National Volunteer Week with The Blueshirts
April 17 – April 23 marks the celebration of volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, our volunteers will continue raising funds and awareness for our brothers and sisters in need across the globe through our IRaise Ramadan campaign. They will be assisting with hot meals distributions, meal pack events, hygiene kit assemblies, packaging food boxes, and supporting our fundraising events.
National Volunteer week is taking place during the blessed month of Ramadan, one of the busiest times of the year at IRUSA. With the help of our volunteers this Ramadan, our aim is to assemble around 500k meals inshAllah!
IRUSA carries out vital work around the world and here at home, responding to disasters and supporting people in need. A huge part of our ability to do so is thanks to the selflessness and dedication of our volunteer team that we’re so blessed to have, and without whom we would not be able to reach those who so desperately need our help.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Since its inception, the program has grown into an internationally recognized movement. The aim is to celebrate all forms of volunteerism, including the choices that lead us to decide to volunteer. The society we live in is becoming more and more aware of our civic responsibility to act, and the movement reflects and celebrates that. This year, National Volunteer Week is being held from April 17-23.
We love our volunteers at IRUSA, also known as the Blueshirts. People who come from all walks of life, dedicating their time and energy to help others out of their sense of duty towards their brothers and sisters in need.
Our volunteer teams also work tirelessly across the world, engaging in supporting communities in countries facing conflict and disaster such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Palestine, Syria, Yemen and so many more. They help to provide vital services such as food aid, clean water and sanitation, medical care, winter clothing, and livelihood support intended to help break the cycle of poverty.
That’s why this National Volunteer Week, we want to celebrate our Blueshirts, and thank them for their time, effort, and dedication. The countless hours spent volunteering for nothing more than the satisfaction it brings to help those in need, is truly something special and worthy of gratitude. . May they receive Allah’s blessings in this life and the next.
To find out more about our volunteer team and how you can get involved this National Volunteer Week, visit irusa.org/volunteer.