Summertime Fun While Volunteering - 2024!

  • May 27, 2024

    Posted by: Gloria Dovoh

     

    It's that time of year again - time for our Summertime Volunteering post! Be sure to check out the featured volunteer opportunities below and click on the button for your age range to find volunteer opportunities suited to you!

    As summer approaches, students from across Manitoba are looking forward to taking a break from school! Summer break is a time for relaxation, fun and adventure. We can help with that!

    Volunteering during the summer is an opportunity to ensure you have an exciting summer. Don't believe us? We've put together reasons why volunteering during summer break is great for youth!

    Develop New Skills

    Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop new skills that can be useful in various areas of their lives. Whether it is learning how to communicate effectively, working as part of a team, or gaining leadership skills.

    Make a Difference in the Community

    Volunteering allows students to make a positive impact in their community. By volunteering, young people can help to address various social issues, such as poverty, homelessness, and environmental degradation. Through volunteering, young people can play a vital role in creating a better world and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

    Build a Stronger Resume

    Volunteering can also help young people build a stronger resume. Many colleges and universities look for applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Volunteering can also help young people stand out when applying for jobs, as it demonstrates a willingness to go above and beyond what is required.



    Learn about Different Cultures and Perspectives

    Volunteering can expose young people to different cultures and perspectives. By volunteering in a diverse community, young people can learn about different customs, traditions, and ways of life. This can help them develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the world around them.

    Improve Mental Health

    Volunteering has been linked to improved mental health outcomes for young people. By volunteering, young people can experience a sense of purpose and fulfillment that can boost their self-esteem and overall well-being. Volunteering can also help young people develop a sense of empathy and compassion for others, which can lead to a more positive outlook on life.

    Have fun!

    Ready to start? We have the most up to date positions listed on our website ready for students to apply!

    Are you:

    Ages 13-15 Ages 16-17 Ages 18-30

    Featured Volunteer Opportunities!

    1. FortWhyte Alive: Spend your summer days riding bikes, taking walks, swimming, and paddling with campers at FortWhyte Alive. Here at FortWhyte, camp volunteers experience the best of summer experiences while supporting environmental education. Deadline June 20, 2024
    2. Time is running out to apply to be an Assiniboine Park Volunteer for 2024! If you are between 14 and 94 years of age, join our team for fun and exciting experiences. For more information, visit www.assiniboinepark.ca/volunteer
    3. Calling all golf enthusiasts! Are you passionate about golf? Would you like to get "inside the ropes" of a professional golf tournament featuring the next PGA Tour pros? Then please consider volunteering at the 2024 CentrePort Canada Railpark Manitoba Open being held at Southwood Golf and Country Club August 22 - 25, 2024. Deadline August 1, 2024.
    4. Are you a post secondary student wanting to get involved in the non-profit sector? Join Volunteer Manitoba this summer at our outreach events for a chance to meet representatives from other non-profits and the community you want to serve! Check out the full description of Community Engagement Ambassador here!

 


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