National Volunteer Week, which is in its 71s year, is celebrated from April 21st to 27th, 2013. This is a time when we are able to celebrate the important contribution that volunteers make to our organizations and the positive difference they make in our communities.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Highland Shores Children’s Aid will host Volunteer Recognition events at several of its office locations.
Volunteers have always played an important role at Children’s Aid Societies. With the amalgamation of Hastings Children’s Aid Society, the Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland and most recently the Children’s Aid Society of the County of Prince Edward into Highland Shores Children’s Aid, the role of volunteers continues to be of the utmost importance to the agency which now serves a broad geographic region.
“Our volunteers assist our agency in a number of important ways. They may drive children to an appointment or school, work with a youth in care, offer their expertise as a Board or committee member or assist with the planning or execution of a fundraising event. Whatever role they take on, this group of people, who give of their time and energy, make an important difference in the lives of the children, youth and families we serve”, said Cynthia Robertson, Supervisor, Resources for Highland Shores Children’s Aid.
Last fiscal year, approximately 70 volunteers gave of their time to the Society. Volunteer drivers logged over 700,000 kms as they served families in the Counties of Hastings and Northumberland. On a provincial level, over 4,000 volunteers donated time to Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario.
We thank our many volunteers for their contribution to the work of our agency and we are proud to recognize them this week and in the future. If you would like more information about how you can make a difference by volunteering with the Society, contact Cynthia Robertson at 905-372-1821, ext. 1265.