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Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

VolunteerLinc will celebrate National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018.

Organized nationally by the Points of Light Foundation, the week is intended to recognize the impact of volunteer service in communities. National Volunteer Week encourages communities to host events and have social media conversations during the week to demonstrate that service unites – bringing people together to tackle challenges, create change, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.

"Volunteerism ties a community together in so many ways. You work shoulder to shoulder with a variety of people and create lasting relationships while getting so much accomplished for worthy causes," said Randy Hawthorne, VolunteerLinc executive director.

Nonprofit volunteer coordinators are invited to join VolunteerLinc for lunch on April 18 at Nebraska Community Blood Bank. A team from the current Leadership Lincoln Fellows class conducted a survey of seniors and retirees. Amanda Barker and Martha Hakenkamp present Just Ask: Connecting Retirees with Causes that Matter. Learn how nonprofits can engage a more mature audience. See details, reserve a seat.

Additionally, the community is invited to help VolunteerLinc recognize volunteers by sharing their stories and photos on social media with the hashtags #ivolunteer or #NVW. Download our sign board.

See volunteer awesomeness.

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