Next week is National Volunteer Week, but rather than being a time to get people to volunteer, most activities center on honoring those that already do.
Right here in Milwaukee, Volunteer Milwaukee will host the 31st annual Inspire By Example Awards. In addition to recognizing volunteers in the categories of Adult, Youth, Board Service, Business and Group, the event will award the Wile Volunteer Management Award to a local professional in the field of Volunteer Administration. Nationally, Points of Light and the Hands On Network help focus attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership.
If you know people who are volunteering, take time to thank them for their efforts. Tell them how you respect what they do. Treat them to coffee, a drink, even dinner, and let them know they are appreciated for their efforts (I am open all next week right now, BTW, jk).
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