Large Portland Volunteer Fair in Pioneer Square: | September 11

One of my first “real” jobs in Portland was working at The Standard. It was (and probably still is) the largest employer in downtown Portland. This Friday, they are hosting a large volunteer expo in Pioneer Square with over 80 Non-Profits! Plus, free Ben & Jerry's ice cream. :)

From Standard:

The Standard Hosts 2009 Volunteer Expo in Pioneer Square: Expo brings together more than 80 nonprofits to encourage community support and volunteerism.

On Friday, September 11, 2009, Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”) will host its third annual Volunteer Expo. The 2009 Volunteer Expo will provide the community and employees of The Standard with unique opportunities to learn more about local nonprofits and how to support these important organizations. Representatives from more than 80 nonprofits will pack Pioneer Courthouse Square to educate attendees and connect them with opportunities to contribute their time, skills and financial support, and help make a difference in their communities.

The 2009 Volunteer Expo takes place September 11, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue. Portland band Sneakin' Out will keep the event moving with its signature sounds. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Thanks to a partnership with New Avenues for Youth, Ben & Jerry's PartnerShop Scoop Shop is offering a special incentive to attendees who engage with five or more nonprofits at the Expo: free ice cream. Attendees will collect stamps as they visit the nonprofit booths. Those who receive at least five stamps can redeem them for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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