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Today we celebrate our volunteers

By National Volunteer Programme

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Volunteer Saint Lucia operates under the patronage of the Governor General His Excellency Sir. Neville Emmanuel Cenac. Over the years, the impact of the work of volunteers has been significant. Volunteerism in St. Lucia has ensured that contributions to various demographics, and vulnerable groups have resulted in improvement to the lives of many.

Volunteerism is a devotion, a passion, and zeal to extend to all in need without discrimination or favour. The work of every volunteer is manifested, not in public display and accolades but rather the gratitude received from those who have benefitted from the selflessness of volunteers.

Our Volunteers continue to make things happen in Saint Lucia through their community presence and passion in the following chapters:

Gros Islet headed by Mr. Darwin Clement
Babonneau headed by Ms. Maurica Francis
Castries headed by Ms. Malika Compton
Anse La Raye headed by Ms. Claudette Hippolytte
Canaries headed by Mr. David Henry
Soufriere headed by Ms. Chrisna St. Brice
Laborie headed by Mrs. Michelle Baptiste
Vieux Fort headed by Ms. McAllister Hunte
Dennery headed by Ms. Kasha Daniel
Micoud headed by Mr. Peterson August
Choiseul headed by Ms. Janice Athill

Volunteer Saint Lucia is proud to boast of over 300 active volunteers who continue to work tirelessly towards the vision and mission of the Organisation.

We appreciate your service!

As we celebrate Volunteers on this auspicious day, let us use this as the platform to make a call out to our men. Volunteer Saint Lucia is a gender neutral organization and a balance in the gender mix in the Organisation and by extension the mission of the Organisation is of utmost importance. We are therefore extending an open invitation to all men to be part of this movement.

Volunteering provides opportunities for people, particularly those often excluded, to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering their time and skills.

Through volunteerism, communities around the world often experience strengthened solidarity and inclusion. Let us all recognize and appreciate the work that volunteers do. The public needs to be respectful and courteous to volunteers who give of their time with no tangible reward. Our members deserve and should be treated with utmost respect and appreciation in the dispensation of their duty.

Volunteer Saint Lucia would also like to recognize all volunteer organizations in Saint Lucia and pledge support to all. We extend best wishes to you on the meaningful work that you engage in daily, and more so, the lives that are changed through your tireless work. We wish you every success as you continue to execute your duties in making our country a better, more humane society, where everyone becomes each other’s keeper.

As we get set to celebrate Good Deeds Day, facilitated through the Caribbean Volunteer Exchange Network on Sunday March 29th 2020. We invite all organizations, clubs, private and public sector to be part of this global and regional movement.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma  Gandhi.

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