National Volunteer WeekApr 19, 2021 - By Jason Dubue
It’s National Volunteer Week (Apr 18 – 24). With so many issues happening—especially during a pandemic, the world could use more helping hands. A single volunteer can change a life, just imagine a whole community. Whether it’s taking time to collect goods for a food bank, deliver supplies to doorsteps of the vulnerable, looking after kids, taking someone to a medical appointment, or even sharing letters or creative pieces with senior homes. Every little deed collectively adds up to make a big difference.
In studies, results found that people who volunteer tend to have higher self-esteem and overall well-being. The more you connect with your community, the higher your confidence grows. It opens up opportunities to meet new friends or neighbours, and provides a positive experience to add to your resume. It can also provide a large amount of satisfaction and appreciation for what you have in life.
In recognition of the volunteers who provide their care and compassion, we wish everyone a happy National Volunteer Week. We encourage you to perform even a small gesture whenever you can. Thank you!
Check out Volunteer Canada’s website