PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 27, 2018--On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, Portland’s largest volunteer expo returns to Pioneer Square for its 10 th anniversary. The Volunteer Expo, presented by Standard Insurance Company (The Standard), is a free event with more than 125 participating nonprofits in one place. The expo was created by The Standard to help community members connect with nonprofits and learn about service and donation opportunities that match their skills and interests.

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On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, Portland, Oregon’s, largest volunteer expo returns to Pioneer Square for its 10th anniversary. (Photo: Business Wire)

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Volunteer Expo attendees can meet with and learn about a wide variety of nonprofits that make a difference in the community. Participating organizations represent the arts, culture, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference but weren’t sure how, the Volunteer Expo is a great place to start – whether you’re looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity or a longer-term commitment.

“The nonprofit organizations featured at the Portland Volunteer Expo have an invaluable impact on our communities, and they count on the public's support and involvement to achieve their missions,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. “We're proud to host the annual Volunteer Expo because when people find the volunteer opportunity that matches their skills or passions, everyone wins.”

The Volunteer Expo also kicks off The Standard’s annual Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign takes place in September and encourages employees to support nonprofit organizations of their choosing. During the 2018 campaign, employee contributions will again be matched 2:1 up to $5,000 per employee, for a total gift of up to $15,000 per employee to the school or nonprofit the employee chooses. The 2017 campaign broke previous company records, exceeding $4.4 million. It benefited more than 1,700 schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States, with some of the largest recipients being Central City Concern, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Save the Animals Foundation and the Oregon Food Bank.

Join us for the Volunteer Expo on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pioneer Square, located at the intersection of Sixth Street and Yamhill in downtown Portland. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Learn more at www.standard.com/volunteer.

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit  www.standard.com.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

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