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Volunteer Street Fair is Wednesday

Organizations looking for people interested in making community better


The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center will host a Volunteer Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, on the Baker University Center patio.

The goal of the fair is to help organizations find people interested in
improving the Athens community. The fair will be composed of community based organizations trying to spread their mission and raise awareness of the causes they support. This is the first year the fair will allow student organizations to participate.

Below is a list of the confirmed groups that will be represented at the fair:

  • ARTS/West
  • United Appeal for Athens County and Athens County 2-1
  • United Campus Ministries
  • Friends of the Shelter Dog
  • Service Living Initiative
  • American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio
  • Monday Creek Restoration Project
  • Good Works, Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading
  • Community Service Leadership Council
  • Campus Involvement Center
  • Service Planning and Renewing Communities
  • STAND Against Genocide

"While students come and go during the four years that are spent here, Athens becomes your home. said Allie Pisching, community service graduate assistant and event organizer. "It is important to give back to the community through service as just one way to become more deeply connected to the area.

"As the largest population in the region, students have the opportunity to make an incredible impact. By attending the Volunteer Street Fair, they may find something they are passionate about and end up changing our world."

The event will take place in conjunction with the Ohio University Majors Fair, which will be held simultaneously in the Baker University Center Ballroom.