We are looking for local community organizations in Wetaskwin who want volunteer help!
Katimavik volunteers want to help Wetaskiwin
In January 2022, 11 Katimavik volunteers are coming to Wetaskiwin to volunteer, help local neighbourhoods with their needs, learn to respect diversity, work with people, and transform themselves into caring, engaged and tolerant citizens. We are looking for local community organizations who want volunteer help!
Katimavik is a national youth empowerment organization. Since its founding in 1977, Katimavik has existed to empower diverse youth and help them develop into engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors for a better Canada. In the time we have been proudly offering our programs, we have served countless communities across the country and more than 37 000 young Canadians.
Katimavik’s flagship program, the National Experience, is a transformative five-month experience fully funded by the Government of Canada during which participants share a house, learn to co-exist with others, build bridges of respect, tolerance and understanding, learn valuable skills for their careers, volunteer in local communities, learn about and engage in Truth and Reconciliation. Youth are accompanied by a Project Leader who lives with them and guides them through their Katimavik journey.
“I am excited and thrilled to announce that Katimavik’s National Experience is coming to Wetaskiwin! We will be benefitting the city and its communities. We are actively expanding the program to serve more young people, make an impact in ways the communities we serve want, and prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s world”, says Robert McPhee, Katimavik National Experience Program Manager.
Today, as communities try to ride out the ebbs and flows of the pandemic, communication and togetherness are more important as ever before.
We ask you to help us identify Wetaskiwin stakeholders (community organizations, nonprofits, charities etc.) in want of volunteers and any other opportunities where we can be helpful. Katimavik volunteers follow all regional, provincial, and national sanitary and COVID-19 regulations.
Please spread the word and contact Arielle Canning, National Experience Project Development Officer, for details (firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-868-0898 extension 2933)