Reach Out and Volunteer

Real Estate Agent with America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.


Giving back to your community by volunteering to help organizations that provide an important service to people in need is something we all should consider.  Regardless of our station in life or our financial means in good or difficult times there are organizations that can always use your help. 

The United Way of Summit County not only collects donations to help community organizations in their efforts to serve humanity, they also help to connect people with opportunities for public service.  Check out this message from Bob Kulinski, President, United Way of Summit County:

 The Summit County organizations below are in need of volunteers:

Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System)

Akron General Medical Center (Akron General Health System)

Akron Recreation Bureau

Akron Summit Community Action

Battered Women's Shelter

Career Nurse Assistants' Program

Cascade Locks Park Association

Christian Fellowship Basketball League

Community Builders Cascade Village Community

Goodwill Industries of Akron

Hattie Larlham Supported Living

Info Line Inc.

International Institute of Akron

Keep Akron Beautiful

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County

National Youth Advocate Program

Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare (Northfield)

One of a Kind Pet Rescue

Paws and Prayers

Senior Independence Hospice

YMCA, East Akron

For details about these or other volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Center, 90 N. Prospect St., Akron, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at 330-762-7601, ext. 5512, or at

Comments (6)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing. Real estate professionals are talented and have much to offer to their communities.

Mar 08, 2010 10:11 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Every community has a similar menu of non profit organizations. Your post is an excellent reminder of how important each and everyone of them is to a community. Donating even an hour a week of your time and skill set will make a difference and be remembered.

Mar 08, 2010 10:13 PM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

I love my job, I truly do.  But my most fulfilling experiences have all come from volunteer opportunities.

Mar 08, 2010 10:19 PM
Chris Wechner
CW Health Inc - Waterford, MI

You're right about this.

There are plenty of benefits to volunteering, too.  You can pick up skills, experience, and contacts.  Most people overlook these, because they chafe at the thought of working for "free."

Mar 08, 2010 10:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Jon there are so many people that would love and need our help.  The feeling of helping someone else is very uplifting!

Mar 09, 2010 02:37 AM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Excellent post, As William said, volunteering not only helps others, but helps ourselves too!

Mar 10, 2010 11:45 PM