It is here; National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021!

It is here; National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021!

The incredible work of local volunteers; a gift to our community. Through the generous donation of their time, volunteers act as support to and lead many essential services.  From programs and leadership roles to service delivery as mentors, tutors, coaches, friendly visitors and more, volunteers are vital to healthy communities.

We have learned a lot this past year. What shines is the spirit of volunteers. While programs, services and events have had closures due to COVID19, many nonprofits and charities transitioned their delivery of services to meet community need and were able to do so with the incredible generosity of volunteers.

Now, more than ever, understanding the role volunteers have is key. Volunteers locally and across the country who are supporting COVID19 needs, who are volunteering virtually, online and on the phone are an incredible gift. Immense gratitude to all.

Each of us are impacted by the support of volunteers. As coaches to our children’s sports team, tutors helping our children to improve their readings, leader of local youth groups and programs, volunteers who help your parents and grandparents in the community, retirement and long term care; examples of people helping people and the core of human kindness.  

We appreciate volunteers. We know you do too! Read the local features in the Guelph Mercury Tribune Special Edition, Wellington Advertiser and North Wellington Community News promoting volunteering as well as appreciation shared through Magic 106 and 1460 CJOY. Read our daily volunteerism blog and social media post; follow along and tag @PINnetworkGW and join the conversation nationally with the hashtag #NVW2021 and our very own #DoGiveShareGW!

In addition, visit this link to Volunteer Canada’s creatives – couplet, colouring page or illustration canvas to express what ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’ means to you. Use the hashtag #NVW2021, #VolunteersBringChange and tag @PINnetworkGW on social media.”

We believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community and we are grateful for volunteers. Thank you. For our National Volunteer Week 2021 Media Release, click here.

Located in the scenic heart of downtown Guelph, Old Quebec Street occupies a unique role in the history of the city—a role which continues to evolve with time. Part shopping centre, part office space, Old Quebec Street provides a charming and memorable experience to visitors; an experience that is intimately tied to its history.

Many thanks to Old Quebec Street Shoppes for their sponsorship and valuing volunteer involvement in our community.

Posted on April 18, 2021

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