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Mississauga Celebrates National Volunteer Week with Opportunities to Give Back

City Encourages Residents to Get Involved and Make a Difference

Mississauga, ON – As National Volunteer Week approaches, the City of Mississauga gears up to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions of its dedicated volunteers. From April 14 to 20, the city will shine a spotlight on the hard work and commitment of volunteers who tirelessly strive to make a positive impact in their communities.

To mark the occasion, the Civic Centre clock tower will be illuminated in green on Sunday, April 14, symbolizing the appreciation for Canada’s hardworking volunteers. The week-long celebration serves as an opportunity for residents to consider stepping up and getting involved in various volunteer opportunities offered by the city.

Among the diverse volunteer opportunities available, residents can lend a hand in enhancing Mississauga’s parks and natural areas. This includes participating in park cleanup events scheduled for Saturday, April 13, as part of Earth Month, or joining the Adopt a Park and Adopt a Trail programs to assist in the maintenance of these spaces throughout the year.

For those with a passion for animals, Mississauga’s Animal Services provides avenues for volunteering, such as fostering pets to help them find forever homes or becoming a volunteer driver to aid in wildlife rescue efforts.

Aspiring lifeguards can gain valuable experience by applying to become volunteer junior instructors at community center pools, assisting in teaching and supervision during swimming lessons.

Furthermore, summer presents an opportunity for residents aged 14 and older to volunteer at the City’s summer camps, where they can make a positive impact on the lives of children and youth while developing leadership skills.

In celebration of Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, the 50 for 50 Challenge encourages residents to give back to the community, emphasizing that every effort counts in making a meaningful difference.

Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s volunteer website regularly for updated opportunities and reach out to city.volunteer@mississauga.ca for inquiries about volunteering.

Commentary:
National Volunteer Week is an important reminder of the significant contributions volunteers make to our communities. Mississauga’s initiative to highlight various volunteer opportunities underscores the spirit of unity and collaboration essential for building a stronger and more vibrant city. As we celebrate the dedication of existing volunteers, let’s also encourage more residents to step forward and engage in acts of service that enrich the lives of others and foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Kelly

Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at kelly.deschamps@gtaweekly.ca

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