Recognize Your Volunteers During National Volunteer Week: April 18-24

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

It’s National Volunteer Week, and Fire Corps would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the men and women who volunteer their time to help support their local fire and emergency service department. Your commitment and dedication help increase your department’s capacity and efficiency as well as strengthen its programs and initiatives. Thank you for all you do to make your communities safer and better prepared for emergencies.

Departments are encouraged to use National Volunteer Week to recognize the volunteer first responders and Fire Corps members that make your department thrive. Consider honoring your department’s volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). Fire Corps is a nominating organization for the Award. Learn about the PVSA and requirements at www.presidentialserviceawards.gov. To nominate a volunteer, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it that includes the person’s contact information, a detailed description of his or her service, and the number of hours volunteered.

The theme of National Volunteer Week is “Celebrating People in Action.” This theme, which commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and the Volunteer General Fund, honors individuals who take action and solve significant problems in their communities. The Points of Light & Hands On Network offers a National Volunteer Week Toolkit with planning materials, sample media releases, and more, available online at www.handsonnetwork.org/events/nvw2010.

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