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National Volunteer Week

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Media Release
March 8, 2019

Volunteer Central is kicking off National Volunteer Week 2019
with a community volunteer fair 


On the heels of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Volunteer Central will present a Community Volunteer and Information fair to introduce volunteers to their next exciting opportunity. More than 30 local non-profit organizations will host displays, chat about their work in the community, and meet volunteers at the Parkland Mall in Red Deer on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to kick off National Volunteer Week. 

This year's NVW theme - The Volunteer Factor: Lifting Communities - reflects on the diversity of ways people help each other. At the Dawe branch library, we see volunteers tutoring newcomers from other countries. Downtown, office workers take a break at lunchtime together to serve hot food to people in need. On your street, someone shovels a senior's sidewalk, knocks on the door, and says hello just to make sure their neighbour is okay. From coaches to after-school drama instructors, from people sitting on boards of directors or special event committees, to those who make time to sit quietly with someone who has suffered a loss...volunteers build and lift our community.

The image of the 2019 campaign illustrates the idea that when people volunteer together, the sky is the limit. We are confident that people visiting the Community Volunteer and Information fair will be inspired to get involved!

About Volunteer Central:
Located in Red Deer, Volunteer Central serves and represents central Alberta’s non- profit organizations. As a voice for the value of volunteerism and the non profit sector, Volunteer Central encourages, develops, and fosters volunteerism through its comprehensive website that connects volunteers to non profit organizations and businesses; through high quality training for volunteer managers; through workshops and learning opportunities for volunteers who serve on local non profit boards, organizations, and service groups; and through programs and opportunities that encourage youth to consider the benefits of volunteering.


About Volunteer Canada (www.volunteer.ca)
Involved Canadians build strong and connected communities to create a vibrant Canada. Volunteer Canada provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences. Since 1977 Volunteer Canada has worked closely with more than 200 volunteer centers across Canada, over 1200 Volunteer Canada members, charitable and non-profit organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and government departments.
The Volunteer Canada 2019 National Volunteer Week Campaign Kit



To Contact Volunteer Central:

Pam Snowdon, Executive Director
Volunteer Central
community(at)volunteercentral.ca
www.volunteercentral.ca
(403) 346-3710

Kay Kenny, Chairperson
Volunteer Central
kay.a.kenny(at)outlook.com