Thursday, February 2, 2012

Community Celebration of Volunteers - March 28

The Volunteer Center will salute volunteers from all parts of the county at its annual Celebrate Volunteers recognition event on Wednesday, March 28.  Join us at the John Greico Auditorium at Bergen Academies for a dessert reception at 6:30 pm followed by an inspiring program highlighting the extraordinary ways that volunteers enhance our community.  Brenda Blackmon, popular news anchor for My 9 News, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Public and private non-profit organizations, hospitals, libraries, religious organizations and schools in Bergen County are invited to bring volunteers they would like to honor, along with staff, to this non-competitive, community-wide event.

Each organization can choose to honor its top volunteers based on its own criteria for determining exemplary volunteer achievement, such as impact, dedication, hours served and loyalty.  Reservations are on a first come, first served basis, and are due by March 16th.   The cost is $10.00 per person.  Call (201) 489-9454 ext. 127 to reserve a place.

Every volunteer will receive special gifts and certificates of commendation.  Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

 “This event is a great way for organizations to honor their volunteers,” explains Janet Sharma, the Volunteer Center’s executive director.  “Hundreds of volunteers will be honored and receive a public ‘pat on the back’ for their good work.  At the same time, agencies can save themselves the expense of hosting a separate event to salute their volunteers.”

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