Monday, April 16, 2012

National Volunteer Week - April 15-21

While it seems like every week is volunteer week at Clean the World, the calendar makes this one official.

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and there will be a lot of soap recycling going on in Orlando and Las Vegas to help advance our global hygiene revolution.

More than 5,000 volunteers have helped Clean the World recycle and distribute more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation. We'd love to welcome another 5,000 this year alone to help us grow exponentially in the immediate future to address the hygiene needs of children and families worldwide. In fact, we love volunteers so much we even created a video about them. Click here!

Rosanna Kingston, volunteer coordinator at Clean the World headquarters in Orlando, anticipates increased participation among school, church and community groups in the coming months.

"We're heading toward the end of the school year and many students are trying to accumulate community service credits," she says. "We always welcome students and adults to help us sanitize soap, sort bottled amenities, and help us put together hygiene kits for distribution in disadvantaged communities. I think we'll see more activity during National Volunteer Week and through the Spring and Summer months as we continue to save lives with soap."

Volunteer opportunities also exist in Clean the World's Las Vegas facility where volunteer coordinator Kevin Williams regularly sets bottled amenities aside for eager volunteers.

"There are so many bottles to sort and separate -- shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and body washes," he says. "With so many amenities coming in from each day from our generous Western regional partners, there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to jump in and give us a hand."

Clean the World volunteers are encouraged to join us this Saturday, April 21, in Orlando at a Volunteer Carnival sponsored by Heart of Florida United Way. Volunteers will staff the Clean the World booth and help assemble 150 hygiene kits for homeless individuals and disadvantaged children in central Florida.

If you'd like to join in the volunteer fun this week or any other, please contact Rosanna Kingston (rkingston@cleantheworld.org) in Orlando or Kevin Williams (kwilliams@cleantheworld.org) in Las Vegas to schedule a volunteer visit and help Clean the World.

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