Escouade CJE (volonteerism)
This project is for youth ages 18 to 29 who would like to help their community by being involved in various non-profit organizations in the Memphrémagog region.
From September 2017 to June 2018, there will be two volunteer activities per month. Youth may volunteer as often as they choose, by signing up for activities two days in advance. At the end of the volunteer activity, youth receive a grocery store gift card as a reward for their effort. The gift card amount varies based on the duration of the activity. Being involved in a volunteer project helps youth become responsible citizens who care about their community. It’s a gateway to civic engagement. Volunteer activities may influence a person’s path and give them positive experience within their community. This involvement promotes their integration within the community and fosters a sense of belonging.
In addition to making positive contributions to their community, youth have the opportunity to develop their skills. During their welcome meeting and when choosing activities, youth have the opportunity to discuss this aspect. Skills development occurs throughout the volunteer activities. Youth may modify their choices throughout the process, depending on what they have learned, and their preferences.
For more information, contact:
Sandrine Hébert, Project Officer
819-843-3007, Ext. 229