Twelve Month Artful Pledge – April: Volunteer


2015 is the year of the Twelve Month Artful Pledge and it’s time for April’s focus: Volunteer.

In their article, Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2010, Hill Strategies reports that in 2010, 764,000 volunteers contributed approximately 97 million hours of their time to support the work for arts and culture organizations. This amazing contribution of time not only allows organizations like Guelph Arts Council do our work, it also helps create a bridge between our organization and the community.

I currently volunteer as the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) – Guelph Chapter‘s Website Coordinator and Blog Writer. I recently set up a new website for our chapter and keep it updated with member bios, upcoming events, and other tidbits that might be of interest to writers in the area.

Do you volunteer?