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Community Volunteer Opportunities

A Secondary School Graduation Requirement

Every Student who begins secondary school in Ontario is required to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive a diploma. The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the various roles they can play in their community and to help develop a greater sense of civic responsibility and belonging within the community.

Students will not be paid for performing any community involvement activity.  These activities must take place outside of scheduled instructional time; they must not be part of a credit course including work experiences related to credits; they must total a minimum of 40 hours; and they must be completed by the end of grade 12.

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Opportunities in your community

KEMPTVILLE LEGION -- Need students to set up tables and chairs for the monthly Bingo on their lunch hour and return after school at 3:00 to put them away.  Bingo runs the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month on the following dates:

February 5 & 12
March 4 & 18
April 1 & 15
May 6 & 20
June 3 & 17
July 1

If students are interested text Julie O'Brien at 613-290-7466
As well, they hold a monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month.  Contact Lorena Miller at 613-258-9065.
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NORTH GRENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY -- Will be offering a series of workshops for children & Seniors in the coming months.  We need teen volunteers to run these workshops.  Are you skilled at using a variety of technologies and platforms?  Do you like working with people?  This opportunity could be for you, and it will count towards your community volunteer hours.  If you are interested, for more information please contact Adam Bergeron at abergeron@ngpl.ca

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PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT - Volunteers needed to help students walk to school.  These positions will run from March until June.  Training will be provided in emergency first aid and an honorarium $15.00/day.  For more information please contact WalkingschoolbusNG@healthunit.org.
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SOUTH BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Grade 1 French Immersion students need reading buddies with GB+10 level  or higher.  Hours from 2:30 to 3:00 once or twice a week on a regular basis.  Please contact Alana.Niska@ucdsb.on.ca.

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 ON GOING OPPORTUNITIES

   Interested in a more permanent arrangement?  Consider volunteering for:

Kemptville District Hospital 613-258-6133
Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary 613-258-7118
Kemptville District Soccer Club 613-258-1987
Kemptville Public School 613-258-2206
South Branch Elementary School 613-258-1919
The Salvation Army 613-258-3583
Kemptville Youth Center 613-258-5212
Habitat for Humanity Re Store
613-258-0327
Merrickville Public School 613-269-4951
Oxford on Rideau Public School 613-258-3141
Winchester District Memorial Hospital 613-774-2422 ext 6323

 Consider volunteering for the Brockville General Hospital, Girls Inc., Sherwood Park Manor, YMCA

 There are many opportunities throughout Leeds & Grenville for all types of volunteering.  Contact Marion At info@volunteercentre.ca  for more information, or to set up an appointment.

Check out the Website for more opportunities www.volunteercentre.ca



Community Involvement Form.pdf

Community Involvement Information Manual.pdf

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