April 18 – 24, National Volunteer Week in Canada!

This week reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.


National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate, recognize and thank volunteers, and to create awareness for the important work millions do across Canada! – Volunteer Canada


The value of one person picking up groceries for another
The power of many people creating better home support services

The value of one person calling another to check in
The power of many people working to prevent social isolation

The value of one person volunteering at a food bank
The power of many people volunteering on a Food Security Advisory Committee

The value of one person standing up to transphobia
The power of many people calling for the protection of gender diversity

The value of one person recycling
The power of many people working to increase and improve recycling services

The value of one volunteer tutor helping a child
The power of many volunteering in a literacy awareness campaign

The value of one victim support volunteer responding to a family left homeless after a fire
The power of hundreds of volunteers distributing smoke detectors