The City has proclaimed April 16 to 21 as National Volunteer Week to recognize the importance of volunteering in the community.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers signed the proclamation at City Council on Monday, where Big Brothers Big Sisters and members of the Lloydminster Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) were present. Aalbers says that every event held in the City is run by volunteers.
“We have volunteers that serve us in so many capacities from healthcare to the community to the fire department. There’s a broad selection of people that volunteer everyday and I think that’s what’s so important and we want to recognize those people cause their contributions to our community make our community that much better.”
There are various volunteers program within the City that take place every year such as the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Aalbers says that when people give up their own time to help someone else it’s terrific to see.
“From neighbours helping neighbours, an elderly couple that may not be able to shovel or mow their grass, but still want to remain in their home, someone down the street comes by and helps them out. Those are the kinds of things that make volunteering so incredible.”
The FCSS will be hosting their annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on April 21 at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre.