Did you know you must complete 40 hours of volunteer work to graduate?
All students must complete 40 hours of community involvement to graduate with a diploma. You can start accumulating hours in the summer before grade 9. Try to complete your 40 hours by the end of grade 10.
Think of volunteering as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and possible career opportunities. Gain self-confidence and work experience that will help you get jobs in the future.
Ministry guidelines have established eligible and ineligible activities for the community involvement requirement. Students and parents must follow these guidelines.
Here are some great places to start looking for volunteer opportunities:
- Check out our volunteer job board.
- Contact Volunteering Peel, a student-run organization that works with community groups and event organizers to provide volunteers where needed.
- Contact Volunteer MBC, a volunteer centre that promotes volunteering within Peel region and offers a volunteer referral service for all ages.
Phone: 905-238-2622 or visit www.volunteermbc.org.
Are you a community organization looking for student volunteers? Fill out a volunteer form and email it to us.
Volunteer MBC ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
From April 10 to May 23, 2016 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 are invited to get involved in local community events, or to create events of their own to promote or support a cause that they feel really passionate about.
ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people, like YOU, to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an awesome experience and lasting memories. It also lets you take the initiative on causes you feel really passionate about.
Volunteer activity record form