As we observe National Volunteer Week, Tammy Wharton, CEO, Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council, would like to acknowledge the more than 9,000 adult volunteers of Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council who devote their time and talents to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
The Marion Star reports that these volunteers serve 34,000 girls in our 30-county council area as mentors, friends, teachers and role models. In Marion, Morrow, Crawford and Delaware counties, there are 3,852 girls and 1,296 adult volunteers.
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change-discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.
National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.
Do you have any volunteers you would like to thank?