Volunteers dedicate their time for free and ask for nothing in return. It is National Volunteer Week and those who volunteer their time are being honoured. The 2022 Volunteer Celebration Gala is celebrating the best in Lethbridge volunteers on Thursday night. Amanda Jensen, the Executive Director of Volunteer Lethbridge, says in total 98 volunteers and businesses have been nominated for recognition and it’s now their time to shine.
“People are contributing to their communities differently. Which is why we want to expand our definition of volunteerism to recognize those people that are taking a meal, knocking on a door, shoveling a walk. Or employers that are saying to their teams that if you want a couple hours to go out this afternoon and help at the soup kitchen for instance, you can do that on work time and it’s very much supported. There’s so many ways that people have always contributed, but they continue to even through the strangeness of the last couple of years.”
The 2022 Volunteer Celebration Gala will take place at the Sandman Signature Lodge starting at 5pm on Thursday.
For more information on the event you can visit https://volunteerlethbridge.com/