Do you know an entire week is dedicated to celebrating volunteers? April 19 – 25th is National Volunteer Week! It was first conceived in Canada in 1943 as a way to celebrate the contribution made by women on the home front to the war effort, and was established in the United States via a Presidential Proclamation, signed by Richard Nixon in 1974. But, anyone involved with the Shepherd’s Center of Richmond – from clients and students, to members and donors – does NOT need a signed presidential proclamation to know how WONDERFUL OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE! So, to celebrate, all week we’ll be posting about the joys of volunteering – because OUR volunteers bring joy to all.