There’s a strong culture of youth activism in Winnipeg. Our young people are bright and passionate, and looking for ways to make a real difference in our city.
United Way knows how much young people can achieve, and we listen to their input through our Youth United Council.
Right now there are volunteer positions available (PDF) on the Leadership Committee, the Grant Committee, and the Council where young people can get involved in a meaningful way.
“Young people drive some of the most powerful changes in our civil society today.”
The Governor General’s Advisory Committee on Volunteerism & Philanthropy spoke to young people across Canada through their local United Ways, and they’ve just issued their final report.
The report highlights the priority placed on young activists, including our past Youth United Chair Chelsea Caldwell.
“Chelsea from Winnipeg defined meaningful youth engagement as one that unlocks and reveals a person’s value, both to themselves and others.”
That’s the kind of self development we hope to offer to future youth volunteers. Please share this opportunity with people you think would benefit.