Volunteers are at the heart of any community. To honor them and bring recognition to the work that they do, the Bergen Volunteer Center will salute volunteers from all parts of Bergen County at its annual Celebrate Volunteers event on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Bergen Community College’s Meadowlands Campus in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
The evening will feature an inspiring program highlighting the many extraordinary ways in which volunteers enhance the community. A special presentation will be made by the students from Applied Technology High School TEEN LEADS program.
Public and private non-profit organizations, hospitals, libraries, religious organizations, schools and corporations in Bergen County are invited to bring volunteers they would like to honor, along with staff, to this non-competitive, community-wide event. Every volunteer will receive recognition and certificates of commendation.
Each organization can choose to honor its top volunteers based on its own criteria for determining exemplary volunteer achievement, such as impact, dedication, hours served and loyalty. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $10 per person. Call 201-489-9454 ext. 206 to reserve tickets or for more information. Seating is limited. The reservation deadline is April 20.
“This event is a great way for organizations to honor their volunteers,” explains Lynne Algrant, the Bergen Volunteer Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “Hundreds of volunteers will be commended for their dedication, time and talent, and at the same time, agencies save themselves the expense of hosting a separate event.”
AARP, Inserra Supermarkets, Oritani Charitable Foundation, and Sharp are corporate sponsors of the Celebrate Volunteers event. Additional sponsorships are available. For information, contact Melissa LaRobardier, Director of Special Events, at 201-489-9454, Ext. 206.