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The 14th Annual Milton Volunteer Fair gives you opportunities to find out how you can get involved in your community and make a difference! Becoming a volunteer is a very rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to help make a positive change in your community; to improve your skills while learning new ones; to invest your time doing something helpful and beneficial; and most importantly, to help those who need you most.

Saturday October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Milton Sports Centre - Banquet Room, 605 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: This is a great opportunity for nonprofit groups to promote their volunteer opportunities to the Milton Community. If you are interested in attending the Milton Volunteer Fair.

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Congratulations to all Volunteer Awards recipients! Celebrating the Value of Volunteering and National Volunteer Week at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Monday, April 16, 2018.

CogecoTV coverage of 2018 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, April 16, 2018.

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Thankyou 2018

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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 the 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. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2018 is Celebrating the Value of Volunteering - Building CONFIDENCE, CONNECTIONS, and COMMUNITY. 

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 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.  

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Canadians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. The work of the volunteer is an essential work. National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who donate their time and energy.

National Volunteer Week is the biggest celebration of volunteers and voluntarism Canada has and Volunteer Canada is taking the lead on the celebrations every year. National Volunteer Week campaigns were developed to help organizations and individuals from coast to coast to coast deliver their own volunteer week celebrations.

Upcoming National Volunteer Week dates:

April 15 - 21, 2018           April 7 - 13, 2019 


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2011 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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The Building Resilient and Integrated Communities (BRICs) program is connecting newcomer families and individuals with established Canadian volunteers to provide guidance for a successful transition into their community. BRICs Program is delivered by INDUS Community Services www.induscs.ca.

NEWCOMER MENTORSHIP VOLUNTEERS (BRICs Program) needed in Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton.

Volunteer duties:

  • Provide guidance for understanding of local systems such as: banking, public transit, community centres, libraries, and schools.
  • Provide guidance on how to find local community resources offering services to newcomers
  • Take initiative and provide leadership to newcomer families
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 months with 6 hours a month.

Training provided! Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and have lived in Canada for 2 years or more.

Contact for Oakville: Ann Coburn, Director, Volunteer Halton; Phone: 905-632-1975, Ext. 2; Email: acoburn@cdhalton.ca

Contact for Mississauga and Brampton: Shaminda Perera, Volunteer MBC; Phone: 905-238-2622, Ext. 222; Email: volunteer@volunteermbc.org

or click here for details then click  YESbutton to send your request online.

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Are you an outgoing, personable, and organized individual who enjoys meeting people in our community? If so, we are looking for you! The Children's Aid Foundation of Halton, that raises funds for the Halton Children's Aid Society, is seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to work with other team members to identify and solicit donations from potential donors and sponsors in our community. Secured donations highlighting businesses within our community will be showcased at our annual 2018 Stardust Gala "From Halton with Love" (April 21, 2018).

Connect with your neighbours, members of the community, businesses, family, and friends (online or in person) with a donation/sponsorship kit. Volunteers are required to seek donations, as well as share information, about the work of the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton.

The funds raised at the Stardust Gala "From Halton with Love" will benefit children and youth in care with programs such as bursaries, camps, supplemental educational programs, and seasonal gifts. These funds allow the Halton CAS to provide additional services that are not covered by government funding, enriching the lives of abused and neglected children.
With your help children and youth are put on the path to success. You’re the ONE making a difference and we thank you!

Contact: Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, Halton Children's Aid Society; Phone: 905-333-4441 ext 0713; Email: ccosta@haltoncas.ca 

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