Building Your Bridge to Youth Engagement

September 18, 2019
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Why engage youth volunteers within your organization or group? Because young people are the future of volunteerism in our communities and they bring a new level of energy and enthusiasm to the table!

Youth have a vital role to play when it comes to the sustainability of the sector, which is experiencing fast-pace change with limited resources to engage new volunteers. Today's youth are volunteering more than any other age group, and they possess a broad range of skills and interests (especially when it comes to technology) that can benefit your programs and services.

When you reflect on your recruitment practices, the challenges of bringing on new volunteers can seem overwhelming. This workshop will explore data and share stories about what is important to young people when they volunteer, as well as the best practices for recruiting and retaining youth volunteers.

Join us for this workshop on youth engagement and learn how you can build a bridge between your organization and the youth who want to volunteer for you!


Lily Viggiano is a passionate, people-first Youth Asset Builder who believes in the limitless potential of young people! During her career she has specialized in youth engagement and volunteerism, working at the Volunteer Action Centre in waterloo Region as well as with Volunteer Canada on the Canada Service Corps project, a federal project to strengthen youth service, creating curriculum to benefit youth volunteers (15-30) and related audiences. She currently works with Our Kids Network in Halton Region, Ontario building strengths in young volunteers through community involvement and meaningful adult relationships.


A light breakfast will be provided.


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations (ex. dietary, scent) please contact Tracy Douglass at 204-477-5180 ext. 222 or Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.


Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3L 2T4




Lily Viggiano

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