National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

This is the perfect opportunity for your organization and volunteers to seize the moment and share the national spotlight that National Volunteer Week deservedly receives. Simultaneously, you can leverage this brief window of national opportunity to advance your individual cause and promote volunteer commitment in your community.

HandsOn Network Action Centers are the central hub of volunteerism in their communities. This National Volunteer Week 2013 they will lead projects that put people at the center of change, host recognition and award ceremonies and find unique ways to celebrate the impact that service has made in their communities.

  • Volunteer Milwaukee will host the 31st annual Inspire By Example Awards. In addition to recognizing volunteers in the categories of Adult, Youth, Board Service, Business and Group, the event will award the Wile Volunteer Management Award to a local professional in the field of Volunteer Administration. Click here to learn more.
  • HandsOn Jacksonville will CelebrateGOOD to honor the good deeds good people do each and every day on the First Coast. The fun and inspiring event will be held at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. An awards recognition stage-event that showcases the work of the award recipients in beautifully produced videos will be followed by live music, food from some of the area's finest restaurants a fabulous silent auction and more. Click here to learn more.

How will you Celebrate Service. Submit your stories of impact here.

For more National Volunteer Week information visit Points of Light.

Marketing Tools & Resources
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Future National Volunteer Week Dates

  • April 6 – 13, 2014
  • April 12 – 15, 2015
  • April 10 – 17, 2016