Volunteer Appreciation Week

The week of April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau would like to take this opportunity to thank our very loyal and hard-working volunteers not only at the Visitor Center, but also those who volunteer in and around the entire community.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors, and other respected elected officials.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their communities to be at the center of social change-discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.

This is the perfect opportunity for the volunteers to seize the moment and share the national spotlight the National Volunteer Week deservedly receives. Simultaneously, you can leverage this brief window of national opportunity to advance your individual cause and promote volunteer commitment in our community.

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Thank you to all our loyal volunteers, your dedication, hard-work, and your willingness to assist our visitors is invaluable:
Dreama Aldredge, Becky Anderson, Marvin Apter, Cynthia Beck, Carole Bell, Wade Bell, Fran Beltz, Judy Berg, Kay Bork, Pat Bower, Kristin Brown, Susan Brown, Judy Brundage, Melanie Bullock, Suzanne Burkey, Belinda Calloway, Anita Capps, Vito Caprio, Dixie Carlson, Tia Coleman, Tony Cuebas, Laurie Dawe, David Dildine, Sharon Drake, Gail Dropek, Barbara Earnshaw, Susie Fairchild,  Ellen Ferreira,  Jeanne Fischer, Dick Fishel, Mikki Fogg, Donna Foreman, John Freeman, Mary Ann Freeman, Elinor Friedman, Molly Gartner, Theah Gavenn, Peter Gendron, Harry Grossman, Ginette Haas,  Katie Hamilton, Sandy Immerso, Bev Jackson, Jill Jepson, Gary Kinkaid, Sheila Knies, Marty Krepcho, DeAnna Lehnen, Paul Lehnen, Noreen Lisowski, Ludmilla Loisy, Pat Loomis, Sharon Madison, Ken Marcus, Tom McCabe, Kim McGill, Misty McLean, Bill Murdoch, Sandy Murdoch, Kathy O’Connell, Diane Phelps, John Reass, Caroline Rudat, Carl Saban, John Sattler, Heidi Schroeder, Debbie Schwartz, Ray Schwartz, Jack Singer, Ron Slyter, Stacy Smith, Michelle Snyder, Lynn Svenningsen, Barrie Thomas, Joe Tomala, Dick Weisbaum, Sue Williams, Greg Williams, Jim Wilson,  Karen Yeamans, Joseph Yewdell, Janice Yewdell, Dick Youngberg, Forrest Youngs.

Volunteers in Sedona truly offer themselves willingly and many times go unnoticed but who, by their efforts, make our community culturally fuller, and socially conscious. In fact, many of our non-profit organizations would not exist without the dedication from volunteers and board members.

The SCC&TB truly value the thousands of hours our volunteers invest at our Visitor Center, our Board of Directors, mixer volunteers and our Ambassador program. We also value the thousands of hours all volunteers in Sedona are investing for their preferred cause and we take this week to say, “thank you all volunteers for what you do and how you help.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brenda Andrusyszyn, Visitor Center Manager at 282-7890.

-Donna Retegan, Director of Visitor Services