Young Ontarians Kick Off Ninth Annual ChangeTheWorld Campaign

Ontario is challenging high school students to “change the world” by volunteering for at least three hours in their communities.

Markham area high school students helped kick off the ninth annual ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge today by doing a “Brain Games” activity with residents of the Marleigh Retirement Residence. The challenge runs from April 10 to May 23, coinciding with National Volunteer Week, from April 10 to 16.

Minister of International Trade and Citizenship Michael CHan
Minister of International Trade and Citizenship Michael Chan

“Over the years, ChangeTheWorld has helped thousands of young people develop their skills, hone their talents, and discover their passions through volunteering,” Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Michael Chan said. This year’s goal is to have 39,000 students aged 14 to 18 participate in volunteering. The ChangeTheWorld challenge, which is delivered in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, encourages young people to get involved in their communities and helps them develop important skills like teamwork and leadership.

Milton has a volunteer bank.  Visit this link, and identify yourself as a volunteer.  An organization could find you.  They except people under 18 years of age