Councillor Reid McAlpine and Volunteer Markham working Behind the Scenes on Youth Engagement Funding #VMBehindTheScenes
Councillor Reid McAlpine, member of the Volunteer Markham Campaign Cabinet, is working behind the scenes to help build sustainable funding to support Youth Volunteerism in Markham. As an active committee member, he understands the value that youth volunteers bring to our communities at all levels.
At Volunteer Markham, youth profiles have almost tripled in our database this school year. Youth volunteer seekers are eagerly looking for meaningful opportunities to give back to their community and earn their community engagement hours.
Volunteer Markham is partnered with high schools in the City of Markham and prior to the pandemic, had more than 2,400 students completing over 10,000 volunteer hours during their campaign period.
Change the World (CTW) Markham is the open and inclusive youth division under Volunteer Markham and comprises high school students working virtually to develop educational materials on the importance of volunteering, create a social marketing presence to motivate youth, assist their peers in securing volunteer opportunities and deliver impactful initiatives to meet community needs.
Be sure to visit the CTW Markham page at volunteermarkham.ca and stay connected to us through our social media, newsletters and regular visits online to watch the impact youth are making! To learn more about youth volunteering or to join this team reach email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are fortunate to have Councillor McAlpine as an instrumental part of growing volunteerism in Markham. Besides his role as a City Councillor for Unionville Ward 3, he is a Champion for Volunteers!
Cheers to all volunteer!