One of the complaints that students have about volunteering is that they don’t know who is looking for volunteers. Solve this problem by inviting local charities, associations and volunteer groups to your school for a Community Involvement Fair. This fair can run during the school day or just at a lunch time, but bringing the agencies to your students will provide the opportunity for involvement to happen. The agencies get to talk directly to potential volunteers, and the students are able to explore opportunities that interest them.

Students in Ontario have a minimum of 40 hours of community service to accomplish before they receive their diploma. Once students realize all of the opportunities for involvement in your community, they will be able to contribute in a positive way.

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