As Torchbearers, we recognize that our presence in the community is only as strong as our membership. We strive to recruit members dedicated to the Greater Akron community and to the core values of our organization.
On July 31, 2013, Torchbearers stopped accepting applications for the Class of 2014. Applications for the Class of 2015 will be available on or around April 1, 2014. Applicants will be asked to complete the online application and subsequent interview. Subscribe to our email list to receive email updates from Torchbearers, including important information about applying and becoming a member.
Why become a member?
As a Torchbearer, you will have the opportunity to:
Network with other young leaders who live and work in Akron and share your enthuaism for the Greater Akron Community
Enhance your leadership skills through participation in a variety of Leadership Training Seminars developed in collaboration with Leadership Akron
Support your community through numerous volunteer service projects
Meet community leaders through interactive presentations throughout the year and the annual Torchbearers community leaders' reception.
Am I eligible?
Potential Torchbearers must:
Be at least 25 years of age and under 39 years of age at the time of application
Agree to attend regular membership meetings and a number of required leadership training classes (see application for details)
Agree to be actively involved in a Torchbearers committee
Participate in a minimum of ten Torchbearers-sponsored service hours
Demonstrate a long-term commitment to the Greater Akron community
Pay annual dues of $250 per year (scholarships are available for employees of non-profits, government agencies, and those that otherwise need financial support)