National Volunteer Week, how you can help


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – This week is National Volunteer Week.

It’s a proclamation made by President Obama.

Volunteer Week is about inspiring people to seek out ways to engage with their communities.

It’s also a time to give thanks to volunteers.

News 10 stopped by Chances and Services for Youth Wednesday.

It’s an organization that ensures children grow up in safe environments.

Officials say the work of volunteers is invaluable.

“We just appreciate any volunteer we can get. If its an hour or a year we appreciate everything in between. And it’s crucial for us to keep running to have our volunteers,” Rachel Roams, from Chances told us.

If you’d like to learn about Chances for Youth, or learn how you can volunteer, you can call them (812) 232-5190 or visit their website at this link. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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