Peel - ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a three-week campaign with a goal to get students to volunteer in their community, and serve the community involvement hours toward their high school diploma. This year, Ontario is asking 25,000 young people to volunteer 3 hours over the three week campaign, and ACCESS’ Youth Making a Difference Conference is part of this challenge.
The ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
runs for 3 weeks (April 15 to May 6, 2012) and coincides with the Youth Making a Difference Conference
(April 26, 2012) and National Volunteer Week
(April 15 to 21, 2012).
ACCESS invites all youth in the Peel Region to register for the fourth annual Youth Making a Difference Conference
being hosted April 26 in Mississauga, online today
. This is a great way for youth to network with community organizations, be inspired by other youth activists, and obtain the tools to make a difference in their own community.
This year, ACCESS has joined Volunteer MBC’s ChangeTheWorld 2012 Campaign
with our Youth Making a Difference Conference. Interested Volunteers can sign-up to help at the conference online through Volunteer MBC here
. The challenge provides the opportunity for youth to connect to community organizations and provides an awesome experience and incredible memories.
Youth are the future of our communities. ACCESS is youth-run organization aiming to inspire and empower other youth.Facts About Volunteering in Ontario
• In 2011, close to 15,000 youth participated in ChangeTheWorld with nearly 45,000 volunteer hours.
• To date, the ChangeTheWorld challenge has seen 35,218 youth volunteer a total of 141,435 hours.
• Ontario students must complete 40 volunteer hours to graduate from high school
• Each year, over five million Ontarians volunteer in their communities
• ChangeTheWorld’s success supports Imagine Canada’s recent findings that Canada’s voluntary and non-profit sector is the 2nd largest in the world