April 15th through April 21st is National Volunteer Week. It’s also the perfect time to say “Thank you” to all of the many volunteers who contribute their time, energy and resources every day to so many worthwhile causes. The City of Southlake is privileged to honor these volunteers who step up to serve whenever and wherever necessary. They are the “Pieces to the Puzzle” that fit so well in helping the City of Southlake meet its goals.
Our volunteers are a valuable resource to the residents and the City of Southlake. Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “Their commitment to excellence and teamwork greatly contributes to the success of City projects and community events.” “You can’t put a price on the services they provide,” adds Mylett.
Our volunteers definitely help to make our City great! As part of Southlake’s Department of Public Safety our volunteers serve as “Citizens on Patrol” or COPS to help keep a watchful eye on neighborhoods; Fire Rehab volunteers bring water and other essentials to firefighters battling fires; Many Southlake DPS Citizens Academy graduates go on to volunteer their services in various ways including: helping to ensure the success of citywide events such as Southlake’s National Night Out and our recent DPS Safety Fair; members of the DPS Mounted Patrol participate in search and rescue efforts; Volunteers in Policing or VIPS members donate countless hours to help with clerical work and other office duties that contribute greatly to the City by providing additional staffing; and of course our volunteer Chaplains group that serves to help others whenever they are called upon.
“We are able to accomplish so much more with the help of our volunteers. They are always ready to step up and jump into action to serve in any capacity where they are needed,” said Fire Chief Michael Starr. That’s really what National Volunteer Week is all about, individuals taking action! We want to recognize these dedicated and inspirational men and women who continue to help their community thrive. “Thank you!”
The City of Southlake will recognize these very special individuals at a reception held in their honor later this week. If you would like to learn more about being City Volunteer, visit our website at www.VolunteerSouthlake.com or contact Candice Sanders at 817-748-8311 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make a difference!