Change The World

Change the World

High school can be overwhelming.

CTW is here to help change your life through meaningful volunteer opportunities. We are always building our team and we want YOU! New volunteers are welcome anytime! Fill out an application here or connect with a volunteer advisor to get started.

Watch students share their experience in working on this initiative with Volunteer Connect York Region.

Meet Our Youth Team

CTW York Region is a youth executive team here at Volunteer Connect. We handle all things volunteerism, from creating our own events, meeting community needs and promoting a wide variety of others’ in the community. More importantly, we want to make sure ALL youth in York Region are connected to meaningful opportunities and educated about community involvement.

Thivya Jeyapalan
Yiran Sun
Yiran Sun
Bharat Jassal
Damon Nicolaidis
Grace Cheng
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Sanudi Attanayake

Youth Resources

Change the World Youth Team Resources

YMCA and Volunteer Connect present a Student Job and Volunteer Skills Presentation: How to Job Search during Covid-19.

Free Training

Orientation to Volunteerism: Whether you are volunteering to give back to the community, to be engaged in the community, or responding to an urgent need; whatever the reason maybe, you are building the capacity to deliver essential programs and services for the community. This orientation to volunteerism, is designed for you to have a thorough understanding of what it means to volunteer in Canada, and how you play an important role that will make your community a better place for everyone. Click here to register and access the course.

Secondary school students in Ontario must complete 40 hours of community hours to receive their diploma.

Volunteering during  COVID-19

Youth Opportunity Spotlight

The Believe Initiative, founded by Olympian Sarah Wells, is looking for capable and passionate student leaders to run a Believe Leadership Chapter at their school! The Believe Leadership Course that each Chapter facilitates, will teach important leadership, entrepreneurship, and mental wellness skills to high school students all while helping them earn volunteer hours. 

You will set up, recruit members, and execute a 7 week student led program to help your members build leadership skills and complete a Believe Passion Project.

Prepare For Your Future

Professional Services Firm MNP, our Program Manager and several alumni share the value of volunteering to position for post-secondary education and the workforce.

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