By John Fitts
CANTON – For some, the concept of volunteering might seem daunting but local organizations are often in need of an extra set of hands – whether one can help on a regular basis or just perform the occasional task.
On the afternoon of Feb. 6, Canton Main Street is inviting the community to a Volunteer Fair – a chance to learn a little about the different organizations that do so much for the town, whether it’s supporting kids on the field, serving on a town board, helping the elderly, curating fresh local food, helping the less fortunate or facilitating the arts. There will also be some children’s activities and chance to win prizes.
The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 6, in the lower level of the Canton Community Center at 40 Dyer Ave. Organizations will tell participants about their groups and volunteer opportunities.
“Generally, the organizations don’t have a forum like this to explain to people the value they bring or the value individuals can bring to town,” said Amy Parchen, president of Canton Main Street.
Canton Main Street is looking to provide just that venue and hopes to make the event an annual one.