For people looking to do something for others in their spare time, the 2021 Volunteer Fair will provide a variety of opportunities.
The fair — hosted by the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce and funded by the Sonora Area Foundation — will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora.
The purpose of the fair is to connect willing volunteers from the community with nonprofit organizations who need their help. This is a free event to the nonprofit organizations and volunteers who attend.
The original fair was the final project of the 2017-18 Leadership Tuolumne County Class, stated a press release, and has become a valuable way to strengthen the community. The event will host 75 organizations in the Me-Wuk Tribes of Tuolumne Building.
Representatives of local nonprofit organizations can go online to tcvfair.org to fill out a questionnaire to register for the event. Table spaces at the fair will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating organizations will be asked to promote the event on their social media and newsletter posts, as well as pass out posters and flyers to get as many prospective volunteers to attend as possible.
Volunteers can be from any age group, including children who are accompanied by their parents, high school students, men and women of all ages, including senior citizens.
For more information, go online to tcvfair.org.