Monday, December 5, 2016

CFN Recognizes International Volunteer Day

Today, December 5th, is International Volunteer Day (IVD). Founded by the United Nations in 1985, IVD is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international.

The benefits of volunteering work both ways and often it is the volunteer who gets more out of donating his or her time and effort. Volunteering means establishing great connections, building your career, and supplies a sense of purpose. Additionally  Psychology Today even claims that those who regularly volunteer live longer and healthier lives.

CFN currently has more than 100 volunteers and today would like to send out a heartfelt and very specal thank you. You are the backbone of our orgnization and we are able to strive towards our mission, each and every day, because of your efforts. The lives yuo have touched and the differences you have made cannot be measured and will stay with people forever. Today is your Day! For information on how you can volunteer with CFN visit our website give us a call any time at 403-539-5854.
"Founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose."
                               UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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