National Volunteer Week: April 19-25, 2020

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in our community and across our country.

The year’s theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.” And especially during this public health crisis, Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Alberta would like to shine the spotlight on those volunteering in essential services and saluting those who help by staying home to protect themselves and their communities.
Without volunteers so much of what must get done, would go undone. Newcomers would not have taxes done and newcomers will not improve on their English language skills or find a job or mentor. Seniors would miss medical appointments. Cats and dogs would have no foster homes. Walkways and driveways of elderly neighbours would pile up with snow. Groceries at food banks wouldn’t make it to those in need. Children’s sports teams would all be benched.

It is our honour at the Lloydminster Local Immigration Partnership to reach out to our partners (LLIP Advisory Council Partnership), Immigrant Advisory Table and friends in Lloydminster to make National Volunteer Week 2020 a cross-country celebration of volunteers of all ages. From April 19-25, let’s join together and make sure Lloydminster’s volunteers receive the applause, thanks and recognition they so richly deserve.