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The winter holiday season is a great time to volunteer and reach out and help the needy. There are many community agencies in Halton that need volunteers to prepare and serve holiday meals, collect and wrap gifts, visit the sick or elderly or just help out and spread some holiday cheer.

If you'd like to help, find below a list of opportunities to get involved. Please check back often, as we are continuously updating the list. 

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Did you find something you'd like to give your time to? Send your request online. Follow these steps:

1. Click here >>> for a list of WINTER HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER opportunities

2. For a detailed posting click on the Position Title

3. To submit your interest, click on the YESbutton (Yes, I'd like to Volunteer!) button and complete the volunteer form with your contact information

4. Click Submit to send in your interest to get involved. 

Click here >>> WINTER HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER

Community Organizations! 
Do you want your winter holidays volunteer opportunities listed here? Email us at volunteer@cdhalton.ca for a free posting in our database and free volunteer referrals!

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Are you patient, reliable, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize? Become a friendly visitor volunteer with Links2Care. Visits may include conversation, games, and activities of interest and / or outings in the local community. Time commitment requirement is as little as 1 hour per week. Provide companionship to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community. 

Contact: Patty Colautti, Volunteer Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 1-866-920-6502 ext 26 * 905-873-6502 ext 26; Email: pcolautti@links2care.ca

or click on "Yes, I'd Like To Volunteer!" to send your request online for:

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A Volunteer is someone who chooses to act of their own free will in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit. Not everything done by volunteers is labeled as volunteering. In a school, it might be called community service, community involvement or an internship. In professional society, it may be referred to as pro bono. In the streets, it is called neighbourliness or civic engagement. At church it is referred to as lay ministry. In a group of peers, it may be self-help and in a protest it would be called activism.

Would you like to get involved to provide a needed service, solve a problem, advance a worthy cause, or you are looking for personal development?

Perhaps you would like to make contacts, learn skills, gain work experience, build self-esteem, or find a paying job? If so, this is how to start on your path:

-  Ask yourself "What do I want or expect from a volunteering experience?" and "How much am I willing to give of myself?

-  Talk to family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances about their experiences and suggestions

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Find a matching volunteer opportunity

We provide a "catalogue" of volunteer positions. Our Volunteer Centre offers referrals and a volunteer opportunities online database to receive information about current volunteering opportunities in the Halton communities.

Steps to volunteering  

1. Search our online database to see what is available in the community.

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National Volunteer Week April 23 - 29, 2017

2017 Volunteer Halton and Community Development Awards

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 Nominations are open to all nonprofit, voluntary and grassroots organizations providing services in Halton

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Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award

Cheers To Volunteers

Recognize a community volunteer from your organization who has made a significant contribution to the community. Four recipients, one from each local community (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) will be selected based on your submission on the VOLUNTEER’s IMPACT.

 Nominations will reopen February 2018

This award recognizes a COMMUNITY GROUP whose collective work has made a significant change in their community. One GROUP active in one of Halton communities will be selected based on your submission on the GROUP’s ACTIVITY IMPACT.

Nominations will reopen February 2018

This initiative provides you with an opportunity to recognize the important contribution volunteers make to your organization. Twelve recipients, three from each of the four local communities (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) will be selected through a RANDOM DRAW.

 Nominations will reopen February 2018

Volunteers are on the front lines of all of our community services – community health care, heritage and arts, maintenance of green space, disaster relief, volunteer firefighting, minor sports – the list is endless.

Each year we dedicate a special time to honour citizens who volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes across our country, region and local community. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2017 is Hands Through Time in Halton.
We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.

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WOW! We’ve counted 5,701 Halton youth volunteered 25,725 hours in over 50 events during the 2017 ChangeTheWorld campaign in 6 weeks (April 23 - June 3, 2017)  Halton YOUTH ROCK!

In its 10th year, ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge was an opportunity for YOUth to be part of a provincial campaign and to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in their local community. From April 23 to June 3, 2017 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 were invited to get involved in local community events. ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people to connect with community organizations which can provide youth with an awesome experience and lasting memories. 

