Parksville mayor Ed Mayne has declared April 24 to April 30 as Volunteer Week in the city.
This year’s theme is ‘Volunteering is Empathy in Action: Volunteers Bring Heart to Canada’s Communities’ and falls in line with National Volunteer Week, which serves as an opportunity for the city to recognize and thank the volunteers in the community.
“Once again, we see firsthand how people support family, friends, neighbours and strangers, all to the betterment of our community,” said Mayne.
“We recognize the empathy that volunteers show for one another and that this compassion creates a stronger, more connected community.”
From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, volunteering creates social and economic value for all, for individuals, families, organizations, neighbourhoods and communities and ultimately.
“Our community programs rely on volunteers to donate their time to help others every single day,” read a city news release.
“We thank and celebrate those people who care for others and who make a tremendous contribution by volunteering in our community.”
— NEWS Staff, submitted