updated: 7/2/2012 12:09:24 PM
An annual volunteer recruitment fair is set for later this month in Muncie. LEAD-ECI says CONVERGE 2012 aims to link volunteers throughout east central Indiana with the region's nonprofit organizations. Organizers say more than 100 connections have been made through the first two years of the event.
July 2, 2012
July 2, 2012 – Muncie, IN – LEAD-ECI, East Central Indiana’s Leadership Training Institute, has announced that CONVERGE 2012 will return for the third consecutive year. This region-wide volunteer recruitment event will take place on Wednesday July 25th from 4:00pm-6:30pm at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie.
Similar to a “job fair for volunteers”, CONVERGE 2012 will bring willing and talented volunteers throughout East Central Indiana face-to-face with the region’s nonprofit organizations that want and need their help the most. Non-profit organizations can reserve a booth space at the event and can post their volunteer opportunities on the Converge website. A few booth spaces are still available.
Individuals can attend CONVERGE 2012 free of charge but advanced registration at www.convergeeci.com is appreciated. Through advanced registration, individuals can view the participating organizations and the specific volunteer opportunities they will have available at CONVERGE 2012. Individuals who register can also complete a free assessment which will allow them to better understand their individual interests and skills. Further, with this year’s Event comes the launch of the re-tooled Converge Website. Much like a job board, www.convergeeci.com allows potential volunteers to match their skills and areas of interest to current volunteer openings, or return to see new opportunities year-round.
In the first two years, more than 100 volunteer connections have been made through the Converge event. “Our goals this year are to have at least 50 organizations in attendance, and 250-300 individual volunteer candidates come out, get connected, and engage by lending a hand to our community”, said Rob Keisling, Converge 2012 Event Chairperson.
For further information about CONVERGE 2012, visit www.convergeeci.com or call (765)748-0403. CONVERGE 2012 is presented by LEAD-ECI and sponsored in part by Verallia North America.
LEAD-ECI is a community leadership institute where people of all ages, backgrounds and interests can access the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Our aim is to provide expert and useful leadership training that meets the needs of East Central Indiana communities, businesses, civic, and not-for-profit organizations and private individuals. LEAD-ECI is headquartered at the Innovation Connector in Muncie, IN.