Sarasota, Fl. October 1, 2013-On Saturday, November 9 (from 10 am to 1 pm) Volunteer Community Connections will present The Greatest Volunteer Fair on Earth hosted by Circus Sarasota, at the Sailor Circus Arena, at 2075 Bahia Vista Street. Produced by the Big Brothers Big Sisters, Circus Sarasota, Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, JFCS, The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Senior Friendship Center, and VCC, this event will allow people to familiarize themselves with some wonderful local service organizations and to explore volunteer opportunities by talking with representatives in a casual atmosphere.
The Greatest Volunteer Fair on Earth will be open to the public. There is no cost for participating organizations or for members of the community.
Entertainment will be provided by the Sailor Circus students. Concessions will be provided by Circus Sarasota.
Volunteer Community Connections Executive Director, Mindi Rohan said she is excited to present the fair. “Such an important event allows the community an opportunity for individuals and organizations to easily connect with one another.”
Over 200 service organizations have been invited to participate in this second annual event, representing the diversity of volunteer opportunities in our area, including social services, animal welfare, nature and ecology and the arts. The organizations will have displays, handouts and other materials to help people understand what they do and how volunteers can help them accomplish their missions. The goal of the Volunteer Fair is to help interested citizens match their time, energy and talents with the needs of service organizations.
Your talents and time can be put to work to make Sarasota a stronger, more supportive community. “We welcome all area organizations that utilize volunteers to exhibit at this fair. And if you are a person looking to find out where you can make a difference, you won’t want to miss it!” added Rohan.
Located at The Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center, the mission of Volunteer Community Connections is to provide members of our community meaningful ways to connect to non-profit, civic and service organizations.