April 15 to 21 is National Volunteer Week, a week that celebrates the millions of volunteers across Canada. This year’s theme is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities”.
Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.
National Volunteer Week is a time CAMRT takes to express gratitude for the many volunteers we have working with us. As the roots of our organization, we have our volunteers to thank for a very strong CAMRT community. Each and every year, hundreds of members donate their time to assist with the creation and validation of our highly regarded certification exams, advise on professional practice advancements, and enthusiastically promote the profession. There are numerous committees, work-groups, and focus groups that contribute ideas, inspiration, and plain hard work, in support of the vision and mission that propels our profession forward.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the CAMRT, check out our current opportunities at https://www.camrt.ca/about-camrt/volunteering/.