Community Volunteer Fair Attracts Over 800 Local Residents

May 18, 2010
Pictured are Assemblymembers Joan Millman and Jim Brennan and local resident and volunteer Kathy Sonderman.

Brooklyn – On Thursday, May 13th the Community Volunteer Fair at the Park Slope Armory brought together over 800 local residents interested in volunteering with over 100 non-profit organizations seeking volunteers. The event was sponsored by a host of elected officials and local institutions – Assemblymembers Joan Millman and Jim Brennan, Brooklyn Community Boards Six and Seven, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, Prospect Park YMCA, and State Senators Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery.

“Our goal was to foster the spirit of volunteerism in Brooklyn, and thanks to the hard work of all the sponsors, we achieved that goal,” said Millman. “The organizations represented at this fair serve the unique needs of our community, and they depend on the service of volunteers. I encourage all of my constituents to devote a portion of their free time to volunteering.”

The Community Volunteer Fair was an invaluable opportunity for potential volunteers to find out where and how they can help, whether they’re a high school student, a retired person, or someone who wants to sharpen skills or develop new ones. Admission to the event was free and directories with information about the participating organizations were provided.