Volunteers wanted: assembly of equipment for students, tourist guides, etc.

GLOW With Your Hands is looking for volunteers to help support the one-day hands-on career exploration event for students in the GLOW region on September 27, 2022.

Launched in 2019, GLOW with Your Hands is an annual hands-on career exploration event where more than 800 middle and high school students from 25 school districts in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties learn about high-growth careers and in high demand. opportunities in agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and skilled trades, among others.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the event, including assembling student helmets and bags, cleaning up after the event, setting up tables and chairs, and guiding students throughout. of the day. Volunteers ensure the smooth running of the event in a timely manner.

“The success of GLOW With Your Hands would not be possible without the help and hard work of our volunteers,” said Jay Lazarony, Executive Director of GLOW’s Workforce Development Council. “Volunteers make the student experience enriching, educational and enjoyable! There are many moving parts of the event, the more people who help us, the better this day will be for our future generation.

Each year, the event averages around 100 volunteers, with 50 to 75 people working directly with the students. Some volunteers will be paired with individual students for assistance. Many providers rely on volunteers to create a positive learning environment to ensure students have fun and stay safe.

“Volunteers play an important role in encouraging students to participate in hands-on career demonstrations and ask employers questions that can help them understand job opportunities in their own backyard,” said Karyn Winters, head of the GLOW With Your Hands volunteer committee. “We are a volunteer-based event, those involved are invested in the future of students in the GLOW region and want them to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older. Additional information and volunteer requests are available here: https://www.glowwithyourhands.com/volunteer.

Additionally, GLOW With Your Hands leaders encourage community members to consider joining the program’s organizing committee and sub-committees.

“Our initial volunteers made GLOW With Your Hands a reality, and we welcome new leaders to support the continued growth of these opportunities,” said Lazarony. “Our organizing committee and sub-committees are always in need of new energy and new ideas as we build the best experience for our young people.”

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