Monday, April 19, 2010

National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week in Canada.
From Compassion to Action
April 18-24th, 2010.

This week I will be busy working together with other volunteers,
coordinating different events in our local hospital.


A symphony of services
Where each one plays his part,
Together make sweet melody,
That’s really quite an art.

Each day you step onto the stage
Your skills and talents share.
Your love you show our residents.
They know when you've been there!

You put a smile upon their face.
You listen and you care.
You take the time to sing a song,
To hold a hand in prayer.

You laugh together, play a game,
And very soon you find
That you have made a brand new friend,
Who stole your heart, and you don't mind!

Those are the joys of volunteering.
And you return again, it's true,
Because the love you gave away
Is coming back to you.

We thank you for your active part
In our great symphony.
Your very presence fills this place,
With music and sweet harmony.

Karin Ristau

What a difference we can

all make when we come together.

"We Help put the Care in Health Care"


  1. YEAH for volunteers! Thanks for showcasing my poem! I think I'll focus on volunteers all week on my blog! It's been such a huge and rewarding part of my life!! Blessings!

  2. I know you have been a blessing to so many where you volunteer. I'm sure you will have a very busy and rewarding week. thanks for sharing that peom. You spur me on. Kathy

  3. Hooray for volunteers! Our big celebrations on the island will be next week and the week after - we like to stretch things out! Have fun, and don't work too hard!

  4. Have fun volunteering! You are an inspiration.

  5. What a great cause to promote. The world needs good volunteers to help with all the many challenges people face. I hope many people will join with you!
    In our church we put together little kits to help people after disasters. Sometimes we make quilts and school kits. There are many ways to help out.

  6. I love this says it all:)

  7. I love the pic of Levi above at the top!
    Sorry...I have been out of the loop with blogging lately...I am back though. After May 2nd my mind will be more free I am sure....
    Love that you keep posting. You are soo good at it too.

  8. I love you for what you do, Marg. May the blessing you are to others all come back multiplied to you!
    The poem is wonderful !! Thanks for posting it.

  9. God bless you, Marg!
    You're such an inspiration in so many ways!


Thanks for stopping by. Sometimes you might identify with what I've posted, and the next time you wonder where I'm coming from. I'd love to hear what you are thinking... Leaving a comment makes my day.
Drop by again.