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Youth Newcomer Volunteer Fair
November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Friday, November 16, Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS), DRUHC and the Durham Welcome Centres offered their first Volunteer Fair for Newcomer Youth in the Durham Region thanks to funding from the Ontario government.
1COMMUNITY1 was there to document the event and interact with youth in the community.
Despite a heavy snowfall, approximately 165 students from 23 schools across the Durham Region attended the Youth Newcomer Volunteer Fair at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School in Whitby. Guest Speaker Michele Watson, Manager of Information Services at United Way shared benefits of volunteering and explained how to search the Volunteer Durham website to view volunteer opportunities in the community. Durham Region Police Services were on-site to talk about youth volunteering, rights and responsibilities.
Several agencies throughout the Durham Region including Community Care Durham, CLOCA, Girls Inc., AIDS Committee of Durham Region, DRUHC, CDCD, Habitat for Humanity, and others shared information about available opportunities. Youth were energized and engaged at this very successful event!