posted on April 04, 2014 15:59
Volunteers. What would we do without them?
National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 12, is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. And among them are some 350 who so freely give their time to the Saskatoon Open Door Society!
Our volunteers assist us in many ways: translation services, mentoring, friendship, language practice, day care, cooking, quilting, gardening, special activities, board of directors, coaching skills, and so many more. They jump at the chance to help out in a moment’s notice, giving not only their time but clothing donations, food donations, furniture donations, delivery services and even muscles!
They are quite the versatile group and their dedication is truly outstanding.
Volunteers make our community stronger. They make our community a more vibrant and caring place. Did you know that Saskatchewan has the highest volunteer rate in Canada? According to a 2012 Statistics Canada report, 58 percent of Saskatchewan people aged 15 and over volunteer. The Canadian average is 47 percent, representing 13.3 million people.
No one knows for sure why Saskatchewan is such a giving province and we’re sure not going to question that...just celebrate it and thank our dedicated volunteers for choosing to give their time and energy to us!
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.