Volunteer CanadaVolunteer Canada



Pan-Canadian Youth Opportunities Platform
in collaboration with volunteer centres across Canada

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DISCOVER

There are thousands of opportunities for you to serve, connect, and grow in communities all over the country and around the world.

Before you begin your search, you may want to spend some time discovering:

  • What causes matter most to you
  • Which populations you are most concerned about,
  • What skills and experiences you want to share or develop

Learn more about what you can expect from organizations as you go through the process of exploring what might be a good match for you.


educators Organizations Youth Volunteer Centres Post Secondary Youth Employer Supported Volunteerism


 

Thank you to the Volunteer Centres listed below, who provided support and permission to adapt their existing tools for the Pan-Canadian Youth Opportunities Platform

  • Apathy is Boring
  • Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region


educators

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can help your students develop skills and gain experience to build their resumes. Use this tool to help them figure out which volunteer opportunities can translate their passions into the skills they need to get the jobs they want.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can help your students develop new skills and improve existing ones. Use this tool to help them match the skills they want to learn or enhance with the volunteer actions that can get them there.

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Develop Your PassionVolunteer Etiquette - Volunteering can give your students an introduction to the working world. Use this tool to help them navigate the volunteer recruitment process, from applying for a role to doing an interview.

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Kahoot Game ManualKahoot Game Manual - Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience for your students. Use this tool to introduce them to volunteering by playing a digital learning game that reinforces understanding.

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Kahoot ExampleKahoot Example - Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience for your students. Use this tool to introduce them to volunteering by playing a digital learning game that reinforces understanding.

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Canadian Code for Volunteer InvolvementCanadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Volunteering should be beneficial for volunteers and the organizations they help. Use this tool to teach your students their rights and responsibilities as volunteers.

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Letter of ReferenceLetter of Reference - Letter of Reference - Full Example.                                                                                                                

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Organizations

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Kahoot Game ManualKahoot Game Manual - Volunteering can start with an information overload. Use this tool at volunteer orientation sessions to introduce new volunteers to your organization and volunteer program in a fun, interactive way.

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Kahoot ExampleKahoot Example - Volunteering can start with an information overload. Use this tool at volunteer orientation sessions to introduce new volunteers to your organization and volunteer program in a fun, interactive way.

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Outreach GuideClassroom Outreach Guide - Volunteering is an activity some youth don’t know much about. Use this tool to connect with youth in schools and the community, and teach them about your organization and volunteer program.

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Canadian Code for Volunteer InvolvementCanadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Volunteering is a vital human resource. Use this tool to engage volunteers in a meaningful way that meets their needs along with the needs of your organization.

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Ten Ways to Make Your Organization Youth FriendlyTen Ways to Make Your Organization Youth Friendly - Here are some tips for your organization.                                                 

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Letter of ReferenceLetter of Reference - Letter of Reference - Full Example.                                                                                                                

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Youth Volunteer RecognitionYouth Volunteer Recognition - Recognition is an important aspect of the volunteer management cycle. It can come in many forms and is an ongoing aspect of the relationship between the volunteer and the organization they serve.

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Recruiting Youth TalentRecruiting Youth Talent - Explore these 10 tips to strengthen your recruitment process.                                                                 

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Youth

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Develop Your PassionVolunteer Etiquette - This tool will help you through the volunteer recruitment process, from tips on finding and applying for volunteer positions and what to expect next.

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Letter of ReferenceLetter of Reference - Letter of Reference - Full Example.                                                                                                                

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Volunteer Centers

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Develop Your PassionVolunteer Etiquette - This tool will help you through the volunteer recruitment process, from tips on finding and applying for volunteer positions and what to expect next.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolConnecting to Secondary Schools - These templates will assist Volunteer Centres with getting connected to Secondary Schools and getting their messaging out about volunteer opportunities

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Outreach GuideClassroom Outreach Guide - Volunteering is a concept some youth are unfamiliar with. Use this tool to teach youth about volunteering and introduce them to the services of your volunteer centre

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Canadian Code for Volunteer InvolvementCanadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Volunteering builds the capacity of organizations. Use this tool to help organizations engage volunteers effectively and in a way that meets the needs of their volunteers.

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Youth Volunteer RecognitionYouth Volunteer Recognition - Recognition is an important aspect of the volunteer management cycle. It can come in many forms and is an ongoing aspect of the relationship between the volunteer and the organization they serve.

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Post Secondary Youth

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Develop Your PassionVolunteer Etiquette - This tool will help you through the volunteer recruitment process, from tips on finding and applying for volunteer positions and what to expect next.

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Canadian Code for Employer-Supported VolunteeringCanadian Code for Employer-Supported Volunteering - Employer-supported volunteering teaches you new skills and strengthens your relationships with your colleagues. Use this tool to advocate for an employee-volunteer program in your workplace.

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Letter of ReferenceLetter of Reference - Letter of Reference - Full Example.                                                                                                                

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Employer Supported Volunteerism

Develop Your PassionDevelop Your Passion - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Skills Self-Assessment ToolSkills Self-Assessment - Volunteering can give you valuable experience to help you identify education or employment needs or to help you build a resume and find your career! Use this tool to help you match YOUR skills and interests to volunteer ideas that may connect you to your PASSION.

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Canadian Code for Employer-Supported VolunteeringCanadian Code for Employer-Supported Volunteering - Employer-supported volunteering lowers staff turnover and teaches employees new skills. Use this tool to create a volunteer program that fits your corporate culture and improves the community.

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9 Things Charities Want Companies to Know About Asking to Volunteer9 Things Charities Want Companies to Know About Asking to Volunteer - Here are some points community organizations would like companies to know about, to ensure a positive experience for employees and the community they want to support.

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Employer- Supported VolunteeringEmployer- Supported Volunteering - The number of companies that support the volunteer efforts of their employees continues to grow. Here are five tips to help you bring employer-supported volunteering to your workplace.

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Youth Volunteer RecognitionYouth Volunteer Recognition - Recognition is an important aspect of the volunteer management cycle. It can come in many forms and is an ongoing aspect of the relationship between the volunteer and the organization they serve.

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Recruiting Youth TalentRecruiting Youth Talent - Explore these 10 tips to strengthen your recruitment process.                                                                 

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