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The Value of Volunteer Involvement

Volunteer involvement has a powerful impact on Canadian society, communities, organizations, and individuals.


Volunteer involvement is fundamental to a healthy and democratic society in Canada

  • It promotes civic engagement and active participation in shaping the society we want.
  • It gives everyone a voice and the space to contribute to the quality of life in communities.  


Volunteer involvement is vital for strong, inclusive, and resilient communities 

  • It promotes change and development through the collective efforts of those who know the community best.
  • It identifies and supports local strengths and assests to respond to community challenges while strengthening the social fabric. 

Volunteer Involvement builds the capacity of organizations

  • It provides organizations with the skills, talents, and perspectives that are essiential to their relevance, vitality and sustainability.
  • It increases the capacity of organizations to accomplish their goals through programs and services that respond to an are reflective of the unique characteristics of their communities. 


Volunteer Involvement is personal

  • It promotes a sense of belonging and general wellbeing.
  • It provides the opportunity for individuals to engage according to their personal preferences and motivations. 


Volunteering is about building relationships

  • It connects people to the causes they care about, allows community outcomes and personal goals to be met within a spectrum of engagement.
  • It creates opportunities for nonprofit organizations to accomplish their goals by engaging and involving volunteers, and it allows volunteers an opportunity to engage with and contribute to building community. 


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