Guelph's status as a volunteer friendly community is almost as renown as our environmental stewardship and our musical devotion. April is that time of year to remind us of who helps make a community, and that is the people who give up their own free time to give back to that community, and who better to share that point of view that the people of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington?
This week on the Guelph Politicast, I'm joined by Christine Oldfield, Executive Director and Kim Cusimano, Communications & Program Coordinator of the Volunteer Centre. They took time out of their busy schedules to talk about volunteering in the Royal City, how the Volunteer Centre fits into it in the grand scheme, and about National Volunteer Week, which not-coincidentally is next week.
In this week's Politicast, we will lean on Oldfield and Cusimano's experience to learn why Guelph is such a great place to volunteer, the Centre's upcoming commemorations of not just National Volunteer Week, but Canada's 150th birthday, and how the Centre will soon be launching a rebranding effort to continue their good work: connecting volunteers to volunteer opportunities of all types and sizes across the City of Guelph.
So if you'd like, volunteer to download this week's Guelph Politicast and learn more about volunteering!
National Volunteer Week is April 23-29 this year, and there are many ways you can get involved including the Time to Give Breakfast, which takes place on Friday April 28 at 7:30 am at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. You can interact with the Volunteer Centre through its website, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.
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