Cowichan celebrates volunteers April 6-12

During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, several events will showcase volunteerism in the Cowichan Valley, said Anne- Marie Koeppen of Volunteer Cowichan’s.

To kick things off on Saturday, April 5 Volunteer Cowichan and the Community Resources Cowichan will host the annual Volunteer and Community Resources fair at Duncan Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 1 p.m. there will be the annual Helping Hands recognition ceremonies celebrating local volunteers who lead by example. “Here’s an opportunity for people to connect with Valley non-profits and volunteer driven organizations, as well as explore a variety of resources available in support of youth, families and seniors,” Koeppen explains.

During the week of April 6-12, coupons for a free cup of coffee will be distributed to volunteers by Cowichan Valley organizations.

The 2nd Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Awards event is scheduled for April 11 at the Island Savings Centre, celebrating youth volunteers aged 6 to 24.