Thank you for volunteering!
Mr. Rogers famously said,
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week gives organizations and community members an opportunity to celebrate and thank volunteers who lend their time and talents to meet critical needs in their communities. Build bonds, strengthen communities, decrease isolation and most importantly have fun. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find purpose, take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.
Oasis celebrates the over 6,000 volunteers we work with nation-wide. These volunteers serve as tutors, technology instructors and coaches, health and educational instructors, and center volunteers. These volunteers keep Oasis moving forward in our mission to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.
These are indeed scary times and we feel it is more important now more than ever to say thank you to those volunteers who serve as our guiding light. We recognize your passion and perseverance as it motivates and inspires us daily. We value your contributions and look forward to working with you for many years to come. #NVW
If you’re interested in learning more about our program or becoming a volunteer with Oasis, contact your local Oasis center. While we continue to practice social distancing, we are dedicated to exploring new options to provide our volunteers the opportunity to do what they love most—support the Oasis community. There are plenty of ways to help from home. Contact us to find out how.
We want to hear from you. Please post in the comments below to share your volunteering story!