Government Celebrates Volunteer Week #nlpoli

The Provincial Government is celebrating volunteer week.

This year volunteer week runs from April 23-29. The theme this year is Volunteering Shapes Lives.

Premier Ball is encouraging residents to celebrate the contributions of all volunteers in the province during National Volunteer Week, .

There are approximately 3,600 volunteer and non-profit organizations in the province, and over 200,000 active volunteers. Forty-six per cent of residents contribute an average of 151 hours each year.

Ball said, “There is no sector which is not shaped by volunteering. So many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians give freely and serve others with no expectation of reward. This week, I encourage everyone to thank a volunteer, celebrate their accomplishments, and consider giving your own time in the service of others.”