Lessons learned from our youth about volunteering.


I think we can always learn from one another, especially from our youth. One important lesson we can learn from them is the art of giving back. Today’s youth are volunteering more than ever before and more than any other age group. In fact, 58 per cent of Canadians aged 15–24 are involved in volunteering. This puts young people well above the national average of 47 per cent.

volunteer studentsThis inspires me. It should inspire all of us adults and families to join in the movement. Youth are giving of their time freely. Tweens are helping younger kids by being leaders on the playground and organizing games; they are cleaning local parks and helping seniors. Teens are coaching younger kids. They are also organizing and assisting with community & sporting events… just to name a few, the list really does go on… and on…

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