Upper Arlington residents will have a chance to see the range of volunteering opportunities available in the community next month during the annual Volunteer UA Expo next month.

Upper Arlington residents will have a chance to see the range of volunteering opportunities available in the community next month during the annual Volunteer UA Expo next month.

The expo will showcase more than 30 area nonprofit and volunteer groups. Usually held in the fall, this year's event will take place Wednesday, April 11, and the hours have been expanded to make it a daylong event.

Exhibitors at this year's expo will include Acclaim Hospice, the ALS Association, the American Cancer Society, the Assistance League of Metro Columbus, Hands On Central Ohio, Lifecare Alliance, the National Youth Advocacy Program, Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Upper Arlington Community Foundation, the Upper Arlington Optimist Club and other volunteer groups, according to Emma Speight, deputy city manager of community affairs.

The event will also include a presentation by Rebeccah Verhoff from Hands On Central Ohio, who will share information on the services and connections that organization can provide relative to volunteering for area nonprofits, Speight said. Her presentations will take place at 1 and 8 p.m.

The Volunteer Expo is presented through a partnership of the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging, the city of Upper Arlington, the Upper Arlington Public Library, the TriVillage Mentor League, Leadership Upper Arlington and Northwest Partners (a volunteer component of Northwest Counseling Services). These partner organizations will also have exhibit tables on display during the expo.

The fifth annual Volunteer UA Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The event is free and open to the public. More information on the expo can be found at www.uaoh.net or by calling Commission on Aging executive director, Amy Schossler.