Come to the Volunteer Fair

June 6 event will showcase organizations and groups needing volunteers

Come one, come all to the first ever Sooke Region Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair!

The fair will be a wonderful opportunity for residents of the Sooke region to learn about the non-profit agencies, community groups, and sports organizations in our area. You can gather information, talk to people first-hand about what their organizations are doing, and maybe even get involved with something new.   To appeal to the entire family, there will be family events, food concessions and a bouncy house.

While many organizations could use another helping hand and donations are always appreciated, there are other things that support the good work done in “The Volunteer Capital of Canada.”

For instance, did you know that the Sooke Transition House accepts donations of some household goods as well as toiletries to support women in need?  Sooke Residents in Need (the Crisis Centre) provides bus tickets, non-perishable food and other items.  The key is to match needs and resources and to help balance supply with demand.

Come to the Sooke Region Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair and find out how much our organizations do, how they can help you, what they need, and how you can help them.

Our aim is to provide a relaxed meeting place where the public can find out more about what is happening in our region as well as explore opportunities for volunteering and getting involved.

The Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair will be held in two components on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Edward Milne Community School.  A Youth Fair will be held from 12 – 1 p.m. for youth from EMCS, EdWest, and Metchosin Tech. Non-profit groups, including sports organizations, with a strong youth component will have displays and information.  From 5 – 8 p.m. the public is invited to join our community organizations.

Whether you already volunteer, are interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities or just want to know more about what is happening in your community, this event is for you.

Please join us, and bring your friends.

For more information check out:  www.sookeregionresources.com/sooke-region-volunteer-fair or contact Marlene Barry, Chair, Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Committee at 250-642-3390 or sookeregionchi@yahoo.ca

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