To honor National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 10 – 16, Montclair Public Library (MPL) will host a Volunteer Connections Fair on Sunday, April 10.
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. And there are many ways to help our community. MPL’s Volunteer Connections Fair will feature representatives from local non-profits showcasing their available volunteer opportunities and the services they offer to the community. Organizations scheduled to attend include Mountainside Hospital, the Montclair Animal Shelter, the Special Olympics of New Jersey and many more.
“The goal is to connect people who want to help with organizations that are doing great things in our community,” said Jennifer Kaari, MPL’s Community Services and Family Literacy Librarian.
The free fair will run from 2 – 4 pm in MPL’s main auditorium. At 2:30, special guest speaker Raven Moore, author of Padre!: A Place Whose Rules Rearrange Your Own, will speak about her experience as a returned Peace Corps volunteer.