From April 12-18 Canada is celebrating National Volunteer Week. Volunteers are at the heart of many not for profit organizations and Pacific Post Partum Support Society is no exception. Here is a message from Georgie Hutchinson, Volunteer Coordinator for PPPSS:
I see Volunteer Week as similar to Mother’s Day: Just a we should appreciate the hard work and dedication of mothers every day of the year, organizations should acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of their volunteers. We hope that we successfully convey our appreciation for PPPSS Volunteers on a regular basis but National Volunteer Week gives us occasion for some brief “ shout from the rooftops” moments to remind all our wonderful, loving, supportive volunteers how much we appreciate the work they do to help support families who reach out to PPPSS.
So thank you to our hardworking volunteer Board Members; to our Social Media Team who are helping to put us on the map; to our dedicated and compassionate Telephone Support Volunteers who work closely with staff in the office; to our amazing multicultural Telephone Support Volunteers who support women in their first languages; to the volunteers who put themselves out in the community to attend events and promote our work; to the administration volunteers who cheerfully assist with office tasks; to our volunteer and paid childminders who work for little and offer so much to our families; and to our staff who often volunteer their time for events and the extras. Our volunteers have been supporting the work of PPPSS for over 40 years!
We are grateful and we are blessed.
From the staff of Pacific Post Partum Support Society