National Volunteer Week

April 14, 2011

Making a Difference

This is National Volunteer Week and as the volunteer capital of Ontario and the most caring community in Canada, we have lots to celebrate.

I just returned from the signature event of the week which was held this year at the Galaxy Cinema . Nine short films of volunteers and volunteer organizations were showcased on the big screen.  This is the third year that our local film industry has volunteered with the Guelph and Wellington Volunteer Centre to celebrate volunteerism in our community in this way.

These films are FANTASTIC and I encourage you to check them out.

Guelph and Wellington Volunteer Centre

It is also the 10th anniversary of the Volunteer Centre and in celebration they have launched the “Power of 10” campaign so sign up and be part of making a difference in our community.

At the launch of National Volunteer Week earlier this week, I spoke about the how there are people who see the glass as half empty and people who see the glass as half full.  Volunteers are those who definitely see the glass as half full. 

Today, one of the organizers took this thought one step further.  Volunteers make a difference by taking that glass and finding someone who is thirsty.  Perfect.

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

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