(4/27/22) Each year, dedicated volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time, energy and talent to support our schools, students and staff.
During National Volunteer Recognition Week, April 17-23, Community Education recognized several of these outstanding volunteers on social media and with a public acknowledgement at a recent school board meeting.
Volunteers show their support for schools in many ways including being active in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, coordinating fundraisers, tutoring students, leading parent-teacher organizations, serving food in the cafeteria, making copies, and coordinating projects for teachers.
Marci Anderson, chair of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board read this statement at the school board meeting on April 25, 2022:
I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and formally thank all of the volunteers in our community, with a special thank you to those serving the students and staff of Anoka-Hennepin Schools. All of our volunteers have made an impact in our community. Two years of limited volunteer opportunities were difficult, and we are truly grateful to all of our volunteers who have returned now that our schools are safely back open. Our volunteers are a valuable resource and their time and efforts are appreciated. On behalf of Anoka-Hennepin Schools, I would like to formally thank our volunteers for everything they do to support our students, staff and community.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools' volunteer programs are coordinated by Anoka-Hennepin Community Education. To check out all of the social media posts highlighting volunteers during National Volunteer Recognition Week, visit and ‘Like’ the Community Education Facebook page.