April 7 – 13 is National Volunteer Week! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole week dedicated to honouring volunteers across the country. Not only does the week commemorate the selfless efforts of so many people already volunteering, but encourages others to get out of their comfort zone and take action in bettering their communities. National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.
Most nonprofits interact with volunteers at least a few times a year, whether that’s recruiting dozens for a big fundraiser, or just one to help out with your day-to-day duties. Volunteers come to you with the desire to help out (for free!) and that’s a pretty cool thing that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society would like to thank our amazing volunteers for their help.
Bernice, Jerry, Marilyn and Karen thank you for your KP duties making sure we all have our coffee or tea as well as leaving the kitchen in good order.
Vera, thank you for being the “The Lunch Out” telephone contact to all our members.
Donna, thank you for taking on our Facebook page.
Lynn, thank you for writing thank you notes to donors.
Elaine and Nancy, thank you for keeping our library resources in good order.
Mike, our newest volunteer, thank you for spreading joy.
Kathy, thank you for taking on the role of President.
Marie, thank you for taking on the role of Treasurer.
Paul, thank you for taking on the role of Secretary.
MJ, thank you for your help with communications.
To everyone take a moment and let our volunteers know just how much you value their volunteer involvement!