STRASBURG – The Shenandoah County Chamber’s Nonprofit Council invites community members to meet with 20 organizations and learn more about volunteer opportunities at the first Community Volunteer Fair on Friday at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.

National Volunteer Week held April 15 through Saturday is an annual event that brings together people and organizations dedicated to taking action and addressing problems in their communities.

“National Volunteer Week focuses on the power of volunteerism and service and working with our Nonprofit Council this is a great time to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering in the coun,” Chamber President Chris Boies stated in a news release.

Participating organizations in the Community Volunteer Fair include the American Cancer Society, Family Promise of Shenandoah County, Humane Society of Shenandoah County, NSV Master Gardener Association, Response, Shenandoah County Historical Society and local museums, United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Valley Health and the Woodstock Fire Department.

The Nonprofit Council will also highlight some of its volunteers: Janet Jones Wagniere, Megan Church, Jack Chapman, Adam Smith, the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic and their dedicated volunteers, and Relay for Life in Shenandoah County.

There will be refreshments, music and Helen Jean Smith will be autographing her ‘O Shenandoah” posters for attendees.

If You Go

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

Where: Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse, 103 N. Main St., in Woodstock.