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2011.02.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO to Host Spring Volunteer Fair Feb. 23

Omaha - About 30 area nonprofit agencies will offer volunteer opportunities for University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students, faculty and staff at the Spring Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room on the UNO campus, representatives from local nonprofits will educate students, faculty and staff about their organizations and provide ways to volunteer.

“We encourage the UNO community to serve on a one-time, volunteer basis with our community partners after attending the fair,” said Barb Treadway-Janousek, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs director. “The fair is an opportunity to introduce our students to volunteering and community engagement, which is one of our university’s goals of serving the Omaha metropolitan area.”

At UNO, more than 75 percent of incoming freshmen indicate that they expect and seek community service activities while undergraduates.

According to Student-Community Leadership and Service at UNO, students, faculty and staff have engaged in the community through university-sponsored service days since 2003, contributing more than $1.3 million in volunteer hours of service.

The Spring Volunteer Fair is presented by the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, Student-Community Leadership and Service and Leadership Programs. Every year UNO presents two volunteer fairs, one in spring and one in fall.

For more information, contact Charley Reed, UNO University Relations: cdreed@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.2129.

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