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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley recognizes National Volunteer Week


April 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. - Lt. Gov. Brian Calley issued the following statement in observance of National Volunteer Week. Click here to watch the video.  

“Michiganders have a long standing tradition of using their time and talent to improve and strengthen communities. Each year, more than 2 million residents participate in structured volunteer activities, while even more participate informally by helping neighbors and family.

To honor this fantastic dedication, Michigan will join volunteers around the nation to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 12 to 18.

National Volunteer week was established in 1974 to encourage and inspire individuals and groups to seek out ways to engage and make a difference in their communities. It is a week to take action, work together to solve challenges, and demonstrate a collective power to accomplish goals. During the week, millions of volunteers will participate in thousands of volunteer projects and special events.

Governor Snyder and I are both huge proponents of service and encourage all Michiganders to get involved and do something for your community, not just during National Volunteer Week, but all year long.

There are many ways to volunteer. You can join an organized event in your community, you can volunteer at a local nonprofit with friends and family, or you can participate on your own by picking up trash in your neighborhood or helping an elderly neighbor with groceries. Those are just a few examples.

I am excited to participate in National Volunteer Week with my community by attending Michigan State University’s Global Day of Service. I hope you will make a difference in yours as well. Share your time. Make a Difference. Volunteer, Michigan.”