Now in its 71st year, National Volunteer Week is all about volunteer recognition. This year’s celebration takes place the week of April 21 to 27, 2013.

In Canada, more than 13 million volunteers contribute over 2 billion hours every year. Volunteers support us in everything we do and communities thrive because of it. At Volunteer Canada, we encourage and strengthen community involvement. We work with a broad range of partners to promote and support our shared vision of a vibrant Canada. To learn more, visit the new, your connection to Canada’s volunteering community.  Click here and watch Volunteer Canada: 2013 PSA

Canada’s volunteers make a tremendous contribution in communities across the country and around the globe. They make our communities resilient and our country vibrant.

Today, volunteers are involved in more ways than ever. Volunteers complete tasks from smartphones while waiting at the bus stop. They sign and share petitions. They govern organizations as board members. They lead rescue efforts when disasters strike. Every day, Canadians lend a hand to their neighbours and friends. And many of them don’t realize that in doing so they’re volunteering.

National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who graciously donate their time and talents to our communities.

To get you started on your local NVW campaign, Volunteer Canada has put together a NVW Campaign Kit click here


Volunteer Week 2012 Click here and watch the video clip produced by Volunteer Canada 2012.