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This week is National Volunteer Week!

April 19, 2010

National Volunteer WeekToday is the beginning of National Volunteer Week (NVW).  NVW, which began in 1974 as an executive order by former President Richard Nixon, celebrates those who volunteer and seeks to encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

From the NVW website (part of the HandsOn Network):

National Volunteer Week 2010, Celebrating People in Action, presents an opportunity for individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government entities alike to celebrate the ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.
National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example—not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well.  This year, Points of Light Institute is also honored to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund through a series of celebratory and service events across the nation.

Aren’t able to volunteer this week?  No worries, you’re in luck:  Girls on the Run Atlanta is looking for volunteers to help with our 5K taking place on May 1st!  Join the wave of people giving back to their communities and feeling great about it.  Trust me, there are few things in life as rewarding as volunteering your efforts for causes and issues in which you believe and are truly passionate for.

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