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Youth Volunteerism

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James and Sean Morrison volunteer by preforming at local non-profit events like the Natioinal Volunteer Week Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast.

Why Engage Youth Volunteers?

  • Young people bring a different level of energy to the organization - one of enthusiasm, interest and curiousity
  • Youth can provide relatable ideas and mentorship when working with children or other youth
  • Community responsibility - provide structure especially for those young people with chaotic lives
  • Kids are far more eager and willing than we realize - many are looking for a way to develop their skills and contribute in a meaningful way
  • Youth possess a broad range of skills and interests, especially with regards to technology. Many receive practical training at their schools and are capable of incredible things

Why Be a Youth Volunteer?

  • Gain life experience - improve your self-esteem, learn accountability and how to take control
  • Volunteering can provide valuable work experience - something potential employers will take notice of
  • Become involved in an area you're interested in, learn more about related fields and meet other youth with similar interests
  • Agencies can often provide mentorship and can help you grow your ambitions into realistic ventures
  • Time donated will supplement resumes and college or university applications and can often help you receive scholarships and bursaries
  • Develop a new hobby, meet new people, and learn how to manage your time effectively

A Youth "Caught in the Act" Volunteerism Testimony

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             Cheyanne Hairie                              Tyler Bojarski                                       Tabono Youth Group                  
 Age: 14-17 Age: 14 Ages: 12-17

Volunteer with:

Peace area Riding for the Disabled Society 

Volunteer with:

MS Society South

Peace Chapter 

Volunteer with:

GP Perfomring Arts

Guild

 

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            Chris Helm                             Grffin Fischer                        
 Age: 22 Age: 16

 Volunteer with: 

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Volunteer with: 

Cool Aid Society

 


 

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Congratulations to the First Graduates & the Summer 2015 Graduates of the GPVSB Youth Leadership Program (formerly Youth Volunteer Certifcation Program)

 

Sponsored by the Province of Alberta

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Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau is delighted to announce the graduation of the Youth Volunteers for the Youth Leadership Certification program (formerly Youth Volunteer Certification program). 

This free training opportunity is open to youth ages 16 – 30 who reside within the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding area.  This part-time Program ran from April 07 – June 14, 2014.

The program provided certification in First Aid, H2S, WHMIS, TDG, Food Safety, Pro-Serve, Pro-Tect and Customer Service.  Tutorials were provided on numerous topics such as group dynamics, team work, communication skills, problem solving, decision making, goal setting and action planning.  There was a practicum for the youth volunteers with local non-profit and charity organizations.

“We’re excited about this youth volunteer training program,” says Carol-Anne Pasemko, Executive Director for the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau.  “This program is a win-win for participants, businesses, school boards and non-profit groups.  It allows youth participants from every walk of life to obtain certification for employment and give back to their community through volunteer and service to the community.”

There is still space available in the next Youth Volunteer Certification program, which has just started as of May 2015!

To register contact:

Valerie Thiessen,

Youth Project Coordinator

Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau Association

Telephone:  780-538-2727 or complete application at www.gpvsb.com

 


 

Resources:

Youth Volunteerism Guide - Volunteer Canada

Youth Volunteeer Certification Program

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