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Celebrate National Volunteer Week


April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to promote volunteerism and celebrate the dedicated volunteers who generously give their time and talents to improve the world around them.


National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by Points of Light, a national volunteer organization founded by President George H.W. Bush and supported by subsequent Presidents. Since then, it has grown to encompass thousands of volunteer projects and events. The first day of National Volunteer Week, April 7, is also Good Deeds Day, a global day of service when hundreds of thousands of people around the world do good deeds for their communities.

In honor of this special week, we are spotlighting a few of the many volunteers who help make our work possible. Read more about them below—and then visit our Volunteer Center to join them.



“Our volunteers have a large impact on the positive changes in our communities. Their caring and commitment to helping others is always an inspiration. Warm thanks to these Community Changemakers!”


—Fran Longton, Volunteer Center Manager