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HAVE YOU STARTED THINKING ABOUT YOUR 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE?

Check out the Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association’s (HVNA)

Information Booth

Wednesdays 11:00-12:00

@ Jacob Hespeler Secondary School

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ABOUT YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONNECT: In partnership with Jacob Hespeler Secondary School the Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Associations (HVNA) is offering volunteer opportunities where students can build skills through leadership training and hands-on experience! Participation in the programs listed below counts towards student’s high school community service hours and is a great way to gain knowledge and transferable skills that will be an asset in life. It is fun, enriches personal, peer and community relationships and is a great resume builder!

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Students may complete the requirement at any time starting on the first of July after they leave grade 8 and finishing before they graduate from high school. Students may complete one activity of 40 hours or several activities which add up to a 40 hour time commitment. The requirement must be completed outside the schedules class time (During lunch hour. In the evening. During the summer. On the weekend. During school holidays). Students under the age of 18 years should plan and select their activities in consultation with their parent/guardians.

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TRACKING & DOCUMENTATION:

Students will identify and document their community involvement on the Community Involvement Tracking Record. Students must provide signature confirming what activities they are participating in, who their supervisors are and verification of completed activities. When completed (with all signatures) the student will present the Activity Tracking Record to the school. The total number of hours completed each year will be documented on their report card.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Expectation:

Every student who enters secondary school must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Purpose:

To encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility

To increase awareness of the role students play and gain satisfaction from the contribution they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities

To develop a positive image and a greater sense of identity within the community

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HVNA COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • Santa Claus Parade (December)
  • Outdoor Ice Rink Committee
  • Bike Rodeo (May)
  • Forbes Park Music Festival (July)
  • A Day and a Night Arts Festival (August)
  • Hespeler Harvest Festival (September)
  • Tim Horton’s Community Cleanup

HVNA PROGRAMS:

  • Little Learners
  • After School Program
  • Girls Night
  • Youth Drop In
  • Summer Fun Camp (Leader in Training)

Other Community Services:

  • Social media
  • Distribute flyers
  • Community event opportunities
  • Office and administration

 

Interested in a volunteer opportunity? Fill out the HVNA Volunteer Application Form. Need more information? Email volunteer.coordinator@hvna.ca to find out more about how YOU can get involved!