I-CAR Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013—I-CAR will recognize more than 1,600 of its volunteers across the country April 21-27 during National Volunteer Week.

National Volunteer Week has been the largest annual celebration of volunteerism since former President Richard Nixon established the event in 1974.

“Undoubtedly, I-CAR volunteers contribute significantly to the success of the collision repair inter-industry and to I-CAR,” said John Van Alstyne, president and CEO of I-CAR. “2012 was an outstanding year for our industry in terms of training, as nearly 200,000 students took I-CAR training. This is nearly double the level of training that I-CAR was doing as recent as 2009. And this success happened largely in part based on the ongoing efforts of our strong volunteer base.”

In 2013, more than 300 committees and 1,600 volunteers nationwide have worked with I-CAR to serve the collision repair industry.

I-CAR has also introduced a Volunteer Training Series webinar to help familiarize volunteers with available opportunities. The webinars are available for new and existing volunteers, and include several one-hour modules with information about I-CAR, committee internal functions, external activities and committee officer roles.