Thank you to our community and Canadian volunteers

April 23 to 29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week in Canada

(L-r) Volunteers such as Barriere’s Della Jeffers and Germaine Hartfield have been supporting their community through volunteering for many years.  Here they are pictured selling daffodils to Fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society Barriere branch to Star/Journal staffer Michelle Johnson.  Johnson is also a committed volunteer for her community, she is currently serving as an officer for Barriere Search and Rescue, and both the elementary and secondary school PACs.

(L-r) Volunteers such as Barriere’s Della Jeffers and Germaine Hartfield have been supporting their community through volunteering for many years. Here they are pictured selling daffodils to Fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society Barriere branch to Star/Journal staffer Michelle Johnson. Johnson is also a committed volunteer for her community, she is currently serving as an officer for Barriere Search and Rescue, and both the elementary and secondary school PACs.

April 23 to 29, 2017,  is National Volunteer Week. It is also the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign in partnership with Investors Group.

Thank you Canadian volunteers, for 150 glorious years.

In 2017, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself.

Someone who shovels their neighbour’s laneway or who brings a lost pet to the animal shelter is helping to build a stronger community.

Sometimes we miss recognizing these people as volunteers, because they do not occupy a formal role within an organization or group.

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…and that is volunteer efforts create positive impact in communities across Canada.

To learn more go to:  https://volunteer.ca

 

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