April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and this year’s catchphrase captures the benefits of the activity of volunteering for the recipient organizations and the volunteers: Celebrate the value of volunteering: Building confidence, competence, connections and community.
Typically non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to fill many essential positions. Take the Kelowna Chapter as an example:
- The chapter is governed by elected volunteer board members who meet routinely through-out the year
- Celiac ambassadors answer emails, Facebook posts and phone calls
- Special event volunteers staff booths at community events
- The chapter website is managed by a tech-savy volunteer
- The list goes on
A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers. We value your generous donation of time and skills!
Volunteers can also benefit from volunteering. Volunteers can learn new skills, build confidence, make connections with others and build community. Along the way they have fun, meet new people with similar interests and build a community of support.
Celebrate the value of volunteering by helping out with one of the many positions at the chapter. To find out more about how you can help contact Irene Wiseman at [email protected] or call 250-832-7738