Celebrating National Volunteer Week 
April 24 – 30 is National Volunteer Week in Canada, a time to recognize the impact that our local volunteers have in our community. This year’s theme is “empathy in action”, which highlights how, by volunteering, we are able to more readily share and understand the feelings of others. 

Over the past couple of years, volunteers have been instrumental in ensuring that many of our social service programs, like food delivery, continued during the pandemic. Without dedicated volunteers, many people in our community would have risked hunger, shelter, or experienced limited accessibility. 

“I am humbled to see the passion and commitment of our local volunteers,” says Mayor George Pirie. “Too often they go unrecognized, but they deserve our thanks and appreciation for giving selflessly of their time and energy. When we talk about improving the well-being of our community, it is our volunteers who are taking action to help organizations like The Lord’s Kitchen, the Canadian Red Cross, or the Anti-Hunger Coalition, deliver much needed programs and services. Thank you to every volunteer working today and every day to make Timmins a better place to live.”

This week, consider thanking a volunteer you know. #empathyinaction
Posted by Lisa Greer On 4/21/2022 at 8:59 AM  

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