National Volunteer Week April 18th-24th 2010
It’s time to get moving and do your part! This week is National Volunteer Week, which was first established by US President Richard Nixon in 1974. This week is designed to raise awareness about the importance of volunteering, as well as a way to thank those people who selflessly donate their time to organizations that need help.
There are a variety of ways to volunteer your time to your local SPCA branch:
- Volunteer at your local adoption centre to walk dogs, clean cages, or perform other critical daily tasks (for which the shelter recruits volunteers)
- Check to see if your local adoption centre has a foster program and if you qualify
- Join an organizing committee for a fundraising event
There are often additional ways you can help your local branch, all you need to do is pick up the phone and inquire!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at your local SPCA, check out the Community Directory for a list of phone numbers and addresses to find the branch nearest you.
For current volunteers, the Ontario SPCA and its affiliates would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for your continued efforts. While this week acknowledges volunteers, we want you to know your work and support is valued all year around!
Your dedication and support
It is with and because of your dedication and support that helpless animals are being saved. Thank you for everything.