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The Standard Brings 10th Anniversary Volunteer Expo to Pioneer Square


Free annual event helps connect nonprofits with local volunteers and

On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, Portland's largest volunteer expo returns to
Pioneer Square for its 10th 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 ...

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

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

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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