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  • Volunteer Calgary the value of one… the power of many
  • The Value of Volunteering
  • Quick Facts • Volunteer Calgary is 50+ years old • 18 staff & many volunteers • Promote the value of volunteerism • Connect volunteers to opportunities
  • Volunteer Calgary …has over 450 non-profit organizations who are looking for volunteers everyday
  • Volunteering… Something to consider
  • Why you should consider volunteering!
  • What’s in it for YOU! Develop new skills Share your talents Contribute to Community
  • Meet new people, Explore career make new friends options Scholarships & Post Secondary
  • Get a reference Achieve a personal goal Build a resume
  • Why Canadians volunteer • 95% believe in the cause • 80% can use their skills/experience • 70% are personally affected • 30% were asked by a friend • 20% want to improve job prospects Volunteer Recognition: Matching Motivations to Rewards, RCVO, 2006
  • Who volunteers the MOST in Canada? Those who are 15 - 24 years of age Who volunteers the MOST in Alberta? Those who are 25 - 34 years of age Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering & Participating, Statistics Canada, 2007
  • Youth volunteers in Canada When asked why they didn’t volunteer more, youth said… • They weren’t asked • They didn’t know how to get involved
  • Do Calgarians volunteer? • Oh, yes! • Nearly 3 out of 4 Calgarians volunteer • Most volunteering is connected to children and faith organizations • Calgary is the VOLUNTEER CAPITAL of CANADA! Ipsos-Reid Survey, Volunteer Calgary, 2007
  • Trends in volunteering • Group volunteering • Employee volunteering • International volunteering • Micro volunteering • Family volunteering
  • Benefits of family volunteering • Spend time together • Younger members can be involved • Transportation problems solved • Permission issues minimized
  • Where can you volunteer? At school At home In the community
  • Things you could do… Talk with a senior Clean up a park Share computer skills Tutor a child Help at an event Shovel a sidewalk Make sandwiches
  • ONE Person can MAKE a Difference YOU can
  • How do I get connected? www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca Every day our website contains 400+ local volunteer opportunities
  • How to volunteer www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca The Volunteer Calgary website contains hundreds of local volunteer opportunities waiting to be filled at any given time. NOW HAS -- KEYWORD SEARCH FEATURE!
  • SAMPLE KEYWORDS Entertainment Marketing Beauty & Event Mentoring Tutoring Fashion Planning Bingos Casinos Finance Accounting Audit Music Boards Kitchen Projects Camps Gardening Landscaping Speaking Facilitation Reception Labor Adventure Help Grant Administration Research Analytical Coach Retail Referee Committees Design Security Safety Hardware Companion Software Visitor Leadership Development Theatre Data Translation Driving Interpretation Computers Transportation Recruitment Networks Trades Web Editor Writing
  • Current Volunteer Positions • Labyrinth Inflatable Maze volunteers – Calgary International Children’s Festival • Recycling Roundup – Cerebral Palsy Association • Web Designer – WP Puppet Theatre Society • Bike Trail Monitor Volunteer - WinSport
  • Some of our favorite non-profits • Child & Youth Friendly Calgary • Calgary Public Library • Big Brothers & Big Sisters • Immigrant Services Calgary • LinkAges • Calgary Zoo • Heritage Park
  • CYFC Child & Youth Friendly Calgary • For youth aged 12 - 18 years • Youth always volunteer in a group • 12 great programs to explore • www.cyfc.ca
  • To Recap Canadian Adventure Feel Great
  • Contribute Career Have fun
  • Volunteering is win-win-win! • Empowers individuals • Supports non-profit organizations • Strengthens communities
  • Volunteering is Priceless
  • Thank you Any Questions? Youth Opinion Survey