National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is celebrated every year from April 14 to 20. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 is “Every Moment Matters,” which emphasizes the importance of every volunteer and the valuable contributions they make. This theme perfectly represents the selflessness, dedication, and passion that motivates our amazing volunteers and foster parents who devote their time and efforts to improve the lives of shelter animals.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our mission. They provide socialization to increase the chances of adoption, offer their homes to provide a nurturing environment for animals in need and help prepare pet food packages and supplies for families experiencing financial hardship. They also play a vital role in informing the public about our mission, fundraising initiatives, and promoting responsible pet care in our community. Their tireless efforts inspire us every day, and we are deeply grateful for their dedication and commitment to our cause. With the dedication and support of our volunteers, we can provide a brighter future for animals in London and surrounding areas and make our community a more humane place for all.

During National Volunteer Week, we at HSLM proudly join Canada in recognizing and applauding the vital role that each and every volunteer plays from coast to coast. We are grateful for each of our volunteers and recognize that no animal shelter is complete without a compassionate community. It is through their unwavering commitment and love for animals that we can provide second chances to these animals every day. 

To our Canine, Feline and Small Animal Companions: We want to express our heartfelt appreciation to you for dedicating your time to socializing our shelter animals. Your selfless efforts help to improve their overall well-being, allowing them to build trust and confidence. Your presence brings immense joy not only to our furry friends but also to our hardworking staff members. We are eternally grateful for all that you do.

To our Hospitality Volunteers: Your unwavering commitment to keeping our shelter clean and comfortable for our animals is deeply appreciated. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, and our staff members are forever thankful for your valuable contribution.

To our Volunteer Drivers: We cannot express enough gratitude for the time and effort you put into ensuring the well-being of our animals. With over 150 animals in our care, your dedication to driving them to their vet appointments in and around London is truly inspiring.

To our No Empty Bowls Program Volunteers: Your contribution to our primarily volunteer-run program is invaluable. Your care and concern for the animals and individuals in our community are deeply appreciated. Thank you for being a beacon of hope for those in need.

To our Special Event Volunteers: Your selfless efforts and commitment to supporting various events and pet gift opportunities throughout the year are truly appreciated. Your valuable time, dedication, and hard work are the driving force behind the success of these events, which would not be possible without your help.

To our Foster Volunteers: We want to express our sincere gratitude for providing a safe and nurturing environment in your own homes for animals in our community who need us the most. Your generous and compassionate efforts have helped to give these animals a second chance at life and a loving home.

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