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'Don't Just Stand There - Volunteer' Fair Nov. 15

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – Age Friendly Berkshires is teaming up with three area nonprofits and the region’s municipalities to host a Volunteer Fair 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. The event is being underwritten by AARP Massachusetts.
 
“Don’t Just Stand There - Volunteer!” is the co-creation of Age Friendly Berkshires, Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, Berkshire United Way and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The event is open to everyone, but people age 50 and over are especially encouraged to attend.
 
"One of Age Friendly Berkshires’ goals is to boost the overall health and well-being of our adult population and combat social isolation and loneliness. An easy way to do that is to volunteer for local causes, close to home and heart," explained Peg McDonough, coordinator of Age Friendly Berkshires.
 
The Volunteer Fair will highlight the good work of over 30 nonprofits and include a one-stop Civic Station to learn about openings on municipal committees, commissions and boards countywide. Attendees will be given a Volunteer Passport and Skills Checklist for matching personal talents, interests and values with local volunteer opportunities. There is no fee to attend. Attendees will be encouraged to visit four or more volunteer stations for the chance to win door prizes.
 
 
Visit agefriendlyberkshires.com for more information about the movement to create a more “livable” Berkshire County for residents of any age.
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