17 March 2015
Have you ever wished you could give some time to a worthy cause? Have you wanted to hook up with a group doing work you believe in but didn’t know where to start?
The Volunteer Fluvanna! fair may be just right for you.
This Saturday (March 21) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. representatives from all sorts of Fluvanna organizations will join together in the high school cafeteria and main hall for a fair hosted by class 12 of the Fluvanna Leadership Development Program (FLDP).
The goal of the fair is to match groups in need of volunteer help with Fluvanna citizens eager to donate some time to a cause they care about.
“We’re hoping people will see the organizations and say, hey, I might want to join them,” said John Down, FLDP class member. He and his classmates are expecting up to 50 non-profits and volunteer organizations at the fair.
Some non-profits will have door prizes, said Jackie Bland, another FLDP class member, and the high school band boosters will have food for sale.
“Many folks don’t realize how meaningful it is to these non-profits [to have] a volunteer who can help – even if it is for as little as an hour a week,” Bland said. “And there are all sorts of roles to fill that match a volunteer’s talents.”
The Fluvanna Leadership Development Program is a six-month course dedicated to teaching Fluvanna residents about the inner workings of their county. Usually FLDP students choose their own final project, but this year the steering committee decided class members would all work together to put on this fair.