Oregon’s Largest Volunteer Expo Returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square
Free event hosted by The Standard connects nonprofits with volunteers and supporters
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, Oregon’s largest and longest-running volunteer expo returns to Pioneer Square for its sixth year. The Standard’s Volunteer Expo is a free event that brings more than 125 nonprofits together in one place, helping Portlanders discover volunteer and donation opportunities that fit their skills and interests.
“At The Standard, we’re proud to host the annual Volunteer Expo because when businesses, nonprofits and community members connect, everyone wins.”
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer Expo attendees can meet with and learn about nonprofits that make a difference in the community. Participating organizations represent a wide variety of focus areas including arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. Whether you’re looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity or a longer-term commitment, the Volunteer Expo is a great way to connect with nonprofits and start making a difference.
“The nonprofit organizations featured at the Volunteer Expo have an invaluable effect on our communities, and they count on public support and involvement to achieve their missions,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. “At The Standard, we’re proud to host the annual Volunteer Expo because when businesses, nonprofits and community members connect, everyone wins.”
In partnership with New Avenues for Youth, Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop Scoop Shop will be back at the 2014 Volunteer Expo, offering a free scoop of ice cream to attendees who connect with five or more nonprofits during the event. Pick up a Connect Card on arrival at the event and collect stamps as you visit the nonprofit booths, then redeem the five stamps at the Ben & Jerry’s booth.
The Volunteer Expo kicks off The Standard’s annual Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign takes place Sept. 8 through 26 and encourages company employees to support nonprofit organizations of their choosing. The Standard matches those contributions up to $5,000 per employee. Last year, employees raised more than $1.6 million (including The Standard’s dollar-for-dollar match), impacting more than 1,100 organizations.
The 2014 Volunteer Expo takes place Thursday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW Sixth Avenue. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Learn more at www.standard.com/volunteer.
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.