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Communities need volunteers - Cinefest Sudbury

National Volunteer Week, April 23 to April 29, pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers across the country who give of themselves to better their communities.

National Volunteer Week, April 23 to April 29, pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers across the country who give of themselves to better their communities. National Volunteer Week is a time for all of us to pause and celebrate the energy and commitment of volunteers.

"According to the 2003 National Survey of Non-profit and Voluntary Organizations, more than half of Canadian non-profit organizations rely solely on volunteers to fulfill their mission" says Marlene Deboisbriand, president of Volunteer Canada.

Canadians volunteer more than two billion hours a year, equivalent to more than one million full-time jobs. They have an enormous impact on civil society.

Volunteering is the lifeblood of Canadian communities. It provides us with a sense of connectedness and well-being. It allows us to participate in nurturing our environments, bringing people together-in hospital corridors, in schools, on playing fields and in board rooms-for good reasons and common purposes.

Volunteering helps to build better, stronger, healthier communities.

Cinéfest Sudbury is so fortunate to have more than 200 of the most dedicated, hard-working and friendly volunteers.  Without their help, the festival as we know it simply wouldn't be possible, and we can't thank them enough.

Cinéfest Sudbury staff



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