Recognize Citizen Advocates During National Volunteer Week

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sponsored by the HandsOn Network and the Points of Light Institute, National Volunteer Week: Celebrating People in Action is a time to recognize service and honor those who dedicate time to strengthening their community. This year National Volunteer Week will be held April10-16. Make plans now for celebrating your Fire Corps volunteers and all that they do to strengthen and serve your fire/EMS department.

Every year since 1974, each U.S. President, along with many governors, mayors, and other elected officials, has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. To help citizens get involved, the Points of Light & Hands On Network offers a National Volunteer Week Toolkit with planning materials, sample media releases, and more, available at

Fire Corps leaders and their departments are also encouraged to celebrate the achievements of their volunteers by nominating outstanding Fire Corps members for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). This prestigious award honors Americans who inspire others to engage in volunteer service by their demonstrated commitment and example. Award levels start at 100 hours of volunteer service.

To submit a nomination, fill out and send in the Profile Information Form to the Fire Corps office. If you have any questions, contact Fire Corps at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 1-888-FC-INFO1 (324-6361). For more information on the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, visit

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