To All of Lakehead University’s Volunteers: Thank You! Merci! Miigwech!

 Press play above for a thank you video from Lakehead University.

National Volunteer Week is April 24-30. This week is set aside each year to recognize and thank volunteers throughout Canada for the time and energy they contribute to causes that benefit our communities.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering is Empathy in Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.

Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations. From coast to coast to coast in formal and informal settings, volunteers create caring, collaborative, and compassionate communities.

During National Volunteer Week 2022, we celebrate the contributions of Lakehead University’s Volunteers: for their actions, their understanding, and their generous support for our Lakehead University communities.