SOS urges community to thank volunteers

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, thank a volunteer

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Society of Organized Services asks that residents  take the time to thank local volunteers for their contributions in creating the strong and healthy communities we enjoy each day.

“We are all recipients of the work of these individuals, and this week offers an opportunity to thank them,” stated Cathy Kosiancic, SOS marketing co-ordinator. “If you visit the SOS Thrift Shop or the SOS Child, Youth and Family Centre, please take the time to acknowledge the volunteers you see, for they are busy supporting all that SOS does.”

The society provides 29 essential programs and services and ongoing community partnerships addressing local issues — all of which are made possible by SOS volunteers.

“It was the leadership of the SOS founders, themselves volunteers, who shaped our organization and created the strong foundation for the work we continue today,” said SOS executive director, Renate Sutherland. “This week we set aside time to pay special tribute to those who serve our community so selflessly and faithfully.”

If you would like to become an SOS volunteer, or learn more about the programs and services, call 250-248-2093, or visit 245 West Hirst Ave. in Parksville. — Submitted