National Volunteer Week: April 18th to April 24th, 2021

Theme: The Value of One, The Power of Many

National Volunteer Week: April 18th to April 24th, 2021

In this time of social and economic challenges, we must come together, share and support the other people in the community as a social responsibility.

Volunteerism is the practice of providing time and skills for the benefit of impacting the community.

Volunteering helps to create a more just and equitable society. In recent times, we see people standing up to systemic racism, helping the vulnerable in society as we face COVID-19, and sharing insights on a more just and equitable society.

We acknowledge the compassion that each one has shown one another, and we recognize the power of people coming together and working for a common good.

This week, National Volunteer Week is a great time to celebrate and acknowledge our volunteers for their service. Volunteering is an inspiring act of kindness, and wow, what magic it creates when we work together towards a common purpose.

The power of people working together can bring about monumental changes. How enthralling it is to see all those volunteers trudging through the snow and bracing against the COVID-19 Pandemic to assist others.

Small grassroots organizations, like CACD, are more impacted by COVID-19. However, while suspending, postponing or cancelling some programs or activities, cancelling or reducing inperson volunteer involvement, transitioning some volunteer roles to virtual delivery, the work continues with a great sense of service and pride.

COVID-19 Pandemic has had some harmful effects, but it has also set a tone for re-imagining the future. We have seen the value of compassion and the power of many that enable us to thrive together.

We salute and applaud you and wish to recognize you (volunteers) for your support in our organization for your service.