National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. 2014 marked the 11th consecutive year we’ve delivered the NVW campaign in partnership with Investors Group, Canada’s corporate leader in volunteer recognition.
Volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant. The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, calls Canada “a smart and caring nation.” It’s our dedication to community involvement that has given us that reputation at home and around the globe.
This year, Canadians from coast to coast were encouraged to call the Volunt-Hear Hotline and participate in a national conversation about volunteer recognition. The hotline was a toll-free number people could call to leave a brief impact statement and say thank you to a volunteer for their efforts. Why? Because volunteer work speaks volumes!
Messages are organized into playlists on Soundcloud. Listeners can share messages and hear first-hand how volunteer work changes lives and shapes communities.
We’d like to thank Investors Group for their ongoing commitment to volunteer recognition. Investors Group’s passion for strengthening volunteering across our country sets them apart as a leader among Canadian companies.
Future National Volunteer Week Dates
- April 12-18, 2015
- April 10-17, 2016
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