National Volunteer Week is on. Celebrating its 40th anniversary it runs from April 6th-13th, 2014. And marks the time to celebrate the people who do exceptional work through their commitment to service. We wouldn’t be celebrating this week without amazing people committing to amazing service.
Founded in 1974, National Volunteer Week is all about those who understand that our future does depend on what we do today. It’s about acknowledging, motivating, appreciating and inspiring people to lend a helping hand. And encouraging us to get involve in our neighborhoods and communities with the notion of helping others. Proving that as a population we have the strength and determination to work together to make a difference.
National Volunteer Week – Making a Difference
National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to celebrate those who influence, inspire and make a difference by way of volunteerism. Many organizations will host ceremonies and other special events to mark the occasion.
I do love to volunteer. It holds a special place in my heart. And I always feel I get a whole lot more than I give. I started young before I even understood what volunteering meant. First I assisted a physically challenged neighbor. As a tween, I tutored a brother and sister duo. Then moved on to candy striping at a local hospital. And then helping out the kindergarten class and library at my school. Once I was old enough my volunteerism expanded. And included helping out at the local children’s hospital, food bank and other various special events. I have done everything from sitting on an executive board to running events to collecting garbage. All in the name of volunteerism.
The point is, we can all make a difference.
National Volunteer Week – Time to Lend a Helping Hand
Volunteering is a great way to help others, make a difference and learn new things; all at the same time. And if you don’t already have a leg up on volunteering now is the time to get started. National Volunteer Week is about turning up the volume. So continuing on the path, encouraging others to get started and making change.
I have found that I am always shown appreciation and thanks for all my volunteer efforts. National Volunteer Week is the perfect chance to express our appreciation for the kindness of others. And if you haven’t already to get started volunteering.