National Volunteer Week April 15 - 21, 2018

We are very fortunate to live in a community so willing to step up to help lift people out of poverty. We appreciate and thank you for many of the things you do including building Homeless Connect care kits, sorting food and preparing hampers at local food banks, sorting coats and winterwear for people in need, cooking and serving food for families and seniors and building school supply kits. 

In 2017, more than 2000 United Way supporters participated in volunteer work throughout the Alberta Capital Region. For National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize and celebrate our volunteers for their ongoing commitment to the community. 

 Enbridge Day of Caring building Homeless Connect Kits

Enbridge Day of Caring building Homeless Connect Kits

 Volunteers sorting donations at the Food Bank

Volunteers sorting donations at the Food Bank

 Imperial Day of Caring at Edmonton's Food Bank

Imperial Day of Caring at Edmonton's Food Bank

 CWB Day of Caring at IKE sorting coats for kids and families

CWB Day of Caring at IKE sorting coats for kids and families

 Stantec Day of Caring sorting school supplies

Stantec Day of Caring sorting school supplies

It also takes a great number of volunteers to organize and participate in learning opportunities such as The Brain Architecture Game and Poverty Simulations. In 2017, more than 175 people volunteered to participate in Poverty Simulations across the Alberta Capital Region. 

 Heartland Challenge Brain Architecture Game

Heartland Challenge Brain Architecture Game

 EPCOR participating in a Poverty Simulation

EPCOR participating in a Poverty Simulation

 THANK YOU! Happy National Volunteer Week!  To get your workplace involved to help out in the community, contact jbatty@myunitedway.ca.