To recognize the countless acts of service performed by one of Washington’s most valuable assets — its volunteers — Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed April 21 as Washington Volunteer Appreciation Day.
“I join all Washingtonians in thanking these individuals who contribute tirelessly to their communities. I encourage others to look for opportunities that not only provide valuable experience but also help strengthen our communities and state,” Inslee said.
The outstanding volunteers range in age from 15 to 82 years and represent 14 of Washington’s 39 counties. The volunteers were nominated by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps national service programs, and Citizen Corps and volunteer centers from across the state.
“With Washington still holding its rank of ninth in the country for its level of volunteerism, we are proud of what our volunteers offer to communities across the state,” said Debbie Schuffenhauer, executive director of Serve Washington.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Centers of Washington (http://www.volunteerwashington.org) at 800-865-8683 or Serve Washington (http://www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa) at 360-902-0656.