Value of vol­un­teers cel­e­brated this week

Lethbridge Herald - - FRONT PAGE - LETHBRIDGE HER­ALD

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

Her­ald photo Tim Kali­nowski

Mar­cella Ether­ing­ton and Liz Martin were hav­ing a blast at Vol­un­teer Lethbridge’s Colour Fun Run on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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