Community Against Poverty plans sixth annual volunteer fair

Dozens of local organizations that need volunteers to help in their efforts to combat poverty will be in attendance from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 when the Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition sponsors its Sixth Annual Volunteer Fair.  This year’s fair will take place at The Heights, 8001 Dale Avenue in Richmond Heights.

Participants will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from area not-for-profit agencies to learn about their work and to learn about volunteer opportunities that are available.  There will be a broad range of agencies participating, with volunteer positions for all ages, interests and abilities.

“The CAP Volunteer Fair offers a unique opportunity for potential volunteers to meet with representatives from a range of social service agencies to find the best volunteer match,” said Roberta Gutwein, who is co-chairing this year’s event with Martha Scharff. 

“Every year we are able to place a significant number of community members with agencies whose missions coincide with their passions.” 


CAP, a coalition of faith-based and civic organizations, was convened in 2008 by the Jewish Community Relations Council and is dedicated to addressing the issue of poverty through education, advocacy and service. The event is free and open to the community.  Those attending are asked to bring a donation of food to support area food pantries.

For more information, call JCRC Domestic Issues/Social Justice Director Gail Wechsler at 314-442-3894 or visit