Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Topics: National, Volunteer
April 13, 2015

(Ottawa, April 12-18, 2015) - This week, the Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18. Throughout the year, volunteers from across the country, generously donate their time to improving the lives of the most vulnerable individuals and communities.

"Not only this week, but each and every day, the Canadian Red Cross is sincerely thankful for the vast network of volunteers who are an integral part of this Society," says Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "They are the reason we are able to make such a significant impact on those in need."

With over two million Canadians benefitting from Canadian Red Cross programs and services each year, the value that volunteers bring to the organization is incomparable. Over the past year, Canadians have relied on dedicated Red Cross volunteers who provide a sense of support and protection with their community presence. More than 20,000 volunteers play a critical role in contributing to all programs and services offered by the Red Cross.

"The passion and commitment that our volunteers carry out in their work is truly remarkable. It's an honour to have such devoted individuals representing the work of the Red Cross from coast to coast across Canada," added Sauvé.

Volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross provides an opportunity to give back to communities, meet new people, and help enhance career paths. To identify volunteer opportunities in your community, visit www.redcross.ca/volunteer.

The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

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For more information please contact:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line
(613) 740-1994