National Volunteer Week 2021 – The Value of One, The Power of Many
April 18, 2021
It’s National Volunteer Week!
Librarianship.ca would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements, dedication and hard work of the many volunteers who contribute their time and energy to make a difference in our profession.
Librarianship.ca recognizes the efforts of the volunteers who serve in many different capacities, including:
- contributors to the professional literature
- advocates and champions for the profession
- speakers and presenters at conferences, workshops, events, and in classrooms
- conferences and events organizers, planners, and workers
- student leaders
- members of committees, working groups, task forces, juries, councils, etc.
- and all the other roles not listed.
The theme of National Volunteer Week 2021 is “The Value of One, The Power of Many” reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. The many selfless individuals in our community give countless hours of their time and share their wisdom and skills, lifting our profession and its members to new heights!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in a second year, we would like offer a special thanks to the many members of the community who have volunteered countless hours to reimagine how we can come together as a community, planning and organizing events, workshops, and conferences that bridge the distance between each of us. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the community.
Each year, almost 13 million volunteers across Canada dedicate over 2 billion hours of their time to make a difference in our world. If your organization relies on the efforts of volunteers, take time this week to say “Thanks – you make a difference!”
Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers in our community! You make a difference to our profession across the country and around the world!