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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2017
College to Host Volunteers in Action Fair on April 26
College of the Canyons will host its 2nd Annual Volunteers in Action Fair on Wednesday, April 26, showcasing a variety of Santa Clarita Valley non-profit organizations and their outstanding missions to serve the community.
The event is designed to furnish these groups with a venue in which to share their overall goals with the campus community, as well as to encourage students to pursue community service as a means to heighten their involvement in civic engagement.
“This event assists not only local non-profits in recruiting volunteers, but it also gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working to better our community,” said Patty Robinson, faculty director of civic engagement and community engagement initiatives at the college. “Students can apply concepts and theories they are learning in the classroom to real-life situations and challenges.”
Although the event is intended for service-learning students, all students, faculty, staff and community members will have the chance to learn more about community-based learning, non-profit goals, and volunteer opportunities.
The event is hosted by the Office of Service-Learning and the Associated Student Government, which aims to promote transformative co-curricular experiences for students.
The fair is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center cafeteria at the Valencia campus. The ASG will provide a free lunch to attendees who interact with the vendor organizations.
Admission is free and open to the public.