Missoula – The Office for Civic Engagement at the University of Montana will host its Fall Volunteer Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 10-11. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in the University Center Atrium.
More than 30 community agencies will be on hand to educate students and community members on the numerous volunteer opportunities available in the Missoula area. Attendees will learn about interesting civic work they can get involved in, and agencies will recruit new student volunteers.
At the beginning of each fall and spring semester, OCE coordinates a volunteer fair to connect interested students, UM employees and other members of the community with volunteer opportunities in the Missoula area. The fair helps nonprofit agencies promote their activities and recruit new members in order to meet community-identified needs. OCE also provides information about several of its own programs.
OCE, a department of UM’s Davidson Honors College, was founded as Volunteer Action Services at the University in 1992. It serves as UM’s primary agent of community activism and civic responsibility. Through various programs and projects, OCE promotes civic engagement as a means to develop actively engaged citizens in our democratic society.