National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid to late April, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the two countries. In the United States it is organized by the Points of Light foundation. “Service Unites”, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service. Between April 23rd and 28th, The Junior League of Syracuse will be celebrating National Volunteer week with a variety of community impacting experiences. With the volunteer activities that we currently have, community collaborations hopes to reach at least 400 people over the course of just six days!
Below please find our current National Volunteer Week schedule:
Sunday, April 23 – First Aid Program for Congolese Refugees
Members will assist in training the Congolese Community on first aid treatments at the All Saints Parish.
Monday, April 24 – #JLSMyMonday
Members will be participating in a volunteer activity of their choice to support National Volunteer Week for April 2017.
Tuesday, April 25 – Vera House
Members will be hearing from a speaker from Vera House to hear about issues the organization sees within the community and will assemble hygiene kits for Vera House.
Thursday, April 27 – It’s About Childhood & Family Movie Event
In collaboration with Onondaga Community College and It’s About Childhood & Family, Inc., members will assist with the “Childhood Matters Film Series”.
Friday, April 28 – STEM Event
Members will be participating in a STEM event at the Danforth Middle School for April 2017.