Updated 04/19/2012 10:49 AM
National Volunteer Week highlights impact of volunteers in community
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GREENSBORO -- Volunteers across North Carolina are taking time this week to give back to their community. It's all a part of National Volunteer Week, a time when that service is honored.
For nearly 40 years this week has been set aside to pay tribute to the hard work and impact of volunteers through out the community. Leaders hope that as more people learn about this week and what it means, they'll feel more compelled to become one of those volunteers giving back to their community.
There are a number of service projects happening across the area to commemorate the week. In stokes County, volunteers will be on hand Saturday to help families and children in the area and promote education and school readiness. It's happening at Little Folks Festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In Guilford County, volunteers will host a community awareness cookout for homelessness. That's happening in Douglas Park near Lee Street in Greensboro. Volunteers will be out there from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
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