National Volunteer Week was first established in 1974 when President Nixon signed a Presidential Proclamation to celebrate volunteers around the country. Each year the President issues a new proclamation to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are filling our social media pages with pictures of volunteers across Connecticut and thanking them for their outstanding service to their community. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to see all the volunteers!
We know that volunteers are essential to nonprofit organizations and often play key roles in programs and initiatives, but they are often humble and don't want or need any praise. Volunteer Managers like to recognize the hard work and commitment their volunteers make every day, so we put together a list of fun, easy and inexpensive ways to honor the individuals that give their time and energy to your cause. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we hope these are useful as you say THANK YOU to the volunteers!