Thank you to all our Partners:

  • Art Gallery of Burlington
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • BurlingtonGreen
  • Canadian Cancer Society/Relay for Life
  • City of Burlington
  • Community Development Halton
  • Community Living Burlington
  • CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network) Youth Inspire
  • Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School
  • Field and Stream Rescue Team
  • Food For Life
  • Friends of Sheldon Creek
  • Georgetown Soccer Club
  • Halton Regional Police TRACK
  • Inside Ride
  • Milton District High School
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • North BurLINKton
  • Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights
  • Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • Radius Child & Youth Services
  • ROCK
  • Run for Women
  • Sunrise of Burlington
  • Volunteer Halton
  • Welcome Centre HCDSB
  • White Oaks Secondary School

If you volunteered for 3 hours or more between April 23th and June 3rd, 2017 you can request a ChangeTheWorld certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and Volunteer Halton as recognition for your contribution to the community.

Previous campaigns

2016 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2015 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2014 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2013 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is an initiative of: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in partnership with Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)

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WOW! We’ve counted 5,701 Halton youth volunteered 25,725 hours in over 50 events during the 2017 ChangeTheWorld campaign in 6 weeks (April 23 - June 3, 2017)  Halton YOUTH ROCK!

In its 10th year, ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is an opportunity for YOUth to be part of a provincial campaign and to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in their local community. From April 23 to June 3, 2017 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 are invited to get involved in local community events. 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 (2016), over 67,300 Ontario youth volunteered a total of over 376,000 hours in their local communities over the 6 week campaign. In 2016 Volunteer Halton engaged 4,212 youth in 44 events, which totaled an astounding 19,124 volunteer hours! ChangeTheWorld is your opportunity to be part of something big... something really BIG!

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Here's how to get involved:

Option #1
• Join an existing event. To search ChangeTheWorld volunteer positions, type CTW in the keyword search field
• Check out our list of events for opportunities in your area that are taking place between April 23 - June 3, 2017 
Option #2
• "Adopt a cause" that your school or student group is most interested in supporting
• Register your activity or event with Volunteer Halton
• Create your own plan for an activity or event
• Make it happen and don’t forget to tell us all about it!

Benefits for 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
• Share your experience with us and be recognized for your contributions through Volunteer Halton’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 Halton's youth to be the change in our community!
Here's your chance to ChangeTheWorld!
Are you in?

By volunteering, you will get an opportunity to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an amazing experience and lasting memories. And what’s more exciting? If you volunteered for 3 hours or more between April 23th and June 3rd, 2017, you can request a ChangeTheWorld certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and Volunteer Halton as recognition for your contribution to the community.

Calling all Agencies/Community Service Organizations!

The ChangeTheWorld campaign is an incredible way to raise awareness for your agency/organization and the programs and services that you offer.
It allows youth to connect with organizations, just like yours, because they understand the significance of your initiatives. If you are planning an event between the dates of April 23 to June 3, 2017 we invite you to consider engaging youth volunteers to support your event.

How to get involved:
• Register your activity or event with Volunteer Halton. Email ctw@cdhalton.ca
• To discuss an idea for an activity or event for youth to get involved in, contact us to see how we can work together to make your idea a reality!
Benefits for community service organizations/agencies participating in the ChangeTheWorld campaign include:
• All registered events need of volunteers will be posted in Volunteer Halton’s on-line volunteer opportunities database and we'll send you volunteer referrals
• All confirmed events will be listed in the ChangeTheWorld Events List of our website, which currently boasts over 9000 visitors on average per month and is continually growing
• Profile opportunities for your organization through various marketing and promotional approaches including Volunteer Halton social media
• Having the opportunity to gain access to the amazing skills and talents that youth in the Halton Region community have to offer!

Here's your chance to help youth be the change that we want to see in our community!
Youth volunteerism can ChangeTheWorld!
Can we count on your support?

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 Halton is one of 23 volunteer centres who are participating in the 2017 ChangeTheWorld campaign. For more information about ChangeTheWorld, visit http://ctw.ovcn.ca


Previous campaigns

2016 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2015 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2014 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2013 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is an initiative of: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in partnership with Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)

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