In 1991, as part of President George H. W. Bush’s 1000 Points of Light campaign to support volunteerism, April was designated as National Volunteer Month.
As part of National Volunteer Month, there is one week designated as National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019), which closes out today. National Volunteer Week was “established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week” according to Points of Light.
National Volunteer Week “is an opportunity to thank all the thousands of volunteers across the country who keep many organizations running, communities safe and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers.”
It’s been wonderful seeing and reading stories about volunteers who are making a difference, so consider thanking a volunteer or becoming one yourself. There are great things happening across the nation’s communities to help others, but more can be done. We already look forward to the National Volunteer Week for 2020.
The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, is the CEO and Lead Consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, munitions, technology, SBIR, production, logistics, and supply. Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer. He is also an active volunteer and supporter of those who volunteer, plus is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
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