National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week: April 23-29
National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.
Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve.
Share Your Passion: Participate in the #ivolunteer Campaign. During National Volunteer Week, we want to know: What inspires you to serve? Sonoma County Family YMCA is actively participating in National Volunteer week, so, beginning mid-April, we are asking volunteers to join the #ivolunteer social media campaign. Share what inspires or motivates you to volunteer at the Y, what causes you're most passionate about, or what volunteering means to you. Download the signboard, write your reason for volunteering, take a photo of yourself and share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #ServiceUnites #SCFYMCA #ForaBetterUs #ivolunteer and #NVW.