April 23 -29, 2017
Celebrating Voluteers in Waterloo Region
National Volunteer Week is from April 23 to 29 , 2017 and the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area joins with Volunteer Canada and all our member organizations to celebrate . This week is set aside to recognize the 12.7 million volunteer s that contribute their time and abilities to serving our communities. This year we will also recognize how volunteering has been a vital piece of the Canadian culture for its 150 years!
In Waterloo Region 48% of the population over the age of 15 years contribute to make this
community such a great place to live and work. The Volunteer Action Centre would like to thank
every volunteer for their contr
ibution to our community. From youth to seniors, in the arts or on
the soccer field, volunteers are helping to ensure that Waterloo Region offers a full range of
community programs and services. Every volunteer makes a difference!
Waterloo Region is fort
unate to have so many great volunteers
that we are eager to celebrate
during National Volunteer Week. W
hether these volunteers
have volunteered for 30 years or
have just started
they have all made an incredible impact on our community
On Thursday, April
27th, 2017 our centre will present, the
nnual Volunteer Impact
to recognize inspiring individuals, organizations and businesses in Kitchener, Waterloo
and the surrounding areas for their volunteer contributions.
This year we
above and beyond
to truly make a difference in our Region.
Guest Speaker: Paula Speevak,
l voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977
, Volunteer Canada has been committed
to increasing and
supporting volunteerism and civic participation. Volunteer Canada
volunteer centres, local organizations and national corporations to promote and broaden
volunteering. Volunteer Canada’s programs, research, training, tools, resources and national
initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada’s volunteer landscape.
marks the 14
year Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign in partnership with
, a longstanding supporter of NVW and Canada’s corporate leade
r in volunteer
CANADA 150 for 150
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, we are joining with other
charities and not
across the country
everyone who can
to give 150 hours of
your time during 2017. Register for the
Challenge by signing in to the 150 for 150 online
. Here you will be encouraged to share your stories,
track your hours, create your profile and hear about what other
s across the country are doing to
meet the Challenge.
gives us the opportunity to
and celebrate the
values that make this country a wonderful place to live. Participate and
make 2017 the best year
for volunteerism yet!
ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteering Campaign is preparing for its 10 th year to engage, encourage and recognize high school age youth volunteering in our community. This year our centre is joining together with the Cambridge Volunteer Cent re to provid e EPYC 2017 Inspire Action - a two - part community leadership program to e mpower youth.
Volunteer Action Centre
mission to build and develop
community capacity for volunteerism.
Our services include
resources and supports for
recruitment/referral/recognition and retention of volunteers; promoting and advocating for the
for and the impact of volunteerism; building
partnerships that will
enhance volunteerism; and, providing training and consultation to develop skill and knowledge
to support the nonprofit sector.
For more information, please contact: Jane Hennig, Executive Director, Volunteer Action Centre (519)742 - 8610 email@example.com