November and December are called the “giving season.” As we get closer to the holidays, more and more people discover a kindness in their hearts that leads them to want to help others. This season, OWLS and the Dover Public Library hope to make the opportunity to give back a bit easier by setting up a Volunteer Fair in the library’s Lecture Hall.
Hosted on the top floor of the Dover Public Library on Saturday, November 18 from 10am to 2pm, the Volunteer Fair welcomes people to learn about, and chat with representatives of, several local non-profits that are doing wonderful things in the area and who are looking for volunteers to aid their organization.
Participants include the Dover Children’s Home, the New Hampshire Tax Aide program, the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, My Friend’s Place, SOS Recovery, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Riverside Rest Home/Hyder House, the Woodman Museum, and Zebra Crossings.
Volunteering is not only important to help run these various organizations, but also teaches valuable skills that can be used later in life and in future jobs.
The Fair is sponsored by OWLS, a community service group affiliated with the Dover Public Library. OWLS was started in 2016 with the mission to get more individuals involved in the community and the world. This is accomplished through projects and lectures that seek to inform and educate on important issues.
The Volunteer Fair is free and open to the public. All ages are invited to attend, get information on the various organizations, and hopefully make a match and decide to volunteer in their local community. Note: there is no obligation to sign up for any volunteer position, unless you want to!
For more information, visit the OWLS website at owlsnh.wixsite.com/volunteer or call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-8:30pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm, and Sundays 1-5pm.