The Town of Southbury will host a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, August 25 from 9 AM to 12 noon at the Gazebo area of the Southbury Green on 775 Main Street South.
Almost 40 community organizations will be on hand to discuss the services they provide and the varied volunteer opportunities they offer. These organizations span a wide variety of interests that include environmental preservation, animal rescue, emergency response, veterans’ groups, museums and many more.
Organizations attending include: AARP Foundation Tax Aide, Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut, Inc., Alternatives to Violence Project, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Audubon Center Bent of the River, B'nai Israel, Bullet Hill School Days Museum, Christ the Redeemer Church, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Community Theatre at Woodbury, Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of West TN, EverWonder Children's Museum, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc., George Newton VFW Post 1607, Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Heritage Village American Legion Post 204, HomeFront Inc., Jewish Federation of Western CT, Kitty Kat Rescue, Knights of Columbus, Council 5066, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, LT Edw. C. Hine American Legion Post 147, New Opportunities Inc., Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, S.M.A.R.T., Inc. (Southbury - Middlebury Acting Responsibly Together), SMART Recovery Connecticut, South Britain Congregational Church, Southbury Ambulance Association, Southbury Democratic Town Committee, Southbury Historical Society, Southbury Land Trust, Southbury Training School Thrift Shops, Southbury Women's Club, Upper Room Thrift Shop, Whiskers Pet Rescue.
The complete list of participating organizations and more information can be found on the Town’s website at: www.southbury-ct.org/volunteerfair.
For residents who are wondering how they can make a difference in Southbury, this is a perfect opportunity to find a volunteer program that matches their skills, interests and time schedule. High school or college students who are looking for a way to fulfill service hour requirements for classes and honor societies will also find this event helpful in identifying volunteer positions and projects that may be of interest to them. Additionally, kids (and adults) will be able to tour Southbury ambulances.
Southbury would be quite a different place without the generosity of volunteers who provide services in many varied fields. This is your chance to find out how you can become involved, stimulate your mind, make new friends - and make Southbury an even better place to live, work, raise a family and retire!