Join the 2016 Fairplex Ambassador Program!

One of the things we love about working at Fairplex is the diversity in all of our programs. While fun runs and Fairs are definitely part of our game, community involvement is an equally — if not more — important part of who we are.

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Every day we invite the community to our campus in the form of field trips, youth and adult classes, art events, child development services and a number of other community partnerships. We love seeing our neighbors visiting us on a regular basis!

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But we can’t do this alone. A large part of our community effort comes from our volunteers in the Fairplex Ambassador program. We have blogged about this before and thought the start of a new year would be a great time to re-introduce the program to our new readers.

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Fairplex ambassadors have numerous parts to play year-round. One day you might be helping out at our Halloween neighborhood party, the next you could be acting as a docent at a Farm field trip.

During the Fair you will likely be guiding students and teachers through the educational aspects of LACF. Events vary from month to month and it’s rare that you’ll do the same thing twice in a row.

Hear from past ambassadors on their favorite parts of volunteering at Fairplex!

Who You Will Impact
Being an ambassador gives you the opportunity to touch hundreds of lives. Students, teachers, families, teens and seniors will benefit from the time you spend with them. Fairplex employees also enjoy working side by side with volunteers on various community projects; it’s truly a family effort.

How To Join
If being a Fairplex ambassador is something you want to do in 2016, signing up is easy! Just fill out the form on our website. Our community relations team will contact you and walk you through our orientation program. You’ll be volunteering in no time.

Being a Fairplex ambassador means you are both a part of our surrounding community and a part of the Fairplex family. Without you we wouldn’t be able to carry out as many events and services as we do. Thank you!¬†

Mother’s Day for moms in need

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The Avalon at Fairplex is usually reserved for holiday parties, speaking sessions and dinners but today it has been transformed into a fully functioning beauty salon! 150 women in need — mothers who have endured domestic abuse, substance addiction, cancer, poverty and other hardships in life — came to Fairplex for a full morning of pampering.

These special moms received pedicures, manicures, hair cuts and makeup tips from hair stylists and makeup artists while their children made Happy Mother’s Day crafts under the supervision of trained volunteers at The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

We would like to give a special thank you to Total Restoration Ministries and Mothers Understanding Mothers Support for bringing this great event to our campus!

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Thoughtful Thursday: ArtReach Volunteers

ArtReach: The Art of Pop Culture is coming to the Millard Sheets Arts Center at Fairplex next month. ArtReach features the artistic talents of regional high school students and brings the community together to celebrate the accomplishments of each individual artist.

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Sculptures, paintings, film, photography and myriad other art forms are displayed throughout the gallery, all commenting on the various aspects of pop culture.

As a part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, ArtReach relies heavily on volunteers to make the show a success. For this week’s Thoughtful Thursday we wanted to give a huge shout-out to all of the people in our community who have taken time out of their busy lives to help with this endeavor.

Our volunteers do everything from installing art pieces to greeting visitors and leading discussions about artworks during student field trips. They are an essential part of this project and we couldn’t do it without them!

If you are interested in volunteering with ArtReach: The Art of Pop Culture, please call us at (909) 865-4075. We would love to have you join the Fairplex family!