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File #: 19-0410    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/8/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/9/2019 Final action: 4/9/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation to recognize April 7 - 13, 2019 as National Volunteer Week; and 2) Recognize and formally thank the volunteers who work with the Health and Human Services Agency for their time and energy to support and improve our community. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Nat. Volunteer Week Proclamation 04-09-19, 2. Executed Proclamation
Related files: 15-0417, 18-0288, 20-0234, 21-0338
Title
Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation to recognize April 7 - 13, 2019 as National Volunteer Week; and
2) Recognize and formally thank the volunteers who work with the Health and Human Services Agency for their time and energy to support and improve our community. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism. In 1974, President Richard Nixon first established National Volunteer Week via Presidential Proclamation 4288, and every sitting U.S. President since that time has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers.

More than 600 volunteers in HHSA provide vital support to many Agency programs. Volunteer service in HHSA is provided across a wide spectrum of programs, and volunteers offer their assistance and skills by performing multiple services such as congregate and home delivered meal service to older adults, exercising and socializing shelter animals, assisting at the Behavioral Health Wellness Center, checking on the welfare of older adults living alone, assisting with flu clinics, receiving complaints regarding long term care facilities, and providing entertainment for Adult Day Service members. These volunteer services enhance existing services and make additional services available that otherwise may not be provided.

ALTERNATIVES:
N/A

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:
1) 4/24/18, 18-0288, HHSA National Volunteer Week
2) 4/25/17, 15-0417, V3, HHSA National Volunteer Week

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
N/A

CAO RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There is no Net County Cost associated with this Proclamation.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
1) Clerk of the Board to obtain signature of Chair on a Procla...

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