Volunteers across North America will be celebrated this week as part of the United States and Canada’s National Volunteer Week, which runs from Sun. April 15 through Sat. April 21. Supported by the Points of Light Foundation in the U.S. and, similarly by Volunteer Canada, National Volunteer Week honors the people and organizations who give their time through volunteerism to take action on issues in their communities. It’s a time to reflect on the true power and impact volunteers have had in their communities across the region, and to thank them for their services.
Community involvement is one of the three pillars of CWT’s corporate social responsibility platform, which is embraced through various employee efforts throughout North America. The company recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in Denver, held a bike building event for underprivileged children in Toronto, volunteered for Feed My Starving Children, and organized a variety of additional volunteer events around the region that included environmental clean-ups, health-related advocacy efforts, and various donation drives to collect items of need.
As we reflect on National Volunteer Week and give thanks to all who have donated their time to community efforts over the past year, I encourage you to take a moment and think about how you could get involved, either in your hometown or while on the road. For those who reside or are traveling in the U.S., the Hands on Network is a great resource that will connect you with volunteer opportunities in your area. If you find yourself a bit further north, check out Volunteer Canada’s Get Volunteering website. Let us know you have a favorite organization you like to volunteer with; we’d love to hear about it!