Lakewood JustServe Fair Links Volunteers with a Broad Range of Community Service Organizations
On Saturday, February 25th, sixteen community service organizations, ranging from the International Rescue Committee to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, gathered at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Lakewood to host a JustServe Fair. JustServe is an LDS Church-sponsored web site (www.justserve.org) that links volunteers of all backgrounds with local community service opportunities. As a community resource, JustServe aims to build unity and meet critical human needs across diverse populations throughout the United States.
During the February JustServe Fair, attendees had direct chances to learn about service opportunities from each of the sixteen organizations’ representatives. Throughout the fair, participants also contributed to several service projects that directly benefited the participating organizations, such as making blankets and hats for the International Rescue Committee and Jefferson County Human Services.
In just one day, JustServe fair organizers observed postings from local organizations on the JustServe web site double in number. This increase in postings means that there’s even better visibility for vital community organizations trying to connect with interested volunteers. These organizations rely on the goodwill and generosity of individual volunteers who are improving life here in the Denver Metro Area.
I’m meeting with our JustServe committee tomorrow and I’m going to suggest doing a fair like this in Oregon. Can the organizer get in contact with me so I can see how they got started and what kind of things they do/offer at their fair?