Have you ever given your time, energy, or skills without expecting anything in return? Without knowing it, you have participated in some form of volunteer work.

According to Volunteer Canada, close to 13 million Canadians did volunteer work in 2013. Why not join them? Volunteering can take on many forms: organization and supervision of events, leadership on boards and committees, distribution of food, coaching children and youth etc.

By volunteering, you not only generate a very positive impact for society, but also for yourself! The sense of accomplishment you will derive increases your self-esteem, and you’ll have the chance to meet people as you develop new passions and skills.

Volunteering opportunities exist for all types of personalities. Take advantage of National Volunteer Week taking place from April 12 to 18 to give back and reap the benefits!

For more information:

Volunteer Canada
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Last reports from users

  • Future Volunteering Plans

    In the future I plan on volunteering at a local community garden near where I live. I think this is a really important thing to have in a community because an initiative like this brings people togeth...

    Spencer Campbell

    11 September 2015

  • Helping at an animal shelter

    I have volunteered in the past for the SPCA and other animal organizations. Before children, BC, I took in foster animals, such as puppies who had lost their mother's. I did this twice and not only di...

    joyce stem

    20 April 2015