Chatham-Kent Youth break records

This spring, Chatham-Kent youth broke the local record for volunteer hours – 1,253 youth volunteered 26,236 hours during the six week long ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.

ChangeTheWorld is a call to action for youth aged 14-18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives from April 12th to May 24th, 2015. The challenge is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaign Associate Positions Available

Contract Positions – 2015 JUL 06 to 2016 JAN 29

 United Way of Chatham-Kent is looking for up to three passionate, committed individuals to join the 2015 Campaign Team.

Successful candidates will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating annual campaigns within specific geographic regions and sectors of Chatham-Kent including South Chatham-Kent (Blenheim, Ridgetown, Thamesville and Bothwell) AND North Chatham-Kent (Wallaceburg and Dresden).

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Community Impact Grants – Applications Now Available

At their 2015 MAR 25 meeting, the United Way Board of Directors approved the allocation of $50,000 for Community Impact Grants.

The purpose of Community Impact funding is to enable not-for-profit human service agencies and organizations to respond quickly and creatively to pressing human needs in our community.  In addition to supporting quick response, Community Impact Grants allow time to develop program sustainability where the need is ongoing.

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National Volunteer Week

“Time is free, but it’s priceless”- Harvey MacKay

We are truly privileged to have numerous, hardworking, skilled volunteers help us fulfill our mission of improving lives and building community in Chatham-Kent. April 12 to 18, 2015 is National Volunteer Week, and we would like to thank each of our volunteers for their dedicated service.

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