The PATH Foundation is excited to announce that the fourth annual Volunteer Hub event, Let’s Volunteer Week, will take place from April 18 to April 24, 2021.
Let’s Volunteer Week, which coincides with National Volunteer Appreciation Week, is a week of community volunteering, designed to support the community and nonprofit organizations and in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. Throughout Let’s Volunteer Week, the PATH Volunteer Hub will partner with dozens of local nonprofit organizations to offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or experience level.
Many of this year’s volunteer opportunities are outdoors, socially distanced or virtual, to allow for appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions.
“There really is a volunteer project for everyone,” said PATH president and CEO, Christy Connolly. “In 2019, Let’s Volunteer Day hosted nearly 500 volunteers. After the pandemic forced us to cancel 2020’s Let’s Volunteer Day, we are looking forward to connecting those folks who want to get out and help their community. It’s a great cause to bring our community together and make a real difference for the health and vitality of our neighbors.”
Several projects are currently listed, and more are added daily. Previous years have featured projects like packing meal kits at food pantries, planting flowers and gardening, and river clean-ups.
Participation is free, and all volunteers receive a free mask as a thank-you for volunteering.
To find the perfect project for you or your group, visit www.letsvolunteer.org and click on the Let’s Volunteer Day banner. Then, search for the projects that best fit your group and interests. On the day of the opportunity, you’ll head straight to your project’s location to get started – or help virtually from your home.
If you are part of a nonprofit organization and want to register a project for Let’s Volunteer Day, please email Lynn Lauritzen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the PATH Volunteer Hub: Since 2016, the Volunteer Hub has been an integral component of the PATH Resource Center. The Volunteer Hub manages letsvolunteer.org, an online platform to connect volunteers to local nonprofits. Currently, more than 4,300 volunteers are registered on the site. The Volunteer Hub also works with local nonprofits to help optimize their volunteer programs, in addition to providing other capacity building services.