PISCATAWAY, NJ – Now in its 3rd year, the Piscataway Library’s annual volunteer fair brought out a variety of service organizations to the community room on Sat. March 11th.

Organized by Mary Piekarski, the library’s supervisor of adult services, the volunteer fair gave organizations a chance to discuss what they do in the community, while approaching residents about donating their time to the causes.

“We had a really good response from the community, and even had a few people visit from other towns who had heard about the fair through online library meet-up groups,” Piekarski said about the turnout.

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Visitors to the fair had the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, and with organizations that address such issues as animal welfare and domestic issues, including the Plainfield Humane Society and the Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team.

Representatives from Grace Healthcare Services and JFK Assisted Living were also there to discuss how they help seniors with hospice and palliative care needs and how others can assist, as was the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Middlesex County.

The NJ Sharing Network table had information on organ and tissue donations, while Hope for Veterans displayed how the service organization aids military veterans and their families who are faced with homelessness issues.

Also on hand at the volunteer fair were representatives from Friends of the Piscataway Library, the Piscataway Rotary Club and the NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch which serves all of Central Jersey.

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