Volunteers Initiating Vitality Across
In the first year of this project, 10 non-profit agencies across Lanark County will work with our Project Coordinator, Rina Poulos, to build their capacity to improve their youth volunteer engagement. We will focus on key areas that result in meaningful youth engagement:
Youth between the ages of 12-17 will be able to acquire important skills and training that will not only make them highly desirable to organizations looking for volunteers, they will also be more likely to gain paid employment.
ALL HOURS COMPLETED IN OUR PROJECT COUNT FOR THE MANDATORY 40 HOURS NEEDED TO GRADUATE.
Youth who need to complete mandatory community service hours can also apply their hours with VIVA.
We will conduct Appreciative Inquiry Interviews with youth to identify what their strengths, dreams, interests and ambitions are so they can have the best possible match and reap the many benefits of a truly meaningful volunteer experience. Some of the trainings youth can take for free through the VIVA Project include: