Disaster preparedness, education, the environment, housing, senior issues, womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s issues, and youth and children are some of the local community projects that teams of insurance industry volunteers will be donating their time to next week.
Volunteer Week, the Insurance Industry Charitable FoundationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (IICF) eight-day event, kicks off this Saturday on both the East and West coasts.
During the week, teams of insurance volunteers will donate three or more hours of service at neighborhood and community nonprofit organizations. The IICF provides online signup for volunteer teams and coordinates contact with the charities for which volunteers work.
Betsy Myatt, executive director of IICFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s New York/Northeast division, says:
Last year, the tri-state area saw more than 2,000 participants give more than 13,000 hours in nearly 200 different projects.
Since it started in 1997, Volunteer Week has contributed more than 140,000 hours of community service.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not too late to be part of Volunteer Week 2011. To register go to: http://Volunteer.IICF.org