An exploration of things to do in Arlington

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday: CRM Mentoring Fair

When you move to a new area, it can be hard to find a volunteer organization that's a good fit. That's one reason Arlington County established the Community Role Models program -- to help break down the barriers between wannabe volunteers and organizations that need help.

That hurdle gets even higher when it comes to mentoring. Not only are volunteers often reluctant to take on such a big commitment, but the organizations themselves want to take extra care to make sure it's the right fit.

So CRM has organized its first-ever Mentoring Fair on Monday October 15th at 7pm at the Arlington Central Library (closest Metro is Ballston). It's a chance for potential volunteers to meet representatives from organizations that need help. No pressure, no commitment. If you don't find a good fit, no big deal.

You'll be able to learn about Arlington groups that need volunteers like ...

* Arlington Public Schools
* Big Brothers/Big Sisters
* Greenbrier Learning Center
The event will also feature special guest speaker Laura Sessions Stepp, the author of Our Last Best Shot and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who specializes in teenager and young adult issues. After the event is over, we'll head over to Carpool for more socializing and some Manny Being Manny-watching as the Red Sox play the Indians in the ALCS.

You can RSVP at the CRM website or at the Facebook event page!

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