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National Volunteer Week 2021

The Value of One, The Power of Many

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals.  Magic happens when we work together towards a common goal.

This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.
We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.

The power of people working together can bring about monumental changes. We have seen people work together on legislative changes related to impaired driving, same sex marriage, and assisted dying.

The theme is a nod to our past, a reflection of our present, and a wink to our future. The Value of One, the Power of Many was the theme for National Volunteer Week in 2001, The International Year of Volunteers. It beautifully reflects the individual and collective efforts, we have seen during the pandemic, and it sets the tone for re-imagining the next 20 years as the value of one act and the power of many enables us to thrive together.

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National Volunteer Week Community Celebrations in Lethbridge

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Be sure to check out the following tributes in the community celebrating volunteers! 

City Hall Lights

Lighting the exterior of City Hall helps to celebrate and build community spirit in Lethbridge.

On April 18th, City Hall with be lit up with colours of light blue, pink, orange and yellow to celebrate National Volunteer week 2021.

Window Murals

Drive by our office downtown and take a look at the window murals as a tribute to the amazing volunteers in our community.

Electronic Sign Blast

Look out for local businesses sharing the #YQLVolunteers love on their electronic signs.

Activity E-Book

A fun virtual follow-along activity book. This companions National Volunteer Week theme, Volunteers of YQL Awards and fun national celebrations that land during NVW week.

Download Activity Book.


Funding for National Volunteer Week is provided by the Government of Alberta and distributed by Volunteer Alberta.

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