Volunteer Recognition Day

When you are giving your time to help out a non-profit, whether it is doing clerical work, food drives, or helping out with putting items away, your time is valuable and appreciated. Many volunteers may not always feel they get the recognition they deserve. A day to fix that issue is on Volunteer Recognition Day.

April 20th is the day to give thanks to volunteers that help during charity events or help out in any way they can contribute to non-profit organizations because it is Volunteer Recognition Day. Some people volunteer for their gain, such as high school kids volunteering at non-profit organizations, which gives them credits to help them graduate. In addition to that, their experience working as a volunteer does look good on their resume. That is also why many people, even those who are not in high school volunteer, look good on their resume, meaning it helps increase their chances of getting work.

However, no matter the reason people volunteer, they are giving their time and energy to help a cause. They are not expecting payment, so the least that anyone can do is recognize the good they do and the help they give to others. They make a significant difference for millions of people. Some volunteer jobs are safe as they often involve clerical work. However, other volunteer roles can put them in danger when they are volunteering in dangerous areas or doing a job that can increase their likelihood of becoming injured. No one must forget what they can sacrifice. How did the day begin? Let’s take a look.

History Of Volunteer Recognition Day

There is no known origin of how April 20th became Volunteer Recognition Day. However, the fact of the matter is that volunteers do a selfless act by giving their time and energy to organizations and other non-profits without expecting a monetary reward. You can think of several well-known and generous volunteers such as Florence Nightingale. Nightingale was known as the mother of nursing as she risked her life during the Crimean war to take care of ailing soldiers. The other well-known volunteer was Mother Theresa, a Catholic nun helping people suffering from TB, leprosy, and AIDS in India. No one should ever take the selfless acts of people who volunteer for granted.

How To Acknowledge Volunteer Recognition Day

You can always help someone in need, or you can donate money to your favorite non-profit organization, or one that you relate to the most. Whatever you choose to do, use #VolunteerRecognitionDay in the social media post.

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