The year’s Volunteer Week reflects on the kindness of millions and the power of working together towards a common goal.
The Mayor of Parksville, Ed Mayne, designated April 18 until April 24 as Volunteer Week within the city. The National Volunteer Week of 2021, falling on the same days, carries the theme of ‘the value of one, the power of many,’ which reflects on the acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when working together towards a common purpose.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for the city to recognize the contributions of Parksville volunteers in the community. The city thanks volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contributions and acknowledges volunteers as an important partner with government in providing services to citizens.
“This past year we have seen first-hand how people have supported family, friends, neighbours and strangers, all to the betterment of our community. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another and recognize the power of people and organizations working together,” said Mayne in a release from the city issued on April 8.
The city’s community programs relies on volunteers to donate their time to help others every single day. The city would like to thank and celebrate those people who care for others and who make a tremendous contribution by volunteering in the community.
More information on Volunteer Week in Canada can be found at www.volunteer.ca.
— NEWS Staff, submitted