Volunteer Appreciation

April is National Volunteer Month!

President Richard Nixon signed an executive order in 1974 to declare a National Volunteer Week in April. Since then the emphasis has been expanded to include the whole month and honor all those who willingly give their time to volunteer.

We're taking this moment to thank ALL of our volunteers! Please watch the video above for a sincere THANK YOU from all of the staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County.

"Volunteers have always played an important role to carrying out the mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County - to improve the lives of Orange County residents, offering their time, experience and knowledge. They help us as an organization expand our reach and create measurable change in the community. Every year volunteers help contribute thousands of hours worth hundreds of thousands of dollars all to support the community. During the past year when our world was turned upside down by a global pandemic, our volunteers tirelessly worked to help meet the needs of the community. They made masks, they delivered food, they went online for meetings and for workshops and helped us creatively think about ways to meet the needs of the community and to help us endure. We look forward to the day when we safely can celebrate in person, but in the meantime, we thank you, our volunteers and we want you to know how grateful we are for your continued support."

-Lucy Joyce, Executive Director, on behalf of all the staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County

We couldn’t do it without you, volunteers!

Click here to download or view our Volunteer Appreciation Booklet for 2021!


Last updated April 30, 2021