Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country to make a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Volunteer Lethbridge is pleased to announce that it is joining Volunteer Ottawa, Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country in the launch of the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge – a nation-wide campaign to encourage Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Volunteering offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, transforming both the lives of the people who volunteer and those who benefit. Canadians volunteer an average of 154 hours per year –59% of the population have volunteered at some point in their lives. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge will build on these numbers, engaging tens of thousands in making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
With a special focus on New Canadians, Aboriginals, seniors and youth, the Challenge will culminate in a ceremony in Ottawa to recognize those individuals who contributed the most hours in each province and territory, and the city that contributed the greatest number of volunteer hours.
Volunteer Lethbridge would like to invite all residents of Lethbridge and area to participate in the Challenge, give as many hours as they can to meet the 150 hour milestone, give back to the community in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and make our city proud. Whether it is volunteering for a non-profit organization or informal volunteering that contributes to our community, be part of the 150 for 150 Volunteer movement!
How can you participate in the Challenge? To participate, volunteers will be asked to register on the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge on-line and mobile platform, create their volunteer profile, track their volunteer hours and share their volunteer stories. The platform will be accessible in late December 2016 through our website at www.volunteerlethbridge.com.
For more information on the Challenge, visit www.volunteer150for150.ca, or call Diana Sim, Volunteer Lethbridge Executive Director @ 403-332-4320