LIVC “Volunteer Fair” Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park

Long Island Volunteer Center to Host 2013 Volunteer Fair During National Volunteer Week

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Volunteers Make All the Difference!

 Unique Opportunity for Long Islanders to Meet Local Nonprofit Agencies                        in Need of Volunteers 

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), The Long Island Volunteer Center, in association with the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), will host the 2013 Long Island Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Volunteer Fair provides an opportunity for Long Islanders interested in community work to explore local nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers. In the wake of superstorm Sandy, local nonprofits are experiencing an increased demand for assistance and are in critical need of volunteers.  More than 60 local nonprofit agencies will attend the Volunteer Fair. A list of agencies can be found on the right-hand side of the homepage under Volunteer Fair details at www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  Sponsored by Points of Light—National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with literally thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week across the country.

About Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC)

The Long Island Volunteer Center is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge.  The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders.  LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities.  In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.

About Long Island Community Foundation (LICF)

The Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) is the Island’s community foundation, making grants to improve our region and helping donors with their philanthropy since 1978. We identify current and future community needs, strengthen the Island’s nonprofit sector, encourage philanthropy, and, with our generous donors, build a permanent endowment to address these needs. We have made more than $130 million in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The  New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations. For more information, visit www.licf.org.

For additional information on the Volunteer Fair, please contact (516) 564-5482 events@longislandvolunteercenter.org.

For press inquiries, please contact Erin Burke at eburke@markettalknow.com at (631) 239-6903.

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