UK, First Link to Host Volunteer Fair

Contact: Kelley Bozeman

 

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More than 50 community and campus service and arts/cultural organizations will participate this year in an effort to show students, faculty, staff and alumni the types of programs available to them and the work that is needed of volunteers.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2004) -- On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the University of Kentucky will host the fourth annual UK Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UK Student Center Grand Ballroom. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The UK Volunteer Fair was first initiated to honor the university for receiving the Harry S. Truman Foundation Honor Institution Award for exemplary participation in the Truman Scholarship program. During its 20-year participation in the program, 11 UK students have been named Truman Scholars.

More than 50 community and campus service and arts/cultural organizations will participate this year in an effort to show students, faculty, staff and alumni the types of programs available to them and the work that is needed of volunteers.

“The importance of volunteerism is something the president and I want to stress to each and every student at this university,” said UK’s First Lady Patsy Todd. “One of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in life is that of sharing their time and special skills to help another human being – whether it’s building a house, working with children, or feeding the hungry – life is about helping each other.”

For more information on the UK Volunteer Fair, call (859) 257-9385 or visit the Web site.


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