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The Bard Center for Civic Engagement Presents a Volunteer Fair

Eleanor Davis
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Bard Center for Civic Engagement presents a Volunteer Fair and Farmer’s Market on Monday, September 23, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Bard College’s Bertelsmann Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Hudson Valley community agencies, community services, governmental agencies, libraries and non-profits will be recruiting volunteers from the Northern Dutchess and Ulster County region. Students, seniors, and families interested in connecting with organizations seeking volunteers are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Associate Director for the Center for Civic Engagement, Erin Cannan at, or 845-758-7453 or go to

The Volunteer Fair provides an opportunity for community agencies to connect with interested volunteers and represents services for children and adolescents, culture and the arts, families, historic preservation, housing, literacy, medical emergencies, mental health, senior citizens, and sustainability. Over 50 organizations plan on attending including: Community Big Read, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, Make a Wish Foundation, New York Sheep and Wool Festival, O+ Festival, Panda23, Red Cross, Rotary, Staatsburgh State Historic Sites, and Ulstercorps.
“Like an internship, volunteering gives you real world work experience and helps in resume building,” says fair coordinator Erin Cannan. “But a volunteer also gains a more personal connection to the community. It’s a great way to help our local organizations increase their capacity and harness resources in the local community.”
Sponsors for this event include: Bard Center for Civic Engagement, Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Red Hook Library, Red Hook Village Hall, Kingston Mayor’s Office, and Red Hook Together.
For questions contact Associate Director for the Center for Civic Engagement Erin Cannan at or 758-7453.

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This event was last updated on 09-10-2013