In their role as tutor, mentor, special friend, board member, driver and more, volunteers make a significant difference to the lives of the children, youth and families in communities across the province. The Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS) supports National Volunteer Week—April 21-27, 2013—as a time to recognize the important role of volunteers in our society and the great work they do!
According to the 2011 United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, “. . . volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.”