Be the Change: Volunteer Expo Offers Something for Everyone

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(From left) Robert Raduazzo, Karlina Bakuzis and Tahiru Bukari encourage you to participate in the HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16.

We all love to volunteer!  Volunteering makes us feel good and gets the focus off of our own life and onto others, which is a good thing. 

The students in the Global Citizenship class at Globe University in Minneapolis, which is taught by Michelle Block, is giving you a way to volunteer through an event called HandsOn Twin Cities. 

HandsOn Twin Cities’ mission is to bring people together through meaningful volunteer action. HandsOn Twin Cities works with over 300 nonprofits to connect you with that perfect volunteer opportunity.

Our students were challenged with the idea of a group service learning project, which is required for the class.  This is oftentimes our response when we want to volunteer – maybe you want to assist the homeless or deliver food to those who are ill or work with children at a hospital. 

The class decided to come together collectively and encourage others in the community to attend the Volunteer Expo to match their passions and interests to find the perfect volunteering opportunity.

If you have ever wanted to volunteer and have been fearful about doing so, or if you are a seasoned volunteer looking for new opportunities, you need to come to the Volunteer Expo.

  • When:  Saturday, February 16
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Mall of America Rotunda

The purpose of the event is to:

  • Bring exposure to over 85 nonprofit organizations;
  • Find a way to turn your personal interests or passions into a volunteer opportunity;
  • Make a positive connection in your community;
  • Participate in “Speed Volunteering” at the event;
  • Attend the Be the Change awards ceremony.

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Michelle Block says, “Volunteering is also a great way to build experience on your resume!”   Plus, the Volunteer Expo is a great reason to get out to the Mall of America on a cold winter day and do some shopping!

Be the change you want to see!

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