National Volunteer Week was recognized 40 years ago, created with a purpose to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary work to improve their communities. It aims to demonstrate to the nation that by working together, we can meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. It is also an opportunity to highlight the selfless contributions that volunteers make each and every day.
As a cause-driven organization, volunteerism is a fundamental value within the YMCA of Greater Erie. Because of our volunteers, we are able to strengthen community with the help of our dedicated youth, families, and individuals who share our passion. They give their time, resources, and talents—every day in thousands of ways—because they know they can improve the lives of others while enhancing their own lives through the Y.
In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 23-29), the YMCA of Greater Erie says THANK YOU to the more than 900 volunteers who contributed 24,000 hours last year. The Y is truly grateful for your efforts and without your selflessness we couldn’t do the work that we do everyday to help the Erie Community thrive. Because of you we are creating a stronger community. Together, we’re building a better us.