High school students who are interested in volunteering their time and nonprofit organizations looking for assistance are invited to the second annual Project:Volunteer event from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center located at 101 North Pavilion Center Drive. The event will provide a venue where nonprofit organizations can provide individuals with information on volunteer opportunities. The event is free for both organizations and individuals seeking information.
The event is being sponsored by the city of Las Vegas and Ward 2 Councilman Steve Wolfson. Councilman Wolfson’s office is frequently contacted by people who want to volunteer their time and efforts to a worthy cause, but they don’t know where to begin. Project:Volunteer is designed to bring together organizations that need the invaluable services of volunteers and the people who want to make a difference in their community through volunteerism. This year the event is specifically geared toward high school students. The goal is to give students throughout the valley an opportunity to be exposed to the many worthwhile causes that need their time and energy.
“With the ever-increasing requirements for college admission and scholarship eligibility, students are finding that one of the best ways to expand their college application, and their horizons, is through volunteerism,” Councilman Wolfson said. “We want to help them in their journey.”
Please visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/projectvolunteer or call 229-4645 for more information. Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in Project:Volunteer may obtain an interest form on the Web site to confirm their attendance. Advanced registration for high school students is not required. However, high school students have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win a Wii if they choose to register in advance on the Web site. They must be present at the event to win.