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Friday, September 29, 2006

TEEN FAIRS

The library and Volunteer Fairfax are sponsoring four volunteer fairs for teens. The fairs help students in middle and high school find volunteer opportunities with local groups that will help them fulfill the community service hours required by area schools.

The fairs are scheduled for October 3 at 7 p.m. at the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale; October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library in Burke; October 7 at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Library in Falls Church; and October 14 at 3 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library.

“Teens offer the talent and energy that many local agencies seek,” says Kate Wanderer, our volunteer coordinator. “The fairs allow young people a chance to meet with representatives from local nonprofit groups and learn more about how to help their community.”

More than 30 organizations are participating in our teen volunteer fairs, including:

Alzheimers Family Day Care Center
Area Agency on Aging Cluster Care Program
Clean Fairfax Council
Computer Learning Centers Partnership
Earth Sangha
Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging
Fairfax County Community and Recreation Services, Baileys Computer Clubhouse
Fairfax County Community and Recreation Services, Dept. of Therapeutic Recreation
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services Higher Horizons
Fairfax County Office of Partnerships
Fairfax County Park Authority
Fairfax County Park Authority, Providence Recreation Center
Greenbriar Learning Center
Greenspring Retirement Village Community
Herndon Adult Day Care Center
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Lion's Eyeglass Recycling Center
Mark of Excellence Community Outreach Program
Mason Neck State Park
Northern Virginia Training Center
Our Neighbor's Child
Reston Association
Volunteer Fairfax
Western Fairfax Christian Ministry
Wexford Manor Community Resource center

Check with the host library branch to find out which organizations will be at their branch. For information about becoming a library volunteer, check the volunteer section of the library’s Web site.

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