Youth Volunteer Engagement in the Comox Valley
In the fall of 2020, the Comox Valley Chamber became the new home of the Comox Valley Volunteer Connector. The Comox Valley Chamber’s goal is to re-establish this valuable community resource to support and assist non-profits members in developing a resource pool of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. As well as being a place for community members to find opportunities to volunteer in the Comox Valley.
One step in this is a Youth Engagement Project. The goal of this project is to build engagement with youth as volunteers in the community. Youth participants of this project are learning how to work as a team, to make and meet deadlines, facilitate community conve rsations, conduct a survey, write and present a business report. This is being done through a mixture of workshops and on the job training. The goal of the final report is to help non-profit organizations in the community better understand what motivates youth and provide ideas on how to engage youth in impactful roles.
The Chamber is very excited to have an incredible team of talented and diverse youth working on the project - images and names below.
Full details of the findings are in the Youth Volunteer Engagement Report - download a copy here.