Community Action Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Thanks Volunteers

National Volunteer Week gives organizations the opportunity to recognize the vital role that volunteers fill, and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties ( is doing just that. This year’s National Volunteer Week will be celebrated April 17 – 23.

Community Action would like to send a giant thank you to the more than 300 volunteers who served the agency over the past 12 months. Their dedication to serving their community alongside Community Action resulted in almost 18,000 hours of volunteer service: a remarkable achievement and generous contribution to the agency’s anti-poverty work.

“The pandemic shined a light on what things look like without our volunteers, and it was not a world we would ever want to live in,” said Sam Bates, community engagement and partnerships specialist. “We are so grateful to the volunteers who returned and to all of the new volunteers who have started with us in the past year. You are so appreciated!”

Community Action’s mission is to empower people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Its programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being, and hunger relief and healthy food access. You can learn more about
Community Action volunteering and complete a volunteer application at