Smiths Falls Volunteer Fair connects community members with local organizations, meaningful opportunities

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Many Smiths Falls and surrounding area residents are gearing up to participate in the this week’s Volunteer Fair set to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Hosted at the Memorial Community Center in the upstairs hall, this event promises a unique chance for attendees to engage with numerous community service organizations, uncover information about their diverse programs, and explore a plethora of volunteer opportunities available within the community.

A key highlight of the event is the invaluable prospect it offers to high school students seeking to fulfill their mandatory community volunteer hours. The Volunteer Fair, boasting a wide array of participating organizations, serves as a tailor-made platform for students to find volunteering experiences that align with their interests, fostering personal and professional growth along the way.

Whether one’s passion lies in sports, social causes, mentoring, local businesses, or animal welfare, the Volunteer Fair guarantees connections with like-minded organizations that make a positive impact in Smiths Falls. Attendees will have the chance to engage in meaningful one-on-one conversations with representatives from prominent local entities, including:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Downtown Smiths Falls Business Association
  • Friends of the Library
  • Lanark Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Lanark County Interval House
  • Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
  • Rideau Environmental Action League
  • Rideau Roundtable
  • Senior Activity Centre
  • Shelter Movers
  • Smiths Falls Civitan Club
  • Smiths Falls Hospital Auxiliary
  • Smiths Falls Legion
  • Smiths Falls Lions Club
  • Smiths Falls Squash & Curling Club
  • Station Theatre
  • The Smiths Falls Bears Hockey Club
  • The Table/SF Hub.

“The Volunteer Fair is a wonderful opportunity for people to find out how to get involved and make a difference in Smiths Falls,” stated Mayor Shawn Pankow. “We encourage all residents, including our high school students, to attend this event and discover the countless ways to support and learn more about the community.”

Community service clubs and volunteer organizations keen on hosting a booth at the fair are urged to get in touch with Kerri Barlow, economic and community development coordinator, via email at or by phone at 613-283-4124 x1127.

For additional details about the Volunteer Fair, residents are encouraged to visit the Smiths Falls official website at Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to connect with the community and make a meaningful difference.

Join the Smiths Falls Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, November 8th, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Memorial Community Center, upstairs hall, and embark on a journey of community involvement and positive change.

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