United Way Volunteer Centre Celebrates Volunteerism in KFL&A

Published on: 2014/03/26 - in Releases

Six local volunteers will get the chance to take a well-deserved bow when the United Way Volunteer Centre hands out ‘Volunteers Grow Community’ awards at a special reception on Monday, April 7th, from 4-6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston.

The celebration will help mark National Volunteer Week which takes place from April 6th to April 12th this year. During this week-long celebration of volunteerism, registered charities, not-for-profit organizations and volunteer centres pause to thank and recognize their volunteers.

Local agencies who would like to celebrate their volunteers’ contributions to the community are invited to bring their volunteers to this free reception. Investors Group has sponsored the Volunteers Grow Community Awards and the Volunteer Week celebration for the past 3 years.

“Volunteers play a crucial role in strengthening our communities,” says Jacquie Costron, Regional Director, Investors Group and a member of the Volunteer Centre Advisory Committee. “We are delighted to take this time to recognize their contributions and the spirit of volunteerism that exists in the KFL&A community.  We hope agencies will use this event to celebrate Volunteer Week and will invite their key volunteers to join in the celebration of volunteers.”

The City of Kingston has recognized National Volunteer Week by issuing a proclamation declaring April 6th to April 12th National Volunteer Week in the City of Kingston. A representative from the Mayor’s Office will be on hand to help recognize the award recipients and all volunteers who attend the event.  Light refreshments will be available at the reception.

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Release source: KFL&A United Way