Did you know… that National Volunteer Week is the third week of April every year?
Established in 1974 by presidential executive order, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Every sitting US president since then has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week urging Americans to give their time to community outreach organizations.
The third week in April, is now an opportunity to thank all the thousands of volunteers across the country who keep many organizations running, communities safe and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers.
[blockquote align=”none” author=”Anonymous”]A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens – citizens in the fullest sense: partners in our community.[/blockquote]
By 2011, 64.3 million Americans volunteered. Americans volunteered a total of almost 8 billion hours, at an estimated economic value of roughly $171 billion! A majority of Americans assisted their neighbors in some way and more than a third actively participated in a civic, religious, or school group.
A big “thank you”
We would like to say a big “thank you” to all of our Totally Local VC volunteers. We could not do what we do without all of you.
And, while we’re on the subject…
Totally Local VC’s Events are back and we need your help!
The Dinner Series, Taste of Local, Cheers for Charity, Ag Week and more all need volunteers like you to help us at these events.
If you would like to help, please fill out and submit the Volunteer Registration Form accessed by clicking the button below.