April 15 – 21, 2018 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank volunteers making a difference in our city. Calgary has 151 community associations, and what a lot of people don’t realize is that all of the good work they do is done by volunteers. There are actually over 20,000 Calgarians volunteering for their community associations every day, making it the largest collective volunteer network in the city!
Who are these volunteers?
They’re people just like me and you. To help showcase community association volunteers we launched the Faces of Community as part of our March Community Association Awareness campaign last year, to highlight the many different faces of community volunteers making a difference in our city’s communities. Faces of Community tells the story of just some of the more than 20,000 community volunteers in Calgary who are donating their time each and every day to help improve neighbourhood life in Calgary.
Nominated by their peers, the twelve 2018 Faces of Community come from community organizations across the city, and all have different and inspiring stories of how they got involved, what they’re proud of, and what motivates them to stay involved.
To meet the 2018 Faces of Community and read their stories visit calgarycommunities.com.
The Federation of Calgary Communities sincerely thanks all community association volunteers for their hard work and dedication to improving neighbourhood life in Calgary. We also thank all Calgarians who step up to volunteer to help make Calgary an even better place to live, work, and play!