Don't forget to thank and recognize your volunteers this month! National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. The theme for National Volunteer Week is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.
Governor Northam has issued a Proclamation designating April 15-21 as National Volunteer Week in Virginia! Download the proclamation here: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/proclamations/proclamation/national-volunteer-week/ On April 10, Governor Northam honored outstanding Virginia volunteers at the 2018 Virginia Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.
Please take this opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community and around the world. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action and discover their collective power to unite in making a difference.
The week is also a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service on our communities. The local events, volunteer projects and social media conversations that take place during this week demonstrate that service unites – bringing people together to tackle society’s tough challenges, spark change, and build stronger, more resilient communities.
National Volunteer Week kicks off on April 15, 2018, with Good Deeds Day, global day of service that unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Good Deeds Day is an opportunity to start National Volunteer Week by coming together with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to do good in your community.
Tell us what you're doing for National Volunteer Week! Please share your volunteer stories with us on social media!