Recognize Your Volunteers During National Volunteer Week: April 27 - May 3

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

National Volunteer Week starts April 27, providing an excellent opportunity to recognize the work of millions of volunteers nationwide and promote the spirit of volunteerism among the general public. Use this time to recognize your Fire Corps members and let them know how valuable they are to your organization. It is also a great time to reach out to your community to recruit new Fire Corps members to support your department.

National Volunteer Week was created in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to establish the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Every year since, each U.S. President, along with many governors, mayors, and other elected officials, has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. The Points of Light & Hands On Network offers a National Volunteer Week Toolkit with planning materials, sample media releases, and more, available online at

Recognize the hard work and commitment of your volunteers by highlighting them on the Fire Corps web site. Simply fill out the Fire Corps Profile Information Sheet and email, along with photos and captions, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Consider nominating your Fire Corps members for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Fire Corps is a Certifying Organization for this national honor. To nominate your volunteers and nationally recognize their contributions, send an email with subject line “PVSA” to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The email must include the nominee’s contact information, a detailed description of his or her service, and the number of hours volunteered. Learn more about the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

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