TEMPLE (April 10, 2013)--More than 300 Veterans Affairs (VA) volunteers will be given the red carpet treatment at a celebration as part of National Volunteer Week Thursday.
The "Hollywood Stars Premiere" themed ceremony will roll out the red carpet for the event at the Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.
"Reflecting on the past year and the ever-faithful service our volunteers provide to Central Texas Veterans, I am always amazed with the number of hours of service they unselfishly give of their time performing countless acts of kindness and service," Central Texas Veterans Health Care Systems Director Thomas Smith said.
In the last year, VA volunteers have contributed more than 109,000 service hours, valued at $2,388,619, Smith said.
With more than 1,500 volunteers, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is the largest volunteer group throughout the region.
Volunteers will be recognized and pinned at the ceremony. The six students who volunteer for the organization will be awarded scholarships related to their volunteer work.
National Volunteer Week is April 21-27.
The event in honor of the week will begin with a meal at noon and end at 1 p.m.
"I want to thank each one of our volunteers, because they are each 'Hollywood Stars' and deserve an Oscar and the red carpet treatment," Smith said.