Community Volunteer Fair to offer opportunities to give back

By Jyl Hall

Volunteer organizations Dixie Serves, United Way Dixie and JustServe are teaming up to host the Community Volunteer Fair to share local needs with the community.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Dixie State’s North Plaza. More than 40 nonprofit, faith-based, community and government organizations will share their volunteer and donation needs. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn how they can serve in the community or adopt an organization they feel passionate about.

“Volunteering strengthens the community we live in by supporting organizations who need hands and hearts to further their causes,” Karyn Wright, Dixie Serves volunteer coordinator, said.

The fair will bring together three organizations focused on connecting volunteers and organizations in need. Dixie Serves, housed on the Dixie State campus, connects the community and university with meaningful volunteer opportunities on and off campus. JustServe, a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a website that posts organizations’ volunteer needs to help individuals connect with places to serve in the community. United Way Dixie, one of nearly 1,800 branches of United Way Worldwide, connects the Washington County community with volunteer opportunities focusing on education, financial stability and health.

“Whether you give of your time and talents for a one-time event such as a fundraiser or help on an ongoing basis, every hour spent volunteering makes our community stronger,” Wright said.

For more information about the Community Volunteer Fair, contact Dixie Serves at dixieserves@dixie.edu or 435-879-4483.