What does it mean to "volunteer" in Canada?

What does it mean to "volunteer" in Canada?



hi my name is Heather and I'm here to talk to you about the benefits of volunteering what is volunteering in Canada in Canada volunteering means giving your time to help an organization or event without payment why volunteer volunteering while you're in Canada has many benefits first I think most importantly it gives you an authentic opportunity to practice speaking and listening to English when you were volunteering you'll get the chance to interact with other English speakers which creates a great environment to improve your English skills second volunteering gives you a chance to meet people and make friends Edmonton has a very active community of volunteers known for being welcoming and friendly getting to know your fellow volunteers is a really great way to understand Canadian culture and immerse yourself in the Canadian experience third volunteering can give you opportunities to gain skills that you can use in future jobs it's a great way to build a professional network finally while volunteering you are helping someone and this contributes to the community in a very positive way this helps make the world a better place helping others is a wonderful feeling that can help you feel better it especially can help provide stress relief during your studies where can you volunteer in M inton there are many opportunities to volunteer including helping in the community or the many festivals for example you can volunteer at the M inton Heritage Festival which celebrates multiculturalism or at a local attraction like Fort Edmonton Historical Park you can also volunteer with local cultural organizations there are many organizations that help support those in need such as Habitat for Humanity which are always looking for more help so get out and volunteer today ask a friend talk to an adviser look online for volunteer Edmonton or for more information come and visit be SCP staff at the International Services Center

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