Volunteers are the roots of strong communities; the theme of National Volunteer Week 2016. Taking place from April 10th to 16th, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of volunteers in our community and across the country. Over 12.7 million Canadians donate their time and energies to grow and strengthen the “fabric” of communities.
As a group dedicated to “Empowering action and building Community”, Volunteer Prince George is proud to have supported volunteerism in our city for 25 years. Since 1991, Volunteer PG has been promoting volunteerism by showcasing the value that volunteers bring to our community, connecting individuals to meaningful opportunities with local organizations, supporting charities and individuals with volunteer management training, and advocating for volunteers’ rights and responsibilities.
As Volunteer PG marks 25 years of success, the organization is turning its focus to a new era of growth under the leadership of general manager Sarah Foot. “I’m excited about empowering people to act on their passions and to experience the many social, health, and career benefits of volunteering,” says Sarah Foot. “Volunteering together over the next 25 years, individuals and organizations will create and sustain the roots of a strong community.” To celebrate, promote, and nurture volunteerism in this anniversary year, Volunteer PG has plans for special workshops and training opportunities, updating communication platforms for connecting with individuals, and celebrating the work of volunteers in our city. Watch for Volunteer Prince George throughout the community this year, and ask how Volunteer PG can help you get involved with an exciting and rewarding opportunity!
In celebration of National Volunteer Week from April 10th to 16th, take the time to recognize and thank the volunteer or organization that has demonstrated the positive impact of volunteerism in our community. We encourage all citizens, businesses, organizations, and other volunteer agencies to come together and celebrate the healthy spirit of volunteerism.
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