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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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Only a few hours a week can make all the difference! Provide emotional and social support to adults facing life-threatening illnesses. Talk about gardening, art, sailing, travel, cars, fashion, war planes, sitting quietly... almost any topic of interest that you would like to share with another person. Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. Depending on the client’s ability, volunteers may also take the client out for a walk or a drive. These visits may also provide a break for the primary caregiver. This service is offered free of charge, through the generosity of Acclaim Health’s funders, donors, and supporters.

Volunteer Training: Hospice Visiting is one of our most rewarding and meaningful volunteer experiences. During your training, amazing and friendly program experts will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be comfortable and effective in the role.

10-week free training provided
September 28, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Acclaim Health, 2370 Speers Rd., Oakville

To access the program, please contact the Program Coordinator in your area at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127:
Burlington: Dee Kearns x2313
Oakville: Carole LaTour x2312
Milton and Halton Hills: Melinda Brown x2320

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Hospice Visiting Volunteer and click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position

Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer - North Halton - North Halton and click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position

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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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One visit a week can bring a lonely Senior a huge sense of worth and happiness. Seniors who are isolated often find their recall of daily details are frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you and your new Senior friend. By becoming a Memory Visiting Volunteer you will tap in to your natural caring abilities to provide companionship to adults experiencing memory loss in the early stages of dementia. Many clients are still very social and enjoy doing puzzles, crafts, and going for walks.

Volunteering with Acclaim Health will also provide much needed support to caregivers. Training will be provided to make you feel confident and comfortable in this role. Don’t want to volunteer alone? Sign up with a friend!

Contact: Joanne Berrigan, Memory Visiting Program (MVP) Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2317 or ext 2314 or ext 2318; Email: jberrigan@acclaimhealth.ca

To apply, click the Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position.

 

 

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The 2013 youth volunteer campaign has been extended to FOUR weeks (April 21 – May 20, 2013). Ontario students had more time and opportunities to volunteer in their communities.

ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for youth aged 14 to 18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives with the objective to engage youth to volunteer for at least 3 hours over the 4 weeks campaign. Our goal is to help you get the community involvement hours you need to graduate high school.
Find your passion and get involved! Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned volunteer, the ChangeTheWorld campaign can help you be the difference.

THANK YOU and MERCI to our partners!

Local Schools

Robert Bateman High School, Burlington
Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Burlington
Craig Kielburger Secondary School, Milton
Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton
Garth Webb High School, Oakville
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville

Local Organizations

Books with no Bounds
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Burlington Slam Project
Burlington Youth Week Steering Committee
Carpenter Hospice
Community Youth in Action Network (CYAN)
Danielle’s Place
Fair Vote Halton
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Halton Regional Chapter
Peace Welcome Club
Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE)
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (S.A.V.I.S)
Volunteer Halton Youth Advisory Council
Willow Park Ecology Centre

Media

“We have a very active volunteer community in Halton... higher than our national and provincial averages,” said Ann Coburn director of Volunteer Halton in Oakville Beaver article "A salute to our Halton volunteers" Read more here.

ChangeTheWorld Events

Find Your Passion and Take Action in ChangeTheWorld events. Visit our display table at Burlington Public Library and pick up an CTW events listing brochure. See here pictures from Bishop Reding High Scool Breakfast & Coffee House.

Youth in Action Conference

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, high school students get together to volunteer and promote social change! Guest speaker Scott Hammell from "Me to We" showcased his unique magic and inspired youth to find and follow their passion.
During the lunch hour students connected to organizations that offer great volunteer opportunities and picked to volunteered in the afternoon in one of four ways: Artist with the Burlington Slam Poets, Citizen Activist with Fair Vote Halton, Education Advocate with Books with no Bounds, or Environmentalist with Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Click here to see pictures from the event.

Bring your friends. Volunteer!

Click here to search volunteer opportunities to help you get the community involvement hours you need to graduate high school.

Like us on Facebook

We have a beautiful and resourceful new page on Facebook to keep you updated with upcoming volunteering opportunities and events. Like us and receive our latest news www.facebook.com/CTW.VolunteerHaltonYouth

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