It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and Covenant House Vancouver would like to send a big “Thank you” to all our Volunteers! This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. We want to express our gratitude for all the value our volunteers bring to Covenant House Vancouver.

Covenant House Vancouver Volunteers have:

-Donated over 12,000 hours of their time last fiscal year (equivalent to 5 full time staff members)

-Thank-a-Thon volunteers helped us thank 15,000 donors this past fiscal year

-GIK volunteers helped sort thousands of pounds of clothing and household items

-We have had over 252 volunteers contribute their time to our Backpack Campaign this past Christmas

– Our youth Mentorship Program has made 25 Matches in total since the launch in November 2015

Covenant House Vancouver would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of you who volunteer with us whether it is just for one afternoon or year-round. You share your expertise, passion, life experience and patience as you help our youth to become independent adults and you truly provide Covenant House with strong roots.

We thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!