National Volunteer Week to be Celebrated in Attleboro, April 7 – April 13, 2019
In honor of National Volunteer Week April 7 – April 13, 2019, Sturdy Memorial Hospital and area organizations have planned the 34th annual recognition of volunteers who serve area social and human service agencies.
According to Anne L. Messier, Director of Volunteer & Student Services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, over 45 agencies representing more than 5,000 volunteers will join together in sponsoring this year's recognition activities.
On Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m., festivities will take place at the Attleboro Elks Hall located at South Main Street in Attleboro; please note that doors to the Elks will open at 10:30 a.m. Agencies will receive mayoral proclamations recognizing them for their service, as well as congressional awards. Presidential and governmental messages will also be read. Area legislators will be on hand to add their commendations.
A luncheon sponsored by Sturdy Memorial Hospital will follow the ceremonies, which will be attended by more than 300 volunteers from participating agencies.
The Caring Mural, decorated with individually crafted ornaments representing the participating agencies and their volunteers will once again be on display in the foyer at City Hall during National Volunteer Week.
There will be some exhibits honoring the area's volunteers on display at numerous locations throughout the area.
Once again, the event will include an essay contest sponsored by Rockland Trust. Submissions have been received from students in grades 6-12. The two first place winning essays will be read during the ceremony. Prizes will be awarded to all the winners at the luncheon.
National Volunteer Week was first observed in the United States in 1972 and is now recognized each year by a special message from the President as well as proclamations by many governors.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Sturdy’s Volunteer & Student Services Department at 508-236-8800.