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Southeast Missouri students attend volunteer fair

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University students learned about local volunteering opportunities at a volunteer fair on Tuesday.

Twenty local nonprofit agencies, including the Conservation Department and the March of Dimes, were available to tell students about different projects they can get involved in.

"A lot of the agencies that we have in the community have really tight budgets and so there is a void," said Director and retired senior volunteer Tina Dohogne. "It needs to be filled by an individual in the community.  So we need those volunteers to step forward, come help us out, see what's going on.  They get firsthand experience of what that agency is about and they get a good feeling about what they can do for someone else."

For more on how you can get involved in the community, contact the Volunteer Intergenerational Center in Cape at 573-335-7555.

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