National Volunteer Week

By Carmelina Santamaria

The CIA is incredibly proud to say thank you to more than 500 members for the time and energy they contribute to the profession. This is the fourth year the CIA has recognized our volunteers during National Volunteer Week (April 10–16).

In April 2012, the volunteer department at Head Office and the then Committee on Volunteer Initiatives (CVI) sent our first-ever personalized thank-you e-mail to all current volunteers and published an article in the (e)Bulletin. In 2013, we expanded our activities to also include dedicated (e)Bulletin articles from the president and the vice-chair of the CVI on the importance of volunteering. In 2014–2015 we continued with personalized thank-you e-mails from the CIA president and launched a social media campaign.

This year, in addition to personalized thank-you e-mails from CIA President Rob Stapleford and a social media campaign, we wanted the membership at large to learn how the work of some of our volunteers impacts the profession. We profiled six current volunteers performing different roles for the CIA, one volunteer for every day of the week:

We hope that those who have been uncertain about volunteering will be inspired by these colleagues. If they can do it, then you can too.

Carmelina Santamaria, is coordinator, volunteer services at the CIA Head Office.

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