Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One Stop Shopping for all Your Volunteer Needs

As the school year wound down, Mahwah High School hosted its first annual Community Service Fair, allowing students to meet with representatives from local nonprofits and explore the many ways they can volunteer their help. More than 100 students attended the fair, which was organized by Stacy Mandel, guidance counselor and community service coordinator.

“Our goal was to educate students about service opportunities right in their backyard and to forge relationships between the school and these organizations,” said Mrs. Mandal.

One senior commented, “I found 10 different volunteer jobs that I would love to do!”

Students at Mahwah High School can earn up to 10 credits for doing volunteer work with prior approval of the service coordinator. Students volunteer providing myriad services with numerous organizations, many of which were represented at the fair.

Mrs. Mandel sends special thanks to the Volunteer Center for working with the school to help students find meaningful ways to serve their community. Learn more about how Bergen County teens are impacting the community by visiting Bergen VolunTEENS on the web.

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