National Volunteer Week


National Volunteer Week is a great time to show appreciation for the wonderful NYSC volunteers whose time and dedication make all the difference!

 Here’s a story….One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air. “What are you doing?” asked the elephant.  The hummingbird replied, “I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall.” The elephant laughed cruelly. He said, “Do you really think that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?” The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose, as he replied, “Not alone, but each must do what we can.  And this is what I can do.” (Chinese proverb)

For National Volunteer Week, we thank each and every NYSC volunteer who, like the hummingbird, generously give the gift of time, and,  provide support and encouragement to help make things that much better for the seniors at the Centre. Volunteers bring life experiences, skills, abilities, intellect and humour and ask for nothing in return; yet receive friendship, appreciation, and satisfaction.  Lasting friendships, social activities and fun may be just some of the unexpected rewards that is gain from a volunteering experience.

 Please know that we genuinely appreciate and value your commitment to NYSC, and for this, we thank you!

Thank you, for being “hummingbirds” to NYSC!

Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. Our volunteers show compassion and integrity in everything that they do. No job is too big or too small , and it is always completed with a smile. Thank you to all of our volunteers! You make NYSC great!


This guest blog was written by Mimi Lee, HR Coordinator at NYSC