Volunteers are Heroes
I know what usually comes to mind when people think of “heroes”. They think of the cape – the mask – the tights! They think of the comic books and movies.
Let me tell you what I think about:
Volunteers are heroes. Regardless of their roles, they are doing important work, and that work has a direct impact on the lives of others. I have the unique privilege of working with volunteers daily. Volunteers are the people putting in countless hours to lead workplace campaigns to raise funds to support community programs. Volunteers are leading initiatives that celebrate the diversity in Peel Region. They are packing lunch bags and craft kits to brighten a child’s day. Volunteers are giving back to United Way funded agencies and connecting with Peel Region’s local volunteer centre, Volunteer MBC, to see how they can help even MORE. Volunteers care about our community and want to make sure that it is the best place it can be for everyone who lives here.
At United Way, it is one of our core values to inspire volunteerism. We believe that everyone has a stake in the well-being of their community, and by being passionate volunteers; you all help us build to a better, stronger Peel for everyone. After all, volunteers are truly the heartbeat of our community.
If I could give each and every volunteer a cape, I would. They certainly deserve one. Their actions help strengthen our community, one life at a time.
Thank you, and Happy National Volunteer Week!