Valpo Chamber and VNA Hospice NWI come together to host their first “Resolve to Get Involved” Non-Profit Volunteer Fair

Valpo Chamber and VNA Hospice NWI come together to host their first “Resolve to Get Involved” Non-Profit Volunteer Fair

The Valpo Chamber, in partnership with VNA Hospice of NWI, are hosting their first non-profit volunteer fair. Many local non-profit organizations, including VNA Hospice NWI, are always looking for volunteers while there are many service-oriented citizens who are looking for volunteer opportunities but don’t know where to start, so this is the perfect place to make those connections.

The Resolve to Get Involved Non-Profit Volunteer Fair will take place on Thursday, January 26th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club (708 Evans Ave).

“We are very excited to help connect the organizations that do so much for our community with citizens that are looking for volunteer opportunities,” said Kurt Gillins, Vice President, Programs & Communications of the Valpo Chamber. “We don’t have an event like this in our area so this will be beneficial for everyone in our community. The Chamber is proud to help support our local non-profits.”

VNA Hospice NWI Volunteer Coordinator Erica Kerkes said, “the pandemic really changed how we, as non-profit organizations, connect with and recruit potential volunteers. Our goal for this event is to bring like-minded organizations and volunteers together so that we can all work together to better our community.” 

At this newly established event, more than 15 non-profits from in and around Valparaiso will be on hand to tell potential volunteers about their mission and how to get involved. The event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration required and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend.

The idea for this event came from the Valpo Chamber’s Leadership Academy, where participants are encouraged to get involved and volunteer in the community.

The Valpo Chamber will be providing two - $100 gift certificates for door prizes. All attendees are eligible to win. 

Special thanks to VNA Hospice NWI, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater NWI, Porter County Expo and Two Men & a Truck for helping make this event possible.

For additional information, contact Kurt Gillins at (219) 462-1105 or or Erica Kerkes at (219) 462-5195 or