This year’s National Volunteer week takes place April 12-18, 2015. Get a jump start by:
- Creating your volunteer profile in our database
- Searching for volunteering opportunities in the Central Okanagan
National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015) is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. 2015 marks the 12th consecutive year we’ve delivered the NVW campaign in partnership with Investors Group, Canada’s corporate leader in volunteer recognition.
A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably, volunteers rock.
Findings from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group’s 2013 Volunteer Recognition Study indicated that many volunteers appreciate a genuine thank you. Whether it is with words highlighting the impact of a volunteers’ contribution or a small personalized token, a custom and sincere thanks makes a difference.
To collectively celebrate Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers, the NVW 2015 “Volunteers are part of the ripple effect,” campaign will feature stones available at Volunteer Canada’s online gift store. Canadians are urged to recognize volunteers by offering them a token stone. Each stone will feature an engraved message on one side: Volunteers Rock.
Just like no two stones are identical, every volunteer is unique. This is why one side of the stone is blank for you to write on. A name, an impact word or a short thank you can be added to personally recognize a volunteer.