Help wanted: Volunteer expo to link organizers with helping hands

Help wanted: Volunteer expo to link organizers with helping hands

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - There are plenty of organizations in Kilgore who need a helping hand -- a free helping hand, for that matter -- which is why Texan Theater is hosting a special expo Tuesday night to help connect would-be volunteers with the groups they can serve.

From nonprofits to school boosters, service groups to charities, 19 groups are holding exhibits to give prospective volunteers a better idea of what they're all about in hopes of getting people who don't typically volunteer their time to lend a helping hand.

"We're going to have all of our community organizations with their own booth space," said Sonya Trout, special event coordinator for the city of Kilgore. "So, you can look and wander through and see which organizations are here, talk to them, and find out what's a good fit for you to volunteer with and what interests you."

As an added perk, there will be door prizes and giveaways, as well as free food and drinks.

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