April is a special month for volunteers all around the world, as it is designated as National Volunteer Month in the United States. This month-long celebration is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of volunteers in various fields and causes, including education, healthcare, environment, disaster relief, and social justice.
GSSA honors and acknowledges our volunteers. Thank you for your time, service and dedication!
During National Volunteer Month, organizations, charities, and communities across the United States hold events and campaigns to encourage more people to volunteer and recognize those who have already made a difference. These events range from volunteer fairs, where individuals can learn about different volunteering opportunities, to award ceremonies, where volunteers are honored for their dedication and service.
History of National Volunteer Month
National Volunteer Week that was first held in 1943 in Canada. The week was dedicated to paying tribute to the unwavering contributions of women during World War II who would collect supplies and help the wounded soldiers. It was in the early 20th century that organized volunteering reached its peak. Numerous groups opened up to escalate humanitarian services, many of which are still active today such as the Red Cross.
Presidents of the United States throughout the years have proclaimed National Volunteer Week and Month, saluting volunteers who have given countless hours and dedication.
Celebrate National Volunteer Month
Volunteer at an organization Sign up for volunteering at a non-profit in your area.
Throw an appreciation volunteers’ party Plan a party for volunteers.
Celebrate on social media Share pictures and testimonials online.
Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013