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National Volunteer Week - April 23 to 29, 2017

April 22, 2017

National Volunteer Week provides a wonderful opportunity to honour the veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, students and other volunteers who donate their time and expertise to the various projects undertaken by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in support of Canada’s veterinary profession.

This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is “Volunteers: Enriching our Society.” Every volunteer activity enriches the communities in which we live. Communities not only survive because of the enormous amount of time volunteers dedicate to various causes, but they thrive. Volunteers enhance the success of organizations and help cultivate strong relationships within communities. The CVMA depends on the contributions of our devoted volunteers across Canada to help our association achieve a variety of goals and objectives, and ensure the voice of the Canadian veterinary profession is heard across the country and around the world.

Over 600 volunteers support the work of the association, through their work on our Executive, Council, various standing committees, advisory groups, and task forces, and by reviewing articles for our journals. CVMA’s volunteers take time from their busy schedules to act as ambassadors in media interviews and represent CVMA and the veterinary profession on 25 different external boards, associations, legislative and policy-making groups, both in Canada and abroad. 

View a complete list of CVMA’s volunteers here.

If you would like to volunteer for the CVMA or are interested in serving on a particular committee and wish to find out more, please contact the CVMA office or your provincial representative on CVMA Council. You can also consult the About CVMA section of this website for additional information. 

CVMA committees, boards, task forces, etc. are established by Council to address specific issues, recommend action to Council, and provide annual reports. Members interested in volunteering can complete a CVMA Volunteer Form and return it to the CVMA office.