Nearly Fifty Organizations Registered for 4th Annual CONVERGE Volunteer Fair

August 12, 2013, Muncie IN –  Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s Leadership Development Institute, has announced that CONVERGE 2013 will be back for the fourth consecutive year. This region-wide volunteer recruitment event will take place on September 5th from 4-7 PM at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie.

Similar to a “job fair for volunteers”, CONVERGE 2013 intends to bring willing and talented volunteers throughout East Central Indiana face-to-face with the region’s nonprofit organizations that want and need their help the most. Forty-eight organizations will be on hand to present their open volunteer positions. Individuals are then invited to visit and network with each organization in effort to find volunteer opportunities they are interested in including board member roles, committee service, and general program volunteering.

Registration at is appreciated but not required and attendance is free of charge. Through advanced registration, individuals can view the participating organizations and the specific volunteer opportunities they will have available at CONVERGE 2013. Individuals who register can also complete a free assessment which will allow them to better understand their individual interests and skills. Much like a job board, allows potential volunteers to match their skills and areas of interest to current volunteer openings or return to see new opportunities year round.

Organizations scheduled to be at CONVERGE 2013 include: A Better Way Services, Alpha Center, AMA National Model Aviation Museum, Back to School Teachers Store, Big Brothers Big Sisters , Boys & Girls Club, Cancer Services of ECI-LRD, Cardinal Greenways, Christian Ministries of Delaware County, Conley-Mitchell Alliance for Hope, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Delaware County CASA, ECI Therapeutic Riding, First Choice for Women, Girls Scouts of Central Indiana, Habitat for Humanity, Hearts & Hands United, Hillcroft Services, Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, Indiana Blood Center, IU Health- BMH, LifeStream Services, Masterworks Chorale, Meridian Health Services, Minnetrista, Motivate Our Minds, Muncie Action Plan, Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Young Professionals, Open Door Health Services, PathStone Corporation, Project Leadership, Purdue Extension (Del. Co. 4H), Purdue Extension (Del. Co. Homemakers), Rebuilding Together of Delaware County, Red Tail Land Conservancy, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, State of the Heart Hospice, TEAMwork for Quality Living, United Way, YMCA of Muncie, YWCA of Muncie.

To learn more about Shafer Leadership Academy ( and the CONVERGE event & website ( visit us online or call 765-748-0403.