Middle School Career Exploration Fair

Do you love your chosen profession? Come and share your career path with small groups of middle school students in a fun and low-stress way. Volunteers will model and teach the valuable skill of networking and give students the opportunity to practice these skills while learning about lots of options for possible career paths.    


The Event: Middle School Career Exploration Fair

Audience: ALL USD#497 7th grade students (yes ALL - this is why we need LOTS of volunteers!)

Presenting Partners: USD #497, Lawrence Schools Foundation, Peaslee Tech, and the United Way of Douglas County. 

Event Dates: Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th

Volunteer shifts available each day:  8:00-11:40am and 12:40-2:40pm (sign up for any number that you are available for)

Location: Lawrence College and Career Center, 29th & Haskell

To Sign Up: Go to http://www.volunteerdouglascounty.org/aem/general/event/?doc_id=3374

or contact Shelly at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org or at 785-865-5030, ext. 301.


Volunteers from all professions are welcome. To align with school district goals, diverse volunteers representing the following professions are especially needed:

  • agriculture, food, and natural resources

  • architecture and construction

  • arts, A/V technology, and communications

  • business management and administration

  • education and training

  • finance

  • government and public administration

  • health science

  • hospitality and tourism

  • human services

  • information technology

  • law, public safety, corrections, security

  • manufacturing

  • marketing

  • science, technology, engineering, and math

  • transportation, distribution, and logistics