VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH

Volunteerism is an enormous part of making progress in strengthening communities across America.

National Volunteer Appreciation Month is a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to be stewards and leaders of our community through volunteerism. National Volunteer Appreciation Month also encompasses National Volunteer Week, April 18 - 22, 2016.

President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, and every sitting U.S. president since Nixon has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week, urging Americans to give their time to community outreach organizations.While originally sponsored by The Points of Light Institute, the week has grown to include hundreds of organizations, and thousands of volunteer projects.