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How to Lend a Helping Hand: National Volunteer Week 2013

By Lance Trebesch April 5, 2013

National Volunteer Week 2013 Inspires Community Involvement

For many people, volunteering is a way to help others who are in need, as well as a chance to contribute to the community and promote positive change and general human kindness. National Volunteer Week takes it a step further, and during the week of April 21st – 27th, 2013, HandsOn Network Action Centers will lead a variety of projects that put volunteers at the center of change in a nation-wide initiative.

In addition to promoting volunteerism during National Volunteer Week, the HandsOn Network plans to host award ceremonies for recognition and explore other unconventional ways to celebrate the positive effect that volunteer service has had in communities across America.

Why Should I Volunteer?

HandsOn Network’s mission is to provide people with the opportunity to take action and help make a difference in the world.

With National Volunteer Week, the goal is to demonstrate to the country that through cooperation, we as people have the wherewithal to overcome challenges and reach real objectives.

Non-profits and charitable organizations everywhere can take this opportunity to share the national attention that Volunteer Week will receive, and can also take advantage of the chance to advance their own noble causes and promote a commitment to volunteerism that will help enrich the general community.

National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to get out there and motivate people in your community to look for unique and innovative ways to participate in positive change.

How to Participate in Volunteer Week

Here are just a couple of events that are scheduled in April during National Volunteer Week:

  • Volunteer Milwaukee hosts their 31st annual Inspire By Example award ceremony on April 18th. Help honor the spirit of dedicated volunteerism in Milwaukee County by celebrating the winners of this year’s awards. You can register online or call (414) 344-3933 for more information.
  • HandsOn Jacksonville is proud to host Celebrate!GOOD on April 18th at 6:00pm in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. This event will help celebrate the good deeds that honorable people do every day on the ‘First Coast.’

Whether or not there is an official National Volunteer Week event taking place near you, this is a great time to plan your own event to help celebrate and pay tribute to volunteers everywhere.

It’s important to promote change in our communities and support those who lead the initiative, so don’t wait! Start planning your volunteer celebration today.