One of the remarkable aspects of a town having an event like Volunteers Day ~ A Day of Gratitude is the positive impact it has on the spirit of a community.
This event goes a long way toward Community Building, which is a secondary benefit of the concept of Volunteers Day ~ A Day of Gratitude, in addition to helping to make all its volunteers feel the appreciation of their community.
The simple act of thanking all its volunteers can give a community the opportunity to reflect on the good things about itself, the benefit of Community Building.
Volunteers Day ~ A Day of Gratitude can help a town step back from the normal issues and topics of concern, the differences among its people, and see a larger more positive image of itself.
All segments of our community join in to honor the volunteers. The restaurants, businesses, non-profits, and many members of the community at large all take the time to thank the volunteers, and let them know how much they are appreciated for their kindness, generosity, bravery and community spirit.
Woodstock is the only town in America that has an event like this in which all the volunteers in our community both current and retired are treated to a day held in their honor.
It’s a community Valentine, a thank you to them with Music, Food, Fun and Fireworks
Your town can benefit from having an event like this too.
While Volunteers Day ~ A Day of Gratitude is a special community experience found only here in Woodstock, New York in the Hudson Valley,
if you would like your town to have an event like this, you are welcome to contact WAiV for advice about how to do it, or visit and see what it’s all about.
Recently the United Way of Pekin Illinois contacted us. They asked to learn more about our event here in Woodstock, and held their first Volunteer Appreciation event this past June. They had such a successful event in their own way, they are already planning to have their 2nd Volunteer Appreciation Day in 2024.
WOODSTOCK VOLUNTEERS DAY COMMITTEE — CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF HONORING WOODSTOCK AREA VOLUNTEERS ON AUGUST 17TH. NOW WORKING TO ENCOURAGE OTHER COMMUNITIES TO HONOR THE VOLUNTEERS IN THEIR LIVES.