Get Involved with National Volunteer Week!!

This calendar week, April 19-25, 2010 is officially known as National Volunteer week celebrating “People in Action“. This year’s theme captures the meaning behind this signature week by honoring the individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities.

Established by President Richard Nixon with an executive order in 1974, it brings together people from all walks of life to make a difference.This year’s Volunteer Week in particularly special, however. It commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the largest expansion of volunteer service since the 1930s.

There are thousands of opportunities for you to help out around your community and participate, check out some of these local organizations:

“Whether through the workplace or a house of worship, in our own neighborhoods or in another state or country, service binds us together as Americans in a way nothing else can. It defines us as a people, and it is essential to achieving our national priorities”- President Barack Obama

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2 responses to “Get Involved with National Volunteer Week!!

  1. Damara,
    I happened to stumble across this post and I just wanted to say kudo’s to you! I really enjoyed reading it. I myself am an active volunteer and love every minute of it. I believe there is no better way to give back, than to find something you really care about or are interested in and pay it forward. You know whats funny is, I’m a volunteer and I didn’t even realize it was National Volunteer Week, until I read this post. A great way to inform people of places in the area was listing local venues for volunteer opportunity. Thanks for the information.
    -Kati Ann

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