Get Ready for National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, provides a great opportunity to honor the volunteers in your department as well as promote volunteerism in your community. Utilize this week to showcase the work of your volunteers and recruit new members to your department.

Make plans now to recognize the achievements of your department’s volunteers and let them know how much they are appreciated. You can nominate volunteers for a department, local, state, or national award, such as the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Find more resources and tools for recognizing volunteers from the National Volunteer Week Resource Guide, available from Points of Light and HandsOn Network.

Also use this event to celebrate volunteerism and let your community know about volunteer opportunities in your department and Fire Corps program. Consider hosting an open house, giving presentations to community groups, exhibiting at a local event, or conducting a local media campaign to help get the word out.

The NVFC and Fire Corps thank all volunteers who dedicate their time to protecting their communities.