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City to Recognize more than 300 Volunteers, April 9

For Immediate Release: 4/8/2019 3:35 pm

The City of Worcester will host a Volunteer Recognition event on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Levi Lincoln Chamber at City Hall.

This is an opportunity to recognize and thank more than 300 volunteers who accomplish the extraordinary through volunteer service to the City, and who motivate others to follow their lead through a variety of public service activities.

National Volunteer Week (April 7-13) was established in 1974 and is celebrated annually in the month of April.

The breadth of services provided by these individuals is vast:

  • Serving on the City’s boards and commissions, providing citizen representation on matters related to municipal affairs and social rights.
  • Serving within the public libraries, shelving books, organizing book sales and working at the library café.
  • Serving in City parks, picking up debris, mowing and raking the grass, trimming bushes and cleaning memorials.
  • Serving at the Senior Center, assisting with and even offering activities for seniors.
  • Maintaining and cleaning sports fields and managing youth football, soccer and baseball leagues so that thousands of youth in the community are able to partake in seasonal sports activities.
  • Painting, cleaning, planting and removing snow and debris from neighborhoods to make them clean and inviting.
  • Volunteering within City offices, assisting with administrative functions.
  • Helping plan, coordinate, attend and engage others at numerous fairs, festivals and community events.
  • Cleaning and maintaining community gardens throughout the City.

“The City could not possibly complete all of this work without the support and tireless energy of each of these individuals,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr.

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