March 9, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Learn About Volunteering This Saturday At Fairview Branch Library:

Have you ever thought about volunteering?

If you have, consider heading down to a Volunteer Fair this Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Branch Library (2101 Ocean Park Boulevard).

The fair will feature several local nonprofit agency representatives speaking about the work that they do, why they do it, and how volunteers can help.

The program will include a screening of three short videos filmed by CityTV on volunteers in action in Santa Monica.

Moderated by Chris Miller, Associate Director of OPCC, the panel includes Dr. Va Lecia Adams, Executive Director of St. Joseph Center, Matthew Healy, Director of Clinical Services at CLARE, and Elizabeth Daly, VP of Development and Communications at Chrysalis.

OPCC provides basic emergency aid and case management for men, women and children in distress; St. Joseph Center assists low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, job training and other services; Chrysalis works with job seekers; the CLARE Foundation offers treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse.

All these organizations are members of the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition and receive some of their funding from the City of Santa Monica.

The panel discussion will take place at 11 a.m.

At noon, these and other organizations including Heal the Bay, Wise & Healthy Aging, Common Ground, and the City of Santa Monica will be on hand to answer questions about volunteer opportunities at their organizations.

The Santa Monica Public Library is one of 30 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant to develop and host programs on the theme of Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion. The grant was made possible by the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute.

The Fairview Branch is wheelchair accessible.

Fairview Branch is served by Big Blue Bus line 8, Crosstown Ride and Sunset Ride. Bicycle parking racks are available.

For more information, the public can call the Fairview Branch Library at 310.458.8681, or visit the Library’s web site smpl.org.

Related Posts

Video: Indoor Dining Close to Returning in LA County?

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Indoor dining could return to LA County very soon. Learn more and hear what diners have to say in this...

The Importance of Upgrades

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Whether you’re talking about upgrading your home, business, or computer systems, the results are the same: upgrades are essential maintenance...

Film Review: Bliss

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

FILM REVIEWBLISSRated R103 MinutesReleased February 5th on Amazon Prime Do you find that when return home from travels to another...

Art of Recovery Projects Connect the Community and Brighten Santa Monica Streets

February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

The City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division’s next round of Art of Recovery projects will be implemented throughout Santa Monica in the...

The International Gem & Jewelry Show Is Coming

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

The last time the International Gem & Jewelry Show was highlighted in Santa Monica, offers ranged from $5 to $5000...

We-Drive Ins Opening New Location In Santa Monica

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

WE Drive-Ins has announced the opening of an exclusive premiere drive-in experience featuring all new release films, with their newest...

Film Review: One Night in Miami

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

One Night in Miami is an extraordinary film crafted by a superb team of filmmakers and cast. Four men who...

“The Marksman” – Liam Neeson Delivers Another Knock-Out Performance

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

There is a reason why award-winning actor Liam Neeson is one of the highest box office grossing actors in the...

Brian Dennehy Stars In The Tender DRIVEWAYS – His Final Film

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

What makes DRIVEWAYS particularly poignant is that it was Brian Dennehy’s last film before he died and his cinematic presence...

What To Pack When Traveling

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

When you are traveling, whether it is for vacation or business, you need to consider many things. Obviously, to begin,...

7 Activities for Day Tripping with Your Family to Laguna Beach

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

When you take a trip to Laguna Beach, you want it to be epic, but epicness doesn’t just happen like...

Mid-Century Jazz: Bringing the Jazz Club to Homes

November 7, 2020

November 7, 2020

Local quartet bring classic jazz from the 1950s and 1960s to a live setting By Sam Catanzaro Concerts in Los...

Forma Expanding to Main Street: Westside Food Scene

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Westside Food Scene October 22, 2020 By Kerry Slater Forma Expanding to Main Street Popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant Forma...