Hooray and thank you, volunteers! This year Volunteer Appreciation Week will be celebrated April 18 – 24. It’s an opportunity to recognize the time and service volunteers give in Bloomington. Volunteers save the City thousands of dollars and help accomplish its mission. Volunteers make many contributions, including serving as ushers, assisting with large initiatives like pandemic response and Census 2020, and beautifying and cleaning up public spaces.
“City volunteers are a diverse group, ranging in age, ethnic and racial background, and life experience. They help in practically every department and division,” Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Nancy Brewster said.
The City will mark the Volunteer Appreciation Week with certificates of appreciation for volunteers, messages on the City’s message signs, social media posts, a drive-thru event and a proclamation by Mayor Tim Busse at City Council.