It's all about helping the community and yourself.
The annual Tri-CitiesVolunteerFest is coming to Coquitlam Centre on Saturday, Oct. 19, with 25 community organizations on hand ready to talk about what the average person can do to help.
Stacy Ashton, executive director of Community Volunteer Connections, which is organizing VolunteerFest, says this event helps young people, retirees, new immigrants,
and the average mall-goer get directly involved in their community.
"Now' s your chance to come out and meet 25 community organizations that would love to find out how you can contribute to the good work they're doing in community,"
Ashton said in a press release. "There are so many opportunities for you to give back to your community, so come out and join us."
VolunteerFest runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Coquitlam Centre.
Organizations in attendance include: ACCESS Youth Outreach Services (PoCoMo Youth Services), Canadian Mental Health Association, Citizen Support Services, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Society, Glen Pine 50 Plus Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, New View Society, Port Coquitlam Royal Purple Lodge No. 10, SUCCESS, Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities, the Elizabeth Fry Society of
Greater Vancouver and Tzu Chi Foundation Canada.
All of these organizations help those who are most vulnerable in the community. This festival is an opportunity for those interested in helping better their surroundings to join up and give back.
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