Proclamation - National Volunteer Week, April 16-24, 2023

Event: National Volunteer Week

Date: April 16 - 24, 2023

Whereas 24 million Canadians give their time through formal or informal types of volunteering, contributing close to 5 billion volunteer hours per year; and

Whereas volunteers in Northumberland County mentor our children, beautify our green spaces, improve patient and client experience, act to foster a more equitable and inclusive society, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

Whereas volunteers in Northumberland County are individuals, families, workers, retirees, community members of all ages and backgrounds, whose contributions are making Northumberland County a more desirable place to live, work and visit; and

Whereas the Corporation of the County of Northumberland is fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who contribute to the operations of our Golden Plough Lodge long-term care home, our Food 4 All Warehouse, our Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, our County Archives and Museum, our County Forest and our Waste and Recycling programs;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Mandy Martin, on behalf of Northumberland County Council, do hereby proclaim April 16 to 24, 2023 as ‘National Volunteer Week’ in Northumberland County.”

Dated this 12th day of April, 2023

Mandy Martin, Warden