Starting National Volunteer Week!

It is here; National Volunteer Week April 19 – 25, 2020!

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 events and leadership roles to service delivery as mentors, tutors, coaches, friendly visitors and more, volunteers are vital to healthy communities.

With program and event closures due to COVID19, National Volunteer Week celebrations have been postponed but thanking volunteers can be done in many ways including virtual gratitude. We invite our community to join us as we say ‘Cheers for 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. Immense gratitude to all. Our current reality calls for physical distancing but there are still community needs. From helping at the Guelph Food Bank, supporting the Clothing and Food Market at HOPE House to volunteering with Family Counselling and Support Services distress line, volunteers are gifts of support.

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 reading, 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! View features in the Guelph Mercury Tribune Special Edition and Wellington Advertiser 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 #NVW2020 and #CheersToVolunteers!

We believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community and we are grateful for volunteers. Thank you.

For our National Volunteer Week 2020 Media Release. 

Featured articles in Guelph Today and the Wellington Advertiser.

National Volunteer Week is sponsored by Old Quebec Street Shoppes.  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 19, 2020

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