Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to bloom. Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient. Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time.
April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank the over 12 million Canadians whose efforts have an important and lasting effect on our communities.
Volunteers help at The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk in many ways. They may be driving children to school or to appointments, offering guidance as a mentor to a child or youth, providing expertise as a member of the Board of Directors, or assisting at an event. No matter the role, each volunteer is important and their contributions are vital to helping our Society be successful.
Last fiscal year, approximately 66 individuals volunteered in a variety of capacities for The CAS of HN. This included volunteer drivers who logged over 687,000 kms assisting children, youth and families. Bernadette Gallagher, Executive Director of The CAS of HN commented, “Our communities would not be the same without the generosity and dedication of those who volunteer. We rely on the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers each and every day to help make life a little easier for the children, youth and families we serve. We greatly appreciate the important role they play in the work that we do.”
Please call to find out how you can make a difference by volunteering at the Children’s Aid Society: contact Brenda Hunt at 1-888-227-5437, ext. 298.