Community service fair to be held in the Sunset Lounge in the FHSU Memorial Union
10/01/2009

Students looking for volunteer opportunities, or agencies or groups looking for volunteers, should look to the seventh annual Fort Hays State University Community Service Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7, in the Sunset Lounge in FHSU's Memorial Union.

The fair educates the entire campus about community organizations, connects faculty with community organizations in order to develop long-term service learning projects, and connects students and other community members with community organizations to explore volunteer opportunities.

"This is a great opportunity for students to learn about community service opportunities," said Dr. Lynn Maska, assistant professor of health and human performance and a Service-Learning Committee member.

This year is different from past years because the fair was designed for area non-profit agencies looking for student volunteers.

"Its important to keep updated on different community needs," said Maska.

Eighteen organizations are scheduled to attend Oct. 6, including North Oak Community Church, Northwestern Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence, Boy
Scouts of America, Catholic Charities and the Humane Society of High Plains.

Another 17 are scheduled for Oct. 7 including ARC of Central Plains, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of America, Camps for Counsel and United Way of Ellis County.

For more information on the Community Service Fair contact Maska at (785) 628-4396 or lmaska@fhsu.edu.


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