Virtual Volunteer Fair Aims to Alleviate Volunteer Shortage

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Pittsfield, Mass. – Berkshire United Way and Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires are teaming up to offer a virtual volunteer fair on November 12, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Up to 50 Berkshire nonprofits will be represented in virtual “booths” that attendees can meet with to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Booth space is available to nonprofits through October 15 on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $25 for NPC members and $35 for non-members.

Nonprofits and individuals can register online at npcberkshires.org.

Nationally, volunteerism is down during COVID. “Locally, food pantries are struggling to find enough volunteers to keep up with increased demand,” says Brenda Petell, Director of Volunteer Engagement at Berkshire United Way.

For more information about volunteering, visit Berkshire United Way’s Volunteer Center online at www.volunteerberkshireuw.org or NPC’s web site GiveBackBerkshires.org.