As the monotonous drone of winter drags on, many of us are in search of new and exciting ways to spice up the frigid season – the Winter Volunteer Fair will provide many opportunities for people of all ages to get out and get involved.Being held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, the Winter Volunteer Fair will feature an assortment of non-profi t organizations, located throughout the Chester County, Philadelphia and Delaware.With information stands, photographs, handouts and other visuals, this fair will festively display ways to get out of your dorm room and get involved.If you would like to experience the benefi ts of volunteering, there is a wide variety of options that will be available to you at the fair, including many leadership roles. Some agencies are looking for weekly help, whereas others need volunteers for one-time events.
This fair caters to the needs of all students – those who have volunteered in the past, those who miss volunteering and those who have never volunteered before. Even students who are currently active with other clubs and organizations will fi nd this fair to be advantageous, as new ideas for service projects will be presented. One of the participating agencies said it best: “It is kind of like Baskin Robbins. There’s a different flavor for everyone.” Including over 40 different agencies and non-profi t organizations to chose from, the fair is guaranteed to have an organization that suits you and your availability.
Participating agencies include Adopt-A-Block, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Camp Dreamcatcher, Dancing for Dreams, Habitat for Humanity, PAL, Read Across America and many more. By participating and becoming involved in these numerous events, you will be able to meet new people while learning more about your community, but most importantly -you’ll be helping others. If you would like to take on new challenges and be a valued part of a team, gather some friends and come out to the Winter Volunteer Fair in the Sykes Ballrooms, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 28.