Volunteer Fair Matches Volunteers with Non-Profit Agencies

Meridian, Mississippi Twenty non-profit organizations participated in a volunteer fair Thursday afternoon.

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation along with the city of Meridian, Meridian Main Street and Lauderdale County Tourism created this event to provide an avenue to match volunteers with non-profits. The organizations also took part in a roundtable discussion with business leaders to help recruit and retain volunteers.

"Give the non-profits a little more manpower, and give those who have an interest in the community and giving back to the community an outlet to find those opportunities," said Michelle Thames, the chamber manager of the EMBDC.

Anyone who missed the volunteer fair can contact the EMBDC at (601) 693-1306, and they will connect you to agencies looking for volunteers.