Guys!!! We're launching a super chill christmas comp!
AYV is looking for artists from all around Alberta that, if chosen, will be matched with an organization and asked to creatively represent that organization using a blank X-Mas card. Feel free to get wild...cut, draw, paint, stain....whatever, as long as it pays homage to the org! Each card will be featured on our Website, FB, and twitter as part of our 12 days of christmas countdown, along with a bio about the artist and a bit about the organization. We aim to creatively raise awareness about some youth friendly organizations around our beautiful province! To Qualify email us a picture of your work and a little blurb about why you want in!
My Top 5 Volunteer Tips:
How to get started and find that meaningful volunteer experience
Many people want to volunteer or think that they have something to contribute but get deterred because they don’t know where to start looking. Surprisingly, it isn’t that hard and the most daunting part is getting started. There are lots of resources that could be helpful, but it may seem like there are too many organizations that need your help to even know where to start. Here are a couple tips to help you get started and find what will hopefully be a meaningful volunteer experience:
Volunteering can be meaningful and enjoyable so don’t get discouraged by the various resources; instead, break down the process into steps.
The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival is the premier classic ski festival in Canada. This event attracts approximately 2,000 skiers from around the world with events suited for all ages and abilities. Organizing such a large festival requires approximately 600 volunteers!! Volunteer positions include setup and take-down crews, trail crew, registration, timers, hosting, food, transportation, medical, sponsorship, logistics, and marketing. Help out and be a Birkie Volunteer! All event and volunteer information can be found here: http://www.canadianbirkie.com/become-a-birkie-volunteer
Have you guys heard of this place? If you live in sherwood park and volunteer you've probably heard about it...BUT if you live in Sherwood Park (Strathcona County) and want to volunteer then this is your place! Check out their website, they have a whole list of volunteer opportunities in your area and they're so helpful...just call them if you want any information or if you have any questions - so friendly!!
We collaborated with them last year during the Volunteer Fair and two of our board members gave a presentation on the top 20 reasons they volunteer - we had a blast!
Looking for a place to volunteer? Look no further! Hope Mission is always looking for fun, dedicated people to help out!
Hope Mission is a wonderful center that helps house and feed those less fortunate. You can sign up as a volunteer or as a group. It is a fun way to help the community and make a difference in people's lives.
Go to the HM website to sign up as a volunteer https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1616632581
Anyone who has had to deal with disaster in any way, shape or form can tell you it is a life altering experience. Whether you face it head-on or through helping a friend or family member, it is never easy. If you have a story to tell about your experience with disaster, or want to voice your thoughts and ideas about youths role in disaster and disaster recovery check out http://www.ycdr.org/contribute-your-stories/
These submissions can be anything from a video, podcast, collage, piece of art, inforgraphic or poem. So be creative!! Experiment. Find the best way to express yourself and have fun doing it.
This is a great way to help others affected by a disaster and start a conversation about issues which may have been overlooked or ignored.