ASU Cares events are September 20 and 24


student signing up to volunteer at local non profit

Students take the time to sign up for local non-profits during the 2013 ASU Volunteer Fair.

Fall semester at Adams State University means it is time once again for the annual ASU Cares volunteerism events. ASU Cares is among the many ways the university encourages its students, faculty and staff to engage within the community in a spirit of service.

San Luis Valley organizations are invited to campus for ASU's Volunteer Recruitment Fair. The fair is from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Japanese/American Memorial Garden. Along with entertainment, participants will find the opportunity to meet one another, talk with students, and recruit volunteers. The Volunteer Fair inspires a feeling of community and serves to inform new students of local needs and services. Some of these connections may result in volunteers who will continue serving with an agency over months or years.

ASU Cares Day will be observed on Saturday, September 20.

SLV agencies are invited to request volunteers for a short-term project to be completed on that day. Past projects included tree planting, animal care, office tasks, and more. Projects that engage volunteers directly in the mission of the organization and develop skills are especially needed and appreciated. Volunteers and their community partners are invited back to campus for food, games and entertainment after completion of their project.

If you are a SLV nonprofit agency wishing to register for the fair and/or submit a project, or if you are a prospective volunteer, register online at ASU Cares. Call Mark Pittman at 719-587-8274 for more information or to register by phone.