Compassion and solidarity: recognizing the power of our volunteers

By: Melissa Published: 16/04/2020

We’re living in exceptional times. While there is a lot of uncertainty, there is also a lot of compassion and solidarity. Across the country and the world, people are stepping up to help one another – from family members and friends, to neighbours and strangers. Neighbours are picking up food, countless communities are supporting each other on social media and people all over the world are applauding frontline workers who are risking their health and safety to provide essential services.

Now more than ever, we must look out for one another – all of us. Following a call for solidarity by the Québec Premier François Legault, tens of thousands of Québecers answered by signing up to volunteer within their communities – the initial response being so overwhelming, it temporarily crashed the website.

Volunteering brings a lot of value to us as individuals, to others and to our communities. As one Results volunteer put it: “By doing this, you'll discover a voice you never had and political agency you never imagined. In the years that I've volunteered with this advocacy group, I've been part of a collective that has helped save millions of lives, just by volunteering a few hours a month. I can't imagine anything more wondrous than that.”

Our volunteers at Results Canada are remarkable individuals. They understand the importance of acting locally so that globally no one is left behind. When faced with uncertainty, they have shown their solidarity and compassion for one another. By tirelessly advocating and taking action like engaging their Member of Parliament, raising awareness through the media and within their community, they continue to be the agents of change, bringing us closer to a world free of extreme poverty.

In a recent survey, 81%of Results Canada volunteers said they are highly likely to recommend volunteering with Results. Find out for yourself, and become a volunteer today! Fill out this quick online form so that we can send you the first steps to becoming a volunteer!

Especially during National Volunteer Week, it’s time to celebrate and thank YOU, our passionate and committed volunteers. You give your time and energy in support of a better world for all - we are so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you.

Join us in celebrating the great work of Results Canada volunteers by nominating yourself or a fellow volunteer for one of our Volunteer Awards! Submit your nominations by April 20 at 11:59pm ET.

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