COMMUNITY SERVICE / VOLUNTEER HOURS
In order to be eligible to graduate from Notre Dame S.S. every students needs to complete a total of 40 volunteer hours. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the proposed activity meets the Ministry of Education guidelines for Community Involvement. This form must be completed and handed into your Guidance Counsellor.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Reading Rocks Program
Reading Rocks is a Program offered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton (LDAH). This program provides students with two-on-one literacy instruction to improve their reading skills. We offer this program completely free for parents so that we are able to reach families that cannot afford tutoring or other private services. I have attached a program flyer, which will provide you with additional information about the program.
In order to provide this tutoring service to elementary school students, we depend on volunteers, who plan and implement an individualized literacy program for an assigned child. Volunteers gain valuable experience working with children and the skills required to plan an engaging literacy program. I would like to offer this opportunity to high school students as an opportunity to complete their community service hours. Students will receive 32 hours per session. We offer this program to parents for free, and to do this, we rely on volunteer support.
Interested applicants are invited to complete a Reading Rocks Volunteer Literacy Tutor Application Form from the website www.Ldahalton.ca. For more information contact the Reading Rocks Program coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army Christmas Kettles – Volunteer Opportunity
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles needs volunteers in the Malls, Walmarts, Fortinos, and Metro from now until Dec. 24th. If interested you can register @ sally-ann.org. If you have any further question you can also email Sally @ email@example.com or call 905 630-5212 or 905 638-5504. See attached flyer for further information and details. Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.
Pink Ribbon Ambassadors – Volunteer Opportunity
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are looking for Pink Ribbon Ambassadors. We are inviting Volunteers to join us as Pink Ribbon Ambassadors and sell pink ribbons in support of the breast cancer cause at the Canadian Cancer Society. Pink ribbon ambassadors are the smiling, cheerful volunteers who greet the public and sell pink ribbons for a donation at various retail locations in Burlington from Thursday, October 4 to Saturday October 6, and from Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14. Shifts are 2 and 3 hours.
Volunteers are integral in making this campaign a success, and your support allows the Canadian Cancer Society to continue funding life-saving breast cancer research.
To sign up for a shift, click on the link below, go to the ‘all events” drop down, click on Burlington and you will see the shifts:
Or contact our office at 905-634-6893.
CIBC Run for the Cure in Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville
Sunday, September 30, 2018 is the CIBC Run for the Cure in Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville. With 1 in 8 Canadian women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, your support matters more than ever. So, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated for years, we look forward to having you join us and more than 85,000 Canadians in the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer! If interested in helping out by volunteering for this event please contact:
Diana Hink (volunteer coordinator) 905 336-5357 BHORunVol@ccscloud.org
2018/19 Lakeside Festival of Lights
The festival of lights offers a variety of volunteer positions, such as photographer and set-up crew member, that would enable students to grow their skills while contributing to a beloved community tradition. More information on this opportunity can be found by visiting burlingtonfestivaloflights.com/volunteer/
Students interested can sign up at https://halton.cioc.ca/volunteer/ or connect with Rache Hyde (Festival of Lights Co-ordiantor) for more information.
Breakfast Corner @ Notre Dame
Breakfast Corner is still looking for students to help out each morning in the cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for students to accumulate volunteer hours. If interested, students can pick up an application form on the library counter and complete this and hand it into Mrs. Hughes (Science).
St. Paul the Apostle Contemporary Choir
St. Paul the Apostle Contemporary Choir is made of a group of teens, they are currently looking for additional voices for the choir. The choir meets from 7:30 – 8:30pm on Monday evenings and sings every other Sunday morning at 9:00am. Community hours are awarded for coming to both practices and masses. For more information please see Mrs. Hughes (Science).
Volunteer Halton – Community Development
For more information on volunteering opportunities in Halton visit www.volunteerhalton.ca or check out our brochure. For more information call 1 (855) 395-8807 or (905) 632-1975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer in 30 minutes of less! There are lots of ways that you can volunteer with us. Visit habitathm.ca today. For more information, call 905-637-4446 ext 226
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
The BurlingtonGreen Youth Leadership Council
Our Youth Leadership Council gives high school students an opportunity to take a leadership role by planning and implementing environmental campaigns and initiatives in the community. It is a great opportunity to gain volunteer hours and develop professional skills.
Burlington Transit Ambassador Program
This program offers great incentives (provided by Burlington Transit) to students who act as ambassadors for transit in their schools, by running campaign and educating other students about the benefits of taking transit. This is another great opportunity to gain volunteer hours.
We are always looking for opportunities to connect and collaborate so please don’t hesitate to reach out! If interested please contact:
Sarah Judd (Youth Program Coordinator)
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Volunteer for YMCA Healthy Kids Day see brochure
Sunday, June 3rd 2018
Volunteer anytime during 9:30am – 4:00pm
Contact Deb at email@example.com or call (905) 845-5597
Kidney Clothes is looking for high school students in Brantford, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington and the surrounding areas to become Frosty Friends. It’s an easy way to get some of the volunteer hours needed to graduate and help Canadians living with kidney disease!
For more info contact Julie Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kidney Clothes
The Burlington Pond
Looking for volunteers (Monday – Thursday evenings). No hockey experience necessary. If interested contact Ryan @ email@example.com
The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton…
LDAH are seeking grade 11 and 12 students that need volunteer hours to assist with their ‘Reading Rocks’ literacy program. Students interested in applying to volunteer can find further information and register online at http://ldahalton.ca/volunteer-reading-rocks/
Details of the Reading Rocks program are out lined in the attached program flyer. Reading Rocks flyer.