Friday, April 26, 2013

DCVB Celebrates National Volunteer Week With Durham Wayfinders Recognition

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is celebrating National Volunteer Week  with quarterly recognition of some of its greatest volunteers. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation. DCVB does this with the assistance of the Durham Wayfinders program.

Launched in 2008 along with the opening of the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), DCVB administers the online scheduling system that allows volunteers to easily register and search for opportunities to volunteer at Durham’s cultural facilities, events, festivals, convention information desks and visitor center.

The objective of the Durham Wayfinders is to offer excellent guest services by greeting visitors and assisting with directions and information about area hotels, restaurants and things to see and do while in Durham. There’s only one chance at a great first impression and volunteers with the program want each visitor to have the ultimate experience from start to finish.

About National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. Sponsored by Points of Light—National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with literally thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. With the fourth year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and the resonant call to serve from the President, this year will be even more energizing and inspiring. For more information regarding National Volunteer Week activities, please visit them online.

For more information about volunteering with the Durham Wayfinders, click here.

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