Sherry Anderson, a two-time winner of the World Senior Curling Championships for Canada once said Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” We all know that volunteering is a tremendous responsibility, they are an important key to fundraising, reaching out and giving back to the society.
Frankly, the world would be chaos without volunteers, because every aspect of the society relies on volunteerism to some extent to survive. From a research carried out years back, it was observed that adults with disabilities, health conditions ranging from hearing and vision loss to heart disease, diabetes or digestive disorders show improvement after volunteers reached out to them.
Erma Bombeck likely said Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. The work of volunteers cannot be taken for granted, they perform multiple and numerous functions, ranging from supporters in hospitals, acting as parents, helping in schools, supporters in hospitals, people active in sports and fan clubs, campaigners for political parties and human rights endeavors, and many other
Every 5th of December is a day specially selected to celebrate these beautiful creatures known as volunteers, but sincerely this set of people out to be celebrated each day that passes by.
The International Volunteer Day was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. It is a day set aside to celebrate and appreciate the effort of every volunteer who carries out selfless service to the society.
In the spirit of volunteer appreciation, Women impacting Nigeria is showing gratitude to some of her volunteers, who have positively impacted and played a crucial role by carrying out various charitable functions in the society on behalf of the organization. Some of the volunteers are: