National Volunteer Week is April 6– 12, 2014.
National Volunteer Week celebrates ordinary people who take action and do amazing things to help improve their communities and the world. This one week highlights the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day. It is not just about random acts of kindness, but about making volunteering and giving back (or paying it forward) a part of your everyday life.
Outreach Uganda is thankful for its wonderful volunteers! Thank you to everyone who has helped us in oh so many ways this past year. In 2013, over 100 volunteers have helped us. Volunteers have hosted bead parties, staffed tables at bead events, helped in our office, helped with social media and marketing, held school supply drives, taught and developed curriculum materials, hosted fundraising events, sewed dresses, blankets and pads, used their skills to improve health and community outcomes in Uganda, served as board members, and more. Thank you! We could not fulfill our mission without your help every day!
Please email Carol if you would like to volunteer in some way or know of someone who might also like to help out whether here in the metro Denver area, virtually, or in Uganda.
The nonprofit, Independent Sector, has calculated that the national value of volunteer time is $22.55 per hour in 2013
Since our nation’s founding, volunteers have been the source of action and change. Two hundred and 35 years later, their energy continues to move our country forward. Volunteering is even simpler today because of the internet and advances in social networking and technology.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 64.5 million Americans, or 26.5 percent of the adult population, gave 7.9 billion hours of volunteer service worth $175 billion in 2012.