In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Long Beach City College will host a Spring Volunteer Village at the Viking Lounge on the Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carson St., on Wednesday, April 21 from 3pm to 7pm. The event provides potential volunteers an opportunity to interview nonprofit and public agencies to find a volunteer placement that matches their time, talents and interests.
Students, adults, retirees, families and corporate employees with an interest in volunteering are invited to attend the event. More than 50 greater-Long Beach community organizations will have representatives available to provide potential volunteers information about their programs and how volunteers can help further the organizations’ work. Attendees of all ages are welcome.
Volunteer Village aims to make it easier for the public to find their perfect volunteer placement at a “one-stop shopping” event. Building on the national initiative United We Serve, and gearing up for the Summer of Service, Volunteer Village will provide access to opportunities for everyone to serve. This year, Volunteer Village will work with community partners to raise the level of participation in the 2010 Day of Service to make a difference.
Last year Long Beach City College, documented more than 31,700 hours of student community service. Long Beach Unified School District Service Learning students provided 340,000 hours of community service. Older adults of Greater Long Beach contributed more than 200,000 hours of service to this community.
The event is free to the public and easily accessible from the designated parking lots at the corner of E. Carson Street and Clark Avenue. Parking cost is $1.