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Volunteers Needed Metropolitan Police Academy CU Financial Reality Fair

Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Please consider volunteering for the next Credit Union Financial Reality Fair in the District on Friday, March 23 at the Metropolitan Police Department's Police Academy. 250 police cadets will be participating and we need your help. Participants will have the opportunity to simulate responsible adult spending, budgeting and money management as if they were living on their own. This event gives participants interactive hands-on experience with balancing a budget and living within their disposable monthly net income, while paying for basic needs such as housing, utilities, transportation, food and other living essentials. The fair teaches basic money management skills that are key to economic and career success.

Why You're Needed
Volunteers are critical to the success of the program as they are needed to encourage participants to spend for essential needs and wants. Volunteers help to disseminate information about the products and services at each consumer booth. 

Financial Counselors
Other volunteers (financial counselors) assist students at the end of the event, explaining to the students the pitfalls to avoid, ensuring that they have enough disposable income to live on each month. It is a fun and engaging way to highlight the importance of spending and saving habits. 

March 23rd from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Metropolitan Police Academy
4665 Blue Plains Drive, SW
Washington, D.C. 20032 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time should volunteers arrive?

A: Volunteers may arrive by 7:30 am.

Q: Where should volunteers park?

A: Parking is available in the lot at the location. 

Q: What should volunteers wear?

A: Credit union branded clothing or business casual clothing is appropriate.

Q: When are volunteer assignments provided?

A: All volunteers will have the option of selecting their desired booth to work at the time of their registration. 

Q: How many cadets will be participating in this fair?

A: We are expecting approximately 250 cadets to participate in the fair. 

Q: How can I volunteer as a Financial Counselor?

A: When registering to attend, be sure to select the Financial Counselor option from the available Admission items.  

Q: Are there opportunities for sponsorship of the event?

A: Yes! There are many opportunities for sponsorship of the fair.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 

Contribute to the Swag Bag

We love leaving our participants with something to remember! Please contact the event coordinator if you are interested in including your credit unions' promotional items for inclusion in the swag bags to be given to cadets at the conclusion of the event! 

Chrystal Hunter, Member Relations Coordinator| Phone: 443-325-0772 | Email