Last year, volunteers saved the City of Pasadena an estimated $840,000 by donating more than 37,000 hours of time through the city’s Volunteer Pasadena program. That’s an average of more than 100 volunteer hours given to the city every day of the year.
And this year, the Volunteer Pasadena program is hoping to increase those numbers even more. The program has partnered with Shell Federal Credit Union to host the first Volunteer Expo. It will be held on Tuesday, April 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center (7902 Fairmont).
More than 30 non-profit agencies and local groups will be exhibitors at the expo, providing guests with information about the variety of volunteer programs in Pasadena and the surrounding area. People interested in volunteering can find out about a wide range of different opportunities, like helping at special events, participating in environmental programs, walking dogs at the animal shelter, working on community projects and much more.
The Volunteer Expo was created to showcase the variety of volunteer opportunities available locally and to highlight the fact that volunteers can commit as little or as much time as their schedule allows. The event is free and open to the public.
And much like they give their time to the community, the exhibitors at the expo will be giving away prizes during the event. Each booth will supply a $50 door prize that guests will have a chance to win. In addition, all attendees will receive a vendor punch card. Everyone who completes their card by visiting each booth will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad Mini.
For more information about the Volunteer Expo, please contact Barbara Sitzman with the Volunteer Pasadena program at (713) 475-7259 or Amber Corossan with Shell Federal Credit Union at (713) 844-0625.