April 7 through April 13 is National Volunteer Week. This is a week observed in many countries. It has been observed for over 40 years. It is a time set aside to celebrate the impact of volunteers and volunteer service.
There are a few different ways construction companies can get involved in National Volunteer Week. First, if you have any employees who donate their time to volunteer for anything make sure to take some time to recognize and thank them this week. Maybe even do it publicly so their colleagues can take the chance to thank them as well.
Another way to get involved in National Volunteer Week goes beyond just recognizing those who volunteer. Why don’t you, your employees and your coworkers make an effort to volunteer this week. There are so many different volunteer opportunities available in every community. Either pick one you feel a strong connection to, or, use this week to poll your employees and coworkers about what volunteer opportunities they would like to participate in.
Then — after National Volunteer Week — pick the volunteer opportunity that had the most votes, organize your volunteers and go out and volunteer as a company. Consider that this would require either time from your employees’ workday or some of their personal time — so plan appropriately.
You might even find your employees like to represent their company through volunteerism. That is good for the community, the company and your employees and coworkers.
So get out and volunteer, and remember to thank other volunteers while you’re at it.
Just for fun
Here are some other fun and interesting holidays and special observances during the month of April. Will you celebrate any of them?
- April 5 - National Walk to Work Day
- April 7 - National Beer Day
- April 13 - National Peach Cobbler Day
- April 14 - International Moment of Laughter Day
- April 15 - That Sucks Day
- April 18 - National High Five Day
- April 23 - Take a Chance Day
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