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Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

Meanwhile, nonprofits have a regular need for volunteers at annual events and other activities, that can be challenging to fill in small communities. Nonprofit staff is not always prepared to offer a volunteer assignment when asked spontaneously by a young person. But, with planning and the right opportunity, nonprofits and youth volunteers can find ways to benefit each other with great experiences that help the whole community.

As a service to local students and nonprofits, the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the second annual Ridgway Youth Volunteer Fair at the Ridgway Secondary School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in the cafeteria at 1200 Green Street, Ridgway.

Nonprofit representatives are invited to meet middle and high school students, share information about their missions and volunteer assignments, and get contact information for prospective volunteers. Each nonprofit will be provided with a table to set their information on, and will have a half hour to talk with middle school students followed by another half hour with high school students. 

The registration form and information will be available to nonprofits by March 7.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Youth Volunteer Fair Coordinator Tanya Ishikawa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. We look forward to connecting students with your great causes.

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
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