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1 Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon by Gael Marchand - Nov v1.1

2 Volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely.  Volunteering provide a sense of achievement and can be fun, relaxing and energizing.  The energy can carry over to a work situation and sometimes helps foster new perspectives for old situations.  A volunteer experience can lead you to discover a hobby or interest you were unaware of.  Volunteering is a way to get life experience, you will experience the real world through hands-on work.  You can make the little corner of the world where you live just a little bit better.

3  Be part of your community  Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts  Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills  Break stereotypes and apprehension toward new comers and distant cultures.

4  Discover and experience something new you might be good at and enjoy at the same time.  If you are thinking of a career change then volunteering is a perfect way to explore new fields.  It is never too late to learn new skills in Canada and transferability of skills is a common and recognized practice.  Acquire some “professional experience ”.

5 A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the UK’s leading businesses 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted

6 People pay attention to your life outside the environment in which they have direct contact with you. For example, your employer would be interested in the activities that gives you a good work-life balance, just as academic institutions are interested in your extra- curricular activities.  Volunteering reflects and supports a complete picture of you, and gives real examples of your commitment, dedication and interests.

7 Volunteer Canada and Statistics Canada released their 2007 survey of giving, volunteering and participating:  12.5 million Canadians or 46% of the population aged 15 and over, volunteered.  Canadians volunteered almost 2.1 billion hours in 2007 – the equivalent of close to 1.1 million full-time jobs.

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10  Be proactive. Ask questions.  Have a general idea of the time commitment you want to volunteer for.  Make sure you know what’s expected from you.  Enjoy yourself.

11  Visit us  Register online volunteeryukon.ca Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon 305 Wood Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7 phone: (867)


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