Miami University's office of community engagement and service hosts its annual Volunteer Fair from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms.
The fair is a chance for Miami students, faculty and staff to learn more about on-campus and regional service opportunities at a variety of non-profit organizations.
Representatives from more than 40 organizations, including the FreeStore Food Bank, the Knolls of Oxford, the Family Resource Center and the Animal Friends Humane Society, will be available to explain the goals and needs of their groups.
Many organizations can provide transportation for interested students to their volunteer sites.
Students seeking volunteer opportunities in areas like children’s programs, education, hunger and homelessness, poverty, older adults, animal welfare, environmental preservation and many more, are encouraged to attend.
It's estimated 12,920 Miami students performed 387,600 hours of service from July 2010 to June 2011, contributing to Miami earning the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
In March, Miami University was one of only five recipients out of 641 eligible schools in the nation to be honored with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Written by Emily Seiders, news and public information office intern