National Volunteer Week starts April 15th!

April 15, 2018
We all have the power to make a difference in this world and through volunteerism, we often find our purpose and create meaningful change. Step Up asked its volunteers, “What inspires you to serve?” “I believe service to others is an important aspect of one’s life,” Step Up Volunteer, Anne,…

We all have the power to make a difference in this world and through volunteerism, we often find our purpose and create meaningful change. Step Up asked its volunteers, “What inspires you to serve?”

“I believe service to others is an important aspect of one’s life,” Step Up Volunteer, Anne, said. “No matter how small one may think their volunteer efforts may be, I know it can change a life, as well as to make a difference in one’s own life. As I grow older, I want to see my grandchildren experience the joy of giving to others… it’s the act of giving that empowers and contributes to all of our lives. We want to live in a world where we can accomplish great things TOGETHER.”

Step Up salutes its volunteers and supporters as part of Volunteer Recognition Week, an annual celebration honoring individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action on a variety of issues in their communities.

“All the recovery groups offered at Step Up are run by volunteers who help open doors of opportunity and pave avenues of success. Also, volunteers provide Welcome Home! kits to help individuals who formerly were experiencing homelessness to comfortably settle into housing and a rich array of supportive services.” said Carolyn Baker, Chief Development Officer. “Our volunteers are the local heroes providing a vital service in the community and I want to publicly thank them for their dedication and passion, and to recognize their immense contribution.”

“As we celebrate Volunteer Recognition Week , we embrace our shared responsibility to one another and recommit to the task of healing and sustaining ALL the members of our community.”, said Baker. “I am extremely grateful for the efforts of our dedicated local volunteers and would welcome other members of the community to join us.” added Baker.

Celebrate Volunteer Recognition Week and share your story by posting to Twitter and Instagram using #NVW

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