Project Connect in need of volunteers

Project Connect has put out a call for volunteers for the annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Ave.

Training for volunteers will be provided. Link to Volunteer:

Several different opportunities available, particularly hosts from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 10:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and of course all day volunteers. There are also opportunities to help with meals services.

Project Connect is a one-day, one -stop event with free goods and services for Wood County individuals, families, elders and veterans in need.  Many volunteers are needed to ensure a successful event.  Volunteer roles include: welcoming guests, guiding guests through the event, serving and cooking hot meals, and distributing coats, hats, and gloves.

The project had a huge impact last year by providing 574 individuals and families supportive services from one of the many service providers who work to make the program a success. This is the fifth year for Project Connect Wood County and will take approximately 300 volunteers to make this year’s event a success.

You will be required to attend a volunteer training prior to participating at the event on Oct. 18. Please include your email at sign-up so you can be notified of training dates and times.

Please indicate in the comment box when you sign-up for a volunteer slot if you are bilingual or have an interest in volunteering prior to the event.

All volunteers must be 18 years old to participate.