January 9, 2013

Owens Community College to Host Community Volunteer Action Fair, Jan. 15

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, 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 Owens Community College serves as host to a Community Volunteer Action Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Coordinated by the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the Community Volunteer Action Fair will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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 Padua Center, Odyssey Hospice, Toledo Seagate Food Bank, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Camp Courageous, Wood County Park District, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Toledo Botanical Garden and American Red Cross, among many others.

For more information about the Community Volunteer Action Fair, call (567) 661-2275 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2275.

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.