National Volunteer Week 2021

Published on April 13, 2021 | In 1974, President Nixon established National Volunteer Week. “The spirit of voluntarism, one of the hallmarks of American life, has rarely been stronger than it is today,” he proclaimed. Next week, we honor those who donate their time to bettering their communities. At the PKD Foundation, part of our mission is to give hope and build a community for all impacted by PKD. That work wouldn’t be impossible without the aid of our dedicated volunteers.

PKDF Volunteer Impact

To ensure that no one faces PKD alone, the Foundation depends on PKDF volunteers. Nationally, and in local communities, these volunteers make a difference. Peer mentors and volunteers — PKD patients, families, friends, and caregivers — lend a listening ear, support local communities, and organize events to raise awareness and donations.

PKDF volunteer statistics

How You Can Thank PKDF Volunteers

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate National Volunteer Week, we’ve got some ideas! Share an image on social media, like the ones found here, to thank volunteers or celebrate being a volunteer. Use the hashtag, #NationalVolunteerWeek, on social media to show your appreciation!

Keep an Eye on Social Media

Throughout National Volunteer Week, we’ll share daily volunteer spotlights. Joining us in thanking everyone who makes our work in the PKD community possible.

From all of us at the PKD Foundation, thank you to all our volunteers for everything you do!


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