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
• ...
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

            ...
Meet new people,                    Explore career
make new friends                       options




                   S...
Get a reference



                                    Achieve a
                                   personal goal




    ...
Why Canadians volunteer
•   95% believe in the cause
•   80% can use their skills/experience
•   70% are personally affect...
Who volunteers the MOST
             in Canada?
  Those who are 15 - 24 years of age

        Who volunteers the MOST
    ...
Youth volunteers in Canada
When asked why they didn’t volunteer
 more, youth said…

•   They weren’t asked

•   They didn’...
Do Calgarians volunteer?
• Oh, yes!
• Nearly 3 out of 4 Calgarians volunteer
• Most volunteering is connected to
  childre...
Trends in volunteering

•   Group volunteering
•   Employee volunteering
•   International volunteering
•   Micro voluntee...
Benefits of family volunteering
•   Spend time together
•   Younger members can be involved
•   Transportation problems so...
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
                    ...
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 o...
SAMPLE KEYWORDS
               Entertainment       Marketing
 Beauty &      Event
                                   Mento...
Current Volunteer Positions
• Labyrinth Inflatable Maze volunteers –
  Calgary International Children’s Festival
• Recycli...
Some of our favorite non-profits
•   Child & Youth Friendly Calgary
•   Calgary Public Library
•   Big Brothers & Big Sist...
CYFC
        Child & Youth Friendly Calgary


• For youth aged 12 - 18 years

• Youth always volunteer in a group

• 12 gr...
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
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  1. 1. Volunteer Calgary the value of one… the power of many
  2. 2. The Value of Volunteering
  3. 3. Quick Facts • Volunteer Calgary is 50+ years old • 18 staff & many volunteers • Promote the value of volunteerism • Connect volunteers to opportunities
  4. 4. Volunteer Calgary …has over 450 non-profit organizations who are looking for volunteers everyday
  5. 5. Volunteering… Something to consider
  6. 6. Why you should consider volunteering!
  7. 7. What’s in it for YOU! Develop new skills Share your talents Contribute to Community
  8. 8. Meet new people, Explore career make new friends options Scholarships & Post Secondary
  9. 9. Get a reference Achieve a personal goal Build a resume
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Trends in volunteering • Group volunteering • Employee volunteering • International volunteering • Micro volunteering • Family volunteering
  15. 15. Benefits of family volunteering • Spend time together • Younger members can be involved • Transportation problems solved • Permission issues minimized
  16. 16. Where can you volunteer? At school At home In the community
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. ONE Person can MAKE a Difference YOU can
  19. 19. How do I get connected? www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca Every day our website contains 400+ local volunteer opportunities
  20. 20. 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!
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. To Recap Canadian Adventure Feel Great
  26. 26. Contribute Career Have fun
  27. 27. Volunteering is win-win-win! • Empowers individuals • Supports non-profit organizations • Strengthens communities
  28. 28. Volunteering is Priceless
  29. 29. Thank you Any Questions? Youth Opinion Survey
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