Value of volunteers celebrated this week
This year during National Volunteer Week from April 15-21, local organizations will be celebrating the diverse value and far reaching impacts of volunteers with “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering” events around the community.
The goal of National Volunteer Week is celebrating and appreciating the value of the volunteers that contribute so much to communities. Volunteer Lethbridge recorded 23,848 volunteers put in 608,630.7 hours, which represents an approximate economic value of $14,607,137 to the community (based on a study by TD Economics in 2012).
Schedule of remaining events in Lethbridge: April 15 – 21 – Volunteer Lethbridge Colours will light up City Hall and the Flag will fly
Today – Presentation to City Council – Celebrating the Value of Volunteering.
Wednesday – Leaders of Tomorrow Gala – recognizing 143 youth volunteers in the community
Thursday – Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn: The Value of Volunteering. To register: http://www.lethbridgechamber.com /events/details/
Friday – Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (500-11 St. S) Pub Afternoon
Marcella Etherington and Liz Martin were having a blast at Volunteer Lethbridge’s Colour Fun Run on Sunday afternoon.