Challenging youth to change the world
McGuinty Government Issues Youth Volunteer Challenge
Young Ontarians are being challenged to change the world and volunteer in their local communities.
ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth volunteer events are being organized in seven communities during National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 27 to May 3.
The seven communities include:
- Guelph and
Youth will also be able to share their experiences on a Facebook group called ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.
National Volunteer Week will also highlight Ontario's volunteer tradition with activities and ceremonies, including:
- the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
- the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voluntarism
- Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies recognizing youth and adults for up to 60 years of service to a community organization (ongoing from April 2 to June 30).
- Over 5 million Ontarians volunteer yearly contributing over 800 million annual volunteer hours – equivalent to over 400,000 full-time jobs.
- 63% of Ontario’s youth aged 15-24 volunteer.
- To get involved and volunteer in your local community visit www.ontario.ca/changetheworld for more information about ChangeTheWorld.
- Visit Ontario’s National Volunteer Week webpage for a calendar of volunteer events across Ontario and the Volunteer Service Awards schedule.
- View the Facebook group: ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge for volunteers’ photos and discussion.
- For information on volunteering opportunities, visit Ontario Volunteer Centre Network.
“Volunteering is the best way to create the world you want. During National Volunteer Week, take a step and build your communities: volunteer.”
“Young volunteers add so much to our communities: energy, hope, talent and passion.”