In honour of National Volunteer Week we want to recognise just how much our volunteers at Calgary MFRC are the lifeblood of our organization. This year’s theme is “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.” Please join us in a loud and enthusiastic round of applause for our tireless volunteers.
Without them, so much of what needs to be done would be a scramble to get done. They give their time in support of our military families and veterans and ask for nothing in return. And for that, we owe them our thanks.
The economic and community impacts of volunteering are plentiful. They contribute over 3000 hours of work and an immeasurable financial value.
Examples of volunteering at Calgary MFRC:
- 75 volunteers gave us 404 hours of their time at 14 Yellow Ribbon Booths and Community engagement events this past fiscal year.
- 20 volunteers gave us 260 hours of their time during last year’s Summer Camps.
- 118 volunteers gave us 350 hours of their time at Community events.
- Our 12 Helping Hands youth volunteers gave us 131 hours of their time decorating 25 Christmas care packages for deployed members.
- Volunteering makes a difference.
This year’s volunteer award recipients are Dan Merson for the Advocate Award, James Boudreau for the Rookie of the Year Award, and Neil and Annette Franklin for the Family Award. Let’s join together and ensure that they and the hundreds of volunteers we count on every year receive a well-deserved round of applause.
The charitable and non-profit sector in Canada is strengthened by the unwavering support of its volunteers. Without them, entire organizations would cease to exist, and many Canadians would go without the help they need; help they cannot always afford. This National Volunteer Week, thank a volunteer for all they do.