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2017 ChangeTheWorld Challenge


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April 23 to June 3, 2017

This is the 10th and final installment of the ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge!

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Have you ever thought about being a superhero? In our eyes, every volunteer is a superhero and we want YOU to “ChangeTheWorld”. Ontario is on a quest to help better our province through volunteering, and we are looking for youth to donate their superpowers for a greater cause. Volunteering will help build new skills, enhance your professionalism, and provide you with invaluable experience.

2017 is a final farewell to the province-wide campaign for “ChangeTheWorld,” the Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. This program is a call to action for youth aged 14-18 to make a difference within their community and ultimately for the province, and is funded by the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN).The requirement is for youth to volunteer a minimum of three hours. The 2017 campaign runs for six weeks and kicks off during National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29) through to June 3. We want to end this campaign with as many superheroes as possible putting in the hours needed to “ChangeTheWorld”. The impact of one hour of volunteering makes a lasting impact on the greater community.

Read about ChangeTheWorld from the province - Educator Guide!

What will you do to participate & support youth volunteerism in KW?

KW Youth

Community Organizations

  • POST your volunteer opportunities on volunteerkw.ca
  • TRACK the hours of your youth and send them to Lily at lily@volunteerkw.ca— youth volunteers will receive a ChangeTheWorld certificate - Earn $300 Promo Bucks for your participation!
  • SHARE pictures and stories to lily@volunteerkw.ca and we will share to our networks or use hashtag #VolunteerKW or tag us


  • BOOK a presentation from Volunteer Action Centre so your students can navigate their community with ease! Book today: lily@volunteerkw.ca
  • PROMOTE ChangeTheWorld in classrooms or student clubs
  • SHARE volunteer efforts occurring at your school on social media using hashtag #VolunteerKW or tag us
  • TRACK the hours of your youth OR send to Lily at lily@volunteerkw.ca so students can receive a provincial recognition certificate
  • We would like to come to your school events where youth are volunteering! Let us know when and where and we will be there.


Community Volunteer Opportunities!

HELP Table - Saturday, May 27 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Kitchener City Hall handing out food, clothes and more to local citizens in need. If you would like to volunteer or donate please contact Luke at luke.robertson.1214@gmail.com. 


Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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