Volunteer Sudbury is launching a Youth Engagement Council (YEC) with a series of online events happening on April 9.
The council is composed of nine local members between the ages of 16 and 22 who create programs and outreach opportunities in the City of Greater Sudbury.
The mission of the YEC is to educate youth on the benefits of volunteering, as well as help implement empowering, accessible, and enjoyable youth volunteer programming within the City of Greater Sudbury.
The official launch date for the YEC is on April 9 and will be hosted on Volunteer Sudbury’s Instagram page with multiple virtual events happening from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On the launch date, information will be released about the different projects the YEC has in the works, along with Q&As with notable local guest speakers and community volunteers.
Following the launch, the YEC will roll out its first major project: a high school outreach program which will help spread their message to the youth of Greater Sudbury.
With this program, the council aims to inspire more youth to engage in volunteer activities in the community, and bring awareness to the benefits that volunteerism brings to the community, as well as the rewards it provides to volunteers.
The feedback from this highschool outreach program will help Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury with future implementation of accessible and engaging youth-specific volunteer opportunities and programs.