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Now 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. Locally, 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 volunteer for 3 hours or more between April 23th and June 3rd, 2017 you can request a 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’s social media outlets (Twitter and Facebook)
• 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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Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award for Students
This award is given to a graduating student from each of Ontario's secondary schools, and honours those students who not only complete the number of volunteer hours required to graduate, but who go above and beyond. (Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade) 

No deadline Nominate Online!


Ontario Volunteer Service Award
The Ontario Volunteer Service awards are given to volunteers in recognition of continuous years of service with a community organization. (Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade)

Nomination due: January 25 Nominate Online!


Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

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2017 Volunteer Halton Recognition Awards

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, and 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. 

We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU for shaping new paths and keep growing, much like roots that make our communities strong. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.

We are pleased to present you the 2017 edition of the Cheers to Volunteers Awards, Community Volunteer Awards and Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award (for groups) in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 23 - 29, 2017. These nominations are open to all nonprofit, voluntary and grassroots organizations in Halton.

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Thank you for your nominations!

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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.

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.

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.

Deadline: Friday April 7, 2017

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Also, we're inviting you to check out what other volunteer awards are available and accepting nominations! Other Volunteer Awards

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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.

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.

These awards nominations are open to all nonprofit, voluntary and grassroots organizations providing services in Halton.

Community Volunteer Award

Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award

Cheers To Volunteers Award

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. 

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

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.

                                                        Deadline Friday April 7, 2017. Thank you for your nominations!

Volunteers reach out beyond themselves, to engage in kindness and caring for others. People from all walks of life engage in volunteerism for a variety of reasons some of which are: to tackle the issues of poverty, the environment, homelessness, to promote social inclusion, and most importantly, to be the voice and hands of compassion and hope.  

Volunteer Halton is privileged to witness like-minded individuals and groups who identify the need and move into action. Volunteers are everyday individuals who answer the call for change. Many come together as strangers, connect through a cause, and end up with lasting friendships. Volunteer Halton recognizes the wonderful volunteers who come from different backgrounds and experiences from all ages to be the roots of strong communities. ~~~ Ann Coburn - Director, Volunteer Halton

Volunteers are on the front lines of all of our community services – health care, heritage and arts, maintenance of green space, disaster relief, volunteer firefighting, minor sports – the list is endless. Community Development Halton - Volunteer Halton is pleased to present you the awards below, to celebrate their essential work that makes Halton community strong.

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FriendlyVisitor

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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CCS Daffodil2017

Daffodil Month Volunteers Urgently Needed! This April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month campaign, local residents can save lives and help people who are living with cancer.

Volunteers are needed to sell daffodil pins for a donation at various retail locations throughout Halton including Food Basics, Fortino’s, LCBO’s, Metro, and Sobeys. We need volunteers from Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 and from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9 for 2 and 3 hour shifts. We encourage you to sign up for several shifts and to ask your friends and family to volunteer.

Money raised during Daffodil Month helps local patients and their families living with more than 100 different types of cancer. With these donations, the Canadian Cancer Society funds life-saving research and support services, as well as other important work, so that that fewer Canadians are affected by cancer.

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Daffodil Month campaign! Adult volunteers are needed as site managers to help deliver and pick up supplies for our onsite volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more or helping, please contact Sandy McDonald at smcdonald@ontario.cancer.ca or 905-845-5231 x 3163.

Youth Daffodil Pin Seller  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer! 

Adult Daffodil Pin Seller  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer! 

Daffodil Month Site Manager  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!

 

 

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