NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – April Changes Annually

National Volunteer Week - Changes Annually
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


National Volunteer Week during the third week in April is an opportunity to thank all the thousands of volunteers across the country who keep many organizations running, communities safe and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers.

Many organizations across the country rely on volunteers, and volunteering comes in many different forms. Volunteers are the people who keep rural fire departments and ambulances running. They are the people who keep food co-ops, food banks and soup kitchens open, feeding those in need. Volunteers step in to provide shelter, medical care and clothing to those in need. They also offer comforting words during trying times or sage advice as a mentor. Their valuable time and services fill gaps, bellies and hearts all across the nation.

It’s also a time to consider volunteering or providing support to those organizations vital to your community.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVolunteerWeek

  • Thank a volunteer you know.
  • Step up and volunteer in your community.
  • Share your experiences as a volunteer. You might inspire someone to be like you!
  • Visit to find out more about National Volunteer Week and find out how you can make a difference.
  • Use #NationalVolunteerWeek to share on social media.


National Volunteer Week was established by Presidental Proclamation in 1974 to highlight the various opportunities available for those interested in volunteering.

April 17-23, 2022


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