Volunteer fair this Saturday

The Campbell River Volunteer Society will host a volunteer fair at Spirit Square on Sat., Sept. 10

The Campbell River Volunteer Society will host a volunteer fair at Spirit Square from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 10.

The event includes music by Rick Benn, and Volunteer Passport prizes.

“Volunteering is a great way to: Meet new people, learn new skills, give back to a cause, be connected with the community, get a reference, build your resume, keep busy and live a longer and healthier life,” said Volunteer Fair organizers in a news release.

So, come on down and meet non-profit organizations to hear about the work they do, and the volunteer opportunities available within their organizations.

Potential volunteers can pick up a Volunteer Passport at the fair from the Campbell River Volunteer Society booth.

After speaking to four agencies at the fair they can enter a draw to win prizes.

Some of the agencies that will be there are: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, Meals on Wheels, the John Howard Society, St. John Ambulance, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, CR Hospital Volunteer Services, Greenways Land Trust, Salvation Army, CR Women’s Centre, North Island Transition Society, Special Olympics, Rivercity Players, and CR Head Injury.

Volunteer Passport prizes include a beautiful necklace from Trends and Friends, a gift certificate towards a custom cake from Lani Cakes, and items donated from the various groups at the fair, such as a first aide kit from St. John Ambulance, brain exercise books from CR Head Injury, two tickets to a local play from Rivercity Players, volunteer appreciation items, plus many more.

 

As well as hearing about the volunteer opportunities available, Joanna Banana from 99.7 the River will be broadcasting from the event, we will have a “volunteer appreciation” cake donated by Lani Cakes to share, and the Salvation Army will set up their Crisis Response Unit that will serve free coffee, plus additional snacks and drinks with donations from Discovery Foods and our own volunteers. Also, near the end of the event, with support from Balloons N More Party Shop, “appreciate volunteer” balloons will be handed out.