Volunteer Village matches volunteers and nonprofits

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Volunteer Village, the one stop shopping event for matching potential volunteers with nonprofit and public agencies will be taking place on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) of Long Beach City College for the first time.

Anyone –adults, high school students, LBCC students and staff — with an interest in volunteering for a local non-profit group is invited to attend the 6th annual event from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LAC, 4901 East Carson Street in Long Beach. “Bringing Volunteers and Nonprofits Together for that Perfect Match” is the theme for this year’s Volunteer Village.

The Volunteer Village event was moved to LBCC to help connect potential volunteers with local agencies, affording the general public greater access to more agencies in one location. Previously held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center for the last several years, the event has been so well attended that a larger venue is needed. Increasing the potential pool of volunteers, it is the hope is that more local agencies will have the opportunity to benefit from the time and talents of LBCC students.

Greater Long Beach community agencies will have representatives available to talk with interested volunteers about their organizations and the type of volunteer support they seek. Attendees of all ages may explore how their unique skills, abilities, and passions match the needs of the participating organizations. Some of this year’s participating agencies will include Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach AIDS Foundation, California Families in Focus, and a number of organizations representing human services, the environment, the arts, education, faith-based and city agencies.

The event is free to the public and easily accessible from the designated parking lots at the corner of East Carson Street and Clark Ave. Parking cost is $1.

Volunteer Village is organized by the Greater Long Beach Directors of Volunteers (GLBDoV), an affinity group convened by the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. Event co-sponsors are Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership and Viking Volunteer Center, Long Beach City College.

For general information please contact Diane Johnson at (562) 506-2801 or email to djohnson@alpertjcc.org.


One Response to “Volunteer Village matches volunteers and nonprofits”
  1. I absolutely love what you are doing! It always amazes me how many people are passionate about volunteering when we all get together.

    I hope the event goes off well, and if you are a volunteer that isn’t from long beach but looking for a nonprofit in your area, remember that volunteermatch.org that is an online database that connects volunteers with nonprofits in their area. It was great for me when I moved to Chicago.

    Anthony Bernas
    Director of Operations
    let’s dabble, LLC