National Volunteer Week runs from April 15 - 21, 2012 and is a special week designated to celebrate people who give their time, skills and energy to help create stronger and more vibrant communities.
According to a recently released survey, the number of Canadians who volunteer increased to 13.3 million -- that means we have even more reason to celebrate!
This National Volunteer Week, let's celebrate the work of all volunteers in Calgary who help make our city strong and vibrant.
It's official -- see the Mayor's Proclamation of National Volunteer Week!
Here are some ideas on how YOU can take part in this special week.
1. Celebrate volunteers!
Wine. Dine. Let volunteers shine! Come to the16thAnnual Leadership Awards. The biggest and most prestigious volunteer recognition event in the city.
Reserve your seats today. Click here.
2. Spread the volunteer spirit all around.
Use one of our eyecatching NVW Facebook cover photos to show the world how much you love volunteering.Inspire your friends in the process!
Get cool cover photos here.
3. Make a difference.
There are tons of ways you can do something that matters. Check out our website to start your volunteering adventure.
4. Make your time count.
Just how big is volunteering in Alberta? Let’s find out! From April 15– 21, don’t forget to log your volunteer hours on the Volunteers Count! homepage to give us a snapshot of volunteers in the province.
5. Just say thanks.
Don't forget to say the magic words "thank you" to a special volunteer that you know. A little thanks goes a long way. It fuels a volunteer's motivation and makes them feel that what they are doing is making a diffference.