Community Event to Explore Benefits of Volunteering

Friday, May 29, 2015

Registration is now open for Healthy Engagement: Skilled Volunteering for the Community and You, an educational event for those age 50 and older. Sponsored by the UNCW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the College of Health and Human Services, the Swain Center, Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) and AARP, participants will learn how to find volunteer opportunities that make use of their professional skills with such things as governance, strategic planning, marketing and more to help meet the needs of area nonprofit and community service organizations.

The program will include a keynote address by Jeffrey L. Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector and academic director of QENO, as well as a panel discussion with representatives from the host sponsors. A volunteer fair will follow the panel discussion, where guests can network with area nonprofit organizations and learn what opportunities currently exist.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 22 in the Burney Center. Registration is open through noon on Friday, June 19. Lunch is included in the $25 registration fee. Refunds will not be given past the registration deadline. If the event is canceled by UNCW due to low enrollment, inclement weather, etc., a full refund will be issued.

Attendees can sign up here. Nonprofits who wish to host a booth at the event can register online or contact Angela Keith, program associate, QENO, 910.962.3844 or