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Youth Volunteerism

Pillar Nonprofit Network – Voice of the Nonprofit Sector

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ABOUT PILLAR

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About Us

Pillar Nonprofit Network supports nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions in our community.

We provide leadership, advocacy and support to the nonprofit sector through the promotion of volunteerism, professional development, networking, and information.

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Core Services

  • Promotion of Volunteerism
  • Promotion of Best Practices in Nonprofit Sector
  • Professional Development
  • Networking
  • Information
  • Research
  • Advocacy

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Nonprofits in Canada

  • 161,000 nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Canada in 2003
  • Canada has second largest nonprofit sector in world
  • Contributes $112 billion to economy
  • 2 million paid employees in nonprofit sector
  • More than half of all charities don’t have any paid employees
  • Value of volunteer contribution is $14.1 million dollars

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Nonprofits in London

  • There are over 1150 nonprofits and registered charities in London
  • It would take 6 full time employees to replace the work of
  • volunteers in each nonprofit in London
  • Volunteers contribute over $300 million in time to nonprofits in
  • London

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WHAT IS

VOLUNTEERISM?

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What is Volunteerism?

  • Formal Volunteering is:
  • an activity that takes place through a nonprofit or charity;
  • to be of benefit to the community and the volunteer;
  • of the volunteer’s own free will, without coercion and with no
  • financial payment.
  • Informal Volunteering is:
  • helping out a neighbour, family member or stranger

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Volunteerism

In Canada

  • There are 11.8 million volunteers in Canada
  • 45% of Canadians volunteer
  • A total of 2 billion hours are contributed each year

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How Volunteers Benefit Community

  • Provide critical link with community
  • Bring different perspectives
  • Build support and awareness
  • Bring vast pool of experience and knowledge
  • Keep organizations accountable
  • Bring passion and enthusiasm
  • Help us accomplish our goals
  • Provide needed “extra hands”

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YOUTH

VOLUNTEERISM

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importance of youth as volunteers
Importance of Youthas Volunteers

Power in Numbers

Adventurous

New Insight

Interest in Learning

Motivation

“Today’s youth are the leaders and consumers of tomorrow. Their opinions and input can help voluntary organizations adapt to change and be prepared to meet the needs of their future.” –Volunteer Canada

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why volunteer
Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is Great for:

  • Giving back to your community
  • Meeting new people
  • Working as part of a team
  • Learning new skills
  • Building upon your experience and abilities
  • Developing and adding to your resume
  • Applying for College, University and Scholarships

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getting started
Getting Started
  • Define your interests.

What do you like to do?

  • Define your skills.

What are you good at?

  • Define you availability.

What kind of time commitment can you make?

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also ask yourself
Also Ask Yourself
  • What causes or issues matter the most to me?
  • What would I most like to learn by volunteering?
  • What don’t I want to do as a volunteer?
  • Do I want an ongoing or short-term assignment?
  • Do I want to work alone or as part of a group?

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where in london can i volunteer
Where in London can I Volunteer?
  • Over 1000 charitable organizations
  • 800 not for profit organizations
  • Over 200 churches / religious organizations
  • 87 sports groups
  • 150 different branches of service clubs
  • 80 childcare and 200 senior’s care facilities
  • 100 local labour organizations consisting of over 30,000 members
  • Numerous professional associations

Visit www.pillarnonprofit.ca for Volunteer Opportunities

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http www pillarnonprofit ca
http://www.pillarnonprofit.ca

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tips for success
Tips for Success
  • Spend a lot of time thinking about what you want
  • Make a good first impression
  • Take your time learning your duties so you can do your best
  • Call ahead if you must be late or miss a shift
  • Be clear with the organization about what your needs are and the benefits you hope to receive from volunteering
  • Always remember that you are there to help others

HAVE FUN!

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