National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.
Through programs such as the President's Volunteer Service Award, Daily Point of Light Award and the Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, we recognize individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government entities and the tremendous impact they are making on our country's most critical challenges year-round.
Join Americans for the Arts for "Strategies on how to build and fund successful volunteer programs" on Thursday, April 25: 3-4pm ET. Businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement and arts organizations are looking for ways to increase involvement with skilled volunteers. Learn practical strategies on how to build and fund a successful volunteer program in your community. Panelists include Susan Myers, Associate Director, Business for Culture and the Arts and Megan Low, Director of VLA for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. The webinar will be moderated by Eileen Cunniffe, Director of BVA and Business on Board for Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia.
- Share your stories – Tell us about the impact volunteers are having in your community or through your organization.
- Learn more about these volunteer recognition programs and how to nominate volunteers for awards.
- For more information on National Volunteer Week, please contact Jennifer Geckler at email@example.com.