Donate/ Volunteer

Summit County Children Services depends on the generosity of our community to help support the ongoing needs of the foster kids in our care. We have specific needs and special programs for donations and volunteers throughout the year. Learn more below about how you can become involved in making a better life for children in our county.

Donations Needed to Support Children

Summit County Children Services solicits and receives community donations of specific items and financial donations to purchase items that directly benefit the children who are served by the agency.  If you have specific questions, please contact the Community Relations Department at (330) 379-1994.  

All other donations, unless specifically solicited and designated through the Community Relations Department for a specific departmental or programmatic need, are not accepted.

Donations should be delivered to the Community Relations Department at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio, 44306. Donations are accepted during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Donation receipts may be requested.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year to help with projects benefitting children served and educate the community about child abuse and neglect, positive parenting, and agency services. No volunteer opportunities are available working directly with children or families, in order to protect their privacy.

Download the Volunteer Information Flyer.

In order to volunteer with SCCS, you will need to complete a three-step process:

•    Complete a Volunteer Information Form.
•    Come in for a face-to-face interview.  During the interview, you will be provided with more information about the agency and upcoming volunteer opportunities. 
•    Be fingerprinted for a background check (at no cost to you).  This will be done when you come in for the interview.

Once these steps are complete and the background check has been reviewed/approved, you will be added to our volunteer database, and as opportunities come up, you will be notified of all the details.  If you are interested and available, you can sign-up accordingly.
If you have any questions, contact Sandy DeLuca, Supervisor, Community Relations, at (330) 379-1994.