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Thank a volunteer this week

April 13, 2015 -

April 12 to 18, is National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize and celebrate volunteers in our community. Kingstonians donate their time and talents every day across our community making positive impacts in the lives of others, and this week we say thank you!

"I encourage all Kingstonians who know of or benefit from the positive contributions of a volunteer to take time to show appreciation for all they do," said Mayor Bryan Paterson. "To all the amazing volunteers across our community, thank you!"

Nominate a volunteer

Nominate a volunteer who is making a lasting positive impact for the 2015 Mayor's Awards for Youth Volunteerism and First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Awards. The deadline for nominations is April 18 and award presentations will be made at the City of Kingston's Canada Day celebrations on the front steps of City Hall.

For more information and to download the nomination forms please visit: www.CityofKingston.ca/-/nominate-a-distinguished-citizen-or-youth-volunteer-for-mayor-s-awards

Volunteer opportunities

Kingstonians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. If you are looking for opportunities to get involved check out the volunteer opportunities with the City of Kingston by visiting www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/recreation/programs/other/volunteers

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is seeking volunteers to support community events and summer camps. Throughout the next few months the centre is looking for event greeters, summer camp volunteers and occasional parking attendants. For more information about these opportunities or to request a volunteer application, please contact info@tettcentre.org

For volunteer opportunities at Rideaucrest Home please visit www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/community-services/rideaucrest/faq

Become one of the people who make Kingston work by applying to serve on one of the City's many boards or committees www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/apply-to-serve

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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For more information contact:

Mayor Bryan Paterson

613-546-4291 ext. 1405