Community Community Commentary Music & Events Spotlight Fara Illich December 19, 2018


(Photo courtesy of: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Arizona)

This is the time of year for charitable giving and volunteerism, but the needs of local nonprofits don’t end with the holidays.
From supporting the arts to feeding the homeless, philanthropic organizations work year-round to make the community a better place, and many of them rely on local volunteers to make that happen.
For those looking to give, sometimes finding the right organization with the right opportunity can be overwhelming.
To make this process easier and more fun, Downtown Phoenix Inc., the City of Phoenix and The Van Buren are hosting the second annual Phoenix Volunteer Fair on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 75 nonprofit organizations will come together at the The Van Buren music venue to answer questions, enlist volunteers, and help individuals find their passion.
Volunteering offers vital services to people and local organizations in need, but it doesn’t end there. For the volunteer, the benefits can be even greater. In addition to providing a sense of purpose, volunteering can reduce stress, boost happiness, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.
Nonprofit partners include the American Red Cross, Anytown Leadership Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Food Connections, Friends of the Tonto National Forest, One Community Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul, Valley Youth Theatre and so many more.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at The Van Buren patio bar.
What: Phoenix Volunteer Fair – featuring more than 75 nonprofit organizations
When: Sunday Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Van Buren – 401 W. Van Buren Street