October 26: "Make a Difference Day" Volunteer Fair


For Immediate Release:  October 24, 2016

Nassau Community College and the Long Island Volunteer Center to Host theMake a Difference Day Volunteer FairWednesday, October 26


Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College (NCC) and the Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC) will host the Make a Difference Day Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in the College Center Building on the NCC campus. On that day, over 40 nonprofit agencies will recruit students, staff and community members for a wide array of volunteer activities including opportunities to work with youth or seniors; to help at museums, soup kitchens, or shelters; to join groups that advocate for special needs, emergency preparedness or to protect the environment; and many more.

The Make a Difference Day Volunteer Fair was organized by a partnership between Nassau Community College and the Long Island Volunteer Center. It's sponsored by Newsday Charities. The event provides a one-stop venue for attendees to connect to community needs, grow professional skill-sets and pursue personal goals by giving back. NCC President, Dr. W. Hubert Keen, will kickoff the fair, followed by a volunteer awards ceremony to recognize two NCC students with The President's Volunteer Service Award. The collaborative effort between NCC and LIVC also supports SUNY's applied learning initiative to increase community service and opportunities for service learning and internships. The fair is one of the regional strategies in response to New York State's call to action.

There is no charge to attend the Make a Difference Day Volunteer Fair and parking permits will be waived on that day. Attendees can come anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to visit the exhibits, drop off donations of books or nonperishable food, and/or participate in an emergency kit building service project. For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at 516.564.5482, email volunteer_fair@longislandvolunteercenter.org, or visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org. Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu. Ref: 1913.10/24/16/150


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