National Volunteer Week: How Can You Contribute?


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April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week 2014 – a week dedicated to inspiring, recognizing and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

I know there are so many people out there, like myself, that wish we had more time to volunteer, to contribute to the organizations and efforts we find so inspiring.  Volunteering by definition means to offer oneself or ones services for some undertaking or purpose.  Volunteering can take many forms- it doesn’t always mean that you need to physically be at an event, or in a location in support of an activity – it simply means that you are offering some of your time and energy to support something worthwhile, often in your own community.

volunteer20graphicSo during this week- if you are looking for a way in which you can volunteer, think about volunteering your time to assist your local 9-1-1 center or law enforcement agency in their educational efforts.  Help them spread the word about Smart911 and how important it is to Sign Up and provide information that will help them, help you.

You can help just by sending an email, posting to your Facebook or Twitter accounts, or talking to friends and family and encouraging them to visit to Sign Up.

Think about the power this message could have.  If you simply tell 10 people, and each of them tells 5 people, you can help spread the word to your entire community by the end of the week!  By simply volunteer a short amount of time through something you already do each day, you can help your community become safer and more prepared in the event of an emergency.



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