Thanks to 13.3 million volunteers

Every day, Canadians lend a hand to their neighbours and friends

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes

To Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers, thank you.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to recognize and celebrate the incredible efforts of our volunteers. It takes place April 21 to 27, 2013.

Volunteering is a part of who we are as Canadians. The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, calls Canada “a smart and caring nation.” It’s our dedication to community involvement that has given us that reputation at home and around the globe.

Volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant. Today, volunteers are involved in more ways than ever before.

They complete tasks for those who can’t do so for themselves. They provide an extra pair of hands when needed.  They sign and share petitions. They govern organizations as board members. They lead rescue efforts when disasters strike.

Volunteers help to make our communities a nice place to live.

Every day, Canadians lend a hand to their neighbours and friends. And many of them don’t realize that in doing so they’re volunteering.

National Volunteer Week is a chance to thank volunteers for all they do for us at home and around the world. NVW is all about taking time to recognize the tremendous impact of our incredible volunteers.

Come on, everyone! Let’s show our volunteers how much we appreciate their efforts.  Say thank you to those that step forward and VOLUNTEER!