Volunteers – Stars in Our Community

 “Those who can, do. Those who do more, volunteer”

Volunteers built Rural Communities and continue to deliver many of the services and programs today. We would not have our Lion’s Clubs, Faith-based committees, Libraries, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, Fire Departments, Town Councils, Heritage Committees, Recreation Committees, Historical Societies, Foundations, Social Enterprises and many others. Volunteers add to our rural community success!

April 10-16, 2011 was Volunteer Week in Newfoundland & Labrador. Although a week can not account for the endless hours that are unselfishly given by Newfoundlanders & Labradorians throughout the year, it is a means to recognize those who make a contribution to improve their communities and to promote the importance of volunteering to those interested in becoming more involved. Volunteers are to be commended for the work they do.

CBDC Nortip has been working with its Regional Partners to deliver Volunteer Appreciation Nights on the Great Northern Peninsula. This all started in 2005 at one location and has since grown to 5 regional locations (St. Anthony, RoddicktonBide Arm, Plum Point, Hawke’s Bay and Cow Head). In 2010, approximately 300 volunteers participated in these activities.

The link below is a PowerPoint presentation thanks people for Volunteering and outlines a number of organizations in which people volunteer:

7th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night final

I will continue to volunteer at a Local, Provincial and National-level to enhance the quality of life in and around our communities, share knowledge with others to also improve their communities. I invite you to explore Volunteer Opportunities that exist at the local, provincial, national or international arena. There are so many ways you can become involved and “Be a Star in Our Community”.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to Volunteer.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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