If you've ever wanted to volunteer but weren't sure how to go about it, well there's a Volunteer Fair coming up at the Highwood Centre.

The Highwood Centre, which is also run as a non-profit, volunteer driven organization, is hosting the second annual fair on Wednesday May 15.

Highwood Centre Board Chair Tim Whitford says the fair's a great time to see what's out there to volunteer for.

"Organizations need volunteers both as members in the case of service clubs, members of boards. Of course, we have a volunteer board of directors here ourselves and there's an opening there by the way."

Whitford is looking forward to what sounds like it should be a very informative night giving you the chance to talk to a lot of organizations within High River and the Foothills.

"We have 18 organizations confirmed, there may be more, but these organizations will all have booths set up and literature available... people to talk to."

Whitford also shared that many people want to give back but are a bit afraid of the commitment. 

With the Volunteer Fair you can decide if you want to volunteer for specific events or as a member of a service club or whatnot. It's essentially up to you.

It's also a good reminder to remember that all the parades and events throughout High River is all done by volunteers.

Here's a list of the confirmed non-profits that will be there.

  • Windmill Theatre Players Society, 
  • Inclusion Foothills,
  • The High River Royal Canadian Legion #71,
  • Kinsmen Club of High River,
  • Rowan House Society, 
  • The Venue - High River Performing Arts Foundation,
  • Wild Rose Community Connections,
  • Alberta Health Services - Volunteer Resources at the High River Hospital,
  • High River Citizens on Patrol,
  • High River Meals on Wheels,
  • Sheppard Family Park Society,
  • FCIS (Foothills Community Immigrant Services),
  • Call of the West Museum,
  • Highwood Lions Club,
  • Rotary Club of High River,
  • High River Agricultural Society,
  • and of course, the Highwood Centre

The free event on Wednesday May 15 runs from 7 until 9 p.m. with complimentary coffee provided.

Whitford leaves you with his final thoughts on inviting you to come out to the Volunteer Fair.

"Come and have a look and talk to people. There is a broad spectrum of opportunity and there are different times of the year if you want to be event focused. Come out here and see what we can do to support these organizations."

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