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Volunteer Fair for students set for Sept. 11

Mon, 09/09/2013

LAWRENCE — The University Career Center and the Center for Community Outreach at the University of Kansas, along with the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, are co-sponsoring a Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Kansas Union fourth-floor lobby. 

KU students who would like to pursue service work during college or after graduation can visit with volunteer organizations at the fair about their opportunities. Anyone is welcome to attend the event to learn more.  

A list of the participating organizations is available online

The University Career Center is located in 110 Burge Union. More information about volunteering can be found here. This site includes local, national and international resources for finding volunteer opportunities that match your interests.



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