Make A Difference Day 2019: Volunteer Registration Form

Registration Information

Welcome to the Make A Difference Day Registration Form!

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others. Held annually in late October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world. The University of Akron has participated in this national day of service for the last fifteen years. This year Make a Difference Day will be held on Friday, October 25.  2019 marks the 15th year of our participation! 

Historically, 700-850 students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together for UA’s Make A Difference Day. 

Due to an overwhelming number of supporters, sign ups for this event are first come, first served. 

Please complete this form ASAP as it often closes before the stated deadline (October 4)

Important Information:

  • UA students & faculty/staff (18 years and older) are able to volunteer individually or with a group of friends/student organization members.  You will need to present your ID day-of. 
  • Shifts: Two volunteer shifts are available for the event taking place from 9am to 11am & 1pm to 3pm. You will designate which time slot you prefer within this form. Please know that due to limited service locations, we may contact your group to switch shifts. 
  • FREE STUFF! Snacks, an MDD drawstring bag, and transportation will be provided FREE for all participants! You must use the transportation provided by the University.
  • This event is rain or shine...really! Please come prepared to be indoors or outdoors.
  • Suggested attire: jeans, tennis shoes or boots, jacket, etc. Please do not wear anything you'd be upset to get paint or dirt on. Please be mindful of the weather and come dressed for the elements. 

#UAMDD2019 registration will close on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:59PM - although based on participant numbers, the form could close prior to this date. 

For more information, please contact or Adam Beverly at or 330-972-2837.

Are you registering as individual volunteer OR are you signing up a group of volunteers?

Please choose the option below that best reflects your choice. Individual: A single student/staff wishing to volunteer - is not a member of a group/organization that is serving. Groups: A group is considered two or more friends/organization members that want to volunteer together during the event. We will do our best to place as many members of the group together as possible, however most of our non-profits can only take 10 volunteers at their site. For this reason, larger groups will be split into small groups in order to accommodate the needs of our agencies. If you need to register more than 30 volunteers, please complete a second form.

STOP: If you are registering a GROUP, you MUST have the names and email addresses of all volunteers when you begin this form.