National Volunteer Week

The Centre for Family Literacy is grateful for our incredibly generous and gifted volunteers who commit their time to help us build, develop and improve literacy with families and communities.

It’s National Volunteer Week April 6-12 – a week set aside not only to thank and honour the people who donate time, talent, and energy to their fellow citizens, but also to increase public awareness of the powerful social investment volunteers make in and to our communities and to the Canadian society as a whole (Volunteer Alberta).

In the past year, 260 volunteers gave a collective total of 14,972 hours to contribute to the work of the Centre.

We’d like to take a moment to thank each one:

Thank you to our 45 board and committee members, who together invested a total of 2,040 hours to serve on one of our six committees or our governing board.

Thank you to the 86 tutors who gave a collective 11,655 hours to work one-one-one with adult learners to help others achieve their goals in reading, writing and math.

Thank you to our 9 group class facilitators who invested 440 hours and together offered 11 classes including Literacy, GED, Financial Literacy and Book Clubs.

Thank you to the 8 family literacy volunteers who gave their time to our family literacy programs, research, or assisted us directly here at the Centre, giving a collective 216 hours.

Lastly, thank you to the 112 special events volunteers who assisted us with five special events last year, giving 620 hours to help us reach our fundraising goals to ensure we can all continue to do all that we do.

On behalf of the staff of the Centre for Family Literacy, I would like to thank you for truly making a difference in our community through your efforts. Our organization can only make the impact we do through the support and contribution of our wonderful volunteers.

We hope that through your involvement in our organization, you have developed new skills, made new connections and become more engaged in your community. We wish you all the best in the year ahead and look forward to continuing to partner with you in our vision of a healthy, literate society where all are able to contribute and succeed.

Monica Doherty, Volunteer Coordinator

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