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Del Mar College Hosts First Viking Volunteer Fair

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Del Mar College hosted their first Viking Volunteer Fair Monday in hopes of getting higher education students to pay it forward.

The event was held in the morning hours at the Del Mar College east campus. Representatives from different agencies, along with recruiters, set up tables to talk to students about giving back to the community.

Organizers of the volunteer fair said they want to remind students how volunteer work ties in with their education at Del Mar.

"I think it's important that they donate their time, because it gives them an opportunity to number one, give back to their community, and to see what's going on inside their community," said Beverly Cage of Del Mar College.

"They're central, absolutely central. We couldn't do it without the volunteers. We would be relying on City staff, and it's very cost saving, so it promotes environmentalism as well," said Russell Stowers with the City of Corpus Christi. "So it's just a great opportunity."

The fair helps kick off a new program call the Viking Volunteer Program, in which students can volunteer up to 300 hours over the course of getting their degree.