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United Way, By Terry Hearn

United Way thanking volunteers during National Volunteer Week

The United Way of Colchester County is reaching out to its “amazing volunteers” during National Volunteer Week, Apr. 6 to 14.

Throughout Nova Scotia, and especially here in Colchester, we have amazing volunteers. People from all walks of life volunteer — our youth, professionals, seniors, parents, grandparents and even entire families. They bring skill, energy and passion to our local community groups, sports teams, schools, non-profits, health organizations and more.

Here at the United Way of Colchester, as a volunteer-driven organization, we know firsthand the value of volunteers. They support us and our Community Partners, such as CALA, Maggies Place and The Hospice Society, to help create positive change and improve lives throughout Colchester. Having dependable, reliable and committed volunteers working on boards and committees is the key to success, and fortunately we have them right here! 

Working to support volunteers is the Colchester Volunteer Network and currently it’s hosting a series of free workshops at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre for those in the non-profit sector. The workshops are aimed at helping volunteers and volunteer-based organizations to work more effectively.

The workshops are scheduled for:

• Apr. 30: Introduction to Social Media

• May 14: Social Media Strategies for Non-Profits

• May 14: Volunteer Screening

• May 28: Strategic Planning for Non-Profits

You can register by contacting the United Way at 902-895-9313 or emailing us at coordintator@colchester.unitedway.ca.

National Volunteer Week is Apr. 6 to 14 — a week to honor and recognize volunteers for their valuable contributions to our communities. So to all the volunteers throughout Colchester: Thank you!

Thank you for leading organizations, planning events, coaching teams, fundraising, mentoring and for the many other ways you contribute. Thank you for donating your time and your energy, and for sharing your skills and enthusiasm to the many community groups and organizations throughout Colchester. You make an amazing difference right here where you live.

Terry Hearn is the Executive Director of the United Way of Colchester County. She can be reached at 902-895-9313, email ed@colchester.unitedway.ca, or visit online at www.colchester.unitedway.ca.

Organizations: United Way, Community Partners, Maggies Place and The Hospice Society Douglas Street Recreation Centre

Geographic location: Colchester County, Nova Scotia

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