Campus & Community

Volunteer fair offers chance to give back

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The urge to help others may not be universal, but it is unquestionably widespread, and, just as surely, it’s an urge that has been strengthened by the unforgettable events of six months ago. On March 27, Harvard employees will have the opportunity to attend the first Harvard Volunteer Fair to explore specific ways they can satisfy that urge. The fair is being held by the Harvard Administrator’s Forum and will take place in Loker Commons (lower level of Memorial Hall) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees will learn about individual opportunities to help and how to join a team of Harvard volunteers. Approximately 25 volunteer organizations will be setting up booths at the fair to provide information on volunteer activities available in and around the Boston/Cambridge area and surrounding communities.

Attending organizations have listed the types of donations they can use: new toiletries, children’s books, office supplies, sleeping bags, blankets, duffle bags, unopened make-up and pantyhose, business attire, and/or canned goods. All those coming to the fair are asked to bring a donation.

For more information, contact one of the fair coordinators: Peg Herlihy, (617) 495-3752; Lee Ann Ross, (617) 495-8668; Tina Sheldon, (617) 496-7175; or Rich Stomberg, (617) 496-6858.

Participants include:

  • Rosie’s Place
  • Jewish Big Brother & Big Sister Association
  • Parents Forum
  • The Woman’s Center
  • Habitat for Humanity Boston
  • Peace Games
  • Cambridge Family and Children’s Services
  • Dress for Success
  • Boston Cares
  • Big Sister Association
  • Harvard – Recycling & Surplus
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • United Way
  • Gaining Ground
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Big Brother Association
  • Massachusetts Audubon Association
  • Harvard Bridge to Learning & Literacy
  • Pride Lights
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
  • Arts First
  • Bread & Jam