Twin Cities in Motion

It's National Volunteer Week!

posted on Tue, Apr 17 2012 11:00 am by Twin Cities In Motion

It’s no secret that we really love our volunteers which is why we’re extra excited to be celebrating National Volunteer Week. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week aims at both recognizing current volunteers and inspiring new ones.

 

The Minneapolis/St. Paul area has a strong volunteer community. In fact, the Twin Cities area ranks #1 for volunteerism in the United States. In addition to volunteer rate, we also rank higher than the national average for volunteer retention and average hours spent per person.

 

At Twin Cities In Motion, we see this data play out at all of our events. On Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend alone, more than 5,000 people show their commitment to community by volunteering at our events. We attribute our high volunteer retention rates and low no-show rates to our non-profit status, and the Twin Cities’ overall commitment to health and wellness. Our volunteers understand that by working at one of our events, they are supporting our mission to promote healthy lifestyles in youth and adults through our running events.

 

To past, current and future volunteers, as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, please remember the positive impact your service has, not only on our organization, but the Twin Cities community as a whole. 

 

Sources:

Volunteering in America

Resource Center

White House Proclamation