The work of the volunteer is essential. National Volunteer Week (NVW) pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who donate their time and energy. NVW is Canada’s largest celebration of volunteers, volunteerism, and civic participation. This week is celebrated nationwide every April.
The Wood Buffalo region joins over 150 Communities around Alberta that will pay tribute to community volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy.
Our events are open to all members of the community so come out and participate!
The Wood Buffalo Timeraiser is a silent art auction with a twist. Instead of bidding money, participants bid volunteer time to agencies that need their skills and energy. Successful auction bidders have 12 months to complete their volunteer pledge. The piece of artwork is meant to act as a reminder of their goodwill.
With the help of our main sponsor Suncor we buy all art work at fair market value and auction it off on the night of the Timeraiser. We hope to make this new exciting event an annual occurrence in our region.
The benefits of this event to our community are twofold.
Visit the National Volunteer Week website here
Below are the dates for future National Volunteer Week campaigns:
April 21 - 27, 2013
April 6 - 12, 2014
April 12 - 18, 2015