National Volunteer Week happens this year from April 23-29, 2017. During National Volunteer Week (NVW), we celebrate the extraordinary individuals who make a difference by turning their passion into meaningful change!
Volunteerism is all about giving back to make our communities stronger, healthier and more vibrant through service. There are many benefits to volunteering for the volunteer as well, including increased satisfaction, improved sense of belonging, lower blood pressure and decreased risk of depression.
The theme of this year’s NVW is #ServiceUnites, focusing on the way that volunteering not only improves the conditions of life, but also brings people together to create joy through connection.
Organizations like ours depend on the the selfless hard work of volunteers, and we are reminded this time of year how fortunate we are to have such wonderful supporters devoting themselves to the empowerment of women and girls. THANK YOU!
Here are a few ways you can get involved!
3 Simple Steps to Get Involved
One of the simplest ways to make a difference is to help educate others about the issues that women and girls face. You’d be shocked how little people actually know about problems like women’s lack of access to education, gender-based violence or sex discrimination. Just taking a few minutes to share some infographics on social media can start to create a shift!
Say Thanks to A Volunteer You Admire
We all know someone who gives their time, talent and energy to help others. Take a moment to acknowledge how amazing they are and how they inspire you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s someone you know personally like your friend who tutors ESL students after school, or someone you admire from afar like superstar and women’s rights campaigner Annie Lennox. Shout out by sharing this image and tagging them!
Are you ready to get more involved in online activism? Join our community of advocates and activists. Signing up is a breeze, and it’s free. You choose from the causes you care about most, and we give YOU the tools you need to make change happen. Ready to learn more?