This week is National Volunteer Week – when we thank those who dedicate their time and energy to making our communities just a little bit better. It is also an opportunity to encourage others to become more actively involved with volunteer initiatives. Whether it’s shoveling your neighbour’s driveway, helping out at the humane society or cleaning up your local parks, community involvement makes our country a better place to live.
This year, the province of Ontario is challenging high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 to give at least three hours back to their communities as part of the ChangeTheWorld initiative. By getting involved, teens can develop important transferable skills, expand their networks and foster real change in their communities.
From April 23rd to 29th, join me in recognizing the incredible work done by volunteers from coast to coast to coast, and in encouraging people to be the change they want to see by getting out to volunteer!