Celebrating Our Volunteers
April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week. It’s a time to celebrate the impact that volunteers make in their communities. We are thankful for our volunteers every day, but we like to take this opportunity to show them a little extra love. Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and none of our programs would be possible without them. We have volunteers of all ages who give generously of their time every week to build relationships and strengthen our community. Whether it’s unloading a delivery in the food pantry, reading with an elementary school student, or serving in one of our after school clubs, these individuals are making a big difference in the lives of local families.
This year, we wanted to do something special to celebrate so Marianne, our Volunteer Manager, arranged a Volunteer Appreciation Open House. It was a chance for volunteers to mingle with one another and for our staff to say, “thank you” in person. Many of our volunteers serve in the schools instead of at Bridging For Tomorrow so it was also a fun opportunity for them to see our new Community Center and office space.
At Bridging For Tomorrow, we refer to all of our volunteers as “Community Builders” because they work alongside our neighbors to make our community stronger. No matter what the need is, there always seem to be people willing to lend a hand. Most importantly, our volunteers are building relationships that will have a lasting impact on our community.