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Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County column: Celebrate service during National Volunteer Week

10:28 PM, Apr. 23, 2013  |  Comments
Rachel Rupnik
Rachel Rupnik
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Sunday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, a time to recognize all of the extraordinary people that are giving back to our community.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in our community. It is about demonstrating that by working together, we have the strength to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. The Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County, along with our nonprofit partner agencies, join together to celebrate ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.

There are more than 100 nonprofit organizations in Sheboygan County and each agency needs the help of volunteers. Whether it is stuffing envelopes, yard work, programming needs or even serving as a volunteer executive director, volunteers help address many community issues. Working together, volunteers have the collective power to make a positive transformation within our community.

The Volunteer Center challenges you to do two things this week.

First, join us in our efforts to recognize volunteers and thank someone you know who volunteers.

Next, find an organization or cause that inspires you and get involved. By recognizing those who serve, and by serving as volunteers ourselves, we can replace disconnection with understanding and compassion.

The Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County wants to help you discover new and imaginative ways to get involved in Sheboygan County. If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, visit our website at http://www.volunteersheboygan.com or call us directly at 920-459-2780.

If you are a nonprofit and are interested in publicly recognizing your volunteers, please give us a call or e-mail us at volunteer@volunteersheboygan.com.

Rachel Rupnik is program manager at the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County.

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