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VolunteerPG challenges residents to volunteer

Volunteer Prince George is encouraging all residents of Prince George to participate in the Canada 150 for 150 Challenge.

The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement led by Volunteer Ottawa in partnership with Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country.  The goal is to have Canadians give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Prince George Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the City of Prince George.

It’ easy to participate:

  1. Register for the Challenge through the 150 for 150 online platform and mobile app at https://volinspire.com/signup/canada150.
  2. Volunteer, informally or formally, in your community.  For more details, see the definition of volunteering at https://volunteer150for150.ca/definition-of-volunteering.
  3. Track your hours and share your stories through the 150 for 150 online platform and mobile app at https://volinspire.com/signup/canada150.

Volunteering is the act of donating/giving time freely and willingly for the common good/public benefit without monetary/financial gain.

Formal volunteering is voluntary action as part of an established cause or nonprofit organization’s activities.  Informal volunteering is voluntary action that directly or indirectly benefits people outside the family or household or else benefits a cause.

Volunteer Prince George will offer assistance with sign up and tracking hours during information sessions hosted by its local challenge partners (non-profits, societies, and volunteer groups). Contact Volunteer Prince George at 250-564-0224 or info@volunteerpg.com for more information.

Volunteer Prince George has an online directory of more than 200 volunteer opportunities with more than 100 community organizations on its website at http://www.volunteerpg.com/volunteer/. Volunteer Prince George can assist you with finding the perfect volunteer role matching your skills, interests, and availability. Contact Volunteer Prince George at 250-564-0224 or info@volunteerpg.com for more information.

Have a special volunteer project in mind?  Volunteer Prince George can help you create your own service project.  Contact Volunteer Prince George at 250-564-0224 or info@volunteerpg.com for more information.

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