National Volunteer Week
Date posted: April 16, 2018
It’s National Volunteer Week from April 15th to 21st.
“Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.”
This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”, is a good reflection of the value that literacy volunteers offer in BC.
Thank you to the literacy volunteers, including teachers, tutors, facilitators, staff and board members, who support students, literacy programs and literacy organizations throughout BC!
And a special thank you from Decoda to the volunteers who have helped us by serving on the Decoda board, and assisting with our Fostering Literacy Conference, library labelling and shelving, preparing and packing IPALS materials, and more. Your work is very much appreciated.