National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

April 19-25, 2020

April 19-25, 2020

On April 21st, it's Time to #SayThanks

More than 1.6 million volunteers give time to non-profits and grassroots groups every year in Toronto. Tens of thousands more have mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of communities.


During National Volunteer Week, we're challenging all Torontonians to #SayThanks to volunteers on April 21st in recognition of their essential contributions to our city.


Show your support and appreciation for volunteers by taking the

 Cheers to Volunteers Challenge on Tuesday, April 21st

Challenge #2:

Cheer for volunteers on your porch, balcony, or outside of

a window and post videos 

of your #CheerstoVolunteers.

Challenge #1:

Download one of three

different Applause-O-Meters

 to thank volunteers on social media or through email.

Share Your Cheers to Volunteers on April 21st

In recognition of COVID-19 Volunteers:

I want to #SayThanks to all of the volunteers stepping up to deliver essential services, create supplies, and provide remote care in support of Toronto's communities.

🔊 Sound on for my #CheerstoVolunteers! @VolunteerTO #NVW2020


Non-Profits: Customize for Your Cause

I want to #SayThanks to the [#] volunteers who give back year-round in support 

of [insert your cause] and help [mission statement]. 

🔊Sound on for my #CheerstoVolunteers! @VolunteerTO #NVW2020


Volunteer Toronto Example:

I want to #SayThanks to the 155 volunteers who give back year-round in support of @VolunteerTO and help connect individuals to the organization's that need them. 

🔊Sound on for my #CheerstoVolunteers! @VolunteerTO #NVW2020


Copy our suggested social media messages for quick sharing:

Remember to tag @VolunteerTO!