National Volunteer Week 2015 – April 12 – 18


A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably, volunteers rock.

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. NVW 2015 takes place April 12-18.

Findings from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group’s 2013 Volunteer Recognition Study indicated that many volunteers appreciate a genuine thank you. Whether it is with words highlighting the impact of a volunteers’ contribution or a small personalized token, a custom and sincere thanks makes a difference.

To collectively celebrate Canada’s volunteers, this NVW, Canadians are urged to recognize volunteers by offering them a token stone. Stones will be available in the NVW Gift Store and will feature an engraved message on one side: Volunteers Rock. Just like no two stones are identical, every volunteer is unique. This is why one side of the stone is blank for you to write on. A name, an impact word or a short thank you can be added to personally recognize a volunteer.

We want to see personalized token NVW stones that thank volunteers: share a photo of yours on Twitter with the #NVW2015 hashtag or on Facebook by tagging @Volunteer Canada

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