Volunteer Canada  Sets Up a Volunteer Hotline to Thank Volunteers

Volunteer Canada is asking Canadians to call the Volunt-Hear Hotline (1-855-372-5077) to leave a message of thanks for a volunteer. Volunteer Canada had the following to say about the hotline:

  • “Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to call the Volunt-Hear Hotline and participate in a national conversation about volunteer recognition. The hotline is a toll-free number where people can call to leave a brief impact statement and say thank you to a volunteer for their efforts. Why? Because volunteer work speaks volumes!”.
  • “Messages will be organized into playlists on Soundcloud. Listeners will be able to share messages and hear first-hand how volunteer work changes lives and shapes communities. Click here and listen to an example of a message”.

Prime Minister of Canada Thanks Volunteers

Yesterday Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statements about National Volunteer Week:

  • “National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to all volunteers for their selflessness and the exceptional contributions that they make to Canadian communities across the country.
  • “Every year, more than 13 million Canadians volunteer their time, energy, and skills to supporting families, caring for the elderly, leading our youth, risking their lives as volunteer firefighters and disaster relief personnel, and helping not-for-profit organizations and communities deliver programs and services to Canadians.
  • “In recognition of the volunteers across Canada, our Government created the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards (PMVA), a program aimed at recognizing volunteers across the nation and inspiring Canadians from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities. The third PMVA call for nominations is presently open until May 9, 2014.
  • “During this National Volunteer Week, I invite all Canadians to join me in thanking our volunteers for their tremendous contributions to our great country. I also encourage Canadians to get involved in volunteerism, whether they invest their time and talents in their community or in an organization in need of passionate volunteers.”

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