January 7, 2013

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host Third Annual Community Volunteer Fair, Jan. 17

FINDLAY, Ohio – Area residents are invited to learn about and explore the many available opportunities to give back to their local communities throughout Northwest Ohio as the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus serves as host to its third annual Community Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The Community Volunteer Fair is being presented in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Conference Center Room 111 on the Findlay-area Campus. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is proud to present a community outreach event which showcases the many opportunities available for individuals to volunteer their time and give back through community service,” said James Katzner, Owens Manager of Career Services and Student Activities.

Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local community outreach representatives and ask them questions about volunteer opportunities available through their organizations.

Area organizations in attendance will include the Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Read for L.I.F.E., Special Kids Therapy, Hancock Park District, Findlay Family YMCA, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Blanchard Valley Health System, Hancock County Agency on Aging and Blanchard Valley Center, among many others.

For more information about the Community Volunteer Fair, call (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.