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      Volunteer action fair at Owens Community College

      A display of seeds on the Toledo Botanical Garden table.

      The Community Volunteer Action Fair was held at Owens Community College today.

      Community partners visited the campus to share volunteer opportunities to students and faculty.

      Krista Kiessling, director of Service Learning at Owens Community College, said, "Any non-profit in the community, that utilizes volunteers for their organization is welcome to participate. We have a pretty broad sampling today."

      Some of the area organizations that attended included, Camp Courageous, YWCA Hope Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio and Toledo Botanical Garden.

      There were 16 organizations in total.

      Students were able to find volunteering opportunities with organizations, most relevant to subjects they are learning about in their classes.

      Faculty were able to discover how to connect their teaching in the classroom to what is going on in the community.

      Todayâ??s fair was held in the Collegeâ??s Student Health and Activities Center.

      The fair is held at the beginning of each semester.