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No joke: Mtn. View holds volunteer fair April 1

Volunteer opportunities will abound at an event set for Saturday in Mountain View.

Scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., the inaugural City of Mountain View Volunteer Fair will feature representatives from more than 20 nonprofit organizations.

“If somebody would like to give back to their community or do something productive and rewarding in their spare time, they should go to this event,” said Bill Mykytka, Mountain View’s volunteer coordinator.

The idea for the fair came from residents’ interest in volunteering, according to Mykytka, who regularly receives calls and emails from people wanting to contribute their time and talents.

“We thought it would be a good idea to introduce people looking to volunteer with organizations looking for volunteers,” he said.

Participating organizations include Hope’s Corner, Canine Companions, the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, the Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Rabbit Haven, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Community Health Awareness Council’s Family Resource Center, Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, the Mountain View Day Worker Center, Community Services Agency, Girl Scouts of Mountain View, the Palo Alto Humane Society, Doggie Protective Services Rescue, Friends of Opera San Jose, Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, JustREAD, Nova Works, South Peninsula Young Life, the Kiwanis Club, the Santa Clara County 4-H Club, Sevathon, Prerna2Inspire and Mountain View Recreation.

Mykytka said he looks forward to “seeing lots of local citizens find rewarding volunteer positions that bring them joy.”

To volunteer in Mountain View and for more information on the event, call 903-6607 or visit mountainview.gov/volunteer.

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