As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week (Apr 7-13), the national organization “Volunteers Canada” has chosen the theme, “Volunteers: Lifting our Communities” and are using the image of balloons in flight.
Like all not-for-profit organizations, SONG depends on the passion and dedication of volunteers to help make the program a success. For six years, SONG has benefited from a wealth of passion and dedication from volunteers in many different roles: Board members, classroom volunteers, Safe Harbour mentoring choir members, special event helpers, and even small behind-the-scenes roles like snack-buyer and T-shirt coordinator. Every hour of time donated helps to make the SONG program a place where we can focus on “changing lives, one rehearsal at a time” through music education.
In the fall of 2018, Mary Liz Clark took up the mantle of volunteer coordinator of SONG and writes the following reflection on her years as a classroom volunteer herself:
SONG is deeply indebted to all our volunteers over the past six years. We thank them for their time and energy, and we recognize that, without their help, we could never have gotten this far!
Happy National Volunteer Week!