Mark Your Calendars! First Serve Day of Service will be Sunday September 8, 2024.

What is First Serve Day of Service?

First Serve’s Annual Day of Service will be on Sunday, September 8, 2024. Over 600 volunteers will gather to work on projects located at partner organizations and residential sites in the North Hill community of Akron. Projects are designed to support the work these organizations are doing in the community while at the same time providing opportunities for volunteers to be immersed in the neighborhood.

Online volunteer registration will go live on August 1, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate! Projects are designed for families and people of all ages and abilities.

How can I register?

Online registration opens August 1st. Visit to view projects and to register as a volunteer.

What happens if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event.

How will I find out more specific information about my project?

Once you register, your contact information will be sent to your project leader. Your leader will contact you with details closer to the actual date of service. If you have any questions in the meantime, contact Amy Baldwin at or Sue Wimer at

How will I get to my project site?

You will receive information from your project leader closer to the date. However, everyone is encouraged to gather at the Sending Service for the day’s kick-off event. Following the service, you will head to the project sites in North Hill.

Do I need to bring supplies to the project site?

In most cases, supplies will be provided. For some projects, you may be asked to bring project-specific supplies. Your crew leader will provide details closer to the event date. If there is a specific request, it will be noted in the project description.

What should I wear?

First Serve t-shirts are provided for all registered volunteers – please be sure to denote sizing on your registration form. T-shirts will be available at the Sending Service. Please be practical – dress in layers, wear sunscreen, and be prepared for a variety of conditions.

Will there be food?

Coffee and donuts will be available before the Sending Service. First Serve will host a picnic lunch at a central location in North Hill.