When it comes to volunteering, passion and positivity are the only requirements. The most valuable skills you can bring to any volunteer experience are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude. Whether you are new to the territory, a first-time volunteer, or a seasoned volunteer looking for a new challenge, VBY is here to connect and support Yukoners in their volunteer efforts.
Volunteerism makes for healthy communities and healthy people!
Volunteering is great for your community and makes the world a better place!
- Provides a sense of achievement and can be fun, relaxing, and energising
- The energy can carry over to a work situation and sometimes helps foster new perspectives
- Can lead you to discover a hobby or interest you were unaware of
- Helps you get ’real-world’ experience through hands-on work
- You can make the corner of the world where you live just a little bit better!
Volunteer Yukon offers a range of volunteer opportunities at the office, on the website, via emails or social media.
Volunteering brings personal satisfaction and a host of benefits. Volunteering could help you to:
- Learn new skills
- Meet new friends
- Build a contact network
- Gain social confidence
- Discover a new hobby or interest
- Identify future career options
- Earn a certificate that can help complete high school credits, gain college entry or find a job
- Become more involved in your community
- Have a lot of fun!
Volunteers are motivated to give their time to an organisation for many reasons – and often these reasons can help us identify meaningful ways to say thank you.
The Canada Survey also reported the following reasons for volunteering:
- 95% of volunteers believed in the cause supported by the organisation
- 81% of volunteers were involved to use their skills and experience
- 69% were motivated to volunteer because they were personally affected by the cause the organisation supports
- 57% saw volunteer involvement as a way to explore their own strengths
- 30% of people became involved because of a friend’s involvement indicating a social motivation
- 23% of volunteers were motivated to be involved to improve their job opportunities