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Thirty organizations participate in service fair

Thursday, February 23, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—Representatives from 30 local nonprofit and service organizations will be at Hood College to recruit volunteers and acquaint students, faculty staff and Frederick community members with services offered by their organizations.

The annual community service fair, which will be held March 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Commons Room in the College's Whitaker Campus Center, will offer a forum for Hood and local community members to meet with organization representatives to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities and community services available in the Frederick area. Refreshments will be served.

Local organizations that focus on diverse issues related to American Indian affairs, animal welfare, at-risk youth, sustainable agriculture and reforestation, health care, performing and other cultural arts, domestic violence prevention, Frederick special events, legal affairs, historic preservation, fire and rescue, food and housing for the disadvantaged, literacy and mental health crisis services will be among those on hand to discuss their programs.

For a complete list of organizations participating in this event, visit Hood’s website at www.hood.edu/volunteer or contact Yvette Webster, community service coordinator, at (301) 696-3751, or by e-mail at webster@hood.edu.