Volunteer Appreciation Week -2020

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week runs from April 19 to April 25, 2020 with Volunteer Appreciation Day falling on April 20, 2020.

Being a volunteer means offering talents, time, and a voice to help an organization, the community, or an individual.  Volunteering doesn’t mean an obligation or a requirement; it is giving help freely, willingly, and by choice.  Often, volunteering means working collaboratively with others.  Working toward a common goal forms connections with other people.

Volunteers are rewarded with:

  • making new friends
  • making new contacts
  • increasing social skills and relationships
  • counteracting the effects of stress and anxiety
  • combating depression 
  • making the volunteer happy
  • increasing self confidence
  • providing a sense of purpose

So, during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteers everywhere.

Here, at the Power of Flowers Project, we have the best volunteers in the world.  The Power of Flowers Project could not exist without our wonderful volunteers.  After a brief training, POFP volunteers get right to work.  Our Workshop is normally a beehive of activity.  Volunteers jump right into their particular tasks with cheerfulness and skill.  Tasks over lap some times, and our volunteers roll with it.  Sometimes things go wrong, no worries for our volunteers; they fix it whatever it is. When something needs doin’ they do it. And they have fun.  Many friendships have been formed in the Workshop.  While busily doing their tasks, there is much laughing and chatting.  Our volunteers have been known to kick up their heels and take a short dance break when the mood strikes them. (Seriously!!)

Here are some POFP Volunteers, describing why they enjoy volunteering: 

I never thought I would volunteer for anything and not get paid for working. But I have never been happier volunteering with the wonderful women that I work with. It makes me want to get up in the morning and see all their smiling face

Sandy R.

I love happy, fun people who dance, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company.

Betty T.

I love to volunteer at POFP because it’s a wonderful way to feel included! Everyone is so happy, cheerful, and caring.

Joan C.

I’m a POFP volunteer because it brings joy to those that need it most with vibrant beauty and the essence of flowers. As Robert Lewis Stevenson once said, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds that you plant.”

Barb M.

 

A huge, heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our Volunteers. Have a great National Volunteer Appreciation Week… You deserve it!

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