The Lakeland is celebrating volunteer week. This week is used as a time to thank the almost 12.7 million volunteers across the country. Diahann Polege-Aulotte is Community Programmer with the FCSS. She says the day is to celebrate those that make your town a little better everyday.
“So it’s Canada wide and it’s to celebrate volunteers and what they do in every community.”
Polege-Aulotte knows some people may be on the fence about volunteering, but she has some advice for those thinking about it.
“Take a step out of your comfort zone and try it. You never know what volunteering opportunities are out there. Stretch yourself a little bit and go out and volunteer.”
To celebrate volunteering in the community,The FCSS and Lakeland United Way are teaming up for a barbecue at the Bonnyville C2 tomorrow evening from 5 pm until 7 pm. Polege-Aulotte says the fun will include bounce houses for the kids and displays and presentations about volunteering in the community. The event is free to attend.
More information on volunteering opportunities can be found by clicking here.