National Volunteer Week was officially founded on April 20th, 1974. President Nixon signed an executive order declaring that the week be dedicated to all those who give their time to charities.
During his state of the union address in 1991, President George H.W. Bush re-affirmed the nations commitment and recognition of those who give back, and in so doing said that the way to renew America is to “find meaning and reward by serving some purpose higher than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a thousand points of light.”
During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we get to say thank you to all the amazing people who help make our mission successful! LifeWorks wouldn’t be LifeWorks without your help.
In order to say thank you, many organizations have special volunteer events. This year, LifeWorks will be thanking its volunteers in a variety of ways. We are sending out thank you cards so that our ongoing volunteers know how special they are to us and how important they are to our mission. We are also spending the week having some fun in the office. This year, some volunteers will be taken out for coffee, given goodie bags, or a sweet cupcake from Delish!
We wish you all a very merry Volunteer Appreciation Week, and hope you keep giving back to your community. Thank You!
For more information on the history of National Volunteer week, please click here.