Fair to match volunteers with organizations

September 28, 2018 by  

The Calgary Volunteer Fair is taking place next week. This is the first presentation of what is expected to become an annual event.

The aim of the fair is to match willing volunteers with nonprofit organizations. There will be over 60 such organizations on hand at the fair that will be looking for people to help them, and also have the opportunity to showcase their services and programs to the public.

Among those organizations that will be looking for volunteers is Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, Big Brothers Big Sister of Calgary and Area, Calgary Meals on Wheels, the Calgary Public Library, and the Animal Rescue Foundation.

The organizations will be able to interview potential volunteers face-to-face and let them know if they believe they are suitable. For the volunteers, it gives them the chance to gain some work experience, make professional connections and make new friends.

Food and drink will also be available for purchase throughout the day.

When they are taking part in an event like this, Calgary nonprofit organizations may invest in signage provide by local print shops to draw more attention to their tables.

The Calgary Volunteer Fair will be held at the Kerby Center next Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is free of charge. For more information, visit the event website.