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National Volunteer Week

April 24 April 30 PDT

April 24 – 30th is National Volunteer Week!

Join us on social media for daily highlights of our dedicated volunteers from each of our six affiliated societies. Help us celebrate the multiple ways our volunteers put empathy into action! Stay tuned online for more NVW events & initiatives including a Zoom volunteer celebration and the culmination of the Tetra Society of America’s TetraNation competition.


From the NVW website: The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.

Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations. 

Volunteering can help us develop empathy, to see the world through the eyes of others. It can connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expanding our views. It can build our capacity to work collectively and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive society. 

From coast to coast to coast in formal and informal settings, volunteers create caring, collaborative, and compassionate communities. During National Volunteer Week 2022, we celebrate the contributions of Canada’s millions of volunteers: their actions, their understanding, and their genuine concern for the world around them. 

Volunteering, putting empathy into action, can build communities where people feel happier, healthier, and more welcome – creating a stronger, more connected Canada. 

Have something to share? We would love to have you contribute!

We’re always looking for more people and organizations to host interesting and engaging live disability focused webinars. If you have an idea for a workshop or presentation, we would love to hear from you.

Please email: info@connectra.org.