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Volunteer Fair & Giving Day Connects Volunteers and Non-Profits 2019

The 8th Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day held by the City of Las Cruces’ Network Volunteer Center will bring together over 50 non-profit organizations for potential volunteers to find a cause that fits them. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Plaza de Las Cruces in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market. The event is free to the public.

This year, thanks to community partnerships with United Way of Southwest New Mexico (UWSWNM) and Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, participating organizations will be able to raise donations at their respective booths and receive matching funds from UWSWNM and Community Foundation through various grant monies they have procured.

“This is the first year we are able to incorporate a Giving Day as a part of the event, and we are so thankful to our community partners for bringing this added value,” states City of Las Cruces Volunteer Coordinator, Ryan Steinmetz. “UWSWNM is excited to bring the donation matching opportunity to the Volunteer Fair activities,” states UWSWNM Amanda Morales, Community Impact Director. “For several years we have helped and participated with this event; with the addition of the donation matching opportunity, April 6 can also become a Giving Day for Las Cruces”

In addition to over 50 organizations present to talk about their activities/volunteer needs and receive community donations, there will be new attractions for families such as children’s activities coordinated by Boys & Girls Club. All attendees get a punch card and as they visit with booths about potential volunteer opportunities, they earn a free custard cone from Caliche’s. Attendees are also invited to bring canned food items for Casa de Peregrinos this year too.

The Volunteer Fair is an event of the City of Las Cruces’ Network Volunteer Center in conjunction with a steering committee which includes: Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, JustServe, La Casa, Inc., Las Cruces Civitan, Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity, and UWSWNM.

For more information about the event, contact Ryan Steinmetz at or 575-528-3035. Follow us on Facebook at The Network Volunteer Center.

The information provided and views expressed by participating organizations are not necessarily those of City of Las Cruces or its partner organizers.