On International Volunteer Day 2021, please join me in recognizing the valuable contributions of the thousands of volunteers in our city.
The United Nations coordinates International Volunteer Day on December 5th every year to recognize and promote the tireless work, not just of UN Volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe.
In our own community, volunteers have continued to assist vital organizations that support the residents of Ottawa throughout the pandemic. Now that so many of our residents are vaccinated, volunteers are starting to return to their roles with the programs and facilities that are re-opening to participants and to the public.
We are grateful to the residents of Ottawa for their commitment to volunteering while following safe protocols. I encourage you to visit Volunteer Ottawa to see the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available across the city.
This December 5th, join us in celebrating the contributions of millions who #VolunteerNow for our common future!