National Volunteer Week


The Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region invites YOU to join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW). This is a week to recognize the significant contributions of volunteers in our community, province, and nation. The passion and skills of volunteers enhance the abilities of organizations and their teams to deliver valuable programs to communities that would not be possible if we relied solely on paid positions.

Please share a volunteer story of someone you know. All throughout NVW we will be highlighting these stories on our social media, blog, and with traditional media. 

The Value of One, The Power of Many

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.  This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.  We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.  

#VolunteersBringChange #NVW2021 

We want to hear about what the theme The Value of One, the Power of Many means to you.  

The value of one person picking up groceries for another
The power of many people creating better home support services

The value of one person calling another to check in
The power of many people working to prevent social isolation

The value of one person volunteering at a food bank 
The power of many people volunteering on a Food Security Advisory Committee  

The value of one person standing up to transphobia
The power of many people calling for the protection of gender diversity

The value of one person recycling
The power of many people working to increase and improve recycling services

The value of one volunteer tutor helping a child 
The power of many volunteering in a literacy awareness campaign

The value of one victim support volunteer responding to a family left homeless after a fire 
The power of hundreds of volunteers distributing smoke detectors

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Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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Fax: 519 742 0559

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