Volunteering is an activity that has become too monotonous and stale within the past few years; most often, passionless volunteers serve solely for the purpose of credit and recognition, without regard for any larger goal or objective.
There exists a reason for this: existing volunteering opportunities for the youth of Vancouver are largely tedious and repetitive; thus, the volunteers are detached from their tasks and are unengaged in their duty.
Many individuals do not seek to be educated from their volunteer opportunities and are content with their existing opportunities. However, for the remaining fraction of students, the ones who are bored of knocking on doors and fundraising for objectives that they barely care about, we exist to motivate them by providing them with service opportunities that will allow them to be truly engaged and interested.
How will we accomplish this?
High school students in Vancouver are all equipped with veritable arsenals of skills and experiences that they have accumulated from their experiences such as their education, their hobbies, or their culture. If we were to match volunteers with specific jobs that matched their skills and experiences, we believe that the volunteers will work more efficiently and contentedly. More importantly, they will have the opportunity for rapid personal development in a field in which they are interested.
These opportunities will come from many different sources, and it is the job of Youth Initiative Vancouver to connect with these sources and search through all our registered volunteers for individuals with matching portfolios. We will continually monitor and evaluate our registered volunteers to ensure their commitment and quality of work.
Through these interactions and opportunities within the local level, students will develop into formidable leaders who will commit to making a difference in our society. Youth Initiative Vancouver will help each students find his or her perfect opportunity.