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7th Annual LI Volunteer Fair

Farmingdale State College will host the 7th Annual Long Island Volunteer Fair on Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall. Admission is free.

More than 60 non-profit agencies will host exhibits aimed at recruiting campus and off-campus volunteers for various community projects. On-scene service projects on emergency preparedness and storm water pollution will also be presented.

Celebrated as part of National Volunteer Week, the fair will recruit volunteers for a host of hands-on opportunities, such as work with seniors, youth, and animals; helping out at soup kitchens and shelters; working at museums; and assisting with community emergency preparedness programs.

Dr. Veronica Henry, Executive Assistant to the President and liaison with the Long Island Volunteer Center said, "Community service is a much valued activity at Farmingdale State College so the Volunteer Fair fits perfectly into our culture."

The Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre will host a New York State presentation by members of the National Guard on emergency preparedness at 11 a.m. The course informs Long Islanders on what tools and resources to have in preparation for any type of storm or disaster. Emergency kits – including ponchos, whistles, water bottles and Ziploc bags – will be assembled by volunteers.

At 1 p.m., the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will make a presentation on what the county is doing to reduce storm water pollution on highways, parks, and county buildings, and provide education on how homeowners can eliminate the problems at their homes and property.

Volunteers at the second service project will pack school supplies into decorated shoe boxes, for impoverished children in Mumbai.

For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at 516-564-5482, by email at volunteer_fair@longislandvolunteercenter.org or through their blog.

Volunteers can find more information on the website at http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org/.