'Virtual Volunteer Fair' provides community service opportunities year-round

United Way of Wapello County

National Volunteer Week recognizes active volunteers and encourages others to get involved in the community.

Volunteer efforts all kicked off on Sunday with a Community Garden Project, Nearly 50 people came out to clear a garden lot in Ottumwa Industrial Park, where vegetables will soon be planted to help provide fresh produce to the food insecure in Wapello County. In honor of National Volunteer Week, organizers at United Way of Wapello County are reaching out to people with an innovative â??Virtual Volunteer Fairâ?? where that will inspire you to get involved in the community with the click of a mouse.

â??We're really excited and hopefully we can generate some momentum,â?? Volunteer Center Coordinator Ali Wilson said, â??and you know, really carry it forward even after National Volunteer Week is officially over.â??

Future volunteer opportunities are posted all year long on the Volunteer Center website. Wilson says if you are interested in the Community Garden project to call United Way at 641- 682-1264