presenting ideas, etc.

The Board meets once a month and is currently meeting at lunch time.  If anyone from your group has questions or would like more information they can contact me at 330-296-6655 ro send an Email  to andrea.enidert@bbsportage.org

Red Cross


Become a Red Cross Volunteer and help people who are facing an emergency! You may find your own life changed in the process!


Disaster Response—Help people affected by disasters ranging from home fires to hurricanes by providing food, shelter, essential relief supplies and comfort and hope.

Preparedness Education—Teach families, people in classrooms, organizations and corporations how to Be Red Cross Ready for disasters and emergencies by
taking simple steps to get prepared.

Service to the Armed Forces— Connect families and veterans with resources in response to emergencies, train military families in coping and resiliency skills, and supply recreational and therapeutic support in military and VA health care facilities.

Health and Safety Training—Teach vital lifesaving skills such as those in first aid/CPR/AED, babysitting, water safety and pet first aid courses.

International Humanitarian Services—Coordinate fundraising for measles vaccines, educate youth about the Geneva Conventions and provide international
tracing and messaging for loved ones separated by armed conflict.

Fundraising—Make it financially possible for the Red Cross to deliver its lifesaving services. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that relies on
volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Click on the links below to get more information!

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