Thank a Volunteer

Volunteers - outside of our youth, these people are probably the most important individuals in our communities. They've often been described as the 'heart of communities'.

Without a volunteer in our communities, very little would be done. You could pay for every last thing that's done in a community and it wouldn't take long before bankruptcy would hit.

Unfortunately, volunteers are not often recognized for their efforts. They do things unselfishly for their communities without the desire for a paycheque, but it often comes at a sacrifice. That sacrifice is time away from their own families and friends, or perhaps even their place of employment.

Life is better because of volunteers, and residents should make an effort to let these individuals know their services are appreciated. A pat on the back or a handshake goes a long way to saying thank you - job well done!