Age Friendly Berkshires is teaming up with three area nonprofits and the region’s municipalities, to host a VOLUNTEER FAIR on Friday, November 15 th , 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington. The event is being underwritten by AARP Massachusetts.
“Don’t Just Stand There – Volunteer!” is the co-creation of Age Friendly Berkshires, Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, Berkshire United Way and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The event is open to all, but people age 50+ are especially encouraged to attend. Age Friendly Berkshires’ coordinator Peg McDonough, explained, “One of Age Friendly Berkshires’ goals is to boost the overall health and well- being of our adult population and combat social isolation and loneliness. An easy way to do that is to lend volunteer support to local causes, close to home and heart.”
The Volunteer Fair will highlight the good work of 30 nonprofits and include a 1-stop Civic Station, to learn about openings on municipal Committees, Commissions and Boards, county-wide. Attendees will be given a Volunteer Passport and Skills Checklist – for matching personal talents, interests and values with local volunteer opportunities.
There is no fee to attend. Attendees will be encouraged to visit 4 or more volunteer stations, for the chance to win door prizes.
AARP Massachusetts, Alzheimer’s Association, Barrington Institute, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Berkshire Center for Justice, Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Berkshire Historical Society, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Berkshire United Way, BRIDGE, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Clinton Church Restoration, Construct Inc., Dewey Memorial Hall, E for All, Festival Latino, Flying Cloud Institute, HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Jacob’s Pillow, Literacy Network of South Berkshire, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC, Railroad Street Youth Project, Riverbrook Residence, Saint James Place, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Ventfort Hall, Villages of the Berkshires, Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires, WAM Theatre