Fall Volunteer Fair Comes to UM Sept. 15-16

September 04, 2015

MISSOULA – University of Montana students looking for volunteer opportunities can explore their options during the Fall Volunteer Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 15-16. Hosted by UM’s Office for Civic Engagement and the student group Volunteers In Action, the fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in the University Center Atrium.

Students and community members can learn about numerous volunteer opportunities available in the Missoula area from nearly 30 community agencies, which will have the chance to recruit new volunteers. The Office for Civic Engagement also will provide information about several of its programs during the fair.

Every year at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, the Office for Civic Engagement and Volunteers in Action coordinate a volunteer fair to connect interested students, UM faculty and staff, 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 to help meet community-identified needs.

The Office for Civic Engagement is a department of the Davidson Honors College. It was founded as Volunteer Action Services at UM in 1992 and serves as the University’s primary agent of community activism and civic responsibility.

Contact: Colleen Kane, director, UM Office for Civic Engagement, 406-243-5531, colleen.kane@mso.umt.edu.