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Burlington, April 2, 2015 –  In an age of selfies it is more important than ever to take a moment to think about someone other than yourself. More than a moment, in fact. This year, Ontario students will rise to the challenge for six weeks, kicking off with National Volunteer Week April 12th-18th. The 2015 ChangeTheWorld campaign, April 12th to May 24th, is an Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, a joint initiative between the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) and the Government of Ontario to inspire high school students to give back to their community. Students from different schools, neighbourhoods, and backgrounds will share their passion in dozens of community projects. Volunteer Halton, our local volunteer centre, is committed to working with students to realize their vision of better communities. We support youth as they think outside the box to find ways to contribute that are beyond the traditional volunteer roles and capitalize on the skills and interests of high school students today.
ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity to provide a vital connection between students and the world around them. Last year 3,263 youth volunteered a minimum of 3 hours each in over 30 events across Halton to a total of 12,238 hours. This year Volunteer Halton invites all youth between the ages of 14-18 to look around and choose a way you can make a difference, big or small, in your neighbourhood. If you need some ideas visit our website at www.cdhalton.ca.

For more information, contact:
Shannon Kitchings
Coordinator of ChangeTheWorld
Community Development Halton/Volunteer Halton
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