Volunteer group offers free membership

From local sources

Volunteer Dubois County, which connects prospective volunteers with the groups that need them via the website www.volunteerduboiscounty.org, is offering free membership to all Dubois County nonprofits.

The group said the change was made to encourage more nonprofits to sign up, resulting in an increase of volunteer opportunities available to users of the website. The free membership also is designed to encourage those groups that had limited success with the site in its first year to continue using the site. The fee had been $75 a year.

According to the group, the website has handled nearly 200 inquiries about volunteering opportunities. The group also reaches more than 350 volunteers through newsletters, community alerts and Facebook.

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