Last year in Canada, 13.3 million people contributed 2.1 billion hours of volunteer time—that’s the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs! National Volunteer Week, in its 72nd year, is celebrated from April 6-12, 2014. We encourage you to take the time to thank the volunteers who do so much in our communities.
As the Halton Children’s Aid Society celebrates its 100th Anniversary (1914 to 2014), we want to take the time to thank the many volunteers who have played an essential role in our work over the past 100 years. “Our volunteers truly make a real difference in the lives of the children, youth and families we work with,” notes Nancy MacGillivray, executive director.
Across the province, over 4,000 people give of their time to volunteer with their local children’s aid society in various roles. Last year in Halton, our volunteers contributed over 13,000 hours of their time and logged more than 400,000 km for our children, youth and families.
We know our volunteers make an impact on the people they work with, but it is definitely a two-way street. One volunteer notes, “My experience volunteering at Halton has always been positive. Staff are very welcoming and appreciative of volunteers.”
During National Volunteer Week, we thank our volunteers, both past and present, for their wonderful contributions to the work of our Society. We are proud to recognize them this week and in the future.