This week is National Volunteer Week -- an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time and talents to causes that they support in their community.

I believe Dubliners are very selfless and giving people.

This is evident by the more than 3,600 volunteers in our city database.

The number is strictly for city events and activities and does not include those of you who give of your time to charities, churches and many other causes.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and speak 12 languages.

You'll find them just about everywhere throughout the community, from serving as bicycle ambassadors to removing invasive species from a portion of Coffman Park like many of the volunteers did this past weekend in celebration of Earth Month.

The Dublin Police Department is using volunteer assistance more than ever before.

Whether it's patrolling the streets as Community Service Officers, helping out with office work or acting in a police public service announcement video, our volunteers are finding they play a critical role in keeping Dublin safe.

When it comes to how old our residents are, age is just a number. Our volunteers range in age from 5 to 95!

Even though the average age of a Dublin volunteer is 36 years old, roughly 1,000 volunteers with the City are over the age of 50.

Many of our older volunteers are finding opportunities to give back through activities at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

Our younger volunteers are helping the community through Teen Corps and the K.I.D.S. Leadership Team -- a K-4 volunteer program.

We want to inspire even our youngest citizens to reach out and give to others.

If you or your family would like to get involved with a city of Dublin volunteer opportunity, please check out or contact Volunteer Resources at 614.410.4404.

Whether it's volunteering through the city, a charity or your place of worship, I would encourage you to use this week, National Volunteer Week, to find a way to get involved in the community.

I'll leave you with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as inspiration.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel submitted the City Manager's Notes.