National Volunteer Week 2014 commences
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
by GIS
This year’s observance celebrates the contributions that volunteers have made in their communities.

The Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment is observing National Volunteer Week by celebrating the contributions that volunteers and volunteer organizations have made toward the improvement of their communities.

Coordinator of the National Volunteer Program Cyril Saltibus said the observance is an opportunity to honour those who have generously donated their time.

“We want different organisations to recognise the members of their organizations who really give of their time, and do something nice for them,” he said.

Assistant Director in the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, Tanzia Toussaint said the ministry places great emphasis on volunteering. She encourages more young people to get involved.

“We would like to see the youth more involved in terms of volunteerism. We see the elderly falling by the wayside and we’re not seeing many young persons willing to assist or to help to make the communities better. That is the vision. That is the drive.  Making communities better.”

Volunteer Week is being observed from Dec. 1 – 7.

For more information about Volunteer Week, please contact the National Volunteer Program at 468-2125 or email

Ministry Officials

  • Hon. Dr. Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert / Minister
  • Laurencia Allison Jean / Permanent Secretary