This week, nonprofit organizations, communities and individuals are celebrating National Volunteer Week. According to the Hands On Network, “National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2012 is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.”
About National Volunteer Week
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope
each year, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents,
governors, mayors and other respected elected officials. This year, Points of Light Institute is also honored to recognize the third anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund through a series of celebratory and service events across the nation. Celebrating People in Action, presents an opportunity for individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government entities alike to celebrate the ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.
National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily
basis as they lead by example—not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating
others to serve as well.
Thinking about giving back to your community? Check out Hands on Charlotte for volunteer opportunities!