National Volunteer Week 2015
By Kelli White, Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator
Each year we have the opportunity to honor outstanding volunteers from around the community. This week of recognition is called National Volunteer Week and takes place in April.
HoG is privileged to work with and appreciate our volunteers all year long! Along with many other projects, volunteers assist with Trot to Clot Walk & Runs, Camp Wannaklot, Family Camp and the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament.
In honor of our volunteers and this special week, we would like to provide you with a few fun facts about our HoG volunteer program:
- The number of total years served by HoG volunteers equals 3,789 years.
- 1,330 volunteers have served HoG in the last 24 years.
- 22 volunteers have given their time to HoG for over 20 years and 16 volunteers have given their time for over 25 years!
- Camp Wannaklot volunteers contribute 100 hours during their one-week service. During these hours they provide leadership, support and supervision to campers. Sometimes they even read bedtime stories or participate in the talent show!
- Trot to Clot volunteers assisted in registering 331 participants for the races in 2014.
- Volunteers contributed over 7,600 hours last year to help prepare for and assist with programs like Camp Wannaklot, Trot to Clot Walk & Runs, the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament and many other projects.
As the Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator, I am privileged to work directly with many amazing volunteers who help make HoG a special organization. On behalf of everyone at HoG, I want to thank you all for your support, not only during this special week, but for every day, every week and every year that you give to HoG.