NL Federation of School Councils Praises Volunteers

The President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) recognizes the outstanding contributions of volunteers across the province during National Volunteer Week April 19-25.

“National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for all Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans to shine a light on people who are creating positive change in their communities and organizations,” says NLFSC President Don Coombs. “Volunteers are part of the fabric of this province, and we must recognize how truly meaningful their contributions are and the impact it has on the lives of others. The work and compassion of our volunteers can be seen every day – especially during this time of great uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are doing what they can to assist others, and uplift individuals and entire communities.”

The federation also extends their appreciation for the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who serve on School Councils.

“Our School Council members are dedicated volunteers who give countless hours in their advisory roles to enhance the learning environment at their schools,” says Coombs. “We applaud the many parents, teachers and community members for the time they spend creating inclusive environments that welcome and engage families in their child’s learning and well-being.”

NLFSC believes education is a shared responsibility between the home, the school and the community. Supportive parents, caring educators and active community members are partners in education working together for the benefit of children.

Research continues to show that positive parental participation has a great impact on student achievement and well-being, and that our schools are better when they are strongly connected with parents. Many thanks to our school councils for endeavouring to create strong partnerships between school and the community.