Latest News from Volunteer Halton
Wish there was more time to get involved in the ChangeTheWorld campaign? Great news! The 2013 youth volunteer campaign has been extended to FOUR weeks (April 21 – May 20, 2013). Ontario students will have more time and opportunities to volunteer in their communities.
ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for youth aged 14 to 18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives with the objective to engage youth to volunteer for at least 3 hours over the 4 weeks campaign. Our goal is to help you get the community involvement hours you need to graduate high school.
Find your passion and get involved! Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned volunteer, the ChangeTheWorld campaign can help you be the difference.
Robert Bateman High School, Burlington
Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Burlington
Craig Kielburger Secondary School, Milton
Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton
Garth Webb High School, Oakville
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville
Books with no Bounds
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Burlington Slam Project
Burlington Youth Week Steering Committee
Community Youth in Action Network (CYAN)
Fair Vote Halton
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Halton Regional Chapter
Peace Welcome Club
Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE)
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (S.A.V.I.S)
Volunteer Halton Youth Advisory Council
Willow Park Ecology Centre
Find Your Passion and Take Action in ChangeTheWorld events. Sign up today! Visit our display table at Burlington Public Library and pick up an CTW events listing brochure.
High School Students! Volunteer and promote social change! Get 7 Hours! Be part of the Youth In Action Conference on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 10am to 4pm, at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville. Registration closed.
Click here to search volunteer opportunities to help you get the community involvement hours you need to graduate high school.
We have a beautiful and resourceful new page on Facebook to keep you updated with upcoming volunteering opportunities and events. Like us and receive our latest news www.facebook.com/CTW.VolunteerHaltonYouth
A BIG Thank You to ALL Halton Volunteers!
2013 Volunteer Awards winners were celebrated at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Monday, April 22nd, 2013, hosted by Volunteer Halton at Holiday Inn Oakville Centre.
From left to right:Nina Truscott (CDH President), Gary Carr (Halton Regional Chair), Cheers to Volunteers award recipients: Jeff Grovestine volunteer with Canadian Blood Services, Sabrina Donnelly in behalf of Don Thorpe volunteer with John Howard Society, Joanne Berrigann in behalf of Jackie Newby volunteer with Acclaim Health. (click on the picture to enlarge)
From left to right:Nina Truscott (CDH President), Gary Carr (Halton Regional Chair), Cheers to Volunteers award recipients: Judy Fraser volunteer with Links2Care, Chris Golden volunteer with Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) and Corina Pries volunteer with North Halton Girls Hockey Association (click on the picture to enlarge)
From left to right:Nina Truscott (CDH President), Gary Carr (Halton Regional Chair), Cheers to Volunteers award recipients: Thelma Ramirez volunteer with The Salvation Army Milton, Lauren Hugo volunteer with The Darling Home for Kids (click on the picture to enlarge)
From left to right:Nina Truscott (CDH President), Gary Carr (Halton Regional Chair), Cheers to Volunteers award recipients: Ann Carbray volunteer with Halton Food For Thought, Anne Freeman volunteer with Halton Healthcare Services Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Chuck Millar volunteer with Canadian Red Cross (click on the picture to enlarge)
volunteer with Burlington Public Library, Visiting Library Services
volunteer with Acton Community Garden
volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
This is the first year Community Development Halton is presenting this award to a TEAM of volunteers whose collective work has made a significant change in their community.
Community Development Award recipient is Oakville Trafalgar High School Lunch Buddies Club.
Lunch Buddies Club members not in picture:
Community Development Award
Cheers To Volunteers
The ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a campaign to encourage and increase youth volunteerism and to encourage and foster a life-long commitment to volunteering. This year there are 25 volunteer centers and organizations across Ontario who are participating. The initiative is a challenge for youth, ages 14 to 18 years, to get involved by volunteering and to be a force for change and for good in their local community.
Volunteers, this is your moment. Celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) each year on December 5th!
IVD offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Over the years, rallies, parades, community volunteering projects, environmental awareness, free medical care and advocacy campaigns have all featured prominently on IVD.The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is reminding people around the world of the difference that they can make.
This year, National Volunteer Week is April 21st to 27th.
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 – the list is endless. To celebrate their essential work, Community Development Halton is pleased to present you the first edition of COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD. Recognize a VOLUNTEER TEAM from your organization whose collective work has made a significant change in their community.
|Cheers to Volunteers Award||COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Team) Award||Community Volunteer Award|
|NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Submission deadline was Friday, April 5, 2013.
||NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Submission deadline was Friday, April 12, 2013.
||NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Submission deadline was Friday, April 5, 2013.
Volunteer Halton’s free mobile app is available for download now! Search new volunteer opportunities, log your volunteer hours, and connect with us via social media using this brand new tool! Available on Apple, Android, Blackberry 10 and Playbooks.
BB10 and Playbook: http://bit.ly/volunteerhaltonBB
iOS (Apple): http://bit.ly/volunteerhaltonIOS
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 and Immigration)
There is 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 and Immigration)
Nomination closing date: January 25 Nominate Online!
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers