Local Elected Officials and Civic Organizations Announce Community Volunteer Fair to be Held May 13th at Park Slope Armory

May 10, 2010
Brooklyn – A Community Volunteer Fair will take place on Thursday, May 13th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Park Slope Armory, 15th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Representatives from over 95 organizations will be on hand to share information about the various volunteer opportunities available at their groups. This is a chance to find out where and how you can help, whether you’re a high school student, a retired person, or someone who wants to sharpen skills or develop new ones. Admission to the event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

“Volunteering is for everyone. We have made it a point to include opportunities for anyone from students to senior citizens,” said Assemblymember Joan Millman. “Volunteering is a worthwhile way to use your skills, develop new ones, and connect with other interesting, dedicated people.”

“This is a chance for the community to meet representatives from over 95 local non-profits, including those that focus on the environment, recreation, youth, health, the arts, community service and the elderly,” said Assemblymember Jim Brennan. “No matter what your interest, you’ll find a rewarding opportunity to get involved and to give back to your community.”

“A real measure of a neighborhood’s strength is the extent to which its residents share their time and talents in their community,” said Craig Hammerman, District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board 6. “Brooklyn offers a tremendous range of volunteer opportunities at organizations that depend on the energy and skills of volunteers.”

“Volunteers help us in so many ways and are an important link between us and our community. We are looking forward to this event as a great way to meet potential volunteers,” said Lyn Hill, Vice President for Communication and External Affairs at New York Methodist Hospital.

The event is sponsored by: Assemblymembers Jim Brennan and Joan Millman, Councilmember Brad Lander, Senators Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery, District Attorney Charles Hynes, Brooklyn Community Boards 6 and 7, New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, Park Slope 5th Avenue BID and Prospect Park YMCA.