CELEBRATE NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK is a special time set aside annually in April to honour volunteers for the time and energy they contribute across our country.
How did the Week begin?
In the late 1960s, the idea of a designated week to honor volunteers was revived, and the focus was broadened to include all community volunteers. With local volunteers centres taking the lead, this special week grew in importance during the 1970s and 1980s.
In 1990, the third week in April was proclaimed National Volunteer Week in all communities across the country. National Volunteer Week in 2012 was celebrated from April 15 - 21.
National Volunteer Week:
April 21 - 27, 2013
April 6 - 12, 2014
April 12 - 18, 2015