San Miguel: the number one city in the world has a great need for volunteers
By Katelin Cannon
San Miguel de Allende has a long history of citizens and visitors serving the community, dating back to the economic recovery that followed the Mexican War of Independence.
First annual Volunteer Fair
Thu and Fri, Feb 20 and 21, 10am-4pm
Today, over 100 years later, the volunteer spirit is still alive in San Miguel.
Currently San Miguel has over 100 registered nonprofit organizations working in areas such as education, the environment, protection of animals, arts and culture, disability services, and healthcare. These nonprofit organizations, which change countless lives and create jobs for the local economy, benefit from and depend on many thousands of hours of volunteer support annually.
Visitors and residents will have a firsthand opportunity to meet many of these nonprofits and learn more about volunteering at the first annual Volunteer Fair. The fair is free of charge and sponsored by Volunteer San Miguel, (www.volunteersanmiguel.com) and hosted by La Biblioteca (www.bibliotecasma.com), located at Insurgentes 25, on Thursday and Friday, February 20-21, from 10am-4pm.
Several dozen nonprofits are expected to host booths at the event, where they will provide information about their organizations as well as details about volunteer opportunities. Those interested in short- or long-term or part- or full-time community service can attend to learn more.
Nonprofit organizations wishing to register for a booth at the Volunteer Fair can do so at La Biblioteca reception window (book checkout) Monday through Friday between noon and 5pm or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.