Center serves as resource for Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper

November 18, 2016 – The PATH Volunteer Center, an effort funded by the PATH Foundation, is working to expand volunteerism for nonprofits serving Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. The center is launching an online software platform that matches volunteers with nonprofit needs at www.letsvolunteer.org.

By creating a venue that both allows individuals to see the many ways they can make a difference and agencies to promote their needs, the PATH Volunteer Center has increased the potential for volunteerism and involvement in the community. Over the past several weeks, nonprofits in the area began posting their volunteer needs online in hopes of increasing the opportunities for community members to get involved.

Lynn Lauritzen, manager of the PATH Volunteer Center, says the online service makes it easy for volunteers to find opportunities that match their interests and available time, “By registering as a user at letsvolunteer.org, community members wishing to volunteer can take the time to find where they are best suited to help groups in our area. The site can be used to find volunteer opportunities for students as well. We currently have 30 nonprofits registered on the volunteer center platform with nearly 50 volunteer opportunities posted, and we are excited to grow that number.”

Opportunities currently listed online include Family Selection Committee Member with Habitat for Humanity, Homework Tutor for Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier, Digital Photo Archivist at Rapp at Home and Bookstore volunteer at Culpeper County Library just to name a few. Interested community members can go to letsvolunteer.org and register to respond to these needs along with many more. Volunteer opportunity listings will include both ongoing needs for nonprofits as well as one-time event requests, including occasional PATH Foundation events.

Christy Connolly, PATH Foundation President and CEO, notes, “Our board strongly believes in the importance of community involvement. Launching the PATH Volunteer Center is an important piece to strengthen our area nonprofits. Signing up is simple, and volunteering your time can make a difference in someone’s life.”