May 16: East Side Volunteer Fair to connect community with volunteer opportunities

By Ryan Patchin
Posted May 5, 2017

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the East Side Volunteer Fair. The free event will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at 463 Maria Avenue in Saint Paul. The volunteer fair is hosted by East Side Elders, a nonprofit organization that serves seniors in the community. 400dpiLogo_2017_331x200.png

Attendees will enjoy free snacks and beverages, enter to win door prizes, and will meet with representatives from community organizations that serve the East Side of Saint Paul.

“This event is geared toward people who are looking for daytime volunteer opportunities. We are hoping that the event will attract retirees, stay at home parents, those who work from home, students with flexible schedules, and other community members,” said Kala Hotakainen, East Side Elders Volunteer coordinator.

Community organizations that will be in attendance include the Arlington Hills Community Center, East Side Lions Club, the Karen Organization of Minnesota, and the East Side Arts Council. Nonprofits are invited to apply for a free table at the event by contacting the organizers at