Why Volunteer?

Fun Fact! Did you know that the number of volunteers in Canada is growing faster than Canada’s population? That’s because people like YOU are getting involved in their community.IMGN-G&V-VounteeringInfographics-D

Volunteering can help you:
Build your resume
Improve your skills
Find what you’re PASSIONATE about
Grow your network
Get recognition


To attain a High School Diploma in Newfoundland and Labrador, you are required to complete a minimum of 30 volunteer hours during the Career Development course.

Volunteer Experience is a key category that employers look for when hiring new workers. Volunteering helps enhance this portion of your resume, while also building skills and relationships that are sure to help in your future. Some of these skills can include time-management, teamwork, public speaking, dedication (the possibilities are endless). Research shows that about two thirds of volunteers have benefited from improved interpersonal skills they attained through volunteering.

Volunteering can help you find what you are passionate about and help you pursue that passion. This allows you to do exactly what you love while also helping out your community. Examples of this could be volunteering as a coach if you have a passion for sports or volunteering at an animal shelter if you love animals.

There are several awards which recognize youth who volunteer and award programs which have certain volunteer requirements. These awards are amazing accomplishments and look great on resumes. Some examples of these are: URock Volunteer AwardsHigh School Volunteer Award and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.