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Have Time To Volunteer? Volunteer Fair Wants You

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While there has been a good deal of talk about a worker shortage in the nation, there is also an increasing shortage of volunteers for non-profit organizations.

To help remedy the volunteer shortage, groups are organizing a Northwoods Volunteer Fair January 22 in Rhinelander.

Northwoods United Way Executive Director Nancy Sattler says last fall a non-profit summit in the Northwoods was held.

One of the things that most participants felt was a need was to find more people willing to volunteer...

"....We spent a few hours that day talking about challenges we face, opportunities, and also the great resources we have available to us in the Northwoods. We felt that one of those resources, our people, could over come some of our challenges, which is having the manpower and the people and skills for all of us to use to help out the Northwoods..."

Sattler says there are great resources available among Northwoods residents. She says the group is seeking match the skills and interests of potential volunteers with the needs of the non-profits in the area.

She says the Volunteer Fair will bring the skills and needs together...

"Where we would have agencies available to talk about the help they need throughout the year, what they're agency does, so people could come and see if that's a good fit for them or if they have something to offer that an agency might need...."

The Fair is January 22 at Rhinelander Trig's Riverwalk from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sattler says there is room for more non-profits to sign up. She says call her(715-202-3344) to make arrangements, or contact her through the Northwoods United Way.

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