April 18-24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week.
The theme for National Volunteer Week is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. When each of us, in our own way, answers the call to make a difference, we make progress in solving our most persistent problems, and create stronger communities and a more just society.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and resources to meet the critical needs of our communities. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action, to realize their power to make a difference, and be a force that transforms the world. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and provides an opportunity to honor the impact of all those who do good in our communities and inspire others to make a difference and improve the world.
Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies rely on volunteers to be able to provide needed health care services to the medically underserved people in their communities. Annually, over 200,000 volunteers help 2 million people through 6 million patient visits receive health care at America’s 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies.
Interested in volunteering in your community? You can search for a clinic near you at the NAFC FIND A CLINIC page to contact a local clinic directly about volunteer opportunities in your area.
NAFC Members – as you honor your volunteers this National Volunteer Week, be sure to tag the NAFC in your social media posts so that we can share in your celebrations of thanks!
To all volunteers, THANK YOU and Happy National Volunteer Week!