ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
Calling all YOUth!
The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for YOUth to get involved in their community.
From April 10 to May 23, 2016 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 are invited to get involved in local community events, or to create events of their own to promote or support a cause that they feel really passionate about.
ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people, like YOU, to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an awesome experience and lasting memories. It also lets you take the initiative on causes you feel really passionate about.
Last year (2015), 42,000 Ontario youth volunteered a total of 226,000 hours in their local communities over the 6 week campaign. Locally, Volunteer MBC engaged 8,460 youth in 391 events, which totaled an astounding 32,282 volunteer hours!
"The ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge gives youth the opportunity to get involved in causes and issues they feel passionate about. To date, ChangeTheWorld has resulted in over 160,000 young people making a difference in communities across the province, finding confidence in themselves, and developing their skills and talents through volunteerism."
Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship,
ChangeTheWorld is your opportunity to be part of something big...something really BIG!
Benefits for high school YOUth to participate in the ChangeTheWorld campaign include:
Collect volunteer hours to count towards your 40 hours of community service by getting involved in exciting community initiatives
Explore your passions by sharing your skills and talents with community service organizations/agencies
Share your experience with us and be recognized for your contributions through Volunteer MBC’s communication outlets
Have fun volunteering with your friends…or make new friends
Be part of a provincial-wide campaign where thousands of youth across Ontario are involved
We want Peel's youth to be the change in our community!
Here's your chance to ChangeTheWorld! Are you in?
The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN). It is a province-wide campaign with the goal to inspire youth to volunteer, develop new skills and broaden their awareness of community service organizations. Volunteer MBC is one of 24 Volunteer Centres who are participating in the ChangeTheWorld campaign. For more information, visit the provincial website at http://ctw.ovcn.ca
Are you a community service organization? CLICK HERE to find out how you can get involved